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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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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound "toxic" VW diesel cars

LONDON Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

19 Sep 2017

Billionaire Ratcliffe seeks British backing for Defender-style 4x4

LONDON An off-roader modelled on Land Rover's classic Defender could be rolling off British production lines if the owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos can win government backing for it.

18 Sep 2017

Uber faces big jump in fees if London licence is renewed

LONDON Uber will face a big jump in the fee it pays to operate in London to 2.9 million pounds if the ride hailing company is granted a new licence by the city's transport authority.

14 Sep 2017

London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision

LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on Thursday on whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards.

07 Sep 2017

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to have electric option from 2020

LONDON All new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020, Britain's biggest carmaker said on Thursday, as it speeds up plans to electrify its model range. | Video

07 Sep 2017

UK builder Bovis reins in growth targets as part of turnaround

LONDON British housebuilder Bovis , the subject of two failed takeover bids this year, said it would rein in growth plans under a new boss after reporting a 31 percent fall in first-half profit on Thursday.

07 Sep 2017

Jaguar Land Rover warns Brexit deterring suppliers, EU workers

LONDON Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has said it is starting to feel the first effects of Brexit, with EU citizens demanding improved contracts and international suppliers less willing to commit to the country.

07 Sep 2017

INTERVIEW-Jaguar Land Rover says harder to attract suppliers, EU staff due to Brexit

LONDON, Sept 7 EU citizens are demanding longer contracts and better conditions to move to Britain and the number of new international suppliers willing to work in the country is limited, the boss of Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's biggest carmaker, told Reuters.

05 Sep 2017

UK car sales fall again in August

LONDON British new car sales fell for the fifth month in a row in August, the longest run of declines since 2011, a car industry body said on Tuesday, as uncertainty over Brexit and possible levies on diesel cars hit Europe's second-biggest market.

03 Sep 2017

UK PM May says EU repeal bill best way to avoid Brexit 'cliff edge'

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers that Britain could be faced with a Brexit "cliff edge" if they failed to back her EU repeal bill, as reports suggested momentum was growing within her party to unseat her.


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