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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

04 Aug 2017

Army of 'bewitched' children is target of Congo massacres: U.N.

GENEVA A militia group blamed for atrocities in Congo is largely composed of children, while a militia formed to defeat it is suspected of a campaign of ethnically based massacres and rapes, U.N. investigators said on Friday.

31 Jul 2017

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told Reuters.

26 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to act to ensure access for Syrian aid

GENEVA The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

26 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure access for Syrian aid

GENEVA The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

25 Jul 2017

Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

GENEVA Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data analyzed by Reuters.

20 Jul 2017

Brexit on WTO terms would not be the end of the world: Fox

GENEVA Britain leaving the European Union without a new trade deal would not be the end of the world, although failing to keep existing open relationships could have global repercussions, Britain's trade minister said in an interview on Thursday.

20 Jul 2017

Britain's Fox says UK-EU trade deal 'easiest in human history', sterling falls

LONDON/GENEVA British trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday a bespoke trade deal between Britain and the European Union should be "one of the easiest in human history" to reach - although his country could manage without one if necessary.

20 Jul 2017

U.S. steel tariffs likely to trigger swift EU 'safeguard': sources

LONDON/GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to impose steel import tariffs for national security reasons would likely trigger a swift "safeguard" action by the European Union, political and industry sources said.

19 Jul 2017

U.N. hopes for lull in Syria battles with Islamic State for polio campaign

GENEVA The United Nations is hoping that battles against Islamic State in Syria will calm sufficiently for it to carry out a vaccination drive against polio, starting on Saturday, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2017

China says it won't take any more foreign garbage

GENEVA China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday that it would stop accepting shipments of rubbish such as waste plastic and paper as part of a campaign against "foreign garbage".

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