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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

Jul 12 2018

Croatia defender Vida apologizes for Ukraine comments

MOSCOW Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologized after his team's World Cup semi-final victory over England on Wednesday after speaking out in support of Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine.

Jul 05 2018

Military veterans to Kremlin: Come clean about Syria mission

MOSCOW Russian military veterans urged the government on Thursday to acknowledge it sends private military contractors to fight in Syria, in a bid to secure financial and medical benefits for the fighters and their families.

Jun 27 2018

Putin-Trump summit on agenda as John Bolton holds Moscow talks

MOSCOW U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin, part of an effort to lay the ground for a summit between the Russian president and President Donald Trump.

Jun 13 2018

Militias guarding World Cup have links to Kremlin's foreign wars

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukraine and Syria that Kiev and Washington condemn as backed by Moscow.

May 25 2018

Kremlin says unconvinced by Yulia Skripal's first media outing

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday it was skeptical about Yulia Skripal's first media appearance since she and her father Sergei were poisoned by a nerve agent in England, saying it was unclear if she had been talking of her own free will. | Video

Apr 25 2018

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses

MOLKINO, Russia The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. | Video

Apr 09 2018

Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria's Assad

MOSCOW/KIEV In a corner of the departures area at Rostov airport in southern Russia, a group of about 130 men, many of them carrying overstuffed military-style rucksacks, lined up at four check-in desks beneath screens that showed no flight number or destination. | Video

Mar 22 2018

Sparks fly in Moscow as Russia and Britain trade accusations over spy poisoning

MOSCOW Britain accused Moscow on Wednesday of running an assassination program to eliminate its enemies, while Russia said Britain may itself have orchestrated the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England. | Video

Mar 20 2018

Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos: experts

(In March 14 story, corrects first name of employee of state chemical research institute in paragraph 12.) | Video

Mar 14 2018

Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos - experts

MOSCOW/AMSTERDAM The British government says Russia is to blame for poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent, and most chemical weapons specialists agree.

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