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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.

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20 Sep 2017

Italy's centre-right in search of a leader as election nears

ROME Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi returned to frontline Italian politics at the weekend, staking his claim to lead a resurgent centre-right into national elections that are expected early next year.

17 Sep 2017

Rejuvenated Berlusconi lays out vote platform, eyes victory in Italy

ROME Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, marking a formal return to Italy's political stage, laid out his policy priorities on Sunday for the forthcoming election, portraying himself as a pro-European moderate.

15 Sep 2017

Vatican recalls Washington diplomat amid child pornography investigation

VATICAN CITY A Vatican diplomat working in Washington has been recalled to the Holy See after the U.S. State Department said the priest may have violated child pornography laws, the Vatican said on Friday.

13 Sep 2017

Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election

ROME Rape allegations levelled against foreigners are fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy ahead of elections due early next year, when migration is likely to top the political agenda.

13 Sep 2017

Italian parliament votes to toughen laws against fascist propaganda

ROME Italy's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a bill aimed at curbing fascist propaganda, more than 70 years after the death of wartime dictator Benito Mussolini.

03 Aug 2017

Italy begins naval mission to help Libya curb migrant flows

ROME Italy began a limited naval mission on Wednesday to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows, which have become a source of political friction before national elections expected early next year.

02 Aug 2017

Italian minister warns of rigid response to French shipyard move

ROME Paris and Rome should be able to resolve their differences over the sale of a disputed shipyard, Italy's industry minister said on Wednesday, but he hinted that French investors might yet be hurt because of the row.

30 Jul 2017

Beleaguered Rome faces transport meltdown, puts 5-Star in difficulty

ROME Rome's transport system is suffocating under debts and should declare bankruptcy, the outgoing head of the public company said at the weekend, piling pressure on the 5-Star Movement which runs city hall.

27 Jul 2017

France nationalises shipyard to thwart Italian majority, angering Rome

PARIS/ROME France will nationalize the STX France shipyard to prevent an Italian firm taking majority control, the economy minister said on Thursday, triggering an angry response from Rome to President Emmanuel Macron's first big industrial policy decision.

24 Jul 2017

Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya

ROME A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya's long-running crisis angered Italian officials on Monday, who saw it as another example of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron snubbing Rome.

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