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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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China fails to stop U.N. meeting on North Korea human rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS China failed on Monday to stop the fourth annual United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea, saying it was not the right forum to discuss the issue and warning that it could further escalate tensions in the region.

09 Dec 2017

U.N. envoy told North Korea urgent need to open channels to cut conflict risk

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations political affairs chief told senior North Korean officials during a visit to Pyongyang this week that there was an "urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict," the world body said. | Video

09 Dec 2017

U.N. says missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have 'common origin'

UNITED NATIONS United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels appear to have a "common origin," but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential report.

09 Dec 2017

European states push U.S. for detailed Middle East peace proposals

UNITED NATIONS Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as "unhelpful" a decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

09 Dec 2017

European states push U.S. for detailed Middle East peace proposals

UNITED NATIONS Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as "unhelpful" a decision by President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

06 Dec 2017

U.N. Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

U.N. Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

U.N. Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

05 Dec 2017

U.N. political affairs chief to visit North Korea this week

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations' political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week, making the highest-level visit by a U.N. official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over Pyongyang's nuclear and weapons programs.

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