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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

14 Jun 2018

French parliament approves SNCF reform bill in breakthrough for Macron

PARIS France's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill overhauling the indebted state-run rail company SNCF on Wednesday, handing a significant victory to President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to outflank the unions and reform the economy. | Video

13 Jun 2018

French parliament set to approve SNCF reform in boon for Macron

PARIS, June 13 France's parliament will approve a bill on Wednesday overhauling the indebted state-run rail company SNCF, handing a significant victory to President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to outwit the unions and reform the economy.

11 Jun 2018

After months of strikes, France's Macron looks to break rail unions

PARIS In early April, thousands of French rail workers filled a square outside one of Paris's largest stations at the start of a strike against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms.

06 Jun 2018

Macron wants 'more ambitious' deal on euro zone - sources

BERLIN/PARIS France wants a more ambitious reform of the euro zone than the one sketched out by Angela Merkel and will press the German chancellor for additional concessions on a euro zone budget and banking union in the weeks ahead, French officials say.

01 Jun 2018

Zverev comes back from brink to reach French Open last 16

PARIS Second seed Alexander Zverev saved a match point on his way to a grinding five-set win over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the third round of the French Open on Friday, securing his first trip to the last 16 at Roland Garros.

01 Jun 2018

No need for 'Quiet Please' at French Open: stands half empty

PARIS The sun had broken through the clouds, the coin had been flipped and the players were ready to begin their third round matches at Roland Garros just after 11 o'clock on Friday morning. The only question was, where were the crowds?

01 Jun 2018

No need for 'Quiet Please' at French Open - stands half empty

PARIS The sun had broken through the clouds, the coin had been flipped and the players were ready to begin their third round matches at Roland Garros just after 11 o'clock on Friday morning. The only question was, where were the crowds?

01 Jun 2018

Zverev comes back from brink to reach French Open last 16

PARIS Second seed Alexander Zverev saved a match point on his way to a grinding five-set win over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the third round of the French Open on Friday, securing his first trip to the last 16 at Roland Garros.

23 May 2018

French Open organisers launch assault on tardy diners

PARIS The French Open is mostly a picture of elegance -- well-dressed spectators in Panama hats watching the ball sizzle across the red clay in searing sunshine. The problem is when most of the crowd disappears for a long Mediterranean lunch.

15 May 2018

French at growing odds with U.S. despite Macron's 'BFF' tactics on Trump

PARIS France's foreign minister warned on Tuesday that President Emmanuel Macron was prepared to respond to U.S. moves in the Middle East, marking a sharp departure from the warm relations on show during Macron's visit to Washington last month.

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