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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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29 Aug 2017

France's Macron sets fighting 'Islamist terrorism' as main policy goal

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that ensuring national security would be at the heart of France's diplomatic activity and he set eradicating "Islamist terrorism" as his core foreign policy goal.

29 Aug 2017

Europeans, Africans agree renewed push to tackle migrant crisis

PARIS Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea. | Video

26 Jul 2017

Libya's PM, eastern commander commit to ceasefire, election

CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar committed to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards holding elections next spring in talks chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

26 Jun 2017

Differing with U.S., Macron stands by Minsk accords to resolve Ukraine crisis

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he saw no better way of negotiating an end to the conflict in Ukraine than through the Minsk agreements, sharply differing with comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

22 Jun 2017

France's Macron taps newcomers for reshuffle as conservatives split

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron put a group of relative unknowns, some from outside politics, into ministerial roles on Wednesday to replace those that left under a cloud just weeks into his tenure.

20 Jun 2017

Two ministers quit French government as reshuffle looms

PARIS French armed forces minister Sylvie Goulard unexpectedly quit her job on Tuesday, saying she did not want to stay on because of an investigation overshadowing her centre-right Modem party's affairs in the European Parliament.

25 May 2017

France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the U.S. president threatened during his election campaign to abandon.

25 May 2017

France's Macron calls for stronger European security cooperation after attacks

BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron pressed Europeans to strengthen security cooperation and intelligence-sharing after a deadly attack in Manchester as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting of the NATO military alliance on Thursday.

25 May 2017

Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated French leader Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for doing a "great job" to win this month's election while Macron said the two men would be able to change many things together.

19 May 2017

Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

GAO, Mali France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe on Friday.

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