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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

24 May 2017

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

GENEVA Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency.

23 May 2017

Yemen cholera caseload leaps, death toll rises: WHO

GENEVA The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly.

23 May 2017

WHO votes for a new leader of global health

GENEVA, May 23 World Health Organization member states began voting on Tuesday for the next director-general, with an Ethiopian candidate vying to be the first African to head the United Nations agency.

22 May 2017

U.N. experts urge Indonesia to overturn Jakarta governor's blasphemy conviction

GENEVA U.N. experts urged Indonesia on Monday to free Jakarta's Christian governor, who was jailed this month for blasphemy - a conviction that risks encouraging Islamists to challenge secularism in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

20 May 2017

Shut out of U.N. forum, Taiwan slams China's 'coercion and threats'

GENEVA Taiwan hopes its allies will stand up to China's "coercion and threats" that have shut it out of the U.N.'s annual World Health Assembly (WHA), Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told Reuters on Saturday.

19 May 2017

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months - U.N.

GENEVA South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town from July 2016 to January 2017, the U.N. human rights office said in a report on Friday that the army dismissed as "baseless".

19 May 2017

U.N. sees 'incremental progress' after Syria talks

GENEVA U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura ended four days of Syria talks on Friday, saying there had been "incremental progress" and he planned to reconvene negotiations in June.

19 May 2017

Yemen cholera cases could hit 300,000 within six months: WHO

GENEVA Yemen could have as many as 300,000 cases of cholera within six months and an "extremely high" number of deaths, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

18 May 2017

Fresh Syria peace talks off to another stumbling start

GENEVA Syria peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva spawned a new series of meetings on Thursday with no hint of tangible progress towards a deal to end the six-year-old civil war.

17 May 2017

Sudan's Bashir to attend Saudi summit, no word on Trump meeting - minister

GENEVA Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will attend a gathering in Saudi Arabia on Saturday but has received no indication whether he will meet U.S. President Donald Trump there, Sudan's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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