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Alistair Smout

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

Feb 22 2018

Heathrow and Stansted push for airports expansion to face down European rivals

LONDON Britain's biggest airport Heathrow pressed the government to give the go-ahead to a new runway before the summer on Thursday while rival Stansted said it also wanted to expand as London's airports position themselves for more competition after Brexit.

Feb 20 2018

Oxfam chief apologizes for 'babies in cots' comment as more abuse reported

LONDON Oxfam's chief executive apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by the charity's staff was disproportionate as it had not "murdered babies in their cots" in a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse. | Video

Feb 17 2018

Britain's anti-EU party UKIP votes to sack leader Bolton

LONDON British eurosceptic party UKIP was thrown into turmoil again on Saturday when its members removed leader Henry Bolton after less than five months in charge following criticism of his leadership and a scandal about racist comments made by his lover.

Feb 17 2018

Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

LONDON Oxfam's chief executive said criticism of the charity following a sex abuse scandal had been disproportionate, according to comments published on Saturday.

Feb 16 2018

Co-owners of Russia's Nornickel back in fight for control

MOSCOW/LONDON A power struggle over Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) resurfaced on Friday as billionaire Vladimir Potanin offered to buy Roman Abramovich's stake in the mining group, and a third businessman - Oleg Deripaska - tried to block the deal.

Feb 14 2018

Johnson keeps hard Brexit stance in speech aimed at mending fences

LONDON British foreign minister Boris Johnson showed little sign of softening his tough stance on Brexit in a speech on Wednesday that was intended to soothe the concerns among pro-European Union voters about the economic impact leaving the bloc. | Video

Feb 13 2018

Sky wins bulk of Premier League rights as value slips

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer.

Feb 13 2018

UK's Oxfam hit by new report of sex abuse by aid workers

LONDON British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers had not been taken seriously by the charity's bosses. | Video

Feb 13 2018

UK's Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

LONDON British aid organisation Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers in some the organisation's offices had been ignored. | Video

Feb 13 2018

UK's Oxfam faces more pressure after new report of sex abuse by aid workers

LONDON, Feb 13 British aid organisation Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about "a culture of sexual abuse" involving aid workers in some the organisation's offices had been ignored.

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