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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 07 2018

Fortum falls short of majority control in Uniper

HELSINKI Finnish utility Fortum fell short of gaining majority control of German peer Uniper with its 8.05 billion euro ($10.0 billion) takeover offer, after Uniper's management advised shareholders not to tender their shares.

Feb 02 2018

Thousands protest against unemployment benefit cuts in Helsinki

HELSINKI More than 7,000 Finns rallied on Friday in Helsinki to protest cuts to unemployment benefits, with strikes halting public transport in the capital and closing harbours and factories around the country.

Jan 28 2018

Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

HELSINKI Finland's moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor Russia and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance resonated with voters.

Jan 24 2018

Finns, with wary eye to Russia, set to re-elect cautious Niinisto president

HELSINKI Finns are expected to re-elect moderate Sauli Niinisto for a second six-year term in elections on Sunday, counting on his skill and caution to ensure a close relationship with NATO without antagonizing neighboring Russia.

Jan 22 2018

Bond-issuing "robot" may help Europe avoid next crisis

HELSINKI, Jan 22 Europe's next financial crisis may be averted with the help of a new "safe asset" aimed at breaking a vicious circle of lending by banks to their national governments, the man in charge of creating it said on Monday.

Dec 21 2017

Huawei gives Nokia full hand of smartphone patent deals

HELSINKI Nokia has signed a multi-year smartphone patent license deal with China's Huawei [HWT.UL] -- its arch rival in the networks business -- giving it royalty agreements with all of the world's largest handset makers.

Dec 13 2017

Presidential hopeful wants Finland out of EU, says nationalists will bounce back

HELSINKI Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way.

Dec 04 2017

Finland should stay militarily non-aligned: prime minister

HELSINKI Finland should remain militarily neutral because it helps ensure security in the Baltic Sea region, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said in an interview ahead of celebrations of the country's 100 years of independence.

Dec 01 2017

'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell banks on few games

HELSINKI "Clash of Clans" maker Supercell will focus on a few mobile games and kill off those which it does not expect to become a top-10 global hit, its chief executive said on Friday.

Nov 30 2017

Spotify investor favors spring listing

HELSINKI Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company's flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday.

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