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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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15 Jun 2018

ECB to end bond buying but pushes out first rate hike

RIGA/FRANKFURT The European Central Bank will shut its hallmark bond purchase scheme by the close of the year, it said on Thursday, taking its biggest step yet toward dismantling crisis-era stimulus a decade after the start of the euro zone's economic downturn. | Video

30 May 2018

Lawyer shot dead in Latvia, police see hand of organized crime

RIGA A corporate lawyer who worked on managing the winding-down of insolvent companies was shot dead in the Latvian capital early on Wednesday in what police said appeared to be a killing linked to organized crime.

30 May 2018

Lawyer shot dead in Latvia, police see hand of organised crime

RIGA, May 30 A corporate lawyer who worked on managing the winding-down of insolvent companies was shot dead in the Latvian capital early on Wednesday in what police said appeared to be a killing linked to organised crime.

30 May 2018

Exclusive - Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

RIGA Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.

29 May 2018

Exclusive: Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

RIGA Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.

24 May 2018

Latvia warns its clampdown is pushing hot money to Europe

RIGA Latvia has warned the European Union to bolster fragmented money laundering controls as much of the cash now leaving the Baltic state to escape tighter scrutiny is going to other EU countries.

17 May 2018

Latvia's anti-money laundering chief wants more help from banks

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvia's new anti-money laundering chief pledged on Thursday to improve control of financial crime, urging the Baltic state's banks to become more hands on in spotting and preventing it.

07 May 2018

Latvian bank takes ECB to court for triggering collapse

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvian bank ABLV said on Monday it is taking the European Central Bank to court for triggering its demise after it faced allegations of money laundering.

26 Apr 2018

Under U.S. gaze, Latvia votes to dismantle banking bridge to Russia

RIGA/FRANKFURT Latvia's parliament voted on Thursday to scale back domestic banks' ties with risky shell firms under laws aimed at tackling money laundering, but pressure will remain on the Baltic state to do more.

05 Apr 2018

Russian rocket tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea, airspace

RIGA Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it partly to shut down Baltic commercial airspace.

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