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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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20 Apr 2017

UK government to extend Northern Ireland talks deadline until end of June - sources

BELFAST The British government has decided to extend the deadline on talks to form a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists until after a snap UK-wide election, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

18 Apr 2017

Ireland fears UK election could damage talks to ease Northern Ireland impasse

DUBLIN/BELFAST Ireland fears British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for an early general election in June could damage chances of resolving the political crisis in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2017

Ireland fears UK election could damage talks to ease Northern Ireland impasse

DUBLIN/BELFAST Ireland fears British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for an early general election in June could damage chances of resolving the political crisis in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2017

Northern Ireland's peace generation frozen out by politics of war

BELFAST/BESSBROOK, Northern Ireland The sudden collapse of a power-sharing agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland has angered a younger generation who feel robbed of their future by the failure of politicians to get over the sectarian prejudices of the past.

25 Jan 2017

New Sinn Fein leader warns of Irish border control threat

BELFAST Britain's plans for a "hard Brexit" could lead to customs controls along the Irish border, Sinn Fein's new leader in Northern Ireland said on Wednesday, putting the onus on the government in Dublin to limit the damage.

23 Jan 2017

In generation shift, Sinn Fein names O'Neill as Northern Ireland leader

BELFAST Sinn Fein named Michelle O'Neill to succeed Martin McGuinness and lead the Irish nationalist party into Northern Irish elections in March, marking a shift towards a generation not directly involved in decades of conflict.

20 Jan 2017

Northern Irish children suffered decades of cruel abuse-report

BELFAST Children in Northern Ireland suffered decades of cruel sexual, physical and emotional abuse in institutions run by the state, charities and the Catholic and Protestant churches, an official report said on Friday.

19 Jan 2017

Illness forces Northern Ireland's McGuinness to quit politics

BELFAST Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland, said on Thursday he was bowing out of politics and would not lead his nationalist party into elections in March.

17 Jan 2017

Sinn Fein's Adams anticipating significant Irish border changes

DUBLIN/BELFAST Britain's plan for leaving the European Union is unlikely to be accomplished without significant changes to border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said on Tuesday.

17 Jan 2017

Northern Ireland sets March 2 election after government collapse

BELFAST Britain's Northern Ireland minister called an early election on Monday for March 2 following the collapse of the region's power-sharing government that risks a lengthy period of political paralysis just as Britain prepares for talks to leave the EU. | Video

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