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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

19 Jul 2018

Car share operators jump in as Paris Autolib scheme withers

PARIS A string of private car-share operators are revving up business in Paris as the pioneering city-run Autolib scheme comes to an end and city authorities promote car sharing over private ownership.

11 Jul 2018

Rosatom looks to nuclear newcomers to cement dominance

PARIS Rosatom is in talks with Jordan to revive a deal to build a nuclear plant in the kingdom, according to the deputy CEO of the Russian company, which is looking to add another nuclear newcomer nation to its customer list.

10 Jul 2018

Bike-share schemes battle for Paris turf, but it's not all free-wheeling

PARIS Grabbing a bicycle from a docking station and riding the streets of Paris used to be one of the city's many charms, but the once-loved Velib system has fallen into disarray and some new dockless bike-share schemes are struggling to survive.

05 Jul 2018

French nuclear safety at risk from outsourcing - report

PARIS France's nuclear plants are a safety threat because of their excessive reliance on outsourcing, the risk of terror attacks and a lack of operational rigour, a parliament report said.

29 Jun 2018

Exclusive - EU plea to industry to reuse more plastic lacks bite

BRUSSELS/PARIS Europe has pushed back a deadline for companies to volunteer to increase their use of recycled plastics in lieu of regulation, showing how hard it is to end the continent's reliance on developing countries dealing with its waste.

27 Jun 2018

Westinghouse eyes Saudi, India deals as end to bankruptcy nears

PARIS U.S. nuclear firm Westinghouse expects to emerge from bankruptcy with sufficient equity in coming weeks and is targeting Saudi Arabia and India for new reactor sales, its CEO said.

25 Jun 2018

Europe's first solar panel recycling plant opens in France

PARIS French water and waste group Veolia has opened what it says is Europe's first recycling plant for solar panels and aims to build more as thousands of tonnes of ageing solar panels are set to reach the end of their life in coming years.

22 Jun 2018

Lime launches electric scooters in Paris, targets Europe

PARIS California-based bicycle sharing service Lime will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris on Friday as part of a wider roll-out in several European cities, the firm said.

14 Jun 2018

France orders tobacco industry: stub out cigarette butt pollution

PARIS France will force tobacco companies to help end the scourge of cigarette butts that litter streets and contaminate water, unless they take voluntary action in the next three months, a government minister said on Thursday.

14 May 2018

Portugal's EDP shares leap as investors bet on higher bid

LISBON/PARIS Shares in Portuguese utility EDP jumped as much as 12 percent on Monday to trade above the price of a bid by China Three Gorges, indicating investors think the $10.8 billion offer is an opening gambit that could lead to a higher or rival bid.

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