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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

Sep 23 2017

Few ideas, less hope leave Syria crisis on back burner at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS At the entrance to the United Nations building in New York a sign advertises an upcoming party to celebrate the end of the annual gathering of world leaders. Next to it a weathered box with crumpled papers urges people to donate for Syrian refugees.

Sep 20 2017

Iran regional behavior means nuclear deal not enough: Macron

NEW YORK French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran.

Sep 20 2017

Iran regional behaviour means nuclear deal not enough - Macron

NEW YORK French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday the Iran nuclear deal was not enough given that Tehran had increased its influence in the region and pressed ahead with ballistic missile tests, and offered to mediate between the United States and Iran.

Sep 20 2017

Ukraine's Poroshenko rejects Russia's 'hybrid' peackeeping offer

UNITED NATIONS Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalize its proxies and freeze the conflict.

Sep 20 2017

Unveiling new Libya plan, U.N. sees opportunity for peace

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations launched a roadmap on Wednesday for a renewed international effort to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

Sep 19 2017

Iran nuclear deal must change if U.S. to stay: Tillerson

UNITED NATIONS The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended.

Sep 19 2017

At U.N., Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

UNITED NATIONS French President Emmanuel Macron cast himself as the antithesis of Donald Trump at the United Nations on Tuesday, a position that could enable him to play the honest broker in international conflicts.

Sep 19 2017

Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

NEW YORK The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Sep 18 2017

Western powers urge Myanmar's Suu Kyi to push for end to violence

NEW YORK Britain, France and Australia urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to push for an end to military violence against Rohingya Muslims, while her national security adviser said those who had fled could return but the process had to be discussed.

Sep 18 2017

France defends Iran nuclear deal, which Trump calls deeply flawed

UNITED NATIONS France made a new plea on Monday for the United States to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and suggested its provisions expiring after a decade could be strengthened, as U.S. President Donald Trump again criticized the agreement as "deeply flawed." | Video

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