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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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20 Sep 2017

'It's not over yet,' Merkel warns supporters before vote

HAMBURG Returning to her birthplace, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged supporters to mobilise undecided voters before Sunday's election, telling them not to take her conservatives' solid lead in opinion polls for granted.

15 Sep 2017

More than a third of German voters undecided before election, poll shows

BERLIN Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has slipped and over a third of Germans are still unsure how they will vote, an opinion poll showed on Friday, fuelling uncertainty about what kind of coalition will emerge from an election on Sept. 24.

13 Sep 2017

Nein danke! Merkel spurns challenger's TV duel re-run offer

BERLIN Firmly on course for re-election, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday spurned her rival's request for a re-run of a head-to-head television debate in which he failed to dent her opinion poll lead.

08 Sep 2017

German trade surplus narrows as industrial motor sputters

BERLIN German imports grew far faster than exports in July, narrowing the trade surplus and suggesting Europe's largest economy will again rely on domestic demand to drive growth in the third quarter as a stronger euro acts as a headwind for exporters.

06 Sep 2017

Merkel tells voters: 'don't experiment' with the left

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German voters on Wednesday not to risk allowing an untested left-wing alliance to take power after this month's national election, urging them to stick with her in "turbulent times".

04 Sep 2017

Germany seeks to take heat out of Turkey EU accession question

BERLIN Germany sought to cool tempers over Turkey's EU accession prospects on Monday after Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat (SPD) rival both said in a TV debate the country had no place in Europe, drawing charges of populism from Ankara.

04 Sep 2017

Germany seeks to take heat out of Turkey EU accession question

BERLIN Germany sought to cool tempers over Turkey's EU accession prospects on Monday after Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat (SPD) rival both said in a TV debate the country had no place in Europe, drawing charges of populism from Ankara. | Video

04 Sep 2017

Merkel survives challenger's onslaught to win election TV debate

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hold her ground in a television debate ahead of German elections, under attack from her Social Democrat (SPD) rival on refugee policy, ties with Turkey and her handling of U.S. President Donald Trump.

03 Sep 2017

Merkel survives challenger's onslaught to win election TV debate

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hold her ground in a television debate ahead of German elections, under attack from her Social Democrat (SPD) rival on refugee policy, ties with Turkey and her handling of U.S. President Donald Trump.

02 Sep 2017

'Send Merkel home', says right-wing rival in constituency battle

GREIFSWALD, Germany Vowing to "shove her off the throne", Leif-Erik Holm of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is mounting a robust challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in her constituency as she seeks re-election on Sept. 24.

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