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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 19 2017

Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just $5 mln - Reuters analysis

(This version of the Oct. 18 story corrects to make clear Tasnim Belkadi's aunt did not respond to requests for comment, rather than declined to comment)

Oct 17 2017

UK lawmakers say Amazon, eBay not doing enough to combat VAT fraud

LONDON A UK parliamentary report has criticized Amazon and eBay for not doing enough to prevent tax fraud on their online market places and recommended the government hold the online giants accountable for tax lost to evaders.

Sep 28 2017

Central banks seek better security on inter-bank payments

LONDON Central banks from some the world’s biggest economies proposed measures on Thursday to improve security of inter-bank payments and messaging systems, after the systems were used to steal tens of millions of dollars in Bangladesh and elsewhere last year.

Aug 22 2017

Europe wary of security infrastructure despite vehicle attacks

LONDON Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. | Video

Aug 22 2017

Europe wary of security infrastructure despite vehicle attacks

(Story corrects paragraph 19 to make clear Westminster council does not manage Westminster bridge) | Video

Aug 20 2017

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

LONDON Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit.

Jul 31 2017

Shell plans 400 job cuts at Dutch projects and technology department

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to cut more than 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly at its major projects and energy technology operations, as the oil giant shifts its business model in response to lower oil prices, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

Jul 09 2017

Silence over whether Grenfell Tower materials passed safety test

LONDON The cladding system used on London's Grenfell Tower would only have met British regulatory standards if the two main materials had passed a key safety test together, according to a Reuters analysis of the building code and data on the materials.

Jun 24 2017

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

LONDON Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings. The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales manager, and executives at the contractors involved in the bidding process for the refurbishment contract at Grenfell Tower in London, where 79 people died in a blaze last week.

Jun 22 2017

Daimler’s Uber rival mytaxi expands into Romania

LONDON Mytaxi, the ride hailing app owned by German carmaker Daimler , has agreed to buy a Romanian rival as part of efforts to create a pan-European service to take on Uber.

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