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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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1:58am BST

U.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force.

1:46am BST

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, South Korea's and U.S. militaries said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.

28 Apr 2017

Tillerson to lay U.N. groundwork to boost North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press the United Nations Security Council on Friday to further isolate North Korea by swiftly imposing stronger sanctions in the event of further provocations by the reclusive state, including a long-range missile launch or sixth nuclear test.

25 Apr 2017

Former U.S. envoys to U.N. warn Congress against cutting funding

UNITED NATIONS Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations warned Congress in a letter on Tuesday that slashing funding for the world body would weaken Washington's global influence by ceding "the agenda to countries that can be hostile to our interests."

25 Apr 2017

U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce

UNITED NATIONS The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks.

21 Apr 2017

U.N. chief, Trump meet at White House amid U.S. funding cut threat

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday for the first time since both took office earlier this year and amid a U.S. push to cut funding to the world body and its agencies.

20 Apr 2017

U.S. pushes U.N. Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel

UNITED NATIONS The United States pushed the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to focus on "illegal and dangerous behaviour" by Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah in the Middle East, an accusation that Iran dismissed as "misleading propaganda."

20 Apr 2017

U.N. condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, U.S. spar over words

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and demanded Pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests in a statement that was delayed as the United States and Russia sparred over its language.

20 Apr 2017

U.N. condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, U.S. spar over words

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and demanded Pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests in a statement that was delayed as the United States and Russia sparred over its language.

20 Apr 2017

U.N. condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, U.S. spar over words

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and demanded Pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests in a statement that was delayed as the United States and Russia sparred over its language.

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