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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 24 2018

Tunisia PM says changing the government now will hurt the economy

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders, rejecting the president's call for him to stand down amid an economic crisis.

Jul 24 2018

Tunisia PM says changing the government now will hurt the economy

TUNIS, July 24 Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders, rejecting the president's call for him to stand down amid an economic crisis. President Beji Caid Essebsi this month urged Chahed to step down if the country's political and economic problems persisted. Since the toppling of autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, nine cabinets have failed to resolve high inflation and unemployment. Turmoil and militant attacks have deterred tourists and investors, eroding living standards.

Jul 24 2018

Tunisia will not deport Islamist suspect back to Germany: official

TUNIS Tunisia will not deport a suspected Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard back to Germany because he is facing possible "terrorism" charges at home, a Tunisian judicial official said on Tuesday.

Jul 23 2018

Migrants stranded without aid as Tunisia refuses to let ship dock

TUNIS A Tunisian boat carrying around 40 African migrants has been stranded off the country's coast without aid for more than a week after authorities refused to let them disembark there, the Red Crescent said on Monday.

Jul 17 2018

Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight

TUNIS The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government's fight against widespread corruption in the country.

Jul 15 2018

Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues

TUNIS Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.

Jun 06 2018

Tunisia prime minister fires interior minister after migrant boat sinks

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednedsay fired Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem, a government statement said, after one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years.

Jun 05 2018

At least 60 dead after Tunisian migrant ship sinks: IOM

TUNIS/GENEVA The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off Tunisia on Sunday has risen to at least 60, with dozens still missing, the United Nations migration agency said.

Jun 03 2018

At least 48 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

TUNIS At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia's coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, officials said on Sunday, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years.

Jun 01 2018

Exclusive: Tunisia to raise fuel prices, hold off public wages increases

TUNIS Tunisia will raise fuel prices in the coming days but hold off increasing public wages this year to meet terms of the International Monetary Fund for its next loan tranche, a government official and diplomatic sources told Reuters.

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