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Tom Miles

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

20 Oct 2017

Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

GENEVA A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

18 Oct 2017

U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

GENEVA The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2017

Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

GENEVA Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

16 Oct 2017

Ukraine goes to WTO over Russian ban on booze, presidential sweets

KIEV/GENEVA Ukraine has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging Russian trade restrictions on beer, vodka, juice, wallpaper and a product close to President Petro Poroshenko's heart: confectionery.

13 Oct 2017

New energy vehicles top China's list of subsidy questions for U.S.

GENEVA China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programs on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas.

12 Oct 2017

Qatar escalates UAE trade dispute, asks WTO to adjudicate

GENEVA Qatar has asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute panel to adjudicate on its row with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar said in a document published by the WTO on Thursday, escalating a trade complaint it lodged with the WTO in July.

12 Oct 2017

Migrant deaths in the Sahara likely twice Mediterranean toll - U.N.

GENEVA West African migrants trying to reach Europe are dying in far greater numbers in the Sahara than in the Mediterranean but efforts to dissuade them may cause new routes to open up, the United Nations migration agency said on Thursday.

11 Oct 2017

UK, EU send proposal to rest of WTO to split trade terms

WELLINGTON/GENEVA Britain and the European Commission formally told other members of the World Trade Organization on Wednesday how they plan to split up the European Union's WTO-agreed tariff quotas and farm subsidies after Brexit.

06 Oct 2017

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO/GENEVA A campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, given the award by a Nobel Committee that cited the spread of weapons to North Korea and said the risk was growing of nuclear war. | Video

05 Oct 2017

Brexit divorce plan to be sent to WTO next week

GENEVA Britain and the European Union plan to send a letter to the rest of the World Trade Organization's 164 members next week, setting out Brexit plans that have already been rejected by seven key agricultural exporters, trade officials said on Thursday.

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