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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

Dec 29 2017

Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 mln ransom paid

KIEV Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

Dec 22 2017

Ukraine and Russia both claim victory in gas dispute

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom both claimed victory on Friday in a long-running gas dispute, each saying a Stockholm court had ruled in its favor over a gas contract.

Dec 12 2017

Ukraine aims to pass IMF-backed anti-corruption law in February

KIEV Ukraine aims to pass legislation backed by the International Monetary Fund to set up a special anti-corruption court in February and implement the law within 6-8 months, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko told Reuters.

Dec 09 2017

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

KIEV The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors.

Dec 09 2017

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

KIEV, Dec 9 The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to convince a judge that he wrote the article to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Dec 07 2017

Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Mueller tussle over Ukrainian op-ed

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing argued in a court filing on Thursday.

Dec 07 2017

Ukraine shelves controversial corruption law after donor pressure

KIEV Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday shelved a draft law that critics say would have undermined the independence of anti-corruption institutions, which Ukraine's foreign backers this week said were under attack from vested interests.

Dec 07 2017

Op-ed on Manafort's work in Ukraine to be published -Kyiv Post

Dec 7 A Ukrainian newspaper will publish an opinion article about Paul Manafort's work in the country that U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump of helping draft in violation of bail terms, chief editor Brian Bonner told Reuters.

Dec 06 2017

Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenes

KIEV Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van on Tuesday after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation led to clashes with police in Kiev. | Video

Dec 06 2017

Ukraine police fail to find Saakashvili in protest camp raid

KIEV Dozens of Ukrainian police in riot gear raided a protest camp outside parliament on Wednesday in a failed attempt to detain former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who was freed from custody by supporters a day earlier. | Video

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