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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.

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Czech PM Babis takes office but so far lacks parliamentary backing

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a billionaire businessman who ran on an anti-establishment ticket, took office with his cabinet on Wednesday, but it was unclear whether his tenure will survive a confidence vote next month.

Dec 05 2017

Czechs should stay close to EU core - presidential challenger Drahos

PRAGUE The Czech Republic should stay close to the European Union's core and talk of holding a referendum on leaving the bloc is dangerous, presidential candidate Jiri Drahos said in an interview.

Nov 21 2017

Czech police ask parliament to allow prosecution of prospective PM Babis

PRAGUE Czech police have requested parliament lift the immunity of prospective prime minister Andrej Babis to allow prosecution in a case involving alleged fraud in tapping European Union subsidies, the lower house's press office said on Tuesday.

Nov 07 2017

Rivals of incumbent seek to sway Czech policy towards west in presidential election

PRAGUE A host of pro-western candidates met Tuesday's deadline to run for Czech president, seeking to unseat incumbent Milos Zeman who has leaned toward Russia and China.

Oct 26 2017

Czech election winner Babis meets anti-EU party in hunt for viable government

PRAGUE Czech billionaire Andrej Babis's ANO party met an anti-European Union, anti-immigration group on Thursday in search of a coalition partner as it struggles to convert a huge election win into a majority government.

Oct 23 2017

Czech election winner Babis calls minority government 'unrealistic'

LANY, Czech Republic Czech billionaire Andrej Babis, the runaway winner of last weekend's parliamentary election, said on Monday he wanted to form a governing coalition with a stable partner, and a minority government was an unrealistic plan.

Oct 21 2017

Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.

Oct 21 2017

Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favouring government with extremists

PRAGUE The Czech Republic must seek partners beyond the central European Visegrad Group to find common ground on issues including migration and food quality, Czech parliamentary election winner Andrej Babis told Reuters.

Oct 21 2017

Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favoring government with extremists

PRAGUE The Czech Republic must seek partners beyond the central European Visegrad Group to find common ground on issues including migration and food quality, Czech parliamentary election winner Andrej Babis told Reuters.

Oct 21 2017

Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win, seeks partners to rule

PRAGUE Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself.(For a graphic of the Czech election click http://tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW)

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