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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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Kingfisher slumps after French weakness hits profit

LONDON Kingfisher , one of Europe's biggest home improvement retailers, reported a 15 percent fall in half-year profits after a poor performance in France, leading to questions about the group's ability to meet annual consensus forecasts.

12 Sep 2018

Ryanair defiant as strike grounds flights in Germany

BERLIN/LONDON Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair in Germany staged a full-day walkout on Wednesday and threatened further strikes as management at Europe's largest low-cost carrier struggled to rein in an industrial relations revolt. | Video

12 Sep 2018

Bemoaning UK handling of Brexit, a pro-Leave planemaker looks to EU, U.S.

LONDON One of Brexit's most fervent supporters, the planemaker Britten-Norman, is now complaining about Britain's handling of its planned exit from the European Union and is considering moving some functions into the EU or to the United States.

20 Aug 2018

UK government takes control of crisis-hit prison run by G4S

LONDON The British government has taken over the running of a major prison from contractor G4S after an inspection found that staff locked themselves in offices to avoid prisoners who were using drugs and violence with near impunity.

20 Aug 2018

UK government takes control of crisis-hit prison run by G4S

LONDON The British government has taken over the running of a major prison from contractor G4S after an inspection found that staff locked themselves in offices to avoid prisoners who were using drugs and violence with near impunity.

16 Aug 2018

Poor French performance offsets warm weather boost at DIY firm Kingfisher

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, said prolonged warm weather lifted sales but the weak performance of its French business Castorama darkened its outlook.

15 Aug 2018

Man arrested after suspected parliament attack named - source

BIRMINGHAM, England/LONDON A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday. | Video

09 Aug 2018

TUI cautions that summer heatwave to dampen holiday demand

BERLIN/LONDON European travel and tourism group TUI Group said a summer heatwave in northern Europe would prevent it from beating its forecasts, falling in line with rival Thomas Cook which has also warned about the impact of hot weather.

03 Aug 2018

British Airways owner IAG misses profit forecasts, shares drop

LONDON IAG shares fell on Friday after the British Airways owner's quarterly profit missed forecasts and it reported a weaker than expected performance on trans-Atlantic travel compared to peers.

02 Aug 2018

Rolls-Royce upgrades forecasts despite engine trouble

LONDON British engine maker Rolls-Royce upgraded its 2018 guidance on a stronger than expected performance across its business, saying that it could cope with the rising cost of fixing a problem with its Trent 1000 engines.

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