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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 Aug 2018

Russian rouble falls again on emerging markets jitters

MOSCOW Russia's rouble fell by more than a percentage point versus the dollar on Wednesday, resuming losses triggered by threats of more U.S. sanctions and the tanking Turkish lira.

13 Aug 2018

Rouble at two-year lows as pressure on emerging markets persists

MOSCOW The Russian rouble was near its lowest level in more than two-years versus the dollar on Monday, pressured by a broader flight from emerging markets, although it was lent some support by the central bank which halted purchases of foreign currency for its reserves.

10 Aug 2018

Rouble, caught in 'perfect storm', sinks to lowest since mid-2016

MOSCOW The Russian rouble sank to its lowest level since early June 2016 on Friday, battered by concerns over the impact of new U.S. sanctions, falling oil prices and a broadly stronger dollar.

03 Aug 2018

Russian TV crew's fatal trip to C.Africa was dogged by communication mix-ups

MOSCOW Three Russian TV journalists killed in volatile Central African Republic spoke no French, had trouble communicating with their driver, and had inconsistent contact with their local fixer, according to two people who were in touch with the journalists.

01 Aug 2018

Russia says Iranian forces pulled back from Golan in Syria; Israel unsatisfied

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate.

12 Jul 2018

Soccer: Russia expects 15 percent foreign tourism boost after World Cup

MOSCOW The soccer World Cup has helped "destroy stereotypes" about Russia and will boost foreign tourism by 15 percent as fans head home and spread the word that they had a great time, said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

10 Jul 2018

Exclusive: Russia's telecoms security push hits snag - it needs foreign help

MOSCOW Russian telecoms operators will have to use foreign technology to comply with a law on storing data, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said, even though Vladimir Putin told his government to ensure local companies produced the equipment.

06 Jul 2018

Russian authorities prepare to soften pension reform - sources

MOSCOW Russian authorities are considering ways to soften a plan to raise the pension age, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters, following protests and a slide in President Vladimir Putin's popularity ratings.

25 Jun 2018

Kremlin shrugs off rare dent in Putin's ratings over retirement age hike

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Monday shrugged off a rare fall in President Vladimir Putin's popularity ratings caused by plans to raise the retirement age sharply, saying there was no need to dramatise the situation.

20 Jun 2018

Iran rules out OPEC deal as Russia, Saudi push for oil output hike

VIENNA/MOSCOW Iran said on Tuesday OPEC was unlikely to reach a deal on oil output this week, setting the stage for a clash with Saudi Arabia and Russia, which are pushing to raise production steeply from July to meet growing global demand. | Video

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