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Tom Miles

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

Dec 15 2017

China goes public in WTO dispute with EU and US

GENEVA China has accused the United States and the European Union of breaking promises that they made when China joined the World Trade Organization, according to testimony published by China's Commerce Ministry in an unusual step.

Dec 14 2017

U.N. calls Syria talks a 'big missed opportunity', seeks new ideas

GENEVA A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may be more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad's government to engage, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said.

Dec 14 2017

Defiant Syrian envoy blames West, Saudis and U.N. as peace talks end

GENEVA Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari accused its opposition, backed by Western countries and Saudi Arabia, of sabotaging a round of U.N.-led peace talks that ended in Geneva on Thursday without any results.

Dec 13 2017

U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

GENEVA An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago. | Video

Dec 13 2017

U.S. says China is still failing to notify WTO of state-backed firms

GENEVA The United States has notified the World Trade Organization of seven Chinese companies that it says should have been flagged as state trading enterprises under the WTO rules, according to a WTO filing dated Nov. 29 and published on Wednesday.

Dec 13 2017

U.S. says China is still failing to notify WTO of state-backed firms

GENEVA The United States has notified the World Trade Organization of seven Chinese companies that it says should have been flagged as state trading enterprises under the WTO rules, according to a WTO filing dated Nov. 29 and published on Wednesday.

Dec 08 2017

Trump's trade chief gets his chance to confront WTO nemesis

WASHINGTON/GENEVA After railing against the World Trade Organization for years, U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief will get a chance to stare down his WTO counterparts over Trump's "America First" trade agenda.

Dec 08 2017

UK's Corbyn wants much more information on EU divorce deal

GENEVA British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he wanted to see much more information about the Brexit divorce deal struck between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the European Commission.

Dec 07 2017

U.N. to assess if either side trying to 'sabotage' Syria talks

GENEVA The mediator of U.N.-led Syrian peace talks in Geneva will assess next week whether either side is trying to sabotage the process, he said on Thursday, after President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators said they would turn up five days late.

Dec 06 2017

U.S., France urge Russia to 'deliver' Assad delegation to Syria peace talks

GENEVA The United States and France called on Russia on Wednesday to deliver the delegation of President Bashar al-Assad to Syria peace talks in Geneva after discussions on ending the six-year war resumed with no sign of the government attending.

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