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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

13 Jun 2018

Soccer: Militias guarding World Cup have links to Kremlin's foreign wars

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia Russian paramilitary units providing security for the soccer World Cup included among their members Cossack fighters who took part in clandestine campaigns in Ukraine and Syria that Kiev and Washington condemn as backed by Moscow.

24 May 2018

Kremlin says unconvinced by Yulia Skripal's first media outing

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday it was sceptical about Yulia Skripal's first media appearance since she and her father Sergei were poisoned by a nerve agent in England, saying it was unclear if she had been talking of her own free will. | Video

25 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses

MOLKINO, Russia The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defence ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. | Video

09 Apr 2018

Special Report: How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria's Assad

MOSCOW/KIEV In a corner of the departures area at Rostov airport in southern Russia, a group of about 130 men, many of them carrying overstuffed military-style rucksacks, lined up at four check-in desks beneath screens that showed no flight number or destination. | Video

22 Mar 2018

Sparks fly in Moscow as Russia, Britain trade accusations over spy poisoning

MOSCOW Britain accused Moscow on Wednesday of running an assassination programme to eliminate its enemies, while Russia said Britain may itself have orchestrated the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England.

20 Mar 2018

CORRECTED: Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos - experts

(In March 14 story, corrects first name of employee of state chemical research institute in paragraph 12)

15 Mar 2018

Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos - experts

MOSCOW/AMSTERDAM The British government says Russia is to blame for poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent, and most chemical weapons specialists agree.

07 Mar 2018

Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

MOSCOW A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 39 people on board, Russian officials said, an incident that sharply raised the death toll from the Kremlin's intervention in the Syrian war.

07 Mar 2018

Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

MOSCOW A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 39 people on board, Russian officials said, an incident that sharply raised the death toll from the Kremlin's intervention in the Syrian war.

16 Feb 2018

Insight - Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

MOSCOW About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. | Video

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