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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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15 Sep 2018

Tunisia ruling party suspends PM's membership after row with president's son

TUNIS Tunisia's ruling Nidaa Tounes party said on Friday it had frozen the prime minister's membership in the latest escalation in a row between the prime minister and the president's son.

31 Aug 2018

Tunisian energy minister, officials sacked over graft accusations: government

TUNIS Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed sacked the energy minister, Khaled Kaddour, and four other senior figures linked to that ministry on Friday over corruption accusations, government officials said.

24 Aug 2018

Tunisair wants government backing to lay off 1,200 workers

TUNIS Tunisia's state airline wants to lay off 1,200 workers to ease financial difficulties which have led to flight delays and the grounding of aircraft due to lack of spare parts, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.

25 Jul 2018

Tunisia PM says changing the government now will hurt the economy

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders, rejecting the president's call for him to stand down amid an economic crisis.

25 Jul 2018

Tunisia PM says changing the government now will hurt the economy

TUNIS, July 24 Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders, rejecting the president's call for him to stand down amid an economic crisis. President Beji Caid Essebsi this month urged Chahed to step down if the country's political and economic problems persisted. Since the toppling of autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, nine cabinets have failed to resolve high inflation and unemployment. Turmoil and militant attacks have deterred tourists and investors, eroding living standards.

24 Jul 2018

Tunisia will not deport Islamist suspect back to Germany - official

TUNIS Tunisia will not deport a suspected Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard back to Germany because he is facing possible "terrorism" charges at home, a Tunisian judicial official said on Tuesday.

23 Jul 2018

Migrants stranded without aid as Tunisia refuses to let ship dock

TUNIS A Tunisian boat carrying around 40 African migrants has been stranded off the country's coast without aid for more than a week after authorities refused to let them disembark there, the Red Crescent said on Monday.

18 Jul 2018

Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight

TUNIS The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government's fight against widespread corruption in the country.

18 Jul 2018

Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight

TUNIS, July 17 The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government's fight against widespread corruption in the country.

16 Jul 2018

Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues

TUNIS Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence vote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.

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