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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

23 Nov 2017

UK's 15-billion-pound RBS sale to boost government coffers

LONDON Britain will reprivatise bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling 15 billion pounds ($20 billion) of shares, according to budget documents released on Wednesday, in a boost to finance minister Philip Hammond's coffers. | Video

23 Nov 2017

City to May - Don't haggle over pennies in Brexit talks

LONDON Britain must not get bogged down haggling over "pennies" in settling its Brexit divorce bill and focus instead on the "big pounds" that a trade deal with Europe would bring, the new Lord Mayor of London said.

22 Nov 2017

Brexit and the City - Taking London's financial pulse

LONDON Will Britain's decision to leave the European Union in 2019 damage one of its most successful industries? | Video

20 Nov 2017

Brexit and the City: taking London's financial pulse

LONDON Will Britain's decision to leave the European Union in 2019 damage one of its most successful industries? | Video

20 Nov 2017

Face time with May: UK listens to bankers' Brexit worries

LONDON A few hours before Theresa May lost her second cabinet member in a week, the British prime minister found time amidst the crisis to meet one of the world's most powerful bankers.

17 Nov 2017

Goldman CEO Blankfein calls for second vote on Brexit

LONDON Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said on Thursday that many people want Britain to have a "confirming vote" on whether to leave the European Union.

13 Nov 2017

CEOs urge May to speed up Brexit talks to avoid exodus

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May needs to speed up negotiations with the European Union, business leaders told her on Monday, amid concern Britain will crash out the world's biggest trading bloc without a deal.

10 Nov 2017

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty said on Friday.

09 Nov 2017

Bankroller of Brexit denies claims he broke funding rules

LONDON Multimillionaire Brexit donor Arron Banks wrote to Britain's Electoral Commission on Thursday to imply he was the subject of a politically motivated investigation amid speculation that Russia may have meddled in the 2016 referendum vote.

08 Nov 2017

In new test for PM May, aid minister resigns

LONDON British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she negotiates Brexit.

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