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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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Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

Nov 16 2017

'Raj Pink' diamond, top gems, fail to sell at Sotheby's sale

GENEVA A large pink diamond, rare for its color and clarity, was among several major jewels that failed to sell on Wednesday at Sotheby's auction in Geneva. | Video

Nov 16 2017

UN pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place.

Nov 15 2017

"Raj Pink" diamond fails to sell at Geneva sale - Sotheby's

GENEVA, Nov 15 "The Raj Pink", the largest known diamond graded "fancy intense pink" for its rare colour, was among several major jewels stranded on the auction block on Wednesday at Sotheby's sale in Geneva.

Nov 08 2017

North Korea says sanctions hurting women, children

GENEVA North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women's rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families.

Nov 08 2017

ILO closes workers' complaint against World Cup host Qatar

GENEVA The International Organization for Labour closed a complaint by workers against Qatar on Wednesday after the government introduced legislation to protect workers and pledged further reforms as well as technical cooperation with the U.N. agency.

Nov 07 2017

U.N., Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

GENEVA The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the country.

Nov 03 2017

U.N. tells Australia to restore food, water supplies to PNG refugees

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Australia on Friday to restore food, water and health services to about 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, which Canberra cut off three days ago.

Nov 03 2017

World's stateless deserve nationality: UNHCR

GENEVA An estimated 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including three million officially, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

Nov 02 2017

Nazi art trove goes on display at Swiss museum, heir to Gurlitt collection

BERN Some 150 art works from a massive trove amassed by a German collector during the Nazi era went on public display for the first time on Wednesday in the Swiss capital, amid lingering questions about the origins of the collection. | Video

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