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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

Oct 18 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 defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment. | Video

Oct 12 2017

Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON A group of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June.

Oct 11 2017

UK government softens immigration rules for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON Illegal immigrants who survived a fire that killed about 80 people in a social housing block in London will be given a clear path to obtaining permanent residency in Britain, the government said on Wednesday.

Oct 09 2017

Dove faces PR disaster over ad that showed black woman turning white

LONDON A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand.

Oct 05 2017

UK top court seeks clarity on how to handle EU rulings after Brexit

LONDON Britain's Supreme Court would like clearer guidance from parliament on how it should deal with European Union court judgments after Brexit, its new president said on Thursday.

Sep 29 2017

UK on track for rate hike in 'relatively near term' - Carney

LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday that Britain's economy was on track for the central bank to start raising record-low interest rates in the "relatively near term."

Sep 29 2017

UK court agrees to extradite suspect in Italy model kidnap plot

LONDON A Polish man accused of being part of a plot to kidnap a British model in Milan should be extradited from Britain to Italy, a London judge ruled on Friday.

Sep 19 2017

Theft at burned London tower adds to police's grueling work

LONDON Already facing the grim task of sifting through debris to find human remains at Grenfell Tower, the London social housing block where a fire killed about 80 people, police are now also having to investigate suspected thefts from survivors' apartments. | Video

Sep 14 2017

London fire inquiry starts amid anger, despair of survivors

LONDON A public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 80 people at London's Grenfell Tower will get to the truth about the tragedy, its chairman pledged on Thursday, but critics said survivors of the blaze were still being failed.

Sep 14 2017

Inquiry promises to uncover truth about London fire that killed 80

LONDON, Sept 14 A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 80 people in June held its first session on Thursday with its chairman promising to explain the causes of what he called "a tragedy unprecedented in modern times".

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