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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 Dec 2017

Central Asia yet to adjust to cheaper oil - World Bank

Countries across energy-rich Central Asia are a long way from readjusting to lower oil prices and will need to carry out large-scale reforms to regain competitiveness, a senior World Bank economist told Reuters in an interview.

02 Nov 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

02 Nov 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

02 Nov 2017

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

MOSCOW/ALMATY Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behaviour and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries.

01 Nov 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S. - associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2017

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

09 Sep 2017

Sovereign wealth funds boost private investments in emerging markets

ASTANA Private market investments have become a crucial part of sovereign wealth funds' (SWF) portfolios, helping them better tap the potential of key emerging markets such as China and India, a Goldman Sachs Asset Management executive said.

26 Apr 2017

Exclusive - Uzbek president sidelines member of ruling triumvirate: sources

ALMATY Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the new president of Uzbekistan, has moved to consolidate his power by sidelining a member of the triumvirate that has ruled the ex-Soviet state since last year, two sources familiar with the government told Reuters.

07 Mar 2017

Exclusive: Uzbekistan's rulers at odds on reforms - sources

ALMATY The EBRD's return to Uzbekistan would be a victory for reformist President Shavkat Mirziyoyev but some of his other plans, such as a currency float, have been held up by disagreements with the powerful security chief, diplomatic and business sources say.

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