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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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13 Dec 2017

U.N. envoy: North Korea would not commit to peace talks but 'door ajar'

UNITED NATIONS United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that senior North Korean officials did not offer any type of commitment to talks during his visit to Pyongyang last week, but he believes he left "the door ajar."

13 Dec 2017

North Korea would not commit to peace talks but 'door ajar': U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday that senior North Korean officials did not offer any type of commitment to talks during his visit to Pyongyang last week, but he believes he left "the door ajar."

13 Dec 2017

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

(This version of the Dec 9 story corrects year in 2nd paragraph to 2011 from 2012) | Video

13 Dec 2017

U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.

12 Dec 2017

Top U.N. officials warn that North Korea sanctions harming aid delivery

UNITED NATIONS Top United Nations officials warned the Security Council on Monday that its sanctions on North Korea over the country's nuclear and missile programs may be harming the delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished, isolated Asian state.

11 Dec 2017

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

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 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.

10 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.

07 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.

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