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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

05 Dec 2017

'Dream come true': Brigitte Macron names French baby Panda

BEAUVAL, France French First Lady Brigitte Macron revealed on Monday that the first panda born in France, to whom she is "Godmother", will go by the name of Yuan Meng. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Golden leaf cut from Napoleon's crown goes under hammer in France

PARIS A golden laurel leaf cut from the crown of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will be auctioned near Paris on Sunday.

09 Nov 2017

In a corner of a French field, memories of U.S. segregation

ARDEUIL ET MONTFAUXELLES, France In a half-forgotten field in France stands a worn monument to a regiment of U.S. soldiers who faced down racism at home and in their ranks to become World War One's most decorated unit of African American soldiers.

08 Nov 2017

Labor of love French chateau on market for $30 million

MENARS, France A vast 18th-century chateau on the banks of France's River Loire is likely to be sold for just a fraction of the amount a Middle Eastern businessman, inspired by his passion for a long-dead royal mistress, has spent restoring it.

29 Oct 2017

Hundreds rally in France to protest sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal

PARIS Hundreds of women attended rallies in Paris and other French cities on Sunday to protest against sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

03 Oct 2017

Size-zero ban hits Paris catwalks, campaigners hopeful

PARIS Labels from Givenchy to Saint Laurent showed of their new designs at Paris Fashion Week, alongside another innovation meant to wean the industry off its association with unhealthily thin, underage models. | Video

13 Sep 2017

Hardliners protest French labor reform after Macron chides 'slackers'

PARIS Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's labor law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. | Video

19 Jun 2017

Car rams police van on Paris' Champs Elysees, driver dead

PARIS A man deliberately rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove in a convoy down Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, officials said.

16 Jun 2017

Low French voter turnout signals no blank cheque for Macron reforms

AMIENS, France On a school gate in the French city of Amiens, a hand-written note details the results of last weekend's parliamentary elections. The winner, by far, was abstention. | Video

07 Jun 2017

Left, right rub shoulders as Macron's France eyes parliamentary vote

ANGERVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE, France Eighty-year old Francois Bibes has voted for the left all his life. But the former mayor of a village in western France will back Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, a long-time conservative, in Sunday's parliamentary election.

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