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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 18 2018

Merkel's allies told to show Christian values in immigration policy

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy, should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility toward the poor and weak, the head of the Catholic Church in Germany said.

Jul 17 2018

Germany's Seehofer under fire over deportation of suspected former bin Laden bodyguard

BERLIN German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer faced accusations on Tuesday of having illegally deported a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard despite a court ruling that he be allowed to stay in Germany.

Jul 12 2018

Heirs can access Facebook account of deceased relatives: German court

BERLIN Heirs in Germany have the right to access the Facebook accounts of their deceased relatives, a court said in a landmark privacy ruling on Thursday, saying a social media account can be inherited in the same way as letters. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Germany's Seehofer rejects blame for deportee's suicide after birthday boast

BERLIN/INNSBRUCK, Austria Germany's interior minister deflected blame on Wednesday for the suicide of an Afghan man among a group deported to Kabul, after opponents called for the immigration hardliner to resign for boasting that the deportations took place on his birthday.

Jul 10 2018

Widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo arrives in Germany

BEIJING/BERLIN Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning political dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in Berlin on Tuesday, in news welcomed by rights groups who had long pressed for China to let her leave what was effectively house arrest. | Video

Jun 29 2018

German spy agency acknowledges employing Himmler's daughter

BERLIN Germany's intelligence service acknowledged on Friday that it had employed the daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler in the 1960s, although she never renounced her father or Nazism, and remained active in far-right extremism.

Jun 28 2018

Germans put brave face on soccer defeat as their world wobbles

BERLIN Germans started adjusting to a new world on Thursday, brushing off any notion that a shock humiliation in the soccer World Cup, which coincides with a rare moment of political instability, was symptomatic of national decline. | Video

Jun 28 2018

Germans put brave face on soccer defeat as their world wobbles

BERLIN Germans started adjusting to a new world on Thursday, brushing off any notion that a shock humiliation in the soccer World Cup, which coincides with a rare moment of political instability, was symptomatic of national decline.

Jun 01 2018

On Berlin's 'Arab Street,' two worlds collide

BERLIN During the Cold War, Sonnenallee was an unremarkable street with a checkpoint that drew attention only at Easter when West Berliners visited their relatives in the East. Nicknamed "Little Beirut," it was known for its Lebanese stores and smoky cafes playing old Arab songs. | Video

May 31 2018

Hamburg to maintain diesel ban until Berlin enforces retrofits

HAMBURG/BERLIN Hamburg will uphold a city-center ban on older diesel cars until air quality improves or Chancellor Angela Merkel's government enforces retrofits of emission-reducing technology, a senior local official said on Thursday.

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