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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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16 Oct 2017

Russia's Gazprom Neft 'holds its nose' at global oil output cut

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian energy firm Gazprom Neft is chafing at a global deal to cut oil output because the pact has forced the company to curtail its ambitious plans for production growth, deputy chief executive Vadim Yakovlev said in an interview.

05 Oct 2017

Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018: officials

MOSCOW A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russia.

29 Sep 2017

Russia's Rosneft elects former German chancellor Schroeder as chairman

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder faced further criticism at home after he was elected as chairman of Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft on Friday.

27 Sep 2017

Spartak Moscow owner says would not sell the club

MOSCOW Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun said on Wednesday he was finding it increasingly difficult to manage the club but insisted he would not sell it.

27 Sep 2017

Russia's Lukoil eyes decade of oil output growth

MOSCOW Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil expects its output to rise over the next 8-10 years as it brings new fields onstream, vice president and co-owner Leonid Fedun said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Russia's Lukoil has no desire to return to banking: VP Fedun

MOSCOW Russian oil producer Lukoil has no desire to return to banking after its executives face potential losses following the bail-out of private lender Otkritie, Lukoil vice-president Leonid Fedun told Reuters.

23 Sep 2017

Lukoil to keep output steady with new projects outside Russia - CEO

JARKUDUK, Uzbekistan Lukoil plans to keep pumping 100 million tonnes of oil per year between 2018 and 2027 with projects outside Russia and will keep annual investment at $8 billion-$8.5 billion, the chief executive said on Saturday.

23 Sep 2017

Uzbekistan drops use of students, teachers, nurses as cotton-pickers - PM

JARKUDUK, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan will no longer have thousands of students, teachers and healthcare workers pick the cotton harvest, Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov said on Saturday, confirming a halt to a practice condemned abroad as forced labour.

09 Sep 2017

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

MOSCOW/BEIJING Chinese conglomerate CEFC will buy a 14.16 percent stake in Russian oil major Rosneft for $9.1 billion (£6.9 billion) from a consortium of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority, strengthening the energy partnership between Moscow and Beijing.

16 Aug 2017

Russian ex-minister accuses Putin lieutenant of framing him

MOSCOW Former Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told his bribery trial on Wednesday that he had been framed by a close lieutenant of President Vladimir Putin into accepting a payment of $2 million.

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