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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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16 May 2018

Merkel backs Iran deal, cautious on euro zone reform

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nuclear deal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran's role in Syria and its ballistic missile program.

16 May 2018

Merkel backs Iran deal, cautious on euro zone reform

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nuclear deal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran's role in Syria and its ballistic missile programme.

15 May 2018

German soccer stars under fire for posing with Turkey's Erdogan

BERLIN/DORTMUND Two top German soccer players made a mistake by posing for a photo with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman and national soccer coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday, amid concerns over Turkey's human rights record.

02 May 2018

Germany calls for 'clear mandate' in EU trade talks with U.S

BERLIN European Union member states must give the EU trade commissioner a clear mandate for negotiations with the United States over a long-term exemption from U.S. metal tariffs, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

26 Apr 2018

Ahead of Merkel trip to U.S., Germany downbeat on trade tariffs

BERLIN Germany expects U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminium products to kick in on May 1, a senior government official said before Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday.

25 Apr 2018

Thousands of Germans join 'kippa marches' to reject anti-Semitism

BERLIN Thousands of Germans wearing Jewish caps took part in nationwide rallies on Wednesday evening in support of the Jewish community amid concerns about growing anti-Semitism.

11 Apr 2018

Germany's Merkel sceptical about hardware refits for diesel cars

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday played down the possibility of forcing carmakers to make expensive modifications to diesel car exhaust systems, as her new government tries to avoid driving bans in cities with air quality problems.

11 Apr 2018

Germany's Merkel skeptical about hardware refits for diesel cars

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday played down the possibility of forcing carmakers to make expensive modifications to diesel car exhaust systems, as her new government tries to avoid driving bans in cities with air quality problems.

03 Apr 2018

German prosecutors file for extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

BERLIN German prosecutors filed a request to a regional court on Tuesday for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he faces charges of rebellion over the region's campaign for independence.

28 Mar 2018

Splits on Russia in German left risk undermining Merkel

BERLIN Germany's decision to expel Russian diplomats has split the Social Democrats (SPD), Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, undermining her tough stance on Moscow just two weeks into a new government.

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