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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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07 Nov 2017

Rivals of incumbent seek to sway Czech policy towards west in presidential election

PRAGUE A host of pro-western candidates met Tuesday's deadline to run for Czech president, seeking to unseat incumbent Milos Zeman who has leaned toward Russia and China.

27 Oct 2017

Czech election winner Babis warms to minority government

PRAGUE The anti-establishment ANO party that won the Czech parliamentary election may form a minority government if other parties remain opposed to forming a coalition, ANO chief Andrej Babis said on Friday.

24 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-Czech central bank's Nidetzky says may discuss 50 bps hike in Nov

PRAGUE, Oct 23 The Czech central bank may consider a 50 basis-point interest rate hike when it meets on Nov 2 as the fast-growing economy is able to absorb a larger increase with rates still near zero, central bank board member Tomas Nidetzky said.

24 Oct 2017

HINTERGRUND-Wahlen in Wien und Prag nähren Sorge vor Osteuropablock

Berlin/Prag An Selbstbewusstsein mangelt es dem Sieger der tschechischen Parlamentswahl nicht: Man werde im "Kampf gegen Migration" Verbündete in der EU finden, kündigte der Chef der populistischen Partei ANO, Andrej Babis, am Montag im Reuters-Interview an.

22 Oct 2017

Czech tycoon Babis to be named prime minister but may struggle to find partners

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman said on Sunday he would name Andrej Babis prime minister, but the tycoon leader of the anti-establishment ANO party may struggle to find coalition partners despite his emphatic election win. | Video

21 Oct 2017

Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.

21 Oct 2017

Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed.

19 Oct 2017

Czech election front-runner likely to put stamp on state-owned CEZ

PRAGUE Andrej Babis say he wants to run the Czech Republic like a business, which may mean upheaval is ahead for the country's biggest state-controlled business, the utility CEZ.

16 Oct 2017

Czech ANO party dips but keeps commanding lead before vote - poll

PRAGUE Support for billionaire Andrej Babis's ANO party dipped ahead of a Czech election on Oct. 20-21, but the party maintained a double-digit lead over its closest rival and remained favourite to lead the next government, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

13 Oct 2017

Czech election favourite Babis hard on Brussels, light on ideology

PRAGUE Czech voters look set to hand leadership in next week's election to tough-talking billionaire Andrej Babis, a populist ready to take on Brussels but without the burden of ideology that has dragged Poland and Hungary into deep rifts with the European Union.(For a graphic on the Czech election click http://tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW)

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