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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

May 24 2018

Sanctions-hit tycoon Deripaska asks Kremlin to buy some of his aluminium: source

ST PETERSBURG, Russia/MOSCOW Russian aluminium producer Rusal has asked the Russian government to purchase some of its output, a government source said on Thursday, in an effort to alleviate the pain inflicted by U.S. sanctions.

May 24 2018

Russia's top banker warns sanctions retaliation could backfire

MOSCOW German Gref, the head of Russia's biggest bank Sberbank, said a proposed law that could result in people being jailed for helping enforce U.S. sanctions would backfire on the Russian economy if implemented.

May 24 2018

Russia's Sberbank CEO says higher provisions would threaten banks and economy

MOSCOW A central bank proposal that banks make higher provisions to cover loans for mergers and acquisitions could hurt the banking sector and the economy, German Gref, chief executive of Russia's largest bank Sberbank, told Reuters.

May 24 2018

Russia's Sberbank CEO says higher provisions would threaten banks and economy

MOSCOW A central bank proposal that banks make higher provisions to cover loans for mergers and acquisitions could hurt the banking sector and the economy, German Gref, chief executive of Russia's largest bank Sberbank, told Reuters.

May 22 2018

Russia's Shuvalov picked to head state development bank VEB: sources

MOSCOW Igor Shuvalov, the former first deputy prime minister, has been selected to head Russian state development bank VEB, three sources told Reuters, although they said it was not clear if final documentation for the move had been signed.

May 14 2018

Reformist Putin ally gets audit job, but not Kremlin role

MOSCOW Former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, who has called for sweeping political and economic reform, said on Monday he had accepted an offer to head up Russia's Audit Chamber, which scrutinizes the budget but has few real powers.

May 11 2018

Russia eyes budget surplus for first time since 2011

MOSCOW Russia is on track to run a budget surplus this year for the first time since 2011, thanks to unexpectedly high oil prices, a draft budget law shows.

May 07 2018

Russia's Putin begins new presidential term, keeps Medvedev as PM

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signaling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. | Video

May 03 2018

Russia 'absolutely ready' for World Cup, Infantino says

SOCHI, Russia Russia is "absolutely ready" to host the 2018 World Cup in June and July, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday as the country made final preparations to stage the soccer tournament.

Apr 28 2018

Russia close to drawing up draft law to raise pension age: PM Medvedev

MOSCOW Russia is close to drawing up a draft law to raise the pension age, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, but wants to do so carefully and in a way that avoids disrupting the existing pension system or causing social tensions.

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