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

16 Mar 2018

UNHCR chief pessimistic on deal for Rohingya returns to Myanmar

GENEVA A quick agreement to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is looking less and less likely, the U.N. refugee chief said on Friday as he launched an almost $1 billion appeal to support the stateless Muslims in camps in Bangladesh for the rest of 2018.

16 Mar 2018

Trump's tariffs head for a legal minefield

GENEVA President Donald Trump's announcement last week of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum caused a global outcry.

15 Mar 2018

U.N. adviser Egeland says 'tremendous battles' still loom in Syria

(Corrects final paragraph, after correction from source, to say "humanitarian NGOs" instead of "armed groups")

14 Mar 2018

UN adviser Egeland says "tremendous battles" still loom in Syria

GENEVA Syria could see "tremendous battles" for two remaining rebel enclaves even once a government onslaught on the last insurgent pocket near Damascus is over, a senior U.N. adviser said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2018

Justice for atrocities in South Sudan just a signature away: U.N. investigator

GENEVA U.N. investigators of war atrocities in South Sudan urged the African Union (AU) on Tuesday to make a final push to secure justice for millions of victims.

13 Mar 2018

U.N. investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis

GENEVA U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.

09 Mar 2018

Britain circulates draft procurement deal for Brexit at WTO

GENEVA Britain has circulated a draft agreement on procurement at the World Trade Organization, trade diplomats told Reuters, one of three WTO documents it needs to finalize as it leaves the European Union.

09 Mar 2018

U.N. rights boss wants allegations of crimes against Rohingya referred to ICC

GENEVA The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for allegations of atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution.

09 Mar 2018

Myanmar says it would like to see "clear evidence" of genocide

GENEVA Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Thursday.

09 Mar 2018

U.N. says poorer countries are casualties of U.S. tariff move

GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports will take a toll on poorer countries and could trigger takeovers in their mining industries, the head of the U.N. trade and development agency UNCTAD said on Thursday.


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