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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 Jun 2017

U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'

GENEVA U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.

21 Jun 2017

More South Sudanese go hungry but worst of famine eases: U.N.

JUBA/GENEVA More South Sudanese people are going hungry and 45,000 are still living in famine-like conditions even though South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday.

20 Jun 2017

Militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages in central Congo - U.N.

GENEVA/KINSHASA The U.N. rights chief said on Tuesday a militia linked to Democratic Republic of Congo's government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and stabbing pregnant women.

20 Jun 2017

Militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages in central Congo: U.N.

GENEVA/KINSHASA The U.N. rights chief said on Tuesday a militia linked to Democratic Republic of Congo's government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and stabbing pregnant women.

19 Jun 2017

Wave of anti-refugee populism is receding: aid expert

GENEVA A "negative, xenophobic" wave of anti-refugee populism is receding in Europe and such sentiment will go the same way in the United States too, a veteran humanitarian worker told Reuters on Monday.

16 Jun 2017

Lord's Resistance Army steps up Congo attacks as U.S.-backed force pulls out - U.N.

GENEVA The outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has stepped up attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls out, the U.N. humanitarian office said in a report on Friday.

15 Jun 2017

Swiss still top U.N. innovation ranking but emerging markets climbing

GENEVA Emerging markets are climbing up the ranks of the world's most innovative nations, an annual U.N. survey showed on Thursday, although wealthy Western countries led by Switzerland still dominate the top spots.

14 Jun 2017

Syria gives U.N. go-ahead to deliver aid from Aleppo by truck

GENEVA Syria has given the United Nations permission to get aid to the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli by truck, the organisation said on Wednesday, relieving the strain on a base supporting thousands displaced by the war with Islamic State.

09 Jun 2017

WTO largely backs Boeing in trade row, faults tax break

GENEVA The World Trade Organization largely cleared the United States of maintaining unfair support for Boeing Co , but said it had failed to withdraw a tax break in its main planemaking state that continues to cause trade fireworks.

09 Jun 2017

Brexit needs more time but Britain reluctant to ask - trade experts

GENEVA Britain's new government would be well advised to ask for more time to negotiate Brexit, trade experts said on Friday, as Prime Minister Theresa May's bid to strengthen her bargaining position through a quick election victory fell flat.

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