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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 15 2018

Desert-fringed Middle East, North Africa put on new drought warning

LONDON, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With dusty desert sprawled across the region, Middle Eastern and north African nations must prepare better for drought as water shortages look set to worsen, the United Nations said on Friday.

Jun 12 2018

Factbox: Conflicts and climate disasters forcing children into work - U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Years of conflict and climate disasters have pushed millions of children into work, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Jun 11 2018

Eating your greens could become more costly due to climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Keeping healthy could become more costly as climate change and water scarcity cause a huge drop in the global production of vegetables and legumes, scientists said on Monday.

Jun 11 2018

Paraguay declared malaria free amid concerns the disease rising again

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paraguay is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, making it the first country in the Americas in 45 years to have wiped out the deadly disease which is back on the rise globally.

Jun 06 2018

Go green for healthier, happier, richer cities

LONDON, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research released on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

World less peaceful than a decade ago, global index shows

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday.

Jun 03 2018

Rich nations spend $100 billion a year on fossil fuels despite climate pledges

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's major industrial democracies spend at least $100 billion each year to prop up oil, gas and coal consumption, despite vows to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025, a report said on Monday ahead of the G7 summit in Canada.

Jun 01 2018

Climate disasters will hit women hardest, says 'Handmaid's Tale' author

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women will suffer most from the devastation of climate change, as lawlessness triggered by disasters and food shortages make them vulnerable to rape and other violence, acclaimed dystopian novelist Margaret Atwood said on Friday.

Jun 01 2018

Strict warming curb key to survival of world's most vulnerable - ex-U.N. climate chief

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world must limit global warming to 1.5 degrees to give vulnerable populations even a 50 percent chance of surviving the impact of climate change, the former United Nations climate chief said on Friday.

May 29 2018

Britain makes second forced marriage conviction in a week

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A couple who duped their daughter into traveling to Bangladesh to marry her cousin and threatened to "chop her up" when she refused were found guilty of forced marriage on Tuesday, the second conviction in Britain within a week.

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