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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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20 Nov 2017

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.

GENEVA North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a U.N. human rights panel said on Monday.

20 Nov 2017

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition - U.N.

GENEVA North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a United Nations human rights panel said on Monday.

18 Nov 2017

U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place.

17 Nov 2017

Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

17 Nov 2017

'Raj Pink' diamond, top gems, fail to sell at Sotheby's sale

GENEVA A large pink diamond, rare for its colour and clarity, was among several major jewels that failed to sell on Wednesday at Sotheby's auction in Geneva. | Video

16 Nov 2017

"Raj Pink" diamond fails to sell at Geneva sale - Sotheby's

GENEVA, Nov 15 "The Raj Pink", the largest known diamond graded "fancy intense pink" for its rare colour, was among several major jewels stranded on the auction block on Wednesday at Sotheby's sale in Geneva.

08 Nov 2017

U.N. labour body drops case against World Cup host Qatar after reform promise

GENEVA/DOHA The International Organization for Labour (ILO) on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed the wealthy Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

08 Nov 2017

North Korea says sanctions hurting women, children

GENEVA North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women's rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families.

07 Nov 2017

U.N., Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

GENEVA The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and medicine into the country.

03 Nov 2017

U.N. tells Australia to restore food, water supplies to PNG refugees

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Australia on Friday to restore food, water and health services to about 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, which Canberra cut off three days ago.

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