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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

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U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm

UNITED NATIONS Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. | Video

Sep 22 2017

Half of U.N. Security Council ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

Sep 22 2017

Half of U.N. Security Council ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence in Myanmar that he has described as ethnic cleansing.

Sep 22 2017

Despite undiplomatic discourse, Trump's dance card is full

UNITED NATIONS A subtle diplomat like Talleyrand, Donald Trump is not.

Sep 21 2017

U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement. | Video

Sep 21 2017

U.N. team to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

Sep 20 2017

May, Macron, Gentiloni push for quick removal of extremist online content

UNITED NATIONS Leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove "terrorist content" from the internet, with the aim of stopping it from being uploaded in the first place. | Video

Sep 20 2017

Pence tells U.N. that America first does not mean America alone

UNITED NATIONS President Donald Trump's policy of "America First does not mean America alone," Vice President Mike Pence told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday as he urged reform to make peacekeeping missions more efficient, effective, accountable and credible.

Sep 20 2017

At U.N., Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

Sep 19 2017

U.N. chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders who stoke resentment over refugees for political gain, two digs at U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

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