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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

Mar 16 2018

Ukraine NGO laws risk 'chilling effect' on civil society: rights bodies

KIEV Ukraine's plans to force activists and non-governmental organizations to declare detailed financial information are likely to have a chilling effect on civil society, two leading international rights bodies said on Friday.

Mar 12 2018

EU has not tired of helping Ukraine: foreign policy chief

KIEV The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday there was "no fatigue" on the part of the EU towards Ukraine, as demonstrated by its extension of sanctions on Russia and financial aid for Kiev.

Mar 02 2018

Ukraine says weapons decision heralds new era of cooperation with U.S.

KIEV Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on Friday said the decision by the United States to approve the supply of anti-tank missiles opened the door for closer military cooperation in the face of Russian aggression.

Feb 20 2018

How a U.S. coal deal warmed Ukraine's ties with Trump

KIEV For the first time in Ukraine's history, U.S. anthracite is helping to keep the lights on and the heating going this winter following a deal that has also helped to warm Kiev's relations with President Donald Trump.

Feb 07 2018

Ukrainian asset declarations reform seen letting corrupt officials off hook

KIEV Corrupt Ukrainian officials are being let off the hook because verification of their online declarations of income and assets is failing, the head of the anti-corruption bureau said on Wednesday.

Jan 18 2018

World Bank welcomes Ukraine president's comments on corruption law

KIEV The World Bank is encouraged by signs from the Ukrainian president that a draft law to create an anti-corruption court could be revised following international criticism, the lender's Ukraine director Satu Kahkonen said.

Jan 09 2018

Dutch court orders freeze on Ukraine tycoon's assets

KIEV A Dutch court has issued a provisional order to freeze the Netherlands-based companies of the flagship business group owned by Ukraine's richest man in connection with a long-running $820 million lawsuit.

Dec 20 2017

Ukraine, allies fear escalation after Russia exits ceasefire group

KIEV Ukrainian officials, security monitors and Kiev's foreign backers warned on Wednesday that Moscow's decision to withdraw from a Ukrainian-Russian ceasefire control group could worsen the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Dec 19 2017

Fighting in eastern Ukraine worst since February: OSCE

KIEV/NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine Fighting in eastern Ukraine has escalated to the worst level in months, officials monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday, after the shelling of a frontline village wounded eight civilians and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes.

Dec 15 2017

Exclusive: IMF sees sizeable risks in Ukraine 2018 budget

KIEV The International Monetary Fund sees considerable risks both on the revenue and expenditure side of Ukraine's 2018 budget though it agrees with the government's deficit target of around 2.5 percent of GDP, the IMF country head told Reuters on Friday.


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