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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

Aug 29 2017

Russia seeks to reassure over war games, denies invasion plans

MOSCOW Russia tried to calm fears over war games it plans to hold next month, saying on Tuesday the large-scale exercise would rehearse a purely defensive scenario and that allegations it was a springboard to invade Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine were false.

Aug 02 2017

Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show

BELORECHENSK, Russia Ten Russian servicemen have been killed fighting in Syria so far this year, according to statements from the Defence Ministry.

Aug 01 2017

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia

(In this July 31 story, corrects paragraph 17 to show ambassador said local staff need to have served 15 years to be eligible to apply for special visas) | Video

Jul 21 2017

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

MOSCOW The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show. | Video

Jul 19 2017

Unable to go home, Russian who fought for IS settles in Ukraine

MOSCOW When Islamic State fighter Marat Nurmagomedov escaped from Syria to Turkey after becoming disillusioned with the militant group, he was unable to return home to Russia for fear of arrest.

Jul 14 2017

Russia, mulling expulsions, says too many U.S. spies work in Moscow

MOSCOW Russia said on Friday that too many American spies operated in Moscow under diplomatic cover and said it might expel some of them to retaliate against the United States over Washington's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last year.

Jul 03 2017

Details of first Putin-Trump meeting not yet settled: Kremlin

MOSCOW Russia and the United States are still discussing the timing of the first face-to-face encounter between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, expected to take place at a G20 summit in Germany later this week, a Kremlin aide said on Monday.

Jun 30 2017

Kissinger calls Putin-Trump meeting a chance to mend ties

MOSCOW Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have an opportunity to mend their countries' ties when they meet next week, former top U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger said on Friday, a day after he followed up a meeting with the U.S. president by having talks with Putin.

Apr 18 2017

Russia's undeclared death toll in Syria battle creeps higher

KHUTOR POCHTOVY, Russia The death toll among Russian forces in Syria during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyra now stands at 21, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, after information emerged about the deaths of three military contractors.

Apr 18 2017

Russia's undeclared death toll in Syria battle creeps higher

KHUTOR POCHTOVY, Russia, Apr 18 The death toll among Russian forces in Syria during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyra now stands at 21, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, after information emerged about the deaths of three military contractors.

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