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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

17 Mar 2018

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

ATHENS Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

07 Feb 2018

Greece still waiting for dust to settle

LONDON (IFR) - Greece is waiting for the dust to settle before it comes to market with a seven-year euro benchmark.

04 Feb 2018

Greeks rally in Athens over Macedonia name row

ATHENS Hundreds of thousands of Greeks rallied outside parliament in Athens on Sunday to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement the government pursues with the ex-Yugoslav Republic to end a decades-old name row. | Video

16 Jan 2018

Greece plans three new bond sales to build post-bailout buffer

ATHENS Greece wants to create a cash buffer of up to 19 billion euros ($23 billion) to cover debt repayments after it exits its current bailout programme and plans three new bond issues by August, government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

12 Jan 2018

Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping

ATHENS Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds. | Video

11 Jan 2018

Greeks to strike over right-to-strike bill

ATHENS Greek subway workers, dockers and state-employed doctors plan to strike on Friday in the country's first major industrial action of 2018, to protest a new law that will restrict their right to walk off the job.

09 Jan 2018

Greek Communist anti-austerity protesters storm labour ministry

ATHENS Greek demonstrators stormed the country's labour ministry and confronted its chief on Tuesday in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international creditors in exchange for bailout funds.

19 Dec 2017

Greek lawmakers approve 2018 budget, government says last under bailout

ATHENS Greek lawmakers on Tuesday approved by majority the country's 2018 budget, which the government said would be the last under bailout terms which have held the country in a stranglehold of austerity for eight years.

08 Dec 2017

After stinging Athens, Turkey's Erdogan woos crowds in northern Greece

KOMOTINI, Greece Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gave out toy cars and dolls to children on the final leg of a visit to Greece on Friday, a trip meant to boost ties but which has exposed the deep rifts between the two neighbours.

23 Nov 2017

Greek pensioners protest against government that 'took everything'

ATHENS Several hundred elderly Greeks marched through Athens on Thursday, protesting against a government they say "took everything" with a new round of cuts to pensions and crumbling health care benefits.

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