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United States

Olzhas Auyezov

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

Feb 05 2018

Exclusive: Kazakhtelecom bid values Kcell at around $600 million - sources

ALMATY Kazakhtelecom has made a bid to buy Swedish telecoms company Telia's stake in mobile operator Kcell valuing it at around $600 million, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

Jan 18 2018

Kazakh tycoon wants Petropavlovsk ex-CEO back, sees M&A opportunities

ALMATY Kazakh businessman Kenges Rakishev, having bought a large stake in Petropavlovsk last month, says he wants to see Pavel Maslovskiy reinstated as chief executive of the Russian mid-sized gold producer.

Dec 21 2017

BNY Mellon freezes $22.6 billion in Kazakh oil fund assets

ALMATY/LONDON Bank of New York Mellon has frozen $22.6 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan's National Fund in a rare move that escalates a legal battle between the government and a Moldovan investor.

Dec 14 2017

Central Asia yet to adjust to cheaper oil: World Bank

Countries across energy-rich Central Asia are a long way from readjusting to lower oil prices and will need to carry out large-scale reforms to regain competitiveness, a senior World Bank economist told Reuters in an interview.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 02 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

Nov 01 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S. - associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

Nov 01 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

Nov 01 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

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