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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

21 Oct 2017

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes towards sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

12 Oct 2017

With French down on strikes, Macron reforms get easier ride

PARIS There was a time when angry French workers could down tools and take to the streets en masse to force ministers to back down. But things have changed, making President Emmanuel Macron's job of pushing through labour reforms that much easier.

11 Oct 2017

Striking French workers disrupt flights, schools

PARIS French public sector workers went on strike on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to cull jobs and toughen pay conditions, forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and disrupting school activities. | Video

27 Sep 2017

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defence and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement. | Video

26 Sep 2017

Macron will "Neugründung Europas" mit Euro-Zonen-Budget

Paris/Berlin Ungeachtet der Vorbehalte aus Berlin und Brüssel will Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron der Europäischen Union neues Leben einhauchen und die Euro-Zone finanziell enger verzahnen.

25 Sep 2017

Brooking no dissent, Marine Le Pen takes grip on French far-right

PARIS Marine Le Pen has acted to reassert her authority over France's far-right National Front with the forced departure of her deputy, but still faces a struggle to persuade the party base that she has what it takes to win an election.

23 Sep 2017

France's far-left leader urges French "resistance" against Macron

PARIS French far-left opposition party leader Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands to a rally on Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms, aiming to reinforce his credentials as Macron's strongest political opponent.

21 Sep 2017

France's National Front number two quits; far-right opposition in turmoil

PARIS The right-hand man of French National Front chief Marine Le Pen quit the party on Thursday, a split that opens the way for policy changes in the far-right party and shows the depth of internal feuding after Le Pen's presidential election defeat.

21 Sep 2017

France's National Front on verge of split after election setback

PARIS Four months after a heavy electoral defeat, France's National Front is on the verge of a split between its leader and her chief deputy that could open the way to a policy change on the euro as the far-right party seeks to rebrand itself.

14 Sep 2017

Games will not solve our problems, lament Paris suburb residents

SAINT-DENIS, France As French officials uncorked the champagne to celebrate securing the 2024 Olympics, in Saint-Denis, the underprivileged district just north of Paris where much of the Games will be hosted, not everyone was preparing to party.


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