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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 21 2017

Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS A NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russia said on Wednesday, an account partly disputed by NATO.

Jun 20 2017

European court angers Russia with 'gay propaganda' ruling

STRASBOURG/MOSCOW The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Russian law banning what it describes as the promotion of homosexuality to minors breached European treaty rules, but Moscow said it would appeal what it called an unjust decision.

Jun 19 2017

White House says it retains right to self-defense in Syria; Moscow warns Washington

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets.

Jun 19 2017

Russia to track U.S.-led coalition aircraft over Syria as potential targets

MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it would treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.

Jun 15 2017

Putin, in pre-election year, pledges to erase spiralling poverty

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to eradicate spiralling poverty and ensure people were properly housed and paid, in a marathon TV appearance on Thursday that looked like a pitch to voters ahead of a presidential election next year.

Jun 13 2017

In Russia, state TV and the Internet tell a tale of two protests

MOSCOW Some of the biggest anti-Kremlin protests in years swept across Russia on Monday with over 1,000 people detained by the police ahead of a presidential election next year. But anyone relying on state TV would have concluded they were a non-event.

Jun 13 2017

Anti-Kremlin protesters fill Russian streets, Putin critic Navalny jailed

MOSCOW Baton-wielding riot police broke up anti-corruption protests and detained hundreds of demonstrators in Moscow and other Russian cities on Monday, before a court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his second prison term this year. | Video

Jun 06 2017

Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea

MOSCOW Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.

Jun 05 2017

Head of Moscow's Ukrainian library convicted of incitement against Russians

MOSCOW The head of Russia's only state-run Ukrainian library was convicted on Monday of inciting hatred against Russians in a case that she compared to a Stalin-era political show trial.

Jun 01 2017

Putin says U.S. missile systems in Alaska, South Korea challenge Russia

ST PETERSBURG/MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that elements of a U.S. anti-missile system in Alaska and South Korea were a challenge to Russia and that Moscow had no choice but to build up its own forces in response.

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