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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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27 Apr 2018

Romania's president calls on PM to quit over Israel embassy move

BUCHAREST Romania's president called on the prime minister to resign on Friday after she endorsed a secret deal to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, overstepping her powers on foreign policy.

16 Apr 2018

Romanian president rejects government call to sack top anti-graft prosecutor

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis rejected on Monday a request by the justice minister to sack the head of the country's anti-corruption agency, the latest twist in a row over graft that has spurred large-scale street protests over the past two years.

10 Mar 2018

Romania's ruling party congress votes to join euro in 2024

BUCHAREST, March 10 Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD), in power for a year, voted at an extraordinary congress on Saturday to back a 2024 target date to adopt the euro currency.

23 Feb 2018

Romania's anti-graft chief wins high-level backing after dismissal call

BUCHAREST Romania's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, under fire from the justice minister who called for her dismissal for exceeding her authority, won support on Friday from President Klaus Iohannis who praised her work in fighting graft.

23 Feb 2018

Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

23 Feb 2018

Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST, Feb 23 Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

29 Jan 2018

Voting to survive: Romanians elect mayors despite corruption record

DRAGOMIRESTI, Romania Romanian mayor Dragos Vladulescu has a criminal conviction in a country with one of the EU's worst corruption records, and yet local voters keep re-electing him and many think he's doing a great job.

26 Jan 2018

Romanian MP targeted by prosecutors named to head EU funds ministry

BUCHAREST Romanian Prime Minister-designate Viorica Dancila announced on Friday the creation of a new ministry to handle European Union funds and nominated as its head a lawmaker whom anti-corruption prosecutors have tried to investigate.

17 Jan 2018

Romanian president picks Dancila as new PM, graft in spotlight

BUCHAREST Romania's President Klaus Iohannis appointed European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as prime minister-designate on Wednesday, the country's third head of the government in a year and its first female premier.

16 Jan 2018

Romania's ruling Social Democrats propose MEP Dancila as new premier

BUCHAREST Romania's ruling Social Democrat party (PSD) chose to nominate European MP Viorica Dancila as the new prime minister in a unanimous vote on Tuesday after Mihai Tudose stepped down following a row with the party leadership.

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