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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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11 Apr 2018

Germany's Merkel sceptical about hardware refits for diesel cars

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday played down the possibility of forcing carmakers to make expensive modifications to diesel car exhaust systems, as her new government tries to avoid driving bans in cities with air quality problems.

11 Apr 2018

Germany's Merkel sceptical about hardware refits for diesel cars

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday played down the possibility of forcing carmakers to make expensive modifications to diesel car exhaust systems, as her new government tries to avoid driving bans in cities with air quality problems.

03 Apr 2018

German prosecutors file for extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

BERLIN German prosecutors filed a request to a regional court on Tuesday for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he faces charges of rebellion over the region's campaign for independence.

28 Mar 2018

Splits on Russia in German left risk undermining Merkel

BERLIN Germany's decision to expel Russian diplomats has split the Social Democrats (SPD), Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, undermining her tough stance on Moscow just two weeks into a new government.

27 Mar 2018

Germany's AfD slams Merkel's expulsions of Russian diplomats in spy row

BERLIN The opposition far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) rebuked Angela Merkel's government for joining Western expulsions of Russian diplomats after an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, arguing that this harmed Germany.

14 Mar 2018

Weakened Merkel begins fourth term beset by challenges

BERLIN German lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished. | Video

08 Mar 2018

Germany's Justice Minister Maas to be new foreign minister - source

BERLIN Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas is to become foreign minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new coalition government, a source in his Social Democratic (SPD) party said.

28 Feb 2018

Germany weighs options to avoid diesel bans after ruling

BERLIN Germany's government scrambled on Wednesday to find ways to avoid bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles in major cities, seeking to reassure drivers and carmakers after a court ruled that local authorities were allowed to bar them.

26 Feb 2018

Merkel's CDU votes on German coalition deal after new cabinet picks

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday to approve a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), a step that would bring her closer to a fourth term.

26 Feb 2018

Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she has heeded calls for renewal to revive her grumbling party.

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