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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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15 Feb 2018

Northern Ireland talks collapse, London says deal still possible

BELFAST Talks to restart Northern Ireland's power-sharing government broke down yet again on Wednesday, the province's main parties said, blaming each other, though Britain held out hope that a solution could still be reached.

14 Feb 2018

North Ireland's Adams loses attempt to overturn jailbreak conviction

BELFAST Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams lost an appeal on Wednesday to overturn two 1975 convictions for trying to escape from a prison in Northern Ireland after a court dismissed his argument that his initial detention was illegal.

13 Feb 2018

British, Irish PMs hopeful of Northern Ireland breakthrough after visit

BELFAST The British and Irish prime ministers held talks with Northern Ireland's feuding political parties on Monday and said later they were hopeful the province's year-old political stalemate would soon end.

09 Feb 2018

Northern Irish parties making progress in last-ditch talks

BELFAST Northern Ireland's two main parties reported on Friday that they had made progress in a last-ditch attempt to restore devolved government, with the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein saying talks would conclude one way or another next week.

30 Jan 2018

Ireland internationals Jackson, Olding begin trial for rape

BELFAST Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding went on trial in Belfast on Tuesday charged with raping the same woman at a party in Ulster flyhalf Jackson's home in 2016.

20 Jan 2018

McDonald to succeed Adams as Sinn Fein leader in striking shift

BELFAST Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party said on Saturday, completing a generational shift for the Irish nationalist party as it bids to enter government on both sides of the Irish border.

18 Jan 2018

Northern Ireland has weeks to restore executive in last ditch talks

BELFAST Northern Ireland's main parties have one last opportunity in the coming weeks to restore devolved government and avoid a return to direct rule of the region from London for the first time in a decade, the British and Irish governments said on Thursday.

18 Jan 2018

Northern Ireland to launch new bid to restore devolved government

BELFAST The British and Irish governments are to launch a new round of talks between Northern Ireland's main parties next week in a bid to re-establish devolved government and avoid a return to direct rule of the region from London for the first time in a decade.

16 Jan 2018

Northern Ireland's Adams attempts to overturn jailbreak conviction

BELFAST Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland's largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, on Tuesday launched a bid to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison, arguing that his initial detention was illegal.

08 Jan 2018

May names new Northern Ireland minister after Brokenshire resigns

BELFAST Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new Northern Ireland minister on Monday after James Brokenshire resigned due to ill health, posing a new challenge in efforts to resolve a political crisis in the British province.

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