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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.

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Russia takes Tokyo to task over defense alliance with Washington

MOSCOW Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Nov 22 2017

Rosneft's Sechin a no-show as witness in bribery trial again, ordered to appear next week

MOSCOW Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin again failed to show up as a witness at the bribery trial of a former Russian economy minister on Wednesday, prompting the judge to order him to appear next week.

Nov 16 2017

Kremlin says to host Syria summit with officials from Iran and Turkey

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday Russia would host a Syria summit on Nov. 22 involving officials from Iran and Turkey.

Nov 15 2017

Russia restructures Venezuelan debt, PDVSA loans not included

MOSCOW Russia and Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal on Wednesday allowing Caracas to make "minimal" payments to Moscow in the next six years to help it meet obligations to other creditors, the Russian Finance Ministry said.

Nov 10 2017

Russia to amend law to classify U.S. media 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW Russia's parliament warned on Friday some U.S. and other foreign media could be declared "foreign agents" and obliged to regularly declare full details of their funding, finances and staffing.

Nov 10 2017

Russian retailer M.Video in preliminary talks with Alibaba: spokesman

MOSCOW Russia's largest electronics retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba about possible cooperation, an M.Video spokesman said on Friday.

Nov 10 2017

Russian retailer M.Video in preliminary talks with Alibaba about cooperation - spokesman

MOSCOW, Nov 10 Russian retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Safmar group and Alibaba about possible cooperation, M.Video spokesman said in a written comment on Friday.

Nov 09 2017

Putin says doping allegations against Russia meant to stir discontent

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Thursday that allegations of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia were an attempt to sow discontent ahead of the country's presidential elections.

Oct 19 2017

Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election

SOCHI/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations.

Oct 19 2017

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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