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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MOSCOW Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday, in a case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the elite ahead of a presidential election.
Moskau Die Angst vor neuen US-Sanktionen treibt reiche Russen um.
MOSCOW Wealthy Russians facing the prospect of targeted U.S. sanctions next year have floated the idea of a special treasury bond to facilitate favourable terms for bringing their cash home, three sources familiar with the scheme said.
MOSCOW The threat of new U.S. sanctions has spread anxiety among Russia's wealthiest people that their association with President Vladimir Putin could land them on a U.S. government blacklist, members of the business elite say.
MOSCOW Russia's economic growth in October was negatively affected by a global deal between members of OPEC and Russia to curb crude oil production, Russia's economy minister said on Thursday.
MOSCOW Russia has proposed ending the publication of the names of banks which finance Russian state-controlled arms producers, in a possible sign that Moscow is preparing for new U.S. sanctions.
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.
MOSCOW Russia plans to pitch its OFZ treasury bonds denominated in yuan to Chinese investors, as a safeguard in case an expansion of U.S. sanctions on Russia prompts other foreign investors to exit the bonds, a Russian deputy finance minister said on Friday.
MOSCOW Russia's improving economy has removed the main impetus for privatizations planned for this year, allowing policymakers who always doubted the wisdom of selling state assets to re-gain the upper hand, according to interviews with multiple officials.
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum illegitimate and said Russia and Turkey agreed that the territorial integrity of Iraq and neighbouring Syria must be preserved.