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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

4:15am IST

Australia takes Canada to WTO over rules on selling wine

GENEVA Australia has complained at the World Trade Organization about Canada's rules on wine sales, expanding a similar U.S. complaint against one Canadian region.

1:38am IST

Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks

GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, but behind the scenes some of the world's leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity's knottiest conflicts.

12 Jan 2018

South Korea seeks trade sanctions on U.S. as disputes pile up

GENEVA South Korea has asked the World Trade Organization for authorization to impose annual trade sanctions worth at least $711 million on the United States, a filing published by the World Trade Organization showed on Friday.

12 Jan 2018

Vietnam complains to WTO about U.S. fish tariffs

GENEVA Vietnam has challenged U.S. anti-dumping measures against Vietnam's exports of fish fillets, a filing published by the World Trade Organization showed on Friday.

12 Jan 2018

U.N. Indonesia earthquake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10,000 dead

GENEVA A U.N. contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency response planning documents.

11 Jan 2018

Canada takes U.S. to WTO, U.S. says case helps China

GENEVA Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against the United States, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday, in a dispute that Washington said would damage Canada's own interests and play into China's hands.

08 Jan 2018

India rejects U.S. solar claim at WTO, explores new defence

GENEVA India hit back on Monday at Washington's latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization, rejecting a U.S. legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India's own solar industry.

28 Dec 2017

Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuations

GENEVA/BEIRUT Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria's biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patients. | Video

22 Dec 2017

UNHCR says Australia abandoned refugees, must clear up the mess it made

GENEVA The U.N refugee agency on Friday accused Australia of abandoning hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and said it must take responsibility for the mess it created with its "offshore processing" system.

22 Dec 2017

U.N. to join Syria talks in Astana, with humanitarian hopes

MOSCOW/GENEVA U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he would take part in the latest round of Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday, with a month to go before he hopes to break the deadlock in political talks in Geneva.

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