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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 03 2018

Despite criticism at home, French arms sales double in the Middle East

PARIS France's weapons sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, a government report showed, as President Emmanuel Macron defied pressure from lawmakers and rights groups to curb arms flows to a region mired in conflict.

May 22 2018

French unions lead more protests against public service shake-up

PARIS French police and protesters clashed in Paris on Tuesday after unions, angered by years of public sector pay curbs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms, urged state employees to stop work on and join nationwide street protests. | Video

May 06 2018

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

PARIS The French finance minister on Sunday raised the pressure on Air France managers and unions to resolve a stand-off over wages, saying the government would not ride to the carrier's rescue as it grapples with worker strikes and a leadership vacuum.

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.

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