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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

21 Dec 2017

Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria

ORENBURG, Russia When Vladimir Kabunin signed up as a private military contractor, he saw a chance to make a wage much higher than any he could earn in his provincial Russian hometown.

11 Dec 2017

Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss restart of flights, sign nuclear deal

CAIRO Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, agreeing to resume civilian flights which Moscow halted more than two years ago after militants bombed a Russian tourist jet over the Sinai.

24 Nov 2017

In western Moscow, Putin allies lose an election but cling to power

MOSCOW More than 10 weeks after losing a local council election in western Moscow, Vladimir Putin's party is clinging to power there - by fair means or foul.

27 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Death certificate offers clues on Russian casualties in Syria

MOSCOW An official document seen by Reuters shows that at least 131 Russian citizens died in Syria in the first nine months of this year, a number that relatives, friends and local officials say included private military contractors.

23 Oct 2017

Widow of Russian major killed in Syria battles for compensation

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Vitalina Bordova received a good morning text message from her husband Sergei, a Russian marine major deployed in Syria. Half an hour later, he was hit by mortar fire that killed him.

29 Aug 2017

Russia seeks to reassure over war games, denies invasion plans

MOSCOW Russia tried to calm fears over war games it plans to hold next month, saying on Tuesday the large-scale exercise would rehearse a purely defensive scenario and that allegations it was a springboard to invade Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine were false.

02 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show

BELORECHENSK, Russia Ten Russian servicemen have been killed fighting in Syria so far this year, according to statements from the Defence Ministry.

01 Aug 2017

Kremlin orders Washington to slash embassy staff in Russia

MOSCOW The Kremlin has ordered the United States to cut about 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia but many of those let go will be Russian citizens, softening the impact of a measure adopted in retaliation for new U.S. sanctions.

22 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

MOSCOW The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.

19 Jul 2017

Unable to go home, Russian who fought for IS settles in Ukraine

MOSCOW When Islamic State fighter Marat Nurmagomedov escaped from Syria to Turkey after becoming disillusioned with the militant group, he was unable to return home to Russia for fear of arrest.


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