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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

24 Nov 2017

Russia takes Tokyo to task over defence alliance with Washington

MOSCOW Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

23 Nov 2017

Kremlin pledges to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

MOSCOW/PARIS The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case.

20 Nov 2017

Russia miner Nornickel sees capex rising by 2019-2020

LONDON/MOSCOW Russia's Norilsk Nickel plans to increase capital expenditure to an average of $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion a year in 2019 and 2020 from about $2 billion in 2018 due to an environmental project and infrastructure modernization, it said on Monday.

10 Nov 2017

Black Sea wheat shipments to India threatened by import tax hike

KIEV/MUMBAI/MOSCOW India's decision to raise its wheat and peas import tax will reduce the flow of wheat shipments from the main Black Sea producers Ukraine and Russia and has already hit the Russian market for peas, traders and analysts said.

03 Nov 2017

Worried about Russia's march on grain markets? It could be worse

MOSCOW Russian grain is flowing around the world in a way not seen since the last years of the Tsarist empire a century ago but the country's export expansion looks set to hit a wall because of a lack of infrastructure.

05 Oct 2017

Russia's En+ to test markets with London share offer

MOSCOW Russia's En+ Group will launch an initial public share offering in London and Moscow, it said on Thursday, testing investors' appetite for Russian assets three years after Western countries imposed sanctions on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

03 Oct 2017

Going against the grain: why Russia was pessimistic over its record crop

MOSCOW A desire to support local grain prices has been a key factor in the rare situation of Russian officials being among the last in the global agriculture industry to say Russia's 2017 grain crop would hit a record, analysts and sources said.

27 Sep 2017

Rusal in no rush to decide on possible London listing

MOSCOW Russian aluminum 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.

27 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.

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.

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