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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

16 Feb 2018

Tearful Magnit founder sells out to banking group VTB for $2.5 billion

SOCHI, Russia Russia's Sergey Galitskiy has stepped down as CEO at the Magnit supermarket chain he founded and sold most of his stake to state lender VTB for about 138 billion roubles ($2.5 billion), bringing Kremlin influence into the retail sector for the first time.

15 Feb 2018

Russian fund builds investors pool for Saudi Aramco IPO

SOCHI, Russia The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has pledged to set up a "significant" pool of investors for the potential $100 billion initial public offering (IPO) by Saudi Arabian state oil major Aramco, it said on Thursday.

27 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South, Japan via Russia - intel sources

PARIS/LONDON/MOSCOW North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of U.N. sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. | Video

17 Jan 2018

Russia to borrow less in 2018 due to lower deficit - Siluanov

MOSCOW Russia's finance ministry plans to borrow less this year than in 2017 as it expects a smaller budget deficit and higher oil revenues, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told RBC TV in an interview on Wednesday.

30 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. | Video

30 Dec 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW, Dec 29 - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

26 Dec 2017

Kremlin seeks investigation of vote boycott called by Putin opponent

MOSCOW Hundreds of Russian celebrities, sportspeople and politicians nominated President Vladimir Putin for re-election on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it wanted opposition leader Alexei Navalny investigated for calling for a boycott of the vote.

25 Dec 2017

Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency

MOSCOW Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Sunday cleared the first hurdle towards taking part in next year's presidential election, even though the central election commission has previously ruled him ineligible to run. | Video

16 Dec 2017

Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for 8 years over $2m bribe

MOSCOW Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday, in a case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the elite ahead of a presidential election.

30 Nov 2017

Russian PM says U.S.-Russia ties at low ebb but Trump 'friendly'

MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that U.S.-Russia ties were the worst he could recall, but that U.S. President Donald Trump struck him as a friendly person keen to establish positive working contacts with Russia.

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