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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

Apr 19 2018

Opel labor leaders fear Eisenach plant workforce could halve

HAMBURG/FRANKFURT German labor leaders fear Opel's Eisenach factory could lose half its 1,800 workforce unless a deal is struck with owner PSA Group over working conditions, amid escalating tensions between German union IG Metall and Opel's management.

Apr 10 2018

Hundreds of flights canceled in Germany as airports hit by strikes

FRANKFURT Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday as more than 60,000 ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute. | Video

Apr 10 2018

Verdi-Warnstreiks treffen Flughäfen und sorgen für Staus

Berlin/Frankfurt/Düsseldorf Im Tarifstreit des öffentlichen Dienstes weitet Verdi die Warnstreiks aus und trifft damit vor allem Flugreisende und Pendler.

Mar 28 2018

Consumer cheer, baby boom underpin German economic growth

BERLIN German consumer sentiment rose unexpectedly heading into April as shoppers became more upbeat about their income and grew more willing to spend, a survey showed on Wednesday, indicating Europe's biggest economy is on course for further expansion. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Syrians to far-right German politician: We pay for our own coffee

BERLIN Syrians in Germany, angered by a far-right politician's statement that their coffee was paid for by German taxpayers, responded on social media with the hashtag "I pay for my coffee", tagging the politician, who recently visited Syria. | Video

Feb 23 2018

Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

BERLIN A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

Feb 21 2018

"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival

BERLIN A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.

Feb 18 2018

Refugees' stories inspire filmmakers at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year's Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees' stories of escape, arrival and integration.

Feb 16 2018

Berlinale film shows refugees' lives at historic airport

BERLIN In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film festival. | Video

Jan 16 2018

German asylum numbers fall, but still too high, minister says

BERLIN The number of asylum seekers registered in Germany fell sharply in 2017, coming in well below the maximum 220,000 being targeted by the parties that are in talks on forming a new government, but the interior minister said numbers were still too high.

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