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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.

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UK sees weak growth, more borrowing, but Hammond says will spend

LONDON Brexit-bound Britain slashed its economic growth forecasts and ramped up its borrowing plans going into the 2020s, but finance minister Philip Hammond announced a number of spending steps aimed at winning back voters. | Video

22 Nov 2017

UK government averts Brexit rebellion, giving ground on EU rights plan

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's government averted a rebellion in parliament on Tuesday over plans to ditch the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights, promising to review its approach and make changes if needed.

20 Nov 2017

Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting

LONDON Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

19 Nov 2017

UK's Hammond seeks answer to voter unrest in new housebuilding push

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week's budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances.

14 Nov 2017

Factbox - Divided, rebellious parliament takes on May's Brexit plan

LONDON British lawmakers will debate legislation underpinning the government's plan to leave the European Union this week, the latest stage in an arduous journey through parliament.

13 Nov 2017

Factbox: Divided, rebellious UK parliament takes on May's Brexit plan

LONDON British lawmakers will debate legislation underpinning the government's plan to leave the European Union this week, the latest stage in an arduous journey through parliament.

13 Nov 2017

Divided, rebellious UK parliament takes on May's Brexit plan

LONDON British lawmakers will debate legislation underpinning the government's plan to leave the European Union this week, the latest stage in an arduous journey through parliament.

10 Nov 2017

UK's May picks Brexiteer to replace scandal-hit aid minister

LONDON Theresa May appointed a strong Brexit supporter as aid minister on Thursday following a resignation that left the British prime minister struggling to ward off open conflict in a cabinet divided over leaving the European Union. | Video

06 Nov 2017

UK business demands Brexit clarity but PM May provides none

LONDON British businesses urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to provide clarity on how Brexit will work, but she gave no new details beyond reiterating plans to seek a transition deal as soon as possible.

03 Nov 2017

A century on, UK's Jewish homeland declaration stirs celebration and mourning in Middle East

LONDON/JERUSALEM In a 67-word statement composed 100 years ago, Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, triggering a process that would culminate in the creation of Israel - and with it one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

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