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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

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Autobahnbrücke in Genua stürzt ein - Etwa 30 Tote

Mailand/Rom Beim Einsturz einer Autobahnbrücke in Genua sind etwa 30 Menschen ums Leben gekommen.

Jul 13 2018

Malta rebuffs Italy, says not responsible for migrant boat

ROME Malta rebuffed Italian pressure to go to the aid of an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, saying that the vessel was Italy's responsibility. | Video

Jul 12 2018

Italy minister blocks migrants on ship in government tug-of-war

ROME Dozens of migrants rescued at sea and brought to an Italian port on Thursday cannot disembark, the country's far-right interior minister said, reversing a decision by a fellow minister and opening a rift within the government.

Jul 10 2018

Italy stops ship with migrants, turns up pressure on EU allies

ROME Italy has refused to allow a commercial vessel flying an Italian flag to bring ashore rescued migrants, sticking to a hardline policy on new arrivals as it presses European allies to share the burden of hosting an influx of displaced people.

Jul 09 2018

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

ROME Italy will seek commitments from European Union partners to have migrants rescued at sea by ships from anti-trafficking and border control missions taken to other countries, its interior minister said on Sunday.

Jul 08 2018

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

ROME Italy will seek commitments from European Union partners to have migrants rescued at sea by ships from anti-trafficking and border control missions taken to other countries, its interior minister said on Sunday.

Jul 06 2018

Italy's closure to migrant rescue boats has high human cost: aid groups

ROME Italy's shutting of its ports to humanitarian rescue ships will trap more migrants in Libyan detention centers and in the hands of smugglers, where they face beatings and abuse, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

Jun 26 2018

Echoes of Trump as Italy's Salvini gets tough on migrants

ROME In less than a month as Italy's combative interior minister, Matteo Salvini has won a reputation as Europe's Donald Trump on immigration.

Jun 26 2018

Echoes of Trump as Italy's Salvini gets tough on migrants

ROME In less than a month as Italy's combative interior minister, Matteo Salvini has won a reputation as Europe's Donald Trump on immigration.

Jun 22 2018

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'

ROME Italy said on Friday Malta had refused to take in a Dutch-flagged ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants and said the decision was "inhumane", 10 days after shutting its own ports to a migrant vessel.

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