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.
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TBILISI Kakha Kaladze, a former defender for Italian club AC Milan, was elected mayor of Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, as the country's ruling Georgian Dream party won a majority of seats in local councils.
TBILISI Kakha Kaladze climbed to the top of world soccer as a defender for Italian club AC Milan, and now his career is taking another turn: he wants to become the mayor of the capital city in his native country of Georgia.
TBILISI, Oct 10 Fitch ratings agency said Georgian banks were adequately capitalised and generating good profits, but warned that a high level of dollar-denominated loans posed a risk given depreciation of the local currency.
TBILISI The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sees the economy in oil-rich Azerbaijan contracting by 1.3 percent this year mainly due to declining oil production, but returning to growth in 2018, the bank's local manager told Reuters.
TBILISI/BAKU BP's stake in Azerbaijan's vast oilfields is expected to shrink under a new production-sharing agreement with state energy company SOCAR, two industry sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.
TBILISI U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that relations with Russia would not improve until Moscow changed its stance on Ukraine and withdrew support for "regimes like Iran and Syria and North Korea". | Video
TBILISI The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and other partner countries on Sunday, a day before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the ex-Soviet nation. | Video
TBILISI, June 10 Russian energy firm InterRAO has begun arbitration proceedings in Stockholm against Georgia over electricity tariffs, Georgia's deputy energy minister said.
TBILISI Azerbaijan plans to suspend natural gas exports from its major Shah Deniz offshore field in August for a month, due to repair works on the export pipeline which runs via Georgia to Turkey, Georgia's deputy energy minister said.
TBILISI The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group said.