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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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UK's Boris Johnson plays down Conservative rift, NZ near top of trade deal queue

WELLINGTON Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday appeared to deny there was any infighting within the governing Conservative party during a visit to New Zealand, where he said the country was near the top of the queue for a trade deal post-Brexit. | Video

19 Jul 2017

From trash to treasure: British composer Holst's lost manuscripts found in New Zealand

WELLINGTON Two handwritten music manuscripts discovered in a library clearout at an amateur orchestra in New Zealand have been confirmed as the work of British composer Gustav Holst, untraced for more than a century.

14 Jul 2017

Flights resume in New Zealand as storm eases, but heavy snow expected

WELLINGTON, July 14 Flights and ferry services resumed in New Zealand on Friday after a severe storm eased, officials said, but thousands remained without power and heavy snow was expected in some parts of the country.

13 Jul 2017

Severe New Zealand storm causes power cuts, flight and road disruptions

WELLINGTON Severe wind, rain and snow caused flight disruptions, road closures and power outages across New Zealand on Thursday, when the South Pacific island nation was hit by a storm carrying gales of up to 160 km an hour (100 mph).

30 Jun 2017

Post-America's Cup win, New Zealand sails toward financial rewards

WELLINGTON New Zealand is beginning to reap the rewards of this week's America's Cup victory, which is expected to boost tourism and buoy the marine industry.

22 Jun 2017

RBNZ plays down currency rise, weaker Q1 growth as it holds rates

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank on Thursday played down the recent rise in the New Zealand dollar and shrugged off weaker economic growth at the start of the year, as it kept interest rates steady at record lows for a fourth consecutive rate review.

06 Jun 2017

Trump's 'been clear to me' to try to rebuild Russia ties - Tillerson

WELLINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told his top diplomat that the dispute over probes into links between his inner circle and Russia should not undermine U.S. efforts to rebuild relations with Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. | Video

26 Aug 2016

Factbox - UK economy suffers little immediate Brexit hit, tests to come

LONDON Two months after Britain decided to leave the European Union, consumers seem to have taken the result in their stride but there are some signs that the challenge for the economy has barely begun.

25 Aug 2016

UK retailers see best sales in six months as Brexit slump fades - CBI

LONDON British retailers reported their strongest sales in six months in August, industry figures showed on Thursday, adding to signs that consumers are, for now, taking the country's vote to leave the European Union in their stride.

23 Aug 2016

UK manufacturing export orders highest in two years after Brexit vote

LONDON Orders for British manufacturing exports hit a two-year peak in August following a Brexit-induced fall in sterling, as the weaker pound also pushed up price expectations to their highest in over a year, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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