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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

13 Jun 2017

Rome's 5-Star mayor calls to halt migrants' flow into city

ROME Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, a prominent member of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, has asked the government not to send any more asylum seekers to the capital, saying it is already groaning under the strain.

01 Jun 2017

Italy asks EU for more budget leeway as election edges closer

ROME Italy is asking EU authorities for a deep discount on its 2018 deficit-cutting commitments, an official letter showed on Thursday, as the chances of an early election rise.

25 May 2017

Italian culture minister to fight court ousting of museum heads

ROME Italy's culture minister promised on Thursday to fight a court ruling that removed the directors of five museums credited with helping boost revenues after years of poor management.

25 May 2017

Ivanka Trump meets human trafficking victims in Rome

ROME Ivanka Trump spoke with African women who were trafficked into prostitution and discussed ways to tackle the problem at a meeting on Wednesday in Rome that she described as a "privilege".

24 May 2017

Dozens drown off Libya as aid groups denounce Tripoli's coastguard

ROME More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting rescue boats.

23 May 2017

Migrants sweep their way to integration in rubbish-strewn Rome

ROME Carefully sweeping dust and debris off a central Rome pavement and into a pan, Christian Okoro flashes a broad smile at a passer-by who tosses him a coin.

12 May 2017

Italy antitrust body fines Whatsapp over customer data terms

ROME Italy's antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a 3 million-euro ($3.3 million) fine on messaging service Whatsapp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook.

10 May 2017

As Italy seeks pasta labels, Canada worries about durum sales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ROME Italy has this week formally asked the European Commission to allow it to require country of origin labels on pasta sold there, raising alarms for Canadian durum wheat exporters who fear the move will dampen sales.

10 May 2017

Italy seeks pasta labels, Canada worries about durum sales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ROME, May 10 Italy has formally asked the European Commission to allow it to require country of origin labels on pasta sold there, raising alarm for Canadian durum wheat exporters who fear the move will dampen sales.

05 May 2017

Six arrested in Italian crackdown on migrant worker exploitation

ROME Six people were arrested on Friday, suspected of taking part in a scheme to recruit migrants from reception centres and put them to work illegally in the fields of southern Italy, police said.

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