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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

Jun 22 2017

U.N. asks international court to advise on Chagos; Britain opposed

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations General Assembly asked the International Court of Justice on Thursday to give an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of Britain's separation of the Chagos archipelago from Mauritius more than 50 years ago.

Jun 21 2017

U.N. chief appoints Russian diplomat to top anti-terror job

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed one of Moscow's veteran diplomats to head a newly created U.N. Counterterrorism Office, giving a Russian a top job at the world body's headquarters in New York.

Jun 21 2017

U.N. Security Council backs West Africa force to fight Sahel militants

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously backed a West African force to combat militant groups as well as arms, drug and human trafficking in the Sahel region after diplomats said France softened the resolution's language to secure the support of the United States.

Jun 20 2017

France softens proposed U.N. backing for Sahel force to appease U.S.

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday on a draft resolution to back a West African force to combat terrorism and arms, drug and human trafficking in the Sahel region after France weakened the language in a bid to appease the United States.

Jun 20 2017

Israel flouting U.N. Security Council settlement demand -U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS Israel is flouting a United Nations Security Council demand to halt settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, while both parties are ignoring a call to stop provocation, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, a senior U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.

Jun 20 2017

Israel flouting U.N. Security Council settlement demand: U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS Israel is flouting a United Nations Security Council demand to halt settlement building on occupied Palestinian land, while both parties are ignoring a call to stop provocation, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, a senior U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.

Jun 17 2017

U.N. chief set to name new Libya envoy after rare contentious search

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was set to name a former Lebanese culture minister as new U.N. envoy to Libya, ending an unusually contentious four-month search that followed U.S. rejection of his first suggestion.

Jun 15 2017

U.N. Security Council urges warring Yemen parties to agree port control

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to reach a U.N. brokered deal on management of the strategic port and city of Hodeidah and resumption of government salary payments as the country slides closer to famine.

Jun 15 2017

U.N. Security Council urges warring Yemen parties to agree port control

UNITED NATIONS, June 15 The United Nations Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to reach a U.N. brokered deal on management of the strategic port and city of Hodeidah and resumption of government salary payments as the country slides closer to famine.

Jun 14 2017

No apparent Arab plans to push for Qatar-linked U.N. sanctions: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS There are no apparent plans by Arab states to propose that names from their Qatar blacklist be subjected to United Nations sanctions, diplomats said on Wednesday, a likely difficult move that would need approval by the 15-member U.N. Security Council.

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