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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

Nov 18 2017

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed. | Video

Nov 17 2017

Saudi-led coalition threatens Yemen by blocking aid -U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS A Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen is threatening the peace, security and stability of the country by blocking humanitarian aid, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report.

Nov 16 2017

Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

UNITED NATIONS Russia on Thursday cast its 10th veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Nov 16 2017

U.N. states call for end to Myanmar military operations

UNITED NATIONS A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have "led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

Nov 15 2017

U.N. to vote on rival U.S., Russia bids to renew Syria inquiry

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival U.S. and Russian bids to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

Nov 14 2017

After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access

UNITED NATIONS South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.

Nov 13 2017

Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Nov 13 2017

Russia, China, others boycott U.S. meeting at U.N. on Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia boycotted an informal public United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Monday organized by the United States, saying the 15-member body should not be involved in the situation.

Nov 13 2017

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for 'worst ever situation'

UNITED NATIONS North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as "the worst ever situation" because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.

Nov 10 2017

Exclusive: South Sudan's government using food as weapon of war - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday.

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