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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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06 Sep 2017

Britain rejects Irish call for role in Northern Ireland rule

BELFAST Britain on Tuesday rejected an Irish demand for a role in running Northern Ireland if parties there fail to revive a devolved power-sharing government, as unionists said concessions would lead to 'grave consequences" for Theresa May's government.

01 Sep 2017

Northern Ireland's DUP warns of 'speedy' return to rule by London

BELFAST Irish nationalists Sinn Fein must compromise if Northern Ireland is to avoid a "speedy" return to direct rule from London, the head of the Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday.

31 Aug 2017

Northern Ireland's DUP warns of 'speedy' return to rule by London

BELFAST, Aug 31 Irish nationalists Sinn Fein must reach out and compromise if Northern Ireland is to avoid a "speedy" return to direct rule from London, the head of the Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday.

17 Aug 2017

Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

BELFAST Northern Ireland's refusal to recognise same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

16 Aug 2017

UK says to consider replacing EU peace funds for Northern Ireland

BELFAST Britain will consider replacing European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland, which advocates say have been crucial in avoiding a return to violence after a 1998 peace agreement, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

05 Aug 2017

Irish prime minister attends gay pride event in Northern Ireland

BELFAST Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attended a gay rights event on Saturday during his first official visit to Northern Ireland, upsetting some social conservatives in the only region of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is still illegal.

04 Aug 2017

Ireland floats special EU-UK customs union as way to break Brexit logjam

BELFAST Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called on Friday for the European Union and Britain to find "unique solutions" to their Brexit logjam, including a bespoke customs union.

13 Jul 2017

Annual Northern Ireland parades pass peacefully despite political crisis

BELFAST Annual parades in Northern Ireland that frequently trigger sectarian violence passed peacefully on Wednesday with little sign the province's political crisis is increasing tensions on the streets.

04 Jul 2017

Northern Ireland parties fail to strike power-sharing deal, talks to continue

BELFAST/LONDON The leaders of Northern Ireland's two main political parties said on Tuesday talks on a new power-sharing executive in the British province had broken down and no agreement was expected in the near future.

01 Jul 2017

Thousands march for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

BELFAST Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalising same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region's largest party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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