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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

Dec 01 2017

Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

Nov 29 2017

IOC bans three Russian bobsledders for life over doping

LAUSANNE The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it had banned for life three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - over doping allegations related to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Nov 27 2017

Chechen leader, amid reshuffles, says ready to die for Putin

MOSCOW Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia's Chechnya, said he was ready to die for Vladimir Putin and stand down, if ordered, ahead of a federal presidential election next year which has triggered personnel reshuffles that have put some politicians on edge.

Nov 26 2017

Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign, Kremlin to pick successor

MOSCOW, Nov 27 Ramzan Kadyrov, the outspoken leader of Russia's Chechnya republic, said he was ready to step down, leaving it for the Kremlin to choose his successor.

Nov 21 2017

Ukraine rebel leader accuses sacked ally of staging revolt

MOSCOW/KIEV Armed men in masks blocked off the center of Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Luhansk on Tuesday in what the rebel leader said was a revolt by supporters of a sacked regional police chief.

Oct 24 2017

Russian presidential hopeful says she won't sling mud at Putin

MOSCOW Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian TV personality planning to run against Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election, attacked his policies on Tuesday but said she would not personally insult him in the campaign because he was a family friend.

Sep 22 2017

Russia's Bolshoi to premiere postponed 'Nureyev' ballet in December

MOSCOW Russia's Bolshoi Theater said on Friday it would hold the postponed premiere of its ballet about late Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in December, but probably with a new director standing in for the Kremlin critic who was originally in charge.

Sep 01 2017

Putin warns North Korea situation on verge of 'large-scale conflict'

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the standoff between North Korea and the United States was close to spilling into a large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang into halting its nuclear missile program.

Aug 30 2017

Ukraine preparing to deport Russian journalist for 'propaganda'

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's state security service (SBU) will deport a Russian journalist whom Kiev accuses of spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, days after barring two Spanish journalists from the country.

Aug 21 2017

Russia names replacement for Sergei Kislyak as envoy in Washington

MOSCOW Russia's next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defence official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Monday.

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