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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

30 Jan 2018

Italy's 5-Star presents 'super-competent' candidates for election

ROME University professors, a businessman who lost his savings in a 2015 state bank bailout and a former Olympic athlete will run as candidates for the 5-Star Movement in Italy's election, the anti-establishment group announced on Monday.

25 Jan 2018

Italian police arrest 31 in Rome beachside mafia blitz

ROME Police in Rome said on Thursday they had made dozens of arrests to break up an organised crime group in Ostia, a seaside suburb that has been one of the hotspots in a major anti-mafia investigation in the Italian capital.

23 Jan 2018

Italy centre-right divisions widen as League beats anti-euro drum

ROME The leader of Italy's far-right Northern League on Tuesday called the euro "a failed experiment" and presented outspoken anti-euro economists among his election candidates, widening divisions with his ally Silvio Berlusconi.

23 Dec 2017

Exclusive: ArcelorMittal tells Ilva it wants to change buying contract

ROME Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has told commissioners running Italy's Ilva plant that it wants changes made to the contract in which it agreed to buy the company in order to protect it from legal challenges in Italy.

05 Dec 2017

ArcelorMittal's Ilva bid stalled, but EU steel to benefit either way

LONDON ArcelorMittal's bid to buy Italian steel major Ilva may have hit serious snags, but the European Union's steel sector is set to benefit in the short term whether or not there is a deal.

10 Nov 2017

Italy keeps foot on gas as it calls for early end to coal

ROME/MILAN Italy is looking to phase out all coal power plant production by 2025 and boost the role of renewable energy as it seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, the government said on Friday.

27 Oct 2017

Italy sovereign fund may step in to save steel factory deal -sources

ROME, Oct 27 Italy has asked its sovereign wealth fund to consider investing in the country's biggest steelworks alongside global steelmaker ArcelorMittal to prevent competition regulators from sinking a deal to rescue the plant, sources said.

29 Jul 2017

Drought-hit Rome narrowly avoids water rationing

ROME Rome narrowly avoided water rationing on Friday after a deal between the regional government and the city's water company defused a row over drawing water from a drought-affected lake.

14 Jul 2017

Italy drafts code on NGO migrant rescues as thousands more reach land

ROME Italy will present a code of conduct next week to humanitarian groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, a government source said on Friday, as thousands more arrived at its southern ports.

29 May 2017

Italy 5-Star backing for proportional electoral law raises chance of autumn vote

ROME Italy's 5-Star Movement voted over the weekend in favour of a proportional electoral system, raising the chances of an unprecedented autumn parliamentary election.

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