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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

Jul 18 2018

Russian steelmakers play down impact of EU's import curbs

MOSCOW Russian steel producers played down the impact of the European Union's curbs on steel imports on Wednesday, which, according to analysts, may even allow some of them to increase supplies to the bloc compared with a year ago.

Jun 18 2018

Russia's InterRAO plans to buy 11 percent of its shares from stakeholders: sources

MOSCOW Russian state energy company InterRAO plans to buy 11.25 percent of its shares held by power company Rushydro and Federal Grid Company (FSK) , two sources close to the deals said on Monday.

May 25 2018

Enel in advanced talks with Russia's Melnichenko over Reftinskaya coal plant sale - sources

MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG, May 25 Italy's biggest utility Enel is in advanced talks with Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko over the sale of Enel's Reftinskaya coal plant, three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters on Friday.

May 23 2018

Sanctions-hit Vekselberg revives talks with Gazprom on power assets merger: sources

MOSCOW Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who has been placed under U.S. sanctions, has resumed talks about merging his power assets with Gazprom , three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters on Wednesday.

Apr 28 2018

Fortum says gets Russian approval for Uniper stake purchase

MOSCOW/COPENHAGEN Finnish utility Fortum said on Saturday Russian authorities had approved its acquisition of up to 50 percent of German counterpart Uniper , playing down the decision to effectively deny it a controlling stake.

Apr 17 2018

Exclusive: Russia's drive to replace Western power technology hits snag

MOSCOW Russia's drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back after a prototype broke beyond repair, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters.

Apr 11 2018

How Russian tycoon Deripaska might try to navigate sanctions

MOSCOW Businesses controlled by Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska are scrambling to find ways to keep trading after they were added to a U.S. sanctions blacklist.

Feb 19 2018

Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms

MOSCOW Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Jan 22 2018

Exclusive: U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms

MOSCOW Two of Microsoft's official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors.

Nov 09 2017

Russia says launch of Crimea power plant delayed

MOSCOW The launch of a new power plant in Crimea will be delayed beyond the end of this year, a Russian deputy energy minister said on Thursday, a potential blow for a region dogged by power shortages since Moscow annexed it from Ukraine in 2014.

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