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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

Aug 02 2018

Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin feels effect of rising costs

LONDON Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin Entertainments said it faced significant cost pressures across its business and stuck to a cautious tone on its key London market following last year's militant attacks.

Aug 01 2018

British far-right activist Robinson released on bail after court victory

LONDON Jailed British far-right activist Tommy Robinson, whose case has attracted the sympathy of right-wing supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, was released on bail on Wednesday after winning an appeal against a contempt of court ruling.

Jul 28 2018

Tech firms should be made liable for 'fake news' on sites: UK lawmakers

LONDON Tech firms like Facebook should be made liable for "harmful and misleading" material on their websites and pay a levy so they can be regulated, British lawmakers said, warning of a crisis in democracy due to misuse of personal data.

Jul 26 2018

Smith & Nephew buoyed by recovery in U.S. market

LONDON Smith & Nephew's new chief executive confirmed the company's full-year guidance on Thursday after improvement in its U.S. market helped revenues for the artificial hip and knee maker to recover from a tough start to the year.

Jul 24 2018

Expansion vote closes the political debate around Heathrow, CEO says

LONDON A vote by British lawmakers to approve a third runway at Heathrow closes the political discussion on the issue after decades of uncertainty, the airport's chief executive said on Tuesday, even as it faces legal challenges.

Jul 17 2018

UK pay growth slows to six-month low despite record employment

LONDON British workers' wages have risen at the slowest rate in six months despite a record number of people in jobs, challenging the Bank of England as it considers raising interest rates next month for only the second time since the financial crisis.

Jul 14 2018

Trump plays golf in Scotland before Putin summit amid Russian meddling charges

TURNBERRY/GLASGOW, Scotland U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on Scotland's west coast ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Facebook faces small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

LONDON Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Brexit and protests cast shadow over Trump visit to Britain

LONDON Britain on Wednesday geared up for the arrival of Donald Trump just hours after the U.S. president waded into the Brexit crisis gripping Prime Minister Theresa May's government and portrayed the closest U.S. ally in Europe as a country in turmoil.

Jul 11 2018

UK police speak to man poisoned with Novichok nerve agent

LONDON Police said on Wednesday they had spoken to the man poisoned with a nerve agent as detectives sought to discover how he and his partner, who died on Sunday, were exposed to Novichok.


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