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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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18 Oct 2017

U.N. chief pushes for 900 more peacekeepers in Central Africa

UNITED NATIONS Amid a U.S. push to cut United Nations peacekeeping costs, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree to send an extra 900 troops to protect civilians in Central African Republic.

18 Oct 2017

On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

UNITED NATIONS The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?"

18 Oct 2017

On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

UNITED NATIONS The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behaviour: "where's the outrage?"

18 Oct 2017

On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?"

18 Oct 2017

U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

13 Oct 2017

Russia questions future of Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS Russia on Friday questioned the work and future of an inquiry into who is to blame for toxic gas attacks in Syria and said it would decide whether to support extending the mandate after investigators submit their next report to U.N. Security Council.

11 Oct 2017

U.N. bans four ships over North Korea coal, U.S. delays four more

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council has banned four ships from ports globally for carrying coal from North Korea, including one vessel that also had ammunition, but the United States postponed a bid to blacklist four others pending further investigation.

06 Oct 2017

Saudi Arabia says U.N. report on Yemen 'inaccurate and misleading'

UNITED NATIONS Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected a United Nations report blaming a Saudi-led military coalition for killing or injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals as "inaccurate and misleading."

05 Oct 2017

U.N. blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations blacklisted a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Thursday for killing and injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals in 2016, even as it said the coalition had taken action to improve child protection.

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