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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

25 May 2018

Mexico's Pena Nieto 'optimistic' on NAFTA as country makes new offer

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday expressed optimism about NAFTA talks that have been thrown into disarray by a U.S. probe exploring auto tariffs, while a source said Mexico had made a new offer to seek a deal.

25 May 2018

Mexico says will not renegotiate NAFTA under pressure, but makes new offer

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON May 24 Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto's spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs.

22 May 2018

U.S. lawmakers say they will try to block possible ZTE deal with China

WASHINGTON, May 22 U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they would try to stop President Donald Trump from easing penalties on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp , saying the United States should not bow to pressure from Beijing to help the troubled firm as part of a possible trade deal.

21 May 2018

USA und China feiern Grundsatzeinigung im Handelsstreit

Washington/Peking Die USA und China haben einen Handelskrieg vorerst abgewendet. Nach den in Washington erzielten Absprachen sind die gegenseitigen Zolldrohungen vom Tisch.

20 May 2018

China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure

WASHINGTON China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier. | Video

18 May 2018

China offering Trump package to slash U.S. trade deficit, officials say

WASHINGTON China is offering U.S. President Donald Trump a package of trade concessions and increased purchases of American goods aimed at cutting the U.S. trade deficit with China by up to $200 billion a year, U.S. officials familiar with the proposal said. | Video

18 May 2018

NAFTA nations 'nowhere near' a deal - USTR Lighthizer

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The top U.S. trade official on Thursday poured cold water on the prospect of an imminent breakthrough in talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) hours after Canada's prime minister struck a positive note.

17 May 2018

EU demonstriert harte Haltung im Handelsstreit mit USA

Sofia/Washington Die Europäische Union schließt im Handelskonflikt mit den USA die Reihen und demonstriert eine harte Haltung.

17 May 2018

U.S., China launch trade talks to avert tariff war, economic damage

WASHINGTON, May 17 The United States and China launch a second round of trade talks on Thursday to try to avert a damaging tariff war, with the Trump administration demanding a $200 billion cut in China's U.S. trade surplus and greater protections for intellectual property.

17 May 2018

U.S., China to launch trade talks; China hawk Navarro's role reduced: officials

WASHINGTON The United States and China launch trade talks on Thursday in a bid to avert a damaging tariff war, with the White House's harshest China critic relegated to a supporting role, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday.

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