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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

Feb 21 2018

Poker-faced Italian president to hold all the cards after election

ROME In the sound and fury of Italy's election campaign, the man who will pick the next prime minister never says a word.

Feb 16 2018

Italy heading for post-election deal, but don't tell the voters

ROME Italy's election is just two weeks away and political rivals insist they will not strike a deal to form a government in the case of a hung parliament, which the final polls suggest will be the most likely result.

Feb 16 2018

Italy heading for post-election deal, but don't tell the voters

ROME Italy's election is just two weeks away and political rivals insist they will not strike a deal to form a government in the case of a hung parliament, which the final polls suggest will be the most likely result.

Feb 16 2018

Italy heading for post-election deal, but don't tell the voters

ROME Italy's election is just two weeks away and political rivals insist they will not strike a deal to form a government in the case of a hung parliament, which the final polls suggest will be the most likely result.

Feb 06 2018

Italian right's election promise to deport migrants will be hard to keep

ROME The leaders of Italy's right-wing parties have pledged to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants if they win the March 4 parliamentary election, a promise that may win votes but will be hard to keep.

Feb 02 2018

In new EU sea mission, ships not obliged to bring migrants to Italy

((This February 1 story corrects to show 38,000 people rescued at sea by Frontex operating from Italy, Greece and Spain, and not just by Triton mission))

Jan 24 2018

Italy's homeless, jobless migrants shunned by politicians

TURIN, Italy A rainstorm buffets unheated apartment blocks on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Turin where more than 1,000 impoverished African migrants huddle in rooms built to house 300 competitors at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Dec 31 2017

Italian president calls for 'realistic' proposals ahead of election

ROME President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy's problems, especially joblessness, ahead of an election in March.

Dec 31 2017

Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fall by a third in 2017

ROME Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fell by a third in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, as Libyan authorities helped to slow departures during the second half of the year.

Dec 22 2017

U.N. evacuates refugees to Italy from Libya for first time

PRATICA DI MARE, Italy The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday, evacuating them from detention centers whose conditions have been condemned by humanitarian groups as inhumane.

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