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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 Jun 2017

Greece gets credit lifeline, IMF joins bailout

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline on Thursday worth $9.5 billion (7.45 billion pounds) and sketched new detail on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation.

09 Jun 2017

Greece approves reforms in return for loans, debt relief

ATHENS Greece's parliament approved on Friday reforms demanded by the country's international lenders to conclude a long-stalled review of its bailout progress and qualify for more loans needed to repay debt maturing in July.

30 May 2017

Greece denies report it may opt out of receiving more bailout money

ATHENS Greece on Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could refuse receipt of bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt relief terms, despite it having passed more reforms.

29 May 2017

Greece calls for debt relief deal in June, says lenders have no excuses

ATHENS Greece's creditors need to reach a deal on debt relief measures at the next meeting of euro zone finance ministers in June to help the country return to bond markets, its finance minister said on Monday.

22 May 2017

Euro zone may release new loans to Greece, will struggle for IMF to join

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers may agree on Monday to release new loans to Greece but are likely to struggle to convince the International Monetary Fund to join the bailout by keeping the prospect of debt relief for Athens highly conditional. | Video

19 May 2017

Greek parliament approves more austerity to unlock bailout funds, debt relief

ATHENS Greek lawmakers approved pension cuts and tax hikes on Thursday sought by the country's lenders to unlock vital financial aid, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament over new austerity, the latest since the country plunged into crisis seven years ago. | Video

17 May 2017

Greeks, in nationwide strike, demand end to evermore austerity

ATHENS Thousands of Greeks walked off their jobs on Wednesday and marched through central Athens in an angry protest against continued austerity measures being demanded by international lenders in exchange for disbursing bailout funds. | Video

11 May 2017

Greece says wrapping up bailout review will help it beat growth forecasts

ATHENS The conclusion of Greece's second bailout review will help the country outperform a downwardly revised EU forecast for 2.1 percent growth this year, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

11 May 2017

Greece says wrapping up bailout review will help it beat growth forecasts

ATHENS The conclusion of Greece's second bailout review will help the country outperform a downwardly revised EU forecast for 2.1 percent growth this year, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

09 May 2017

Greek debt relief 'closer than ever' but creditors must act, Greek prime minister says

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras kept up his demand for debt relief from international lenders on Tuesday, saying Athens was close to securing a solution to ease its debt mountain but that creditors must meet there commitments.

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