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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

22 Sep 2017

U.S. to weigh into 'challenging' issues at Ottawa NAFTA talks: negotiator

WASHINGTON The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations starting in Ottawa on Saturday, U.S. chief negotiator John Melle said on Thursday.

21 Sep 2017

Poll shows popular support for NAFTA as talks head into third round

WASHINGTON As negotiators head into the third round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, an IPSOS poll published on Thursday showed broad-based support among Americans, Canadians and Mexicans for the 23-year trade pact.

18 Sep 2017

US trade envoy says WTO dispute settlement is 'deficient'

WASHINGTON The WTO dispute settlement system is "deficient" and has often ruled in favor of free trade that overlooks details of a trade agreement, U.S. trade envoy Robert Lighthizer said on Monday.

07 Sep 2017

Whirlpool's washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

WASHINGTON Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp on Thursday called on the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose "global safeguard" restrictions on imported washing machines to stop its South Korean rivals Samsung and LG from flooding the American market with cheap machines.

07 Sep 2017

Whirlpool's washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp on Thursday called on the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose "global safeguard" restrictions on imported washing machines to stop its South Korean rivals Samsung and LG from flooding the American market with cheap machines.

06 Sep 2017

Trump administration blacklists three officials for South Sudan war

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions against two senior South Sudanese officials and the country's former army chief in a warning to the government of President Salva Kiir over increasing attacks on civilians in the country's four-year civil war.

03 Sep 2017

U.S. reviewing policy toward South Sudan - USAID chief

WAU, South Sudan After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan, USAID administrator Mark Green told the country's President Salva Kiir in talks in the capital Juba.

31 Aug 2017

U.S.-funded Ethiopian abattoir hopes to help herders during drought

JIJIGA, Ethiopia An abattoir located among herding communities in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region, known more for droughts and famine than business opportunities, is an unusual stop for a U.S. aid administrator.

29 Aug 2017

As Sudan seeks sanctions relief, U.S. presses religious freedom

KHARTOUM The United States has raised the issue of religious freedom during talks about easing sanctions on Sudan, the new head of the U.S. Agency for International Development said in Sudan on Tuesday.

28 Aug 2017

In war-torn Darfur, new U.S. aid chief stresses need for humanitarian access

ZAM ZAM CAMP, North Darfur Washington's top aid official, Mark Green, visiting Sudan's North Darfur state, stressed on Monday the importance of unfettered humanitarian access as a key demand for easing U.S. sanctions against the government of President Omar al-Bashir

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