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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

1:48pm EDT

Volatile ruble encourages McDonald's to cook up Russian fries

LIPETSK, Russia French fries at McDonald's restaurants from Moscow to Murmansk will be Russian from now on, as the American fast-food chain turns to homegrown potatoes to deal with rouble volatility caused by fluctuating oil prices and Western sanctions.

1:30pm EDT

Volatile rouble encourages McDonald's to cook up Russian fries

LIPETSK, Russia French fries at McDonald's restaurants from Moscow to Murmansk will be Russian from now on, as the American fast-food chain turns to homegrown potatoes to deal with rouble volatility caused by fluctuating oil prices and Western sanctions.

Apr 23 2018

Russia says no decision yet on delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.

Apr 23 2018

Russia says no decision yet on delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.

Apr 23 2018

U.N., EU, Russia back Iran nuclear deal as Trump meets Macron

GENEVA/MOSCOW U.S. allies and rivals spoke out in support of the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, bolstering French President Emmanuel Macron's pitch to U.S. President Donald Trump that there was no "Plan B" for keeping a lid on Tehran's atomic ambitions.

Apr 16 2018

Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger

MOSCOW Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the company refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to its users' secret messages. | Video

Apr 09 2018

Russland wirft Israel Angriff auf syrische Militärbasis vor

Moskau/Amman Nach dem mutmaßlichen Chemiewaffen-Einsatz in einer Rebellenhochburg bei Damaskus hat Israel russischen Angaben zufolge eine syrische Militärbasis angegriffen.

Apr 06 2018

Beer sales growth still seen elusive in Russia as World Cup looms

MOSCOW/LONDON The prospect of thousands of thirsty soccer fans flocking to Russia for this summer's World Cup should offer a big boost for the country's beer market, yet brewers see little reason to be optimistic.

Mar 22 2018

Russia's M.Video, Eldorado merge in $800 million deal

Russia's electrical goods retailer M.Video and rival Eldorado, both owned by Safmar Group, have been merged in a 45.5 billion rouble ($798 million) long-expected deal.

Mar 19 2018

Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. | Video

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