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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

30 Nov 2017

China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

25 Nov 2017

South African forwards steamroller Italy to avenge 2016 loss

PADOVA, Italy South Africa overran Italy 35-6 in Padova on Saturday with five converted tries, avenging their shock loss to the Azzurri last year and notching up their first back-to-back wins since August.

22 Nov 2017

Italy happy to be respected as Boks plan revenge

MILAN Italy coach Conor O'Shea will no longer have the element of surprise when his team face South Africa on Saturday, a year after they ambushed the former world champions in a huge upset -- but he knows they now have the visitors' respect.

20 Oct 2017

HINTERGRUND-"Sind nicht Katalonien" - Lombardei stimmt über Autonomie ab

Mailand Während die Investoren nervös auf das Gezerre um Katalonien blicken, strebt im Norden Italiens eine weitere wirtschaftsstarke Region nach mehr Selbstbestimmung.

19 Oct 2017

'We're not Catalonia' - Italy's separatists tread softly towards autonomy

MILAN, Italy As nervous investors retreat from Catalonia, afraid the wealthy region may secede from Spain, another European region whose politicians once campaigned for independence is looking to attract some of them -- by talking of autonomy, not secession.

06 May 2017

Kipchoge runs fastest marathon, fails to break two hours

MONZA, Italy Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. | Video

16 Feb 2017

Milan mayor sees EU picking new home for drugs agency by June

MILAN The European Union is likely to select a new home for the bloc's London-based medicines regulator by June, according to the mayor of Milan, one of several cities vying to host the organisation after Brexit.

16 Feb 2017

Milan mayor sees EU picking new home for drugs agency by June

MILAN, Feb 16 The European Union is likely to select a new home for the bloc's London-based medicines regulator by June, according to the mayor of Milan, one of several cities vying to host the organisation after Brexit.

11 Feb 2017

Italy deserves Six Nations spot despite heavy losses - coach

ROME Italy coach Conor O'Shea fended off suggestions on Saturday that his team were out of their depth in the Six Nations and said the tournament's experiment with attacking bonus-points encouraged opponents to "go for the jugular" this year.

11 Feb 2017

Ireland crush Italy in bonus-point try fest

ROME Ireland recorded their biggest ever Six Nations victory as they smashed Italy 63-10 in Rome on Saturday, running in nine tries and earning the tournament’s first attacking bonus point.

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