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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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19 Jul 2017

Jewish leader - Israeli backing to Orban's anti-Soros campaign disappointing

BUDAPEST Hungarian Jews on Wednesday sharply criticised Viktor Orban's billboard campaign using the image of U.S. financier George Soros and said the Israeli government's backing of it came as a disappointment to the local Jewish community.

19 Jul 2017

Jewish leader: Israeli backing to Orban's anti-Soros campaign disappointing

BUDAPEST Hungarian Jews on Wednesday sharply criticized Viktor Orban's billboard campaign using the image of U.S. financier George Soros and said the Israeli government's backing of it came as a disappointment to the local Jewish community.

18 Jul 2017

Hungary, Israel seek closer ties as Orban campaign unnerves Jews

BUDAPEST Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to focus on business rather than history in Budapest as he looks to deepen ties with Hungary, whose leader Viktor Orban's flirtation with the radical right has unnerved Jews living there.

11 Jul 2017

Hungary's anti-Soros posters recall 'Europe's darkest hours': Soros' spokesman

BUDAPEST An anti-migrant billboard campaign by the Hungarian government that uses the image of U.S. financier George Soros is "reminiscent of Europe's darkest hours", Soros' spokesman said on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2017

Hungary's anti-Soros posters recall 'Europe's darkest hours' - Soros' spokesman

BUDAPEST An anti-migrant billboard campaign by the Hungarian government that uses the image of U.S. financier George Soros is "reminiscent of Europe's darkest hours", Soros' spokesman said on Tuesday.

21 Jun 2017

Four go on trial in Hungary over truck deaths of 71 migrants

KECSKEMET, Hungary People-smugglers ignored the cries of 71 migrants as they suffocated in the back of a truck, then dumped it, crammed with corpses, at the side of an Austrian motorway, a murder trial heard on Wednesday.

14 Jun 2017

Hungary's tough asylum policy keeps thousands stranded in Serbia

TOMPA, Hungary Hungary's tough asylum system has helped to cause a bottleneck for up to 7,000 migrants who are now stuck in limbo in Serbia, the Council of Europe Special Representative on migration and refugees said on Wednesday.

13 Jun 2017

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU

BUDAPEST Hungary defied the EU and human rights groups on Tuesday by approving strict new rules for non-governmental organisations with foreign funding that further escalates Budapest's conflict with billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

13 Jun 2017

Two-speed Europe could be end of EU in its present form - Hungarian state sec

BUDAPEST Creating a two-speed Europe with deep divisions between core euro zone and periphery states could be the end of the European Union in its present form, a senior Hungarian government official said.

08 Jun 2017

Hungarian PM Orban's government to modify NGO law, in apparent retreat

BUDAPEST Hungary will modify proposed legislation on non-governmental organisations that get foreign funding to address objections by the Council of Europe, the government said on Thursday, backtracking on some elements of the controversial bill.

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