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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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16 Oct 2017

Merkel says not weakened in coalition talks by state-level defeat

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday dismissed the idea that her Christian Democrats' (CDU) defeat in a regional election had made her already tricky job of forming a three-way national coalition even harder.

16 Oct 2017

Merkel says not weakened in coalition talks by state-level defeat

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday dismissed the idea that her Christian Democrats' (CDU) defeat in a regional election had made her already tricky job of forming a three-way national coalition even harder.

16 Oct 2017

Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

BERLIN/HANOVER Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

12 Oct 2017

As tricky coalition talks loom, Merkel hopes for regional poll boost

BERLIN Chastened by their worst result since 1949 in September's national election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are hoping for victory in a regional vote on Sunday to strengthen their hand in thorny three-way coalition talks in Berlin.

09 Oct 2017

Merkel deems migrant deal good for coalition talks but Greens sceptical

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday an agreement within her conservative bloc on limiting migrants would help forge a new government coalition, but one of the key partners, the Greens, said it would not become policy.

29 Sep 2017

Jobless drop, retail sales fall paint mixed picture of German economy

BERLIN Germany's jobless rate fell to a new record low in September and the number of unemployed people fell far more than expected but retail sales disappointed, sending mixed signals about the state of Europe's largest economy. | Video

29 Sep 2017

Merkel to name aide interim German finance minister: Sueddeutsche

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff will become acting finance minister when Wolfgang Schaeuble leaves office, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday in a report that the government's spokeswoman did not deny.

28 Sep 2017

Feeling left out, under threat, east Germans rebel with far-right vote

DIPPOLDISWALDE, Germany Like a third of his neighbours in the east German town of Dippoldiswalde, Rene Rothe voted for the far right in last Sunday's election. The biggest concern for the 57-year-old milk farmer was migrants - especially if they drain government funds.

26 Sep 2017

Co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD to quit in major blow

BERLIN Frauke Petry, co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany, said on Tuesday she was leaving the party in a major blow to its credibility just two days after it surged to third place in a national election.

26 Sep 2017

Co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD to quit in major blow

BERLIN The Alternative for Germany's (AfD) co-leader Frauke Petry said on Tuesday she was leaving the far-right party, dealing a major blow to its credibility just two days after it surged to third place in a national election.

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