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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

10 Jul 2018

UK economy brightens as Bank of England nears rate decision

LONDON Britain's economy picked up a bit of speed in May after slowing in early 2018, according to official figures that will give the Bank of England more confidence about raising interest rates next month for only the second time in over a decade. | Video

10 Jul 2018

UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

LONDON A woman who died after being poisoned with a nerve agent that also struck a former Russian spy in March must have handled a contaminated item, and tracking it down is key to police investigations, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said. | Video

06 Jul 2018

As Trump heads for Europe, trade strains start to show

LONDON The global economy is starting to show signs of strain from the "America First" push of U.S President Donald Trump who will hear renewed pleas to step back from a broader trade war when he visits Europe in the coming week.

29 Jun 2018

Poland face difficult rebuild after World Cup humbling

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Poland will take no comfort from their consolation win over Japan in their last match at the 2018 World Cup and will need fresh players and possibly a new coach in order to move on from their shambolic campaign in Russia.

29 Jun 2018

Soccer: Japan coach had to gamble to stay in World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan coach Akira Nishino knew he was taking a big gamble in the World Cup on Thursday when he ordered his team to settle for a 1-0 loss to eliminated Poland, and he prayed that Senegal would not snatch the Samurai Blue's spot in the last 16.

29 Jun 2018

Soccer: Japan squeeze into last 16 on disciplinary rule

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan lost 1-0 to Poland on Thursday but survived to become the only Asian side to qualify for last 16 of the World Cup in Russia -- and the first team ever to progress thanks to FIFA's new disciplinary tie-breaker rule.

29 Jun 2018

Leaving it late - last-gasp goals light up World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia If you like late goals that turn soccer matches on their head, this is the World Cup for you.

29 Jun 2018

Japan coach had to gamble to stay in World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan coach Akira Nishino knew he was taking a big gamble in the World Cup on Thursday when he ordered his team to settle for a 1-0 loss to eliminated Poland, and he prayed that Senegal would not snatch the Samurai Blue's spot in the last 16.

28 Jun 2018

Japan coach had to gamble to stay in World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan coach Akira Nishino knew he was taking a big gamble in the World Cup on Thursday when he ordered his team to settle for a 1-0 loss to eliminated Poland, and he prayed that Senegal would not snatch the Samurai Blue's spot in the last 16.

27 Jun 2018

Poland, out of World Cup, wants morale boost against Japan

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Poland's under-performing players, who have fallen at the first hurdle of the World Cup, need a psychological boost when they meet a buoyant Japan on Thursday, veteran midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski said.

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