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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

20 Jul 2017

EasyJet caution on pricing overshadows profit upgrade

LONDON Cautious comments by British budget airline easyJet on the outlook for summer pricing hit its shares and those of rival airlines on Thursday, overshadowing an increased profit target after a strong quarter.

19 Jul 2017

Budget airline Wizz Air looking at UK flying licence as a Brexit contingency

LONDON Budget airline Wizz Air said on Wednesday it was seeking a British flying licence in case there was no clean deal to protect flying rights once Britain leaves the European Union.

17 Jul 2017

Britain's easyHotel to expand into Iran

LONDON Britain's easyHotel has reached an agreement with developers to open more than 500 rooms in Iran, joining other foreign chains that have moved into the country since the lifting of sanctions.

13 Jul 2017

British peer gets 12 weeks in jail for racist threat to Brexit challenger

LONDON A British aristocrat was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison on Thursday for racially aggravated threats to a woman who mounted a legal challenge to the government's plans to trigger Brexit.

12 Jul 2017

Jumble of jobs data underlines Bank of England's rates dilemma

LONDON British workers saw their pay fall further behind inflation in the three months to May even as the unemployment rate hit a new 42-year low.

10 Jul 2017

London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi

LONDON London's High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain's multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law.

04 Jul 2017

Bank of England's Vlieghe leans against UK rate hike talk

LONDON One of the Bank of England's interest rate-setters said on Monday he favoured keeping borrowing costs at their historic low, despite a shift among some of his peers at the central bank in favour of a first hike in a decade.

20 Jun 2017

Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns 'sickening' attack

LONDON A van ploughed into worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims. | Video

20 Jun 2017

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

LONDON An imam intervened to stop local residents from beating a man accused of driving into people on Monday outside a London mosque after Ramadan prayers, and one official said "his bravery and courage" potentially saved the man's life.

19 Jun 2017

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

LONDON An imam intervened to stop local residents from beating a man accused of driving into people on Monday outside a London mosque after Ramadan prayers, and one official said "his bravery and courage" potentially saved the man's life.

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