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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

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UK sees growing threat from Russian propaganda, cyber-attacks

LONDON Russia poses an increasing threat and is willing to use propaganda, subversion and cyber-attacks to undermine Britain and the rest of Europe, Britain's national security adviser said on Monday.

Dec 12 2017

Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

LONDON Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee.

Dec 12 2017

Goldman Sachs to have Labour over for tea as City seeks warmer ties

LONDON The British Labour Party's would-be finance minister, John McDonnell, has accepted an invitation for talks at the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs as it seeks better relations with a political party whose leaders have pilloried bankers.

Dec 11 2017

Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May hailed "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks, telling parliament on Monday an agreement to move negotiations on to future trade ties would reassure those concerned Britain may leave with no deal. | Video

Dec 11 2017

Labour could move Bank of England operations away from London

Britain's opposition Labour Party is considering moving parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham if it wins power at the next national election, saying the change is needed to reduce the economy's reliance on London's banking industry.

Dec 08 2017

UK industry surges, construction and trade muddy outlook

LONDON British industry expanded in October at its fastest annual pace in almost a year, although a downturn in construction and a mixed trade performance left analysts split about the outlook for the economy in 2018.

Dec 07 2017

Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback. | Video

Dec 05 2017

Britain says 'conceivable' Manchester attack might have been stopped

LONDON A suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people in May might have been prevented if the security services had responded differently to intelligence in the months before the attack, a government report has found.

Dec 03 2017

Half of Britons support a second vote on Brexit, poll finds

LONDON Half of Britons support a second vote on whether to leave the European Union and a majority think the government may be paying too much money to the EU to open the way to trade talks, according to a new opinion poll.

Nov 29 2017

Brexit campaigners accuse May of selling UK short over divorce bill

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash on Wednesday from prominent supporters of Brexit after reports that she is ready to pay much of what the European Union is demanding to settle the country's "divorce bill" to leave the bloc.

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