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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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18 Feb 2018

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

BERLIN/MUNICH A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey's delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards.

17 Feb 2018

As support falls, German SPD sees 'no Plan B' to Merkel coalition

BERLIN Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) hit a record low, a poll showed, and the party's leader-in-waiting said she had "no Plan B" should members reject a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

17 Feb 2018

Brexit deal should strike 'fair balance', says Germany's Merkel

BERLIN A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union's single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.

16 Feb 2018

Brexit deal should strike 'fair balance', says Germany's Merkel

BERLIN A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union's single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.

13 Feb 2018

Merkel, SPD under renewed fire over German coalition deal

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) faced further criticism on Monday from within their own parties over a new coalition deal that must still be approved by disgruntled SPD rank-and-file members.

07 Feb 2018

Analysis: Merkel loosens purse strings and embraces Europe to keep power

BERLIN To secure a fourth term as chancellor, Angela Merkel is handing her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners control of the finance ministry, giving them licence to spend a record budget surplus, and embracing their demands for European reform.

07 Feb 2018

Merkel loosens purse strings and embraces Europe to keep power

BERLIN To secure a fourth term as chancellor, Angela Merkel is handing her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners control of the finance ministry, giving them license to spend a record budget surplus, and embracing their demands for European reform.

06 Feb 2018

We are 95 pct of the way to a coalition deal, German SPD says

BERLIN, Feb 6 German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are around 95 percent of the way to reaching a coalition deal, an SPD negotiator said on Tuesday, adding, however, the deal would not be a "masterpiece".

06 Feb 2018

German parties add another day in last-ditch push for coalition

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) plan to continue negotiations on Tuesday as they struggle to reach agreement on healthcare and labour reforms - the final hurdles to another "grand coalition".

23 Jan 2018

Bleeding support, German SPD wrangles over coalition talks

BERLIN Suffering a further loss in support, Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) bickered on Tuesday over their leader's role after party delegates at the weekend narrowly backed coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. | Video

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