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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

02 Jan 2018

German parties at odds ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) traded barbs about migration and tax cuts on Tuesday amid mounting questions about whether they can agree to renew the "grand coalition" that ruled Germany for the past four years. | Video

31 Dec 2017

In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under mounting pressure after three months of failing to form a new conservative-led coalition, vowed on Sunday to address growing social divisions.

31 Dec 2017

Schaeuble does not rule out minority government for Germany

BERLIN Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats on Saturday to quickly form a new government, but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reached.

18 Dec 2017

Turkey frees German journalist Tolu but she cannot leave country - Berlin government

ISTANBUL/BERLIN Turkey has released German journalist Mesale Tolu after nearly eight months in prison on the condition that she does not leave the country, German government officials said on Monday.

18 Dec 2017

Germany ties Iraq aid to peaceful resolution of conflict with Kurds

BERLIN Germany on Monday said its continued support for Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government was contingent on peaceful efforts by both sides to resolve their differences.

15 Dec 2017

German military kicks off heavy lift helicopter competition - source

BERLIN Germany's military has approved plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters, kicking off a competition between the two largest U.S. weapons makers for the contract worth nearly 4 billion euros ($4.72 billion), a military source said on Friday.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. still sees prospects for German fighter jet sales

BERLIN The U.S. military said it still sees prospects for selling American fighter jets to Germany despite a Defence Ministry statement this week that it was primarily looking at the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace its fleet of 85 Tornado jets.

13 Dec 2017

Jewish groups in Germany urge crackdown on anti-Semitic acts

BERLIN Jewish groups in Germany are pressing the authorities to crack down on anti-Semitic acts following the burning of Jewish symbols and Israeli flags at protests.

11 Dec 2017

Merkel's conservatives see common ground with Social Democrats on Europe

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called for speedy efforts to form a stable new government with Social Democrats (SPD) and said her conservative party saw areas of common ground on domestic reform and Europe. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Status of Jerusalem doesn't justify anti-Semitism: Merkel

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital did not justify the use of anti-Semitic slogans at rallies in Germany.

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