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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

Oct 10 2017

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia's central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals - a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalize the market.

Oct 09 2017

Moscow says escalation of tension on Korea peninsula unacceptable

MOSCOW Any escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Monday.

Oct 09 2017

Moscow says escalation of tension on Korea peninsula unacceptable

MOSCOW Any escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Monday.

Oct 03 2017

'No miracles': labor shortage set to hit Russia's GDP

MOSCOW A dearth of young people joining Russia's workforce because of a low birth rate will shave several percent off potential economic growth in the next five to six years, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said.

Sep 27 2017

Russian reinsurer eyes shift from sanctions business to Asia and beyond

MOSCOW Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) aims to expand into China, India, the Middle East and Africa to increase income from premiums and diversify beyond Russia, the chief executive said.

Sep 23 2017

Russian suspect detained after arson attacks against last tsar film

MOSCOW A Russian court ordered the detention of a man on Saturday on suspicion of trying to intimidate cinemas into not showing a new film about the country's last tsar, Russia's news agencies said.

Sep 12 2017

Russia cinema chain won't show film about tsar's affair after threats

MOSCOW Russia's largest cinema chain said on Tuesday it would not show a film depicting an affair between a ballerina and the last Russian tsar, after receiving repeated threats from religious activists and nationalists who deem it blasphemous.

Sep 07 2017

Putin thinks North Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he thought the North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons, predicting that common sense would prevail.

Sep 07 2017

Putin thinks North Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he thought the North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons, predicting that common sense would prevail.

Sep 07 2017

Putin thinks North Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he thought the North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons, predicting that common sense would prevail.

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