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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 Nov 2017

Higher UK borrowing underscores budget headache for Hammond

LONDON British government borrowing unexpectedly grew last month, underscoring finance minister Philip Hammond's challenge as he weighs calls for more spending in his budget on Wednesday against the prospect of weaker economic growth ahead. | Video

16 Nov 2017

Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71 - police

LONDON The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.

15 Nov 2017

UK employment falls by most since 2015 as Brexit nears

LONDON The number of people in work in Britain fell by the most in more than two years in the three months to September, a sign that a Brexit slowdown may be taking its toll on the economy's strong run of job creation. | Video

08 Nov 2017

Smiling wax figure of Theresa May belies prime minister's torment

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May gained a wax doppelganger on Wednesday that projected an air of strength and permanence sorely lacking in her crisis-prone government. | Video

26 Oct 2017

Legal challenge to UK ruling party's Northern Irish alliance fails

LONDON A London court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge against the deal between Britain’s ruling Conservatives and a Northern Ireland party that allowed the government to cobble together a parliamentary majority in June.

26 Oct 2017

UK government faces legal challenge to its alliance with N.Irish party

LONDON, Oct 26 A legal challenge began in a London court on Thursday against the deal between Britain’s ruling Conservatives and a Northern Ireland party that allowed the government to cobble together a parliamentary majority in June.

25 Oct 2017

'Dishonesty' redefined as U.S. gambler loses $10 million UK lawsuit

LONDON A poker champion lost a lawsuit on Wednesday against a London casino that refused to pay him millions in winnings because it said he had cheated, in a ruling that overturns 35 years of legal practice on what is "dishonest".

24 Oct 2017

UK Supreme Court hears attempt to change Northern Ireland abortion law

LONDON An attempt to change the law in Northern Ireland to allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or serious malformation of the fetus started in the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday with harrowing accounts of women's experiences.

23 Oct 2017

After question on foreign meddling in Brexit, UK says democracy secure

LONDON Britain's democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote.

18 Oct 2017

Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

LONDON Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defence minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million (3.8 million pounds) to a supposed secret ransom payment. | Video

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