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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 07 2018

Ukraine passes corruption law in bid for more IMF aid

KIEV Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to create a special court to try corruption cases, a key step for the government to secure more Western aid needed to tame a rising sovereign debt burden.

Jun 06 2018

Ukraine to miss forex reserves target after IMF loan delays: Reuters poll

KIEV Ukraine will probably miss its target to boost foreign currency reserves to $21.6 billion by the end of 2018 because of delays in securing new aid from the International Monetary Fund, a Reuters monthly poll of analysts showed on Wednesday.

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.

May 31 2018

Ukrainian workers sweat over fate of Deripaska's alumina plant

HALYTSYNOVE, Ukraine Ukraine's decision to put sanctions on one of Russia's wealthiest tycoons worries Vira Dudnyk. A driver at an alumina plant in southern Ukraine, she fears a tug-of-war between Kiev and Moscow may leave her jobless and on the streets.

May 30 2018

Prominent Russian journalist who criticized Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

KIEV A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Ukraine where he had fled into exile following threats, police said on Tuesday. | Video

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 19 2018

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

KIEV Ukraine's Orthodox church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs.

Apr 03 2018

Ukraine's lawmaker keep NGO law despite Western pleas

KIEV Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth declarations in defiance of warnings from Western backers that the law undermines the fight against corruption.


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