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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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21 Jun 2018

Syria's Assad gets food lifeline from Crimea

LONDON/MOSCOW Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat.

08 Jun 2018

Rusal faces more turmoil if U.S. sanctions not lifted by late August: sources

MOSCOW Rusal's exports and finances will take another hit if Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is unable to persuade Washington to lift sanctions on the aluminum producer by late August, three industry sources said.

25 May 2018

Russian sanctions-hit Power Machines likely to withdraw from JV with Siemens: Mordashov

ST PETERSBURG Russian power equipment producer, Power Machines, which was hit by the U.S. sanctions in 2018, will most probably withdraw from its Russian joint venture (JV) with Germany's Siemens, its owner Alexei Mordashov said.

25 May 2018

Russian sanctions-hit Power Machines likely to withdraw from JV with Siemens - Mordashov

ST PETERSBURG, May 25 Russian power equipment producer, Power Machines, which was hit by the U.S. sanctions in 2018, will most probably withdraw from its Russian joint venture (JV) with Germany's Siemens, its owner Alexei Mordashov said.

25 May 2018

Russia's VTB holds 9.6 percent in En+ after AnAn margin call - bank executive

MOSCOW VTB , Russia’s second-largest lender, has increased its stake in sanctions-hit En+, which manages the aluminium and hydropower assets of businessman Oleg Deripaska, after making a margin call on one of En+’s minority shareholders, the bank’s first deputy chief executive said.

25 May 2018

Russia's VTB holds 9.6 pct in En+ after AnAn margin call -bank executive

MOSCOW, May 25 VTB, Russia’s second-largest lender, has increased its stake in sanctions-hit En+, which manages the aluminium and hydropower assets of businessman Oleg Deripaska, after making a margin call on one of En+’s minority shareholders, the bank’s first deputy chief executive said.

24 May 2018

Russia's TMK says U.S. unit IPSCO still committed to share listing

ST PETERSBURG IPSCO Tubulars, the U.S. subsidiary of Russian oil and gas pipemaker TMK, remains committed to an eventual initial public offering (IPO), TMK said on Thursday.

24 May 2018

Russian diamond producer Alrosa says first half sales to exceed initial expectations

ST PETERSBURG Russia's Alrosa, the world's largest producer of rough diamonds in carat terms, said on Thursday first-half sales would be significantly higher than it originally planned due to market strength.Speaking on the sidelines of the St Petersburg economic forum, Alrosa chief executive Sergey Ivanov told Reuters the first four months of the year showed very good sales results for Alrosa. Sales in May will be lower than in April due to seasonal factors, he added. The whole of 2018 is expected to be good for sales with prices already showing growth of several percent since the start of the year, he said. Alrosa's 2018 production is expected at 36.6 million carats but its sales will be higher than its production - at about 40 million carats - due to sales from the stockpile in early 2018. Alrosa's stockpile is currently at around 11 million carats. State-controlled Alrosa and Anglo American's De Beers produce about half of the world's rough diamonds. In 2017, Alrosa was hit by a shutdown at its Siberian underground Mir mine, which had accounted for 9 percent of its annual diamond output before it was partly flooded in August. Ivanov said that the company was still considering ways to resume production at the Mir mine and would be progressing with the project without any rush.

24 May 2018

Russian diamond producer Alrosa says H1 sales to exceed initial expectations

ST PETERSBURG, May 24 Russia's Alrosa, the world's largest producer of rough diamonds in carat terms, said on Thursday first-half sales would be significantly higher than it originally planned due to market strength.

20 May 2018

Britain yet to renew visa of Russian billionaire Abramovich - sources

MOSCOW/LONDON British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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