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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

03 Oct 2017

Size-zero ban hits Paris catwalks, campaigners hopeful

PARIS Labels from Givenchy to Saint Laurent showed of their new designs at Paris Fashion Week, alongside another innovation meant to wean the industry off its association with unhealthily thin, underage models. | Video

13 Sep 2017

Hardliners protest French labor reform after Macron chides 'slackers'

PARIS Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's labor law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. | Video

19 Jun 2017

Car rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

PARIS A man deliberately rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove in a convoy down Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, officials said.

16 Jun 2017

Low French voter turnout signals no blank cheque for Macron reforms

AMIENS, France On a school gate in the French city of Amiens, a hand-written note details the results of last weekend's parliamentary elections. The winner, by far, was abstention. | Video

07 Jun 2017

Left, right rub shoulders as Macron's France eyes parliamentary vote

ANGERVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE, France Eighty-year old Francois Bibes has voted for the left all his life. But the former mayor of a village in western France will back Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, a long-time conservative, in Sunday's parliamentary election.

02 May 2017

Le Pen says euro a deadweight, capital controls an option if she wins power

PARIS Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen said capital controls were an option if she won Sunday's presidential election and there was a run on banks as she negotiated France's exit from the European Union, but stressed they were unlikely to be needed.

02 May 2017

France's Le Pen says best placed to face 'new world' of Trump, Putin

PARIS Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Tuesday she was better placed than her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, to defend France's interests in what she called the "new world" of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

02 May 2017

France's Le Pen says best placed to face 'new world' of Trump, Putin

PARIS Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Tuesday she was better placed than her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, to defend France's interests in what she called the "new world" of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

02 May 2017

Le Pen says capital controls an option during Frexit talks if she wins election

PARIS Far-right presidential challenger Marine Le Pen said capital controls could be used if she won the election and there was a run on banks as she negotiated France's exit from the European Union, but stressed they were unlikely to be needed.

11 Apr 2017

FEATURE-"Verlierer der Globalisierung" - Front National gewinnt in Randgebieten

Paris, 09. April Wenn man mit dem Zug 90 Minuten aus Paris herausfährt, gelangt man nicht nur räumlich in eine andere Welt.

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