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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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19 Oct 2017

Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election

SOCHI/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations.

12 Oct 2017

Gorbachev, last Soviet leader, wants Trump-Putin summit to save arms pact

MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, said on Thursday a landmark arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War was in peril and called for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to save it.

04 Oct 2017

Russia throws North Korea lifeline to stymie regime change

MOSCOW Russia is quietly boosting economic support for North Korea to try to stymie any U.S.-led push to oust Kim Jong Un as Moscow fears his fall would sap its regional clout and allow U.S. troops to deploy on Russia's eastern border.

03 Oct 2017

Saudi king heads to Russia, with oil, investment and Syria on agenda

RIYADH/MOSCOW The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's biggest oil exporters, are expected to discuss cooperation on oil production and differences over Syria and Iran on Thursday during the first visit to Moscow by a reigning Saudi Monarch.

02 Oct 2017

'No rules' - Russian activist's death a symbol of pre-election violence

MOSCOW Russian opposition activist Ivan Skripnichenko died after being attacked by a man angry he opposed Vladimir Putin. Over a month later, nobody has been arrested, his family can't see his autopsy, and authorities say he probably died of heart disease.

21 Sep 2017

Russia says will target U.S.- backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.- backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes.

20 Sep 2017

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

20 Sep 2017

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, N.Korea, accuses US of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW, Sept 20 Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

18 Sep 2017

Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. | Video

01 Sep 2017

Russia, digesting U.S. diplomatic retaliation, pledges 'harsh' response

MOSCOW Russia said on Friday it would respond harshly to any U.S. measures designed to hurt it, a day after the United States told Moscow to close its San Francisco consulate and buildings in Washington and New York.

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