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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

Aug 02 2018

Heatwave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

PARIS/MOSCOW/HAMBURG Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe while a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. | Video

Jul 26 2018

For Russian business, Putin's summit win over Trump turns sour

MOSCOW Russia's political and business leaders were quick to chalk up last week's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a victory for Vladimir Putin. Now some fear Putin may have overplayed a winning hand and are bracing for a U.S. sanctions backlash.

Jul 18 2018

Russian steelmakers play down impact of EU's import curbs

MOSCOW Russian steel producers played down the impact of the European Union's curbs on steel imports on Wednesday, which, according to analysts, may even allow some of them to increase supplies to the bloc compared with a year ago.

Jul 16 2018

Russia's Megafon to delist from London, offers buyout

MOSCOW Megafon , Russia's No.2 mobile phone operator, said on Monday it plans to delist from London shortly after completion of a $1.3 billion buyout of minority shareholders.

Jul 12 2018

Cargo vessels de-listed from ship registries after Crimea grain trades

LONDON/MOSCOW, July 12 At least two countries have struck cargo vessels off their registries in recent weeks after the ships were involved in transporting grains from Crimea to Syria, maritime officials told Reuters.

Jul 10 2018

Global trade war to be a boon for Black Sea grain

MOSCOW/BEIJING Trade conflict between the United States and China could further boost already booming grain and oilseed exports from the Black Sea region, traders and analysts said.

Jul 10 2018

Global trade war to be a boon for Black Sea grain

MOSCOW/BEIJING Trade conflict between the United States and China could further boost already booming grain and oilseed exports from the Black Sea region, traders and analysts said.

Jun 27 2018

London court backs Deripaska in battle of Russian tycoons

LONDON/MOSCOW Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska got a boost on Wednesday in a long-running battle for control of Norilsk Nickel when a high court judge ruled fellow investor Roman Abramovich did not have the right to sell shares in the miner to a third businessman.

Jun 21 2018

Syria's Assad gets food lifeline from Crimea

LONDON/MOSCOW Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat.

Jun 08 2018

Rusal faces more turmoil if U.S. sanctions not lifted by late August: sources

MOSCOW Rusal's exports and finances will take another hit if Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is unable to persuade Washington to lift sanctions on the aluminum producer by late August, three industry sources said.

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