Deputy Europe Business Editor, @nytimes | Ex-@AFP Iraq Bureau Chief | | See pinned tweet for contact details | PGP Key:

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I am the Baghdad Bureau Chief for AFP, responsible for coverage of Iraq in English, French and Arabic, as well as photos and video.

I have worked in Iraq for AFP since June 2009, and previous to that, worked in London for AFP and Bloomberg News.

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Oct 19, 2017

RT @lloydblankfein: Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I'll be spending a lot more time there. #Brexit

Oct 19, 2017

John me on a walk through the seemingly endless vermilion gates at Fushimi-Inari Taisha in Kyoto.

Oct 19, 2017

A quiet moment of contemplation at Kyoto's Shoren-in.

Oct 18, 2017

RT @scottygb: This BBC Breaking News alert where @BBCSimonMcCoy announces when Kate Middleton is having her birthday is PEAK SIMO…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid job as a journalist was as an intern in Bloomberg News's London bureau, but I had been doing unpaid work throughout university.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope, and thankfully so -- I would probably make a whole bunch of spelling mistakes.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter -- it's like reading a newswire, populated with articles I'm interested in and stories I would want to share.