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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

01 Jun 2018

On Berlin's 'Arab Street,' two worlds collide

BERLIN During the Cold War, Sonnenallee was an unremarkable street with a checkpoint that drew attention only at Easter when West Berliners visited their relatives in the East. Nicknamed "Little Beirut," it was known for its Lebanese stores and smoky cafes playing old Arab songs. | Video

31 May 2018

Hamburg to maintain diesel ban until Berlin enforces retrofits

HAMBURG/BERLIN Hamburg will uphold a city-center ban on older diesel cars until air quality improves or Chancellor Angela Merkel's government enforces retrofits of emission-reducing technology, a senior local official said on Thursday.

24 May 2018

Germany's Mittelstand seek ways to keep doing business with Iran

BERLIN Germany's small-to-medium-sized firms, or Mittelstand, are scrambling to work out how to maintain business in Iran after a meeting between Germany's foreign minister and his U.S. counterpart dashed any hopes of a breakthrough on the nuclear accord.

16 May 2018

Hamburg takes steps to impose Germany's first big city ban on old diesels

BERLIN Hamburg said on Wednesday it had begun putting up signs to enforce what will be the first ban on older diesel vehicles from streets in a major German city, after a court ruled in February that cities were entitled to impose such bans.

16 May 2018

Opel lässt Fachkräfte in Scharen ziehen

Frankfurt Zur Übernahme von Opel im vergangenen Jahr hatte PSA-Chef Carlos Tavares noch die deutsche Ingenieurskunst gepriesen - doch der Marke mit dem Blitz laufen Insidern zufolge im Zuge der Sanierung wichtige Techniker und Wissensträger davon.

14 May 2018

NATO spending target not some 'fetish' for Germany: Merkel

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was important for Germany to stand by its commitments to NATO, including moves to boost military spending toward an alliance target of 2 percent of economic output.

11 May 2018

PSA's Opel suspends staff buyouts after wave of departures

FRANKFURT German carmaker Opel has suspended voluntary redundancies after staff representatives warned that a wave of departures following PSA Group's takeover could leave it short of skilled workers.

24 Apr 2018

Opel workers protest cuts as Peugeot boss digs in

FRANKFURT/PARIS Hundreds of German Opel workers gathered outside the carmaker's Eisenach plant on Tuesday to protest against owner PSA Group's plans to rein in wages in return for new production investments.

24 Apr 2018

Opel workers protest cuts as Peugeot boss digs in

FRANKFURT/PARIS, April 24 Hundreds of German Opel workers gathered outside the carmaker's Eisenach plant on Tuesday to protest against owner PSA Group's plans to rein in wages in return for new production investments.

19 Apr 2018

Opel labor leaders fear Eisenach plant workforce could halve

HAMBURG/FRANKFURT German labor leaders fear Opel's Eisenach factory could lose half its 1,800 workforce unless a deal is struck with owner PSA Group over working conditions, amid escalating tensions between German union IG Metall and Opel's management.

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