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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

07 Feb 2018

Curbing migration post-Brexit would be 'catastrophic' for Scotland - report

EDINBURGH Curbing migration after Britain leaves the European Union would be "catastrophic" for Scotland's economy, the devolved Scottish government said on Wednesday.

06 Feb 2018

Court rejects legal bid to show Britain could stop Brexit

EDINBURGH A Scottish court rejected on Tuesday a legal attempt to ask the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify whether Britain could unilaterally stop the Brexit process.

06 Feb 2018

Babcock trims revenue forecast, savings protect profit

EDINBURGH British engineer Babcock trimmed its 2017-18 revenue forecast on Tuesday due to slower demand in the oil, gas and defence sectors, the latest blow to the country's outsourcing industry.

01 Feb 2018

Jailed Catalan leaders lodge case with U.N. to put pressure on Spain

LONDON Three Catalan independence leaders being held in pre-trial detention have lodged a complaint against their imprisonment with a U.N. panel, hoping to exert pressure on Madrid to free them, lawyers said on Thursday.

31 Jan 2018

Capita shares plunge 40 percent as UK outsourcer cuts forecasts

LONDON British outsourcing group Capita lost 40 percent of its market value on Wednesday after its new boss slashed profit forecasts and set out plans to raise cash to avoid the same fate as collapsed rival Carillion.

31 Jan 2018

Britons ever more deeply divided over Brexit, research finds

LONDON The social divide revealed by Britain's 2016 vote to leave the European Union is not only here to stay but deepening, according to academic research published on Wednesday.

22 Jan 2018

UK government questions Scottish bid to show Britain can alone revoke Brexit

EDINBURGH The British government believes the question of whether it alone can stop Brexit is irrelevant, since it does not intend to change its mind about leaving the European Union, according to its response to a legal challenge by Scottish lawmakers opposed to Brexit.

20 Jan 2018

Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model

LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.

15 Jan 2018

Sturgeon sees growing support for UK to stay in single market

EDINBURGH Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has sought to up the pressure on the British government to stay in Europe's single market after Brexit, saying a growing political majority backs such a deal.

14 Jan 2018

Sturgeon sees 'golden' chance to argue for UK to remain in single market

EDINBURGH Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a "golden opportunity" to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU.

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