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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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19 Jun 2018

Bavarians put Merkel on notice to win EU migrants deal

BERLIN/MUNICH German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her two weeks' breathing space on Monday to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.

15 Jun 2018

Germany's Merkel floats tougher stance in trade row with U.S.

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new front in the trade row with the United States on Friday, warning that Europe's strategic interests rode on the future of Europe's car industry and hinting at competition probes of U.S. internet giants.

13 Jun 2018

Germany's Maas unveils vision for post-Atlantic Europe

BERLIN Germany's foreign minister called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses "red lines" and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth.

25 Apr 2018

Don't turn your back on us, Albania PM tells EU

BERLIN Denying Albania the prospect of one day becoming a European Union member could fuel Muslim radicalisation in the Balkan country, endangering regional stability, its prime minister Edi Rama said.

16 Apr 2018

Merkel's tougher Russia stance meets resistance in Germany

BERLIN Germany's Europe minister called on Monday for a new policy of easing tensions with Russia, adding to a chorus of voices pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel to moderate her hardened stance towards the Kremlin.

06 Apr 2018

German court rejects extradition of former Catalan leader on rebellion charge

BERLIN A German court on Thursday rejected an extradition request for Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on the charge of rebellion for his role in the campaign for the region's independence.

05 Mar 2018

Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday, clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy after months of political uncertainty. | Video

02 Mar 2018

Dutch PM rejects 'romance' of ever closer European union

BERLIN Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday rejected the notion that the European Union is on an inevitable path towards greater political integration after Britain leaves next year, and he called for a narrower focus on projects with an economic payoff.

28 Feb 2018

Germany's Merkel wins party nod to renew coalition with Social Democrats

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), bringing closer a fourth term for her as well as an end to political limbo in Europe's preeminent power.

19 Feb 2018

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

MUNICH Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. | Video

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