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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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Jul 24 2017

Ukraine central bank wants to widen ban on local PwC unit

KIEV, July 24 Ukraine's central bank is to ask the Auditing Chamber of Ukraine to delist the local unit of PwC, a move that would effectively strip the global accounting firm of the ability to audit companies in the country.

Jul 23 2017

Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

KIEV Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a "hot war" rather than a "frozen conflict", the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday.

Jul 20 2017

Ukraine bans local PwC unit from auditing banks after PrivatBank insolvency

KIEV, July 20 Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday it had withdrawn the right to formally audit the country's banks from the Ukrainian unit of the international accounting firm PwC.

Jul 18 2017

Pro-Russian rebel leader in east Ukraine unveils plan for new state

MOSCOW/KIEV The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering.

Jul 18 2017

Pro-Russian rebel leader in E. Ukraine unveils plan for new state

MOSCOW/KIEV, July 18 The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine announced proposals to abolish Ukraine and create a new state in its place on Tuesday, comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering.

Jul 11 2017

Ukraine wants to resume Ryanair talks, PM says

KIEV Ukraine wants to resume talks with the low-cost Irish airline Ryanair, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Tuesday, after the airline canceled plans to begin flights to Kiev this year.

Jul 10 2017

Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks route into NATO

KIEV Ukraine will begin discussions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on an action plan to get it into the U.S.-led alliance, its leader said on Monday, while the country would work on reforms to meet membership standards by 2020.

Jul 06 2017

Ukraine central bank says reform delays will slow IMF aid

KIEV Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday that the government's delays in passing reforms mean Ukraine will probably receive $3 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund this year instead of the $4.5 billion originally envisaged.

Jul 06 2017

Ukraine central bank says reform delays will slow IMF aid

KIEV Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday that the government's delays in passing reforms mean Ukraine will probably receive $3 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund this year instead of the $4.5 billion (3.48 billion pounds) originally envisaged.

Jul 03 2017

Ukraine starts legal steps to recover PrivatBank loans

KIEV, July 3 Ukraine is taking legal action to recover loans made by the country's largest lender, PrivatBank, many of which were paid out to businesses linked to former shareholders, including tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky.

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