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Tom Miles

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 19 2017

U.N. starting to gather testimony on Myanmar violations - investigator

GENEVA U.N. investigators have started collecting testimony from fleeing Rohingya Muslims pointing to human rights violations by Myanmar's military and security forces, the head of the fact-finding mission said on Tuesday.

Sep 19 2017

U.N. starting to gather testimony on Myanmar violations: investigator

GENEVA U.N. investigators have started collecting testimony from fleeing Rohingya Muslims pointing to human rights violations by Myanmar's military and security forces, the head of the fact-finding mission said on Tuesday.

Sep 19 2017

U.N. mission asks for more time to investigate Myanmar violence

GENEVA The head of a U.N. investigation into violence in Myanmar asked on Tuesday for more time to look into allegations of mass killings of Rohingya Muslims, as well as torture, sexual violence and the burning of villages.

Sep 18 2017

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000

GENEVA The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.

Sep 15 2017

Burundi says U.N. office break-in may have been fabrication

GENEVA A break-in at the U.N. human rights office in Burundi's capital may have been an attempt to smear the government, a presidential aide told reporters on Friday in Geneva.

Sep 15 2017

U.S. wants to see North Korea sanctions bite, no options ruled out

GENEVA The United States wants to exhaust every diplomatic option on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and to see loopholes in the North Korean sanctions regime closed, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said on Friday.

Sep 15 2017

U.S. wants to see North Korea sanctions bite, no options ruled out

GENEVA The United States wants to exhaust every diplomatic option on North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, and to see loopholes in the North Korean sanctions regime closed, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said on Friday.

Sep 14 2017

U.N. calls for global economic makeover to replace neo-liberalism

GENEVA The world must ditch austerity and economic neo-liberalism and undertake a global "New Deal" to rebalance the global economy and achieve prosperity for all, the U.N. trade and development agency UNCTAD said in a report on Thursday.

Sep 13 2017

China backs U.N. call for justice in Yemen, U.S. and Saudis don't

GENEVA China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea.

Sep 12 2017

North Korea does not want war, world does not want regime change: U.N.

GENEVA North Korea does not want to start a nuclear war and the world is not seeking to overthrow its leader Kim Jong Un, the U.N. disarmament chief said on Tuesday.

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