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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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22 May 2018

Russia's Shuvalov picked to head state development bank VEB: sources

MOSCOW Igor Shuvalov, the former first deputy prime minister, has been selected to head Russian state development bank VEB, three sources told Reuters, although they said it was not clear if final documentation for the move had been signed.

17 May 2018

Russia postpones bill making U.S. sanctions compliance a crime

MOSCOW Russian lawmakers on Thursday voted to postpone the second reading of a bill being discussed in the lower house of parliament that would make it a crime to comply with Western sanctions on Russia.

28 Apr 2018

Russia close to drawing up draft law to raise pension age: PM Medvedev

MOSCOW Russia is close to drawing up a draft law to raise the pension age, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, but wants to do so carefully and in a way that avoids disrupting the existing pension system or causing social tensions.

28 Apr 2018

Russia close to drawing up draft law to raise pension age -PM Medvedev

MOSCOW, April 28 Russia is close to drawing up a draft law to raise the pension age, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, but wants to do so carefully and in a way that avoids disrupting the existing pension system or causing social tensions.

09 Apr 2018

'Russia in the doldrums?': new U.S. sanctions to weigh on recovery

MOSCOW An escalation in U.S. sanctions against Moscow risks derailing a fragile recovery in Russia's economy, which had just begun to take hold after the Kremlin's last confrontation with the West in 2014, analysts and investors said on Monday.

01 Apr 2018

Russian tycoon Magomedov arrested on embezzlement charges

MOSCOW Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years.

15 Mar 2018

Russian voters left guessing at Putin's economic plan

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will enter Sunday's election with little agreement among his top policymakers on an economic strategy for his next term, officials and analysts said.

14 Mar 2018

Russia's Putin, in home straight of election campaign, visits Crimea

THE KERCH STRAIT/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Wednesday, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power.

14 Mar 2018

Russia's Putin, in home straight of election campaign, visits Crimea

THE KERCH STRAIT/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Wednesday, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power.

01 Mar 2018

Putin, in pre-election speech, calls for higher living standards

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin made a pre-election pitch to voters during a major speech on Thursday, ordering officials to halve the number of Russians living in poverty by sharply boosting social and infrastructure spending.

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