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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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13 Dec 2017

Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at insurgents: Kremlin

MOSCOW Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. | Video

06 Dec 2017

Russia's Putin, pulling no surprises, says he'll seek re-election

NIZHNY NOVGOROD/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia's worst kept political secret on Wednesday, saying he would run for re-election in March 2018 - a contest he seems sure to win comfortably and extend his grip on power into a third decade. | Video

24 Nov 2017

Ukraine rebel region's security chief says he is new leader

MOSCOW The security minister of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel region of Luhansk said on Friday he was taking over power from regional chief Igor Plotnitsky, who days earlier had said he was facing an attempted armed coup to force him out.

22 Nov 2017

Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

22 Nov 2017

Russia-hosted summit could be decisive for Syria peace: Erdogan

SOCHI, Russia A three-way summit on Wednesday between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey could produce decisive steps towards ending the bloodshed in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said at the start of their talks.

22 Nov 2017

Putin urges political solution in Syria, in calls to Trump, Mideast leaders

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the civil war in Syria on Tuesday, with Putin stressing the importance of finding a political solution after meeting with Syria's president, according to the Kremlin.

22 Nov 2017

Putin urges political solution in Syria, in calls to Trump, Mideast leaders

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the civil war in Syria on Tuesday, with Putin stressing the importance of finding a political solution after meeting with Syria's president, according to the Kremlin.

22 Nov 2017

Putin informs Trump of outcome of meeting with Syria's Assad

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President discussed the civil war in Syria on Tuesday, with Putin stressing the importance of finding a political solution to the conflict after meeting with Syria's president.

16 Nov 2017

Russian lawmakers approve 'foreign agents' media law

MOSCOW Russia's lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a law that would give Moscow the power to force foreign media to brand the news they provide to Russians as the work of "foreign agents" and also to disclose where they get their funding. | Video

12 Nov 2017

Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

DANANG, Vietnam President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year's U.S. election, despite U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion of Russian interference.

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