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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

7:50pm BST

Juraprofessor Conte soll Italiens Regierungschef werden

Rom Die beiden potenziellen Koalitionspartner in Italien wollen ihre neue Regierung von einem Juraprofessor ohne politische Erfahrung leiten lassen.

6:16pm BST

Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

ROME If you have never heard of Italy's possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians.

6:07pm BST

Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

ROME If you have never heard of Italy's possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians.

18 May 2018

Italy's maverick coalition to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

ROME Italy's two anti-establishment parties promised on Friday to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collision course with the European Union despite having dropped some of their most radical proposals. | Video

17 May 2018

Italy's 5-Star, League plan to halt Alitalia sale

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League plan to halt the sale of Italy's insolvent national airline Alitalia, which has already received three offers, the League's economics chief Claudio Borghi said on Thursday.

16 May 2018

Italy's 5-Star, League on verge of govt deal; markets shudder

ROME Italy's two anti-system parties on Wednesday appeared on the verge of clinching a deal to form a coalition government after 10 weeks of stalemate, rattling markets with radical ideas to free up billions of euros for tax cuts and welfare. | Video

15 May 2018

Struggling to agree on government pact, Italy's League turns on EU

ROME Italy's far-right League, struggling to stitch together a coalition deal with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, said on Tuesday it was ready to wage war on European Union budget rules and put Italians first.

15 May 2018

5-Star, League want ECB to forgive 250 billion euros of Italy debt – draft

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League plan to ask the European Central Bank to forgive 250 billion euros (219.04 billion pounds) of Italian debt, according to a draft of a coalition programme the parties are working on.

15 May 2018

5-Star, League want ECB to forgive 250 billion euros of Italy debt: draft

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League plan to ask the European Central Bank to forgive 250 billion euros ($296 billion) of Italian debt, according to a draft of a coalition program the parties are working on.

15 May 2018

5-Star, League want ECB to forgive 250 bln euros of Italy debt –draft

ROME, May 15 The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League plan to ask the European Central Bank to forgive 250 billion euros ($296 billion) of Italian debt, according to a draft of a coalition programme the parties are working on.

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