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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

16 Jun 2018

Saved but still suffering, Aquarius migrants head for Spain

ROME Saved from death at sea but denied a place to land by Italy, the 629 migrants rescued by the charity ship Aquarius have endured an additional 700 nautical mile-trip to Spain that one of the rescuers blamed on "idiotic" politics.

14 Jun 2018

Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke

ROME Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity. | Video

13 Jun 2018

Italy summons French envoy as migration dispute escalates

ROME Italy summoned France's envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic standoff that is widening one of Europe's main political fault lines. | Video

12 Jun 2018

Italy sends migrant convoy to Spain, has words with France

ROME Italy sent hundreds of migrants towards Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration. | Video

11 Jun 2018

Italy cries victory as Spain opens port to rescued migrants

ROME/MADRID Spain offered on Monday to take in a humanitarian ship stranded in international waters with 629 migrants aboard, prompting Italy's new anti-establishment government to claim victory in its bid to get European partners to help more on immigration. | Video

05 Jun 2018

Italy's new PM vows radical change, flanked by party bosses

ROME Italy's new prime minister promised on Tuesday to bring radical change to the country, including more generous welfare and a crackdown on immigration, as the two party bosses who hold the keys to his anti-establishment government nodded their approval. | Video

05 Jun 2018

Italy's "government for change" seeking parliament's backing

ROME, June 5 Italy's anti-establishment government will seek backing in the Senate on Tuesday, one of the final hurdles before it can begin implementing its plans to challenge European Union rules on budgets and immigration.

01 Jun 2018

Italy's anti-establishment leaders revive governing coalition

ROME Italy's anti-establishment parties revived coalition plans on Thursday, ending three months of political turmoil by announcing a government that promises to increase spending, challenge European Union fiscal rules and crack down on immigration. | Video

01 Jun 2018

Populisten und Rechte bilden neue Regierung in Italien

Rom In Italien steht eine Regierung von Populisten und Rechten vor der Vereidigung.

29 May 2018

Italy may return to polls in July, sources say, amid market rout

ROME Italy may hold repeat elections as early as July after the man asked to be prime minister failed to secure support from major political parties for even a stop-gap government, sources said on Tuesday, as markets tumbled on the growing political turmoil. | Video

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