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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

17 Jun 2018

May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises.

16 Jun 2018

UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalised

LONDON Britain's interior minister used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalised suffering from seizures.

14 Jun 2018

Vigils, prayers mark one year since London's Grenfell fire

LONDON Survivors of London's Grenfell Tower fire, and friends and relatives of the 71 people it killed, held vigils and prayed together as they marked the first anniversary of a disaster that still haunts Britain. | Video

11 Jun 2018

PM May - my response to deadly Grenfell fire was not good enough

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that her initial response to the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 71 people in London a year ago, was not good enough because it had given the wrong impression that she didn't care.

07 Jun 2018

UK top court says it can't demand abortion law change in Northern Ireland

LONDON/BELFAST Britain's Supreme Court expressed the view on Thursday that Northern Ireland's strict abortion law was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but added it did not have the powers to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed. | Video

05 Jun 2018

London firefighters faced intolerable choices during Grenfell fire, inquiry told

LONDON London firefighters battling to control the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze faced intolerable dilemmas as to whether to direct residents to stay put or try and escape through toxic smoke, a public inquiry has been told.

05 Jun 2018

London's Grenfell Tower was a death trap wrapped in 'petrol', inquiry hears

LONDON London's Grenfell Tower, where a huge fire killed 71 people a year ago, had been fitted during a recent refurbishment with cladding containing a material as flammable as petrol, a public inquiry heard on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2018

London's Grenfell Tower was a death trap wrapped in 'petrol', inquiry hears

LONDON London's Grenfell Tower, where a huge fire killed 71 people a year ago, had been fitted during a recent refurbishment with cladding containing a material as flammable as petrol, a public inquiry heard on Tuesday.

04 Jun 2018

'Stay put' policy failed in London's deadly Grenfell fire, inquiry hears

LONDON Residents of London's Grenfell Tower housing block should have been told to get out quickly rather than stay in their flats as flames engulfed the building and killed 71 people a year ago, a public inquiry heard on Monday.

24 May 2018

Nigeria's Bodo community claims win over Shell after latest UK court ruling

LONDON A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria's Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year.

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