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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

Dec 04 2017

Tunisia seen softening economic reforms to avoid unrest

TUNIS Tunisia plans to launch long-awaited reforms to reduce its chronic budget deficit, but the measures could harm investment if the government imposes new taxes and resists cutting the bloated public sector in order to avoid social unrest.

Nov 21 2017

Tunisia PM will go ahead with painful policy despite opposition

TUNIS Tunisia will continue with a package of painful economic policies, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday, despite resistance from labor unions and business associations to changes that will raise taxes and put thousands out of work.

Nov 17 2017

Tunisia to lift retirement age by two years, official says

TUNIS, Nov 17 The Tunisian government has reached a deal with a major labour union to lift the retirement age for public servants by two years, a government official said on Friday, a key reform demanded by its lenders to stabilize state finances.

Nov 02 2017

Tunisia policeman dies after attack, security unions seek more protection

TUNIS A Tunisian police officer who was stabbed by a suspected Islamist died of his wounds on Thursday, and security unions threatened to stage protests if parliament fails to legislate tougher protections for security force personnel.

Nov 01 2017

Suspected Islamist arrested after knife attack near Tunis parliament

ETTADAMEN,(TUNISIA) A suspected Islamist militant wounded two policemen with a knife near the parliament in Tunis on Wednesday and was later arrested, Tunisia's Interior Ministry said.

Oct 18 2017

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

OFF THE TUNISIAN COAST Tunisian smugglers are offering migrants seeking a fresh start in Europe a new route from Africa to Italy. | Video

Oct 04 2017

Tourists trickle back to Tunisia after 2015 militant attacks

SOUSSE, Tunisia, Oct 4 Dozens of tourists pack beach chairs at a Tunisian luxury hotel, where everything from the swimming pool to the wall paint, the furniture at the shiny reception hall, the police post at its gate and even its name is new.

Sep 20 2017

Exclusive: Tunisia to cut 2018 deficit to 4.9 percent of GDP, eyes GDP growth of 3 percent - minister

TUNIS Tunisia plans cut its budget deficit to 4.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, down from about 6 percent expected in 2017, as fiscal reforms take effect, the economic reforms' minister said on Wednesday.

Sep 13 2017

Tunisia parliament approves controversial amnesty for Ben Ali-era corruption

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry protests from the opposition and activists outside.

Sep 11 2017

Tunisia parliament backs Chahed's new government

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament gave Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's new government a vote of confidence on Monday after the premier detailed plans to halve the budget deficit and trim the public wage bill in the next three years as part of a reform package.


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