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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

Nov 20 2017

Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress

MOSCOW Poised to run for a fourth term, President Vladimir Putin has started clearing out the old Russian political elite and says he's bringing in young people with "fire in their eyes."

Nov 16 2017

Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labelled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

Nov 16 2017

Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labeled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

Nov 10 2017

Russia to amend law to classify U.S. media 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW Russia's parliament warned on Friday some U.S. and other foreign media could be declared "foreign agents" and obliged to regularly declare full details of their funding, finances and staffing.

Nov 07 2017

Putin, wary of political tumult, shuns Russian Revolution centenary

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin stayed away from events marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution on Tuesday, an event that changed the world but has awkward associations for the former KGB operative who was trained to keep a lid on dissent, not celebrate it. | Video

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Oct 31 2017

Kremlin says Russia not accused in U.S. case against ex-Trump aides

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide showed Moscow had been unfairly maligned in accusations that it meddled in last year's U.S. presidential election.

Oct 31 2017

Kremlin says Russia not accused in U.S. case against ex-Trump aides

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide showed Moscow had been unfairly maligned in accusations that it meddled in last year's U.S. presidential election.

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