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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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14 Jan 2018

Portugal's struggling opposition party elects new leader

LISBON Portugal's main opposition Social Democrats have elected Rui Rio, former mayor of the country's second-largest city of Porto, as their new leader who will face the daunting task of boosting the center-right party's lowly ratings ahead of a 2019 election.

14 Jan 2018

Portugal's struggling opposition party elects new leader

LISBON, Jan 14 Portugal's main opposition Social Democrats have elected Rui Rio, former mayor of the country's second-largest city of Porto, as their new leader who will face the daunting task of boosting the centre-right party's lowly ratings ahead of a 2019 election.

11 Jan 2018

Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament

LISBON Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.

22 Dec 2017

Portugal, once in EU bailout, sees budget deficit almost disappear

LISBON Portugal's budget deficit was just 0.1 percent of gross domestic product in the 12 months ending in September, putting the country on course to beat its full-year target and reduce its debt burden.

15 Dec 2017

False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

04 Dec 2017

Soccer star Ronaldo spurs Portugal hotel chain's attack overseas

LISBON Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has teamed up with his country's top hotel chain, Pestana, in a joint venture that his partner hopes will help open new markets in Asia and reinforce its expansion into Spain and the United States.

30 Nov 2017

Portugal's Centeno sees good chance of becoming Eurogroup head

LISBON Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno said on Thursday he felt he had a good chance of becoming the head of the Eurogroup after constructive talks with France and Germany and gaining support from Europe's social democrats.

30 Nov 2017

Portugal's Centeno sees good chance of becoming Eurogroup head

LISBON Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno said on Thursday he felt he had a good chance of becoming the head of the Eurogroup after constructive talks with France and Germany and gaining support from Europe's social democrats.

27 Nov 2017

Portugal approves 2018 budget, seeks to trim deficit further

LISBON Portugal's parliament on Monday approved in the final reading the minority Socialist government's 2018 budget bill that aims to trim the deficit to a new low in the country's democratic history thanks to continuing, if slower, economic growth.

27 Oct 2017

Exoskeletons explained

The main commercial prospects for exoskeletons are in areas such as construction, baggage handling and other heavy manual labor, researchers say.

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