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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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14 Jan 2018

German SPD leaders aim to improve on coalition deal with Merkel

BERLIN Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats said on Sunday they would press for improvements to a coalition blueprint agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, seeking to win over sceptical party members who can torpedo the deal.

12 Jan 2018

Coalition deal leaves Merkel's fate in hands of Social Democrats

BERLIN Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from her close allies before the end of her fourth term.

10 Jan 2018

German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

BERLIN German Social Democrats sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations on establishing a new government.

24 Nov 2017

What political crisis? German business morale hits record high

BERLIN German business confidence hit a record high in November putting Europe's largest economy on track for a boom, the Ifo economic institute said on Friday, allaying some concerns about political instability over forming a new government. | Video

23 Nov 2017

Merkel looks secure for now despite coalition chaos

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are rallying around her despite the failure of talks to form a three-way ruling coalition, buying her time in office and putting the onus on her Social Democrat rivals to break Germany's political impasse.

21 Nov 2017

Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany's president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government. | Video

16 Nov 2017

Britain wants trade deal with EU 'much closer than Canada'- Davis

BERLIN Britain wants the freest possible trade in goods and services with the European Union in a Brexit deal that goes further than the bloc's trade agreement with Canada, Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday.

16 Nov 2017

Against the clock, German parties haggle over immigration, euro budget

BERLIN With just one day left to conclude exploratory talks on forming a new coalition government, German parties were still far apart on Wednesday on the hot issue of immigration and the future governance of the euro zone.

08 Nov 2017

German advisers want tighter ECB policy, longer Brexit talks

BERLIN The European Central Bank should wind down its asset purchases quickly and publish a strategy for normalising its expansive monetary policy, a panel of economic advisers to the German government said on Wednesday.

07 Nov 2017

Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.

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