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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

20 Nov 2017

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.

16 Nov 2017

Britain wants trade deal with EU 'much closer than Canada'- Davis

BERLIN Britain wants the freest possible trade in goods and services with the European Union in a Brexit deal that goes further than the bloc's trade agreement with Canada, Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday.

09 Nov 2017

'Made in Syria' - Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.

09 Nov 2017

German exports dip, but robust orders brighten outlook

BERLIN Germany's imports and exports both fell in September as its trade surplus widened, highlighting the importance of domestic consumption as a driver of growth in Europe's largest economy.

30 Oct 2017

Soft German inflation backs up ECB slow tapering

BERLIN German annual inflation slowed in October and remained below the European Central Bank's target, data showed on Monday, lending support to the bank's decision to withdraw monetary stimulus only slowly.

25 Oct 2017

Euphoric German businesses brush off Brexit, coalition blues

BERLIN A euphoric mood among German constructors and manufacturers drove business confidence to an all-time high in October, a survey showed, reflecting optimism that an upswing in Europe's largest economy has further to run. | Video

20 Oct 2017

'A long way to go' in German coalition talks, liberal FDP says

BERLIN There is a long way to go in talks on forming a new German coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a senior member of the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said after meeting the environmentalist Greens on Thursday.

19 Oct 2017

Fewer migrants entitled to join family in Germany - study

BERLIN The number of foreigners who qualify to join loved ones granted asylum in Germany is much smaller than government estimates, a study showed on Thursday, potentially removing an obstacle in coalition talks.

18 Oct 2017

German coalition talks: 'Road to Jamaica is long'

BERLIN German politicians seeking to form a first of a kind coalition of conservatives, liberals and leftist environmentalists agreed on one thing after their first talks on Wednesday: it's going to take a while.

18 Oct 2017

Conservative German state premier quits after far-right surge

BERLIN The conservative premier of the eastern German state of Saxony resigned on Wednesday, saying a younger generation of leaders is needed after his party bled support to the far right in national elections last month.

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