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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 30 2017

British government extends Northern Ireland talks deadline

BELFAST The British government on Monday extended by 24 hours a deadline for Northern Ireland's political parties to re-establish a devolved regional executive and avoid London setting the region's annual budget for the first time in a decade.

Oct 27 2017

Britain sets Monday as latest deadline for Northern Ireland political talks

BELFAST Britain will have to bring in legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if the province's political parties cannot reach an agreement to restore their power-sharing government by Monday, a British government spokesman said.

Oct 19 2017

Northern Ireland political talks stall as time runs out

LONDON/BELFAST The chances of Northern Ireland's political parties restoring a power-sharing agreement are "not positive" and Britain will have to impose a budget early next month if talks cannot be salvaged, the minister for the region said on Wednesday.

Oct 16 2017

Bill Clinton called to break Northern Ireland political impasse: source

BELFAST Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who played a central role in brokering peace in Northern Ireland, may travel to Belfast this week to try to break a months-long political impasse, a source close to the talks said.

Sep 28 2017

Bombardier overshadows NAFTA talks as Quebec, Britain threaten retaliation

MONTREAL/BELFAST Stiff U.S. duties imposed on Bombardier Inc's CSeries jet sparked retaliation threats from Britain and Canada's Quebec province on Wednesday as the dispute, which may affect thousands of jobs, overshadowed North American trade talks. | Video

Sep 27 2017

Britain warns Boeing it might miss out on business over Bombardier row

BELFAST Britain told U.S. planemaker Boeing on Wednesday that it could lose out on future British defense contracts because of its dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier which has put 4,200 jobs at risk in Northern Ireland. | Video

Sep 13 2017

Northern Ireland leaders appeal to VP Pence on Bombardier challenge

BELFAST A dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier that risks thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could impact peace in the region, the leaders of its two main parties warned U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Sep 04 2017

Britain says Northern Irish parties running out of time to save devolution

BELFAST Northern Ireland's political parties are rapidly running out of time to restore a devolved power-sharing government, Britain's minister for the region said on Monday, as he sought to avoid a return of direct rule from London.

Jun 29 2017

Ruling that N.Irish abortion laws breach human rights overturned

BELFAST A ruling that Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws breach human rights in certain cases was overturned by a Belfast court on Thursday, the same day Britain pledged to fund terminations for Northern Irish women who travel to England.

Jun 29 2017

Northern Ireland talks to continue as London takes stock

BELFAST The British government will grant Northern Ireland's politicians a few days for more talks after they missed a deadline to restore a power-sharing government on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said.

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