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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.

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Bahrain government rejects U.N. criticism over jailing of campaigner

GENEVA Bahrain's detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation.

9:41am EDT

Bahrain government rejects U.N. criticism over jailing of campaigner

GENEVA Bahrain's detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation.

Aug 14 2018

Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo/GENEVA Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.

Aug 14 2018

U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons

GENEVA The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way.

Aug 14 2018

China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in camps in Xinjiang

GENEVA China rejected on Monday allegations raised by a U.N. panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists.

Aug 12 2018

U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

(This version of Aug. 10 story corrects name of expert in paragraph 12, fixes typographical error in paragraph 3)

Aug 10 2018

Russia must end torture, prosecute prison guards: U.N.

GENEVA Russia must halt torture of detainees and prosecute the perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday.

Aug 10 2018

Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea as crops fail in heat

GENEVA A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, "with potentially catastrophic effects", the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.

Aug 10 2018

Russia must rein in torture, prosecute prison guards - U.N.

GENEVA, Aug 10 Russia must halt frequent torture of detainees and prosecute perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate that led to a public outcry, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday.

Jul 27 2018

1,500 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2018, Italy deadliest route: U.N.

GENEVA For the fifth straight year, at least 1,500 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and Italy being the deadliest, claiming the lives of one in 19, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday.

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