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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

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Putin nemesis Navalny, barred from election, tries political siege

MOSCOW Two young anti-Putin activists trudged through a snow-logged Moscow housing estate on a recent Saturday, putting up fliers promoting a boycott of a presidential election next month.

Feb 19 2018

Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and several Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.

Feb 12 2018

Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW Hundreds of emergency workers in Russia scoured snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, collecting body fragments and clues after a plane crash a day earlier that killed all 71 people on board. | Video

Feb 11 2018

Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

MOSCOW A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes. | Video

Feb 05 2018

Russia orders warplanes in Syria to fly higher after jet shot down

MOSCOW Russia has ordered its warplanes in Syria to fly higher to avoid being shot down by shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles after one of its jets was downed at the weekend, the Izvestia daily reported on Monday. | Video

Feb 02 2018

Russia approves warplane deployment on disputed island near Japan

MOSCOW Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the deployment of Russian warplanes on a disputed island near Japan, accelerating the area's militarization at a time when Moscow's ties with Tokyo are strained over the roll-out of a U.S. missile system.

Jan 29 2018

Kremlin unfazed by Syrian opposition boycott of peace conference

MOSCOW/BEIRUT The Kremlin shrugged off a Syrian opposition decision to boycott a peace conference in Russia this week, saying on Monday the event would go ahead regardless and make a meaningful contribution to a political solution.

Jan 24 2018

We are the champions: basketball film wows Russians before election

MOSCOW A Russian film about a Soviet Cold War sports victory over the United States has broken box office records months before a presidential election by borrowing a page from Vladimir Putin's play book: appealing to Russian patriotism.

Jan 23 2018

Russia cancels release of 'insulting' film about Stalin's death

MOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it had canceled the release of "Death of Stalin", a dark, satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci, saying many Russians would find it an insulting mockery of the country's Soviet past.

Jan 19 2018

In Russia, Trump inauguration euphoria leaves lasting hangover

MOSCOW A year ago on Saturday, Russian nationalists partied in central Moscow to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. | Video

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