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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

12 Mar 2018

Le Pen wants France's National Front to be renamed 'National Rally'

LILLE, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed her National Front party be renamed the "National Rally" on Sunday, in a bid to shed a brand associated by many voters with racism and anti-Semitism and facilitate alliances with other parties. | Video

28 Feb 2018

National Front's Jean-Marie Le Pen says party name change is 'suicide'

SAINT-CLOUD, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's plan to change the National Front's name amounts to political suicide, its founder, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen told Reuters, warning that his daughter was cutting herself off from the party's roots.

08 Dec 2017

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming.

23 Nov 2017

Interview: French conservatives' leader-in-waiting out to woo far-right voters

PROVINS, France France's main conservative party needs to go on the political offensive against President Emmanuel Macron by rediscovering a right-wing identity and increasing its appeal to National Front voters, its leader-in-waiting said.

22 Nov 2017

France's Le Pen says she is victim of 'banking fatwa' over account closures

NANTERRE/PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused banks on Wednesday of closing accounts that belong to her and her party, saying she has been the victim of a "banking fatwa" meant to silence her National Front.

19 Jul 2017

France's armed forces chief resigns after clash with Macron over budget cuts

PARIS France's armed forces chief resigned on Wednesday in a dispute with Emmanuel Macron over defence budget cuts, an early test of the newly elected president's mettle and the tough presidential style he is cultivating. | Video

14 Jul 2017

Judge bans 'obscene' Nice attack images from Paris Match website

PARIS A French court on Thursday said Paris Match's publication of graphic pictures of the Bastille day attack in Nice was "obscene" and barred it from putting them on its website but did not heed calls to remove the magazine from news stands.

06 Jul 2017

France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040

PARIS France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and become carbon neutral 10 years later, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday at a presentation of measures to keep up momentum on the Paris climate agreement.

31 May 2017

Second French minister denies sleaze charge by Macron opponents

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's pledge of clean leadership hit another snag on Tuesday when a second minister in his government had to deny accusations by political opponents of financial misconduct days before parliamentary elections.

25 May 2017

French drugmaker Servier to face trial over weight-loss Mediator

PARIS The Paris prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that drugmaker Servier as well as the French drug regulator should face trial over weight-loss pill Mediator, believed to have caused at least 500 deaths in one of France's worst health scandals.


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