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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

15 Dec 2017

Deutsche Telekom, Tele2 join forces to challenge Dutch duopoly

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT Deutsche Telekom will buy the Dutch business of Sweden's Tele2 and combine it with its T-Mobile Nederland to give it more muscle to challenge rivals KPN and Ziggo.

05 Dec 2017

Germany must stop relying on U.S. for foreign policy - foreign minister

BERLIN Germany should be more assertive in setting foreign policy according to its own interests rather than to those of the United States, the German foreign minister said on Tuesday.

02 Nov 2017

Hugo Boss lifts 2017 sales guidance

FRANKFURT German fashion house Hugo Boss raised its sales guidance for 2017 after a robust third quarter and said it was confident its new digital store concept would take off.

26 Oct 2017

Nivea maker Beiersdorf outshines rivals with sales surge

FRANKFURT Long-lasting Nivea body milk and other new products helped Beiersdorf beat quarterly sales forecasts and raise its full-year target on Thursday, boosting its shares.

13 Oct 2017

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

FRANKFURT BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

13 Oct 2017

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of failed Air Berlin

FRANKFURT/BERLIN Lufthansa reinforced its position as Germany's largest airline on Thursday by signing a 210 million euro ($249 million) deal to buy large parts of insolvent Air Berlin. | Video

25 Sep 2017

Scenting power, potential Merkel coalition partners edge closer on Europe

BERLIN Nominally, they are at odds on Europe. But Germany's Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) gave remarkably similar messages on European reform on Monday as they began exploring a coalition alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's humbled conservatives.

25 Sep 2017

Scenting power, potential Merkel coalition partners edge closer on Europe

BERLIN Nominally, they are at odds on Europe. But Germany's Greens and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) gave remarkably similar messages on European reform on Monday as they began exploring a coalition alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's humbled conservatives.

25 Sep 2017

Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right. | Video

21 Sep 2017

Global reinsurers rocked by storms and quakes

FRANKFURT/BERLIN A profit warning from one of the world's largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance.

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