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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

Dec 13 2017

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

WASHINGTON No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions. | Video

Dec 13 2017

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for N.Korea talks

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

Dec 13 2017

White House says not right time for North Korea talks, despite Tillerson overture

WASHINGTON No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behaviour, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

Dec 07 2017

Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put together would please the Palestinians, officials said, an apparent effort to limit fallout over his break with longtime U.S. policy.

Dec 07 2017

Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

WASHINGTON When President Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put together would please the Palestinians, officials said, an apparent effort to limit fallout over his break with longtime U.S. policy.

Dec 06 2017

Trumps Jerusalem-Pläne lösen Kritik und Angst aus

Washington/Jerusalem Die Pläne von US-Präsident Donald Trump, Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels anzuerkennen, haben weltweit harsche Kritik und Sorge vor einem neuen Gewaltausbruch im Nahen Osten ausgelöst.

Dec 05 2017

Trump tells Mideast leaders he will move embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM President Donald Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fuelling violence in the Middle East. | Video

Dec 01 2017

Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is likely to announce next week that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and possibly inflame tensions in the Middle East.

Dec 01 2017

Trump weighs recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: officials

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy and ratchet up Middle East tensions, but is expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy there, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Nov 21 2017

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

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