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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

08 Oct 2017

France's Macron, unions seek upper hand in struggle over reforms

PARIS Emmanuel Macron may have won the opening salvo in his battle to reform France's economy, but a nationwide strike by public workers this week will put more pressure on a leader struggling to shake off criticism that he is "president of the rich".

03 Oct 2017

France backs tough anti-terrorism bill after wave of attacks

PARIS France's parliament adopted an anti-terrorism bill on Tuesday that will bolster police surveillance powers and make it easier to close mosques suspected of preaching hatred, but rights groups warned it would lead to civil freedoms being infringed.

29 Sep 2017

Macron backs up European vision with action on industry

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has been quick to follow up his sweeping rhetorical call for European renewal with concrete action, backing two cross-border mergers that aim to boost Europe's competitiveness in globalised industries.

26 Sep 2017

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defence and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. | Video

25 Sep 2017

Qatar Says Trump wants to fix Gulf crisis with dialogue

PARIS Qatar's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump was stepping up efforts for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in the Gulf.

22 Sep 2017

Olympics - France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured

PARIS/SEOUL France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.

20 Sep 2017

France's popular housing support to be cut

PARIS, Sept 20 The French government on Wednesday announced cuts to a housing allowance scheme enjoyed by 10 percent of the population and promised to free up social housing for the most needy as it seeks to rein in public spending.

13 Sep 2017

Macron may see 'slackers' become protest rallying cry in France

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business.

12 Sep 2017

Hardliners protest French labour reform after Macron chides 'slackers'

PARIS Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's labour law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. | Video

12 Sep 2017

Macron may see 'slackers' become protest rallying cry in France

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business.

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