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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

21 Jun 2018

BoE chief economist boosts chance of August hike with vote for rate rise

LONDON The Bank of England bolstered expectations that at its next meeting it will raise rates for only the second time in a decade, after its chief economist unexpectedly joined the minority of policymakers voting for a hike on Thursday. | Video

21 Jun 2018

UK borrowing falls more than expected, Hammond under pressure to spend

LONDON Britain's government borrowed less than expected last month, according to official data on Thursday that may cheer Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond but also increase pressure on him to spend more after years of deficit reduction.

20 Jun 2018

U.S. ambassador says Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth on UK visit

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Britain next month, the U.S. ambassador in London told Sky News on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2018

Meghan's father says UK's Prince Harry told him to 'give Donald Trump a chance'

LONDON Thomas Markle, the father of Britain's new royal, said his son-in-law Prince Harry had told him to give U.S. President Donald Trump a chance and Queen Elizabeth's grandson had also said he had an open mind about Britain's exit from the European Union. | Video

14 Jun 2018

Britons go on spending spree to mark royal wedding, sunshine

LONDON British retail sales jumped for a second month in a row in May as a royal wedding and warm weather helped shoppers put a winter slump further behind them, according to data that showed much stronger spending than expected.

12 Jun 2018

Brexit campaigner Banks - Russia meetings were not an issue in the past

LONDON Arron Banks, the man behind one of the main Brexit campaigns, said on Tuesday scrutiny of his meetings with the Russian ambassador over a potential business deal had turned into a "witch hunt" now Britain's relations with Moscow had soured.

08 Jun 2018

Decrying 'witch hunt' against Brexit-backers, Banks shuns MPs

LONDON Arron Banks, the founder of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, pulled out of a hearing with a parliamentary committee, saying on Friday it had been conducting a witch hunt of those who want Britain to leave the European Union.

08 Jun 2018

Decrying 'witch hunt' against Brexit-backers, Banks shuns UK lawmakers

LONDON Arron Banks, the founder of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, pulled out of a hearing with a parliamentary committee, saying on Friday it had been conducting a witch hunt of those who want Britain to leave the European Union.

06 Jun 2018

Ex-Cambridge Analytica boss admits getting Facebook data from researcher

LONDON The former head of Cambridge Analytica admitted on Wednesday his firm had received data from the researcher at the center of a scandal over Facebook users' personal details, contradicting previous testimony to lawmakers. | Video

29 May 2018

Manufacturers slam UK Brexit customs idea as naive

LONDON British manufacturers turned up the pressure on the government to abandon one of its post-Brexit customs proposals on Tuesday, slamming the idea of a technology-based plan for border checks as naive and a waste of money.

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