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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

Jun 13 2018

Ukrainian artist paints Russia's World Cup in grisly light

KIEV Soccer players at the World Cup will not be kicking skulls around the field, but that is what they are doing in posters created by a Ukrainian artist as a protest against the event being held in Russia.

Jun 01 2018

Civil society steps in as Ukraine struggles to tame corruption

KIEV During the day, Andrew Sherepenko builds IT systems for hotels in the United States. In his spare time, he's trying to put Ukraine's corruption fight on track.

May 11 2018

Meet the Ukrainian MP hosting Champions League final fans for free

KIEV Ukrainian lawmaker Yegor Sobolev and his family decided to invite soccer fans to stay in their home for free when they heard hotels had aggressively raised prices for the night of the Champions League final on May 26.

May 08 2018

Ukrainians offer Champions League final fans free bed and borscht

KIEV Ukrainians have taken to social media to invite soccer fans attending the Champions League final in Kiev to stay in their homes for free after hotels aggressively raised prices for match night on May 26.

May 02 2018

Ukraine to mirror U.S. sanctions on Russian tycoons

KIEV Ukraine has decided to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities to mirror those of the United States, which has blacklisted tycoons and allies of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday.

Apr 05 2018

Ukraine investigates claims Gaddafi funded Tymoshenko campaign

KIEV Corruption investigators in Ukraine are looking into allegations that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave a multi-million euro donation to the presidential campaign of Yulia Tymoshenko in 2010, Ukrainian MP Volodymyr Ariev said.

Mar 30 2018

IMF urges Ukraine to free up gas prices as government stalls

KIEV The International Monetary Fund told Reuters on Friday Ukraine should allow the market to determine gas prices as promised under a $17.5 billion loan program, after the government extended a below-market level pricing system for households.

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.

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