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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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14 Dec 2017

"Sahel coalition" wants victories against Islamist militants by mid-2018

LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD/PARIS A French-backed West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth and ensure more concrete support from the United Nations, the French and Malian leaders said on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2017

EU, U.N., African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

ABIDJAN The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people-smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants, in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

30 Nov 2017

EU, U.N. and African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

ABIDJAN The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

29 Nov 2017

Macron's promise of new France-Africa ties raises heckles

OUAGADOUGOU France's President Emmanuel Macron told African youths on Tuesday that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who would build partnerships with the continent rather than tell it what to do.

28 Nov 2017

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso before Macron's arrival

OUAGADOUDOU French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday played down reports of a grenade thrown at French soldiers shortly before his arrival in Burkina Faso's capital, saying much worse attacks linked to "deadly ... terrorism" targeted the country.

22 Nov 2017

France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'

PARIS France demanded on Wednesday an urgent U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

19 Nov 2017

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. | Video

13 Nov 2017

France frets over internal threat two years after Paris attacks

PARIS Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of "internal" threat from both within and outside the country.

10 Nov 2017

France's Macron treads fine line in Iran-Saudi minefield

PARIS With U.S. President Donald Trump tightly aligned with Saudi Arabia against Iran, France is positioning itself as a broker between the Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim rivals, but neutrality may leave it with little leverage.

19 Oct 2017

Criticized for Egypt ties, France to raise human rights with al-Sisi

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron, conscious of criticism of France's policy on Egypt, will raise his concerns over human rights when he meets Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris next week, his office said on Thursday.

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