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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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Britain urges EU to work jointly on Brexit deal, won't undercut rivals

VIENNA Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday Britain and the European Union could reach a deal to access each others' markets and dismissed fears Britain would use Brexit to cut regulation to attract global businesses, despite past threats to do so. | Video

30 Jan 2018

Austria's right-wing government pledges to work with Hungary's Orban

VIENNA The Hungarian and Austrian prime ministers - both hardliners on immigration - came away from a meeting on Tuesday with a pledge for close cooperation in Europe if not a formal alliance

27 Jan 2018

Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi

VIENNA The Syrian opposition will not attend a peace conference Russia is hosting next week, a spokesman said on Saturday, dismissing the meeting as an attempt by the Syrian government's close ally to "sideline" the current United Nations peace process.

23 Jan 2018

F1 legend Lauda comes from behind to beat IAG in race for Niki

VIENNA Former motor racing champion Niki Lauda has won the bidding for the Niki airline he founded, convincing the insolvent carrier's administrators in marathon talks and undoing an agreed deal with British Airways owner IAG . | Video

20 Dec 2017

Austria's Kurz says will fight anti-Semitism after Israel voices concern

VIENNA Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday his new coalition would focus on fighting anti-Semitism, after Israel made it clear it would not work directly with any ministers from the far-right party now back in government.

19 Dec 2017

Austria promises to consult Rome on passport offer to Italians

VIENNA Austria's new coalition government will press ahead with plans to offer citizenship to the German-speaking minority in northern Italy, it said on Tuesday, but pledged to consult Rome on the project, which risks reopening century-old wounds.

18 Dec 2017

Many police, few protesters as far right enters Austrian government

VIENNA Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a far-right party in power, but protests against the swearing-in proved small and largely peaceful. | Video

16 Dec 2017

Austria's Kurz strikes deal to bring far right into government

VIENNA Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government.

14 Dec 2017

Austria's Kurz says pro-EU stance secured in deal with far right

VIENNA Coalition talks between Austria's far-right Freedom Party and conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz are drawing to a close and have laid down guarantees that the next government will be pro-European, Kurz said on Thursday.

12 Dec 2017

Deadly blast at Austrian pipeline hub slashes gas flow to Italy

By Alexandra Schwarz-Goerlich, Francois Murphy and Stephen Jewkes | Video

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