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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

12 Oct 2017

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

PARIS Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from the world's most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday.

15 Sep 2017

Knifeman attacks soldier in Paris subway, terrorism probe opened

PARIS France opened a counter-terrorism inquiry after a man wielding a knife attacked a soldier in a Paris subway station on Friday, the latest incident targeting troops protecting the capital's transport hubs and tourist sites.

06 Sep 2017

France's Macron plans end to retire-young rail pensions

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron wants to scrap rules allowing some state rail workers to retire on a full pension up to 10 years before most other French workers.

27 Jul 2017

France bans hiring of spouses by politicians in wake of Fillon scandal

PARIS French politicians will no longer be allowed to employ their spouses or children as parliamentary assistants under rules adopted in response to a scandal involving former prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife.

06 Jul 2017

France takes guns from people on list of might-be militants - minister

PARIS France is confiscating weapons from roughly 100 people on a watchlist of potential Islamist militants, the interior minister said on Thursday, two weeks after state prosecutors said an assailant inspired by Islamic State had been a gun-club member.

28 Jun 2017

France's CGT alone among unions in labour reform strike call

PARIS France's hardline CGT labour union looked isolated in its call for a September strike over President Emmanuel Macron's plans to ease labour regulations, as two other leading unions sounded a more conciliatory note on talks with the government.

27 Jun 2017

French ethics panel backs lesbian procreation help

PARIS Campaigners for lesbian motherhood got a significant boost in France on Tuesday when a panel of ethics specialists said that female couples and single women should be granted access to sperm-donor techniques of medically assisted reproduction.

27 Jun 2017

French counter-terrorism bill will impinge on freedoms - HRW

PARIS Counter-terrorism legislation proposed by the French government will "normalise abusive practices", undermine personal freedoms and may fuel prejudice against the Muslim minority, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

22 Jun 2017

Paris attack was work of jihadist with gun licence - prosecutor

PARIS A man who died when he rammed his car into a police van in Paris this week told people he joined a gun sports club to prepare as a jihadi fighter, France's top public prosecutor said on Thursday.

22 Jun 2017

French First Lady and Colombian drums herald new Macron government

PARIS While President Emmanuel Macron prepared the lineup of France's new government on Wednesday, a Colombian musical ensemble played a cover version of the "Mission Impossible" movie theme tune in the yard of his Elysee Palace offices in central Paris.

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