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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

Aug 06 2018

Friendship no more: how Russian gas is a problem for Germany

BERLIN For decades, the Friendship pipeline has delivered oil from Russia to Europe, heating German homes even in the darkest days of the Cold War.

Jul 24 2018

In cyber, Germany needs to counter-attack, minister says

BERLIN Germany is considering laws that would let it respond actively to foreign cyber-attacks, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer as he presented a domestic intelligence agency report showing Iran was the latest power to ramp up hack attacks on German systems.

Jul 24 2018

Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

BERLIN German soccer star Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the national team due to "racism and disrespect" he faced over his Turkish roots triggered a bad-tempered public debate on Monday about the country's relations with its largest immigrant community. | Video

Jul 23 2018

Britain warns EU: we face 'Brexit no-deal by accident' unless you change course

BERLIN/LONDON Britain called on European Union negotiators on Monday to urgently change their approach to Brexit or face the turmoil of a "no-deal by accident". | Video

Jul 10 2018

With raft of deals, China and Germany swear to keep trade free

BERLIN Germany and China signed a raft of commercial accords worth some 20 billion euros ($23.5 billion) on Monday, with their leaders reiterating commitments to a multilateral global trade order despite a looming trade war with the United States. | Video

Jul 05 2018

Germany, Austria set talks with Italy to shut southern migrant route to Europe

VIENNA/BERLIN Germany, Austria and Italy said on Thursday they would hold talks next week on how to shut down the Mediterranean route taken by tens of thousands of migrants from Africa to Europe, with Rome calling the situation urgent and "dangerous".

Jul 02 2018

Merkel to fight another day after settling migration row

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives settled a row over migration that threatened to topple her fragile governing coalition late on Monday evening after talks with her rebellious interior minister led him to drop his threat to resign. | Video

Jul 01 2018

Interior minister offers to resign, in blow to German coalition

MUNICH/BERLIN German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues late on Sunday, party officials said, escalating a row over migration with Chancellor Angela Merkel that threatens her fragile government.

Jul 01 2018

Bavarian CSU welcomes Merkel's migration deals ahead of Sunday crisis meeting

BERLIN Bavaria's premier welcomed deals on migration brought back from Brussels by Angela Merkel, giving the clearest signal yet that his party was prepared to back down in a standoff with the German chancellor that has risked bringing down her government.

Jun 29 2018

Shotgun migrant deal frees Merkel to fight another day

BERLIN/BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have secured a temporary respite for her government with an early morning migration deal in Brussels that, while short on substance, looks to have mollified her restless Bavarian allies.

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