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Matthias Williams

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

Aug 01 2018

Ex-shareholders in Ukraine's PrivatBank say disproving some fraud allegations is complicated

LONDON/KIEV Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank denied on Wednesday all allegations of fraud made by the bank but said proving that $248 million (£189.2 million) was not misappropriated would be complicated.

Aug 01 2018

Ukraine's PrivatBank was involved in fraud, London court hears

LONDON/KIEV, Aug 1 Lawyers representing two former owners of Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank told a hearing in London they did not dispute that the bank had made some fraudulent loans but contested their amount.

Jul 28 2018

Ukraine marks church anniversary, aims to tackle Kremlin influence

KIEV President Petro Poroshenko joined thousands on the streets of Kiev on Saturday on an anniversary marking the start of the conversion of Ukrainians to Christianity, amid a push to remove what he says is a lever of Kremlin influence in Ukrainian affairs.

Jul 10 2018

Ukraine's PrivatBank open to settlement with former owners

KIEV Ukraine's biggest bank does not rule out settling a legal dispute with its former main shareholders out of court, the head of PrivatBank's supervisory board said on Tuesday.

Jul 09 2018

Wary Ukraine wins U.S. assurances ahead of Trump-Putin summit

KIEV Ukraine has secured U.S. assurances that President Donald Trump will not betray its interests when he holds his first bilateral summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Jun 12 2018

Ukraine accuses soccer team of 'supporting separatism'

KIEV Ukraine said on Monday it would investigate possible separatist activities in a team of ethnic Hungarian soccer players from Ukraine who won a tournament billed as an alternative to the World Cup in Russia. | Video

Jun 08 2018

Ukraine's sacked finance minister says no will in cabinet for gas price hike

KIEV Oleksandr Danylyuk, sacked this week as Ukraine's finance minister after a spat with the prime minister, said on Friday the cabinet lacked the will to raise gas prices even to secure more sorely-needed foreign aid.

Jun 06 2018

Ukraine finance minister says was told to back corruption or quit

KIEV Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Wednesday he had been asked to support "political corruption" or to quit after Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman formally asked parliament to sack him.

Jun 01 2018

'We found Russian hit-list of 47 people', Ukraine tells allies

KIEV Ukraine, seeking to reassure its Western allies after faking the murder of a Russian dissident to thwart what it said was a plot on his life, told them on Friday its ruse led to the discovery of a hit-list of 47 people whom Russia planned to kill abroad.

May 31 2018

Ukraine defends ruse faking journalist's murder, others criticise alarmist stunt

KIEV Ukraine on Thursday defended the action of its state security services in faking the death of a Russian dissident journalist after international criticism, saying the bizarre ruse had been essential for protecting him.


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