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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

Aug 17 2018

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

UNITED NATIONS The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.

Aug 10 2018

U.N. General Assembly approves Chile's Bachelet as rights chief

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body's new human rights chief.

Aug 08 2018

Chile's Bachelet chosen to be next U.N. human rights chief

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body's new human rights chief, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Aug 04 2018

North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program: confidential U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Friday. | Video

Aug 03 2018

U.S. envoy to U.N. accuses Russia of violating North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON The United States on Friday accused Russia of violating U.N. sanctions on North Korea, citing "credible reports" that Moscow was granting new work permits to North Korean laborers despite Russia's denial of any such actions. | Video

Aug 02 2018

U.N. Yemen envoy to invite warring parties to Geneva on Sept. 6

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Yemen mediator said on Thursday he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on Sept. 6 to discuss a framework for peace talks and confidence-building measures as he tries to negotiate an end to the more than three-year conflict.

Jul 26 2018

U.N. chief warns staff, member states: We're running out of cash

UNITED NATIONS United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned staff that the world body is running out of cash and urged member states to pay what they owe as soon as possible, according to letters seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Jul 26 2018

U.S. blocks IOC request to send sports equipment to North Korea: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athletes can prepare, qualify and participate in the Olympic Games, United Nations diplomats said on Thursday.

Jul 26 2018

U.S. warns Congo's Kabila that 'time for posturing is over'

UNITED NATIONS The United States said on Thursday it regrets that Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has failed to publicly state that he will not run for re-election in a planned December election, warning him that "the time for posturing is over."

Jul 24 2018

U.S. envoy Haley attacks Arab, Islamic states over Palestinian aid

UNITED NATIONS U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed Arab and Islamic states for talking a lot about supporting the Palestinians but not giving more money to help, calling out countries like Egypt, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.


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