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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 12 2018

France has proof Syrian government conducted chemical weapons attack: Macron

PARIS France has proof the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week and will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Apr 12 2018

France has proof Syrian government conducted chemical weapons attack - Macron

PARIS France has proof the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week and will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Mar 22 2018

Pressure mounts on Macron over arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

PARIS Two rights groups have given the French government two months to halt weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates or face legal action, adding to pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to scale back support of a Riyadh-led offensive in Yemen.

Feb 16 2018

Macron puts army general in charge of national service: sources

PARIS Emmanuel Macron has placed an army general who led U.N. operations in Mali in charge of rolling out mandatory national service, sources said, a sign of the French president's desire to stamp the military's mark on the exercise.

Feb 07 2018

France says Turkey, Iran violating international law in Syria

PARIS France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria, France's toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflict.

Dec 20 2017

Orange boss and tycoon Tapie sent to trial in France: source

PARIS French tycoon Bernard Tapie and Stephane Richard, head of telecoms company Orange , have been ordered to stand trial over a disputed state payment to Tapie a decade ago when Richard held a senior government post, a judicial source said.

Nov 16 2017

French military says coalition opposed IS withdrawal from Raqqa

PARIS France's military said on Thursday the coalition battling Islamic State in Syria had opposed a deal allowing fighters of the militant group to withdraw from their former bastion of Raqqa.

Jun 27 2017

French ethics panel backs lesbian procreation help

PARIS Campaigners for lesbian motherhood got a significant boost in France on Tuesday when a panel of ethics specialists said that female couples and single women should be granted access to sperm-donor techniques of medically assisted reproduction.

Jun 17 2017

Macron camp talks up electoral reform plan as scale of likely landslide grows

PARIS New French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Friday reaffirmed its plan to boost the representation of smaller parties in parliament as its predicted majority after this weekend's runoffs grew, and likely voter turnout shrank. | Video

May 10 2017

After Macron win, France's main parties fret over parliament elections

PARIS France's mainstream parties of the left and right struggled on Wednesday to adjust to the new political landscape created by centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in Sunday's presidential election that has broken their dominance of national politics.

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