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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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14 Aug 2018

Ruble slump hits Russians' wallets, not their support for Putin

MOSCOW Alexei Nikolayev, one of more than 56 million Russians who re-elected President Vladimir Putin in March, is already counting the likely cost of a weaker ruble: less spending power abroad, higher prices at home, and another round of belt tightening.

10 Aug 2018

Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war

MOSCOW Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a "declaration of economic war" and would retaliate, as new sanctions took their toll on the ruble and U.S. lawmakers threatened more. | Video

09 Aug 2018

Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

MOSCOW Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to two-year lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions. | Video

07 Aug 2018

Russian PM warns NATO admission of Georgia could trigger 'terrible conflict'

MOSCOW Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger "a terrible conflict" and questioned why the alliance would consider such a move.

06 Aug 2018

Russia expels Greek diplomats in retaliatory move

MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it had summoned Greece's ambassador to Moscow and told him it was responding in kind to what it called an unfriendly decision by Athens to expel two Russian diplomats.

31 Jul 2018

In Soviet echo, Putin gives Russian army a political wing

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism, evoking memories of a Soviet practise that once saw soldiers taught the precepts of Marxism and Leninism by political commissars. | Video

26 Jul 2018

For Russian business, Putin's summit win over Trump turns sour

MOSCOW Russia's political and business leaders were quick to chalk up last week's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a victory for Vladimir Putin. Now some fear Putin may have overplayed a winning hand and are bracing for a U.S. sanctions backlash.

24 Jul 2018

Kremlin, coy on new summit idea, says Putin and Trump can meet at G20

MOSCOW The Kremlin was reticent on Tuesday about whether it would accept an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to hold a summit with Vladimir Putin in Washington later this year, saying only that the two men had other chances to meet as well.

19 Jul 2018

Putin warns NATO against closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned NATO against cultivating closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia, saying such a policy was irresponsible and would have unspecified consequences for the alliance.

19 Jul 2018

Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.

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