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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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22 Nov 2017

France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'

PARIS France demanded on Wednesday an urgent U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

19 Nov 2017

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. | Video

13 Nov 2017

France frets over internal threat two years after Paris attacks

PARIS Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of "internal" threat from both within and outside the country.

10 Nov 2017

France's Macron treads fine line in Iran-Saudi minefield

PARIS With U.S. President Donald Trump tightly aligned with Saudi Arabia against Iran, France is positioning itself as a broker between the Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim rivals, but neutrality may leave it with little leverage.

19 Oct 2017

Criticised for Egypt ties, France to raise human rights with al-Sisi

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron, conscious of criticism of France's policy on Egypt, will raise his concerns over human rights when he meets Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris next week, his office said on Thursday.

05 Oct 2017

France offers to mediate between Baghdad and Kurds

PARIS France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq's government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until Islamic State was defeated.

29 Sep 2017

Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

TALLINN French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called "intense" cooperation between Paris and Berlin. | Video

29 Aug 2017

France's Macron sets fighting 'Islamist terrorism' as main policy goal

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that ensuring national security would be at the heart of France's diplomatic activity and he set eradicating "Islamist terrorism" as his core foreign policy goal.

29 Aug 2017

Europeans, Africans agree renewed push to tackle migrant crisis

PARIS Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African states agreed a plan on Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea. | Video

26 Jul 2017

Libya's PM, eastern commander commit to ceasefire, election

CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar committed to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards holding elections next spring in talks chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

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