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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 Sep 2017

Russia's B&N Bank balance sheet hole could reach $6 billion

MOSCOW Russia's B&N Bank could have a $6 billion (4.4 billion pounds) hole in its balance sheet, the country's central bank said on Thursday after coming to the aid of the private lender, its second private bank rescue in less than a month.

20 Sep 2017

Rusal in no rush to decide on possible London listing

MOSCOW Russian aluminium producer Rusal is in no rush to make a decision on whether to list in London and its decision could depend on Brexit talks, Deputy Chief Executive Oleg Mukhamedshin said.

18 Sep 2017

Russia to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela: minister

MOSCOW Russia will supply around 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela in the current marketing year ending next June, Russia's agriculture minister told Reuters, deepening the Kremlin's support for Venezuela's troubled economy.

21 Aug 2017

U.S. scales back Russian visa operations after Putin cuts embassy staff

MOSCOW The United States began to scale back its visa services in Russia on Monday, drawing an angry reaction from Moscow three weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Washington to more than halve its embassy and consular staff.

04 Aug 2017

Russia's Alrosa searching for nine miners missing after accident

MOSCOW Rescue teams are searching for nine workers missing in an underground mine owned by Russian diamond miner Alrosa after water flooded in on Friday, the company said.

04 Aug 2017

Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit

MOSCOW A ban on Turkish tomato imports that was motivated by geopolitics has inspired Russia to become self-sufficient in tomato production, a windfall for companies who invested in the technology that would increase year-round production.

31 Jul 2017

Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress.

20 Jul 2017

Russia's inflation fight may be lost in the mud of a vegetable plot

MOSCOW Attempts by Russia's central bank to bring inflation to a post-Soviet low of 4 percent this year may come down to the price of vegetables.

12 Jul 2017

U.S. trader Bunge to focus Russian grain operations on Azov Sea

CHICAGO/MOSCOW U.S. trader Bunge said it would focus its Russian grain trading on its Azov Sea export terminal near the southern city of Rostov-on-Don in an effort to boost efficiency.

12 Jul 2017

U.S. trader Bunge to focus Russian grain operations on Azov Sea

CHICAGO/MOSCOW, July 12 U.S. trader Bunge said it would focus its Russian grain trading on its Azov Sea export terminal near the southern city of Rostov-on-Don in an effort to boost efficiency.

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