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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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08 Aug 2017

Italian winemakers expect less quantity, more quality after extreme weather

ROME Italy's wine producers are already starting to pick grapes under a scorching sun, after a very cold spring and then extreme heat brought forward a harvest expected to be small but perfectly delicious.

08 Aug 2017

Migrant rescue NGO says boat drifting after Italy and Malta refuse access

ROME A Spanish aid group operating in the Mediterranean said on Tuesday one of its boats had been barred by Italy and Malta from disembarking migrants rescued two days ago.

07 Aug 2017

Summer lovin'? Not in angry Europe's tourist hotspots

BARCELONA/ROME/SARAJEVO Chronic overcrowding in some of Europe's beloved tourism hotspots is fuelling an angry backlash, from polite protest to "Go Home" graffiti and even physical intimidation. | Video

05 Aug 2017

Summer lovin'? Not in angry Europe's tourist hotspots

BARCELONA/ROME/SARAJEVO Chronic overcrowding in some of Europe's beloved tourism hotspots is fuelling an angry backlash, from polite protest to "Go Home" graffiti and even physical intimidation. | Video

31 Jul 2017

Aid groups split over Italy's new rules for migrant rescues

ROME Five aid groups that operate migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean refused to sign up to the Italian government's code of conduct on Monday, the Interior Ministry said, but three others backed the new rules.

28 Jul 2017

Drought-hit Rome narrowly avoids water rationing

ROME Rome narrowly avoided water rationing on Friday after a deal between the regional government and the city's water company defused a row over drawing water from a drought-affected lake.

28 Jul 2017

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

ROME, July 28 The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.

27 Jul 2017

Schulz turns to immigration to revive flagging campaign

ROME Countries should face financial consequences for refusing to share the burden of housing refugees arriving in Europe, the Social Democrat candidate for German chancellor said during a trip to Italy on Thursday.

19 Jul 2017

One of worst droughts in decades devastates South Europe crops

ROME/MADRID Italian durum wheat and dairy farmer Attilio Tocchi saw warning signs during the winter of the dramatic drought to come at his holding a mile away from the Tuscan coast. | Video

14 Jul 2017

Italy drafts code on NGO migrant rescues as thousands more reach land

ROME Italy will present a code of conduct next week to humanitarian groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, a government source said on Friday, as thousands more arrived at its southern ports.

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