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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.

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16 Oct 2017

Ukraine goes to WTO over Russian ban on booze, presidential sweets

KIEV/GENEVA Ukraine has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging Russian trade restrictions on beer, vodka, juice, wallpaper and a product close to President Petro Poroshenko's heart: confectionery.

11 Oct 2017

Ukraine's Metinvest hopes EU will agree alternative to steel duty: CEO

KIEV The chief executive of Ukraine's largest steelmaker on Wednesday said he was hopeful the government would reach an agreement with the European Commission to replace a new anti-dumping duty on Ukrainian hot-rolled steel with a minimum pricing mechanism.

06 Oct 2017

Reform of Ukraine's Naftogaz is unlikely to progress: ex-board members

KIEV Key reforms to Ukrainian state-owned firm Naftogaz are unlikely to be implemented despite the government's promises, two former members of its independent supervisory board told Reuters.

06 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Ukraine to propose new gas price formula to IMF as reforms stumble

KIEV Ukraine will make new pricing proposals to the IMF next week that would leave gas prices unchanged until July, a source close to the matter said on Friday, a move that suggests political rather than fiscal calculations are driving policy-making.

28 Sep 2017

Ukraine says ammo depot explosions huge blow to combat capability

KIEV The destruction of two ammunition depots this year have dealt the biggest blow to Ukraine's combat capability since the start of its separatist conflict, security and military officials said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2017

Ukraine raises $3 billion with first bond since debt restructured

KIEV Ukraine raised $3 billion on Monday in its first sovereign bond issue since restructuring its debt in 2015, drawing widespread demand that one source said reached three times that sum.

15 Sep 2017

Ukraine's Poroshenko suggests IMF-backed anti-graft court will take time

KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said he hoped an anti-corruption chamber would be created next month, but expressed doubt that an independent court as envisaged by the International Monetary Fund could be set up before 2019.

05 Sep 2017

Ex-Georgian leader risks extradition on return to Ukraine

KIEV Ukraine says it will review a request from Georgia to arrest and extradite former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, one of the most colourful and divisive figures in the politics of both countries, if he re-enters Ukraine in the next few days.

18 Aug 2017

Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

DNIPRO, Ukraine The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles.

31 Jul 2017

After Trump meeting, Ukraine to import U.S. thermal coal for the first time

KIEV Ukrainian state-run energy company Centrenergo said on Monday it had struck a deal with U.S. trader Xcoal to import 700,00 tonnes of thermal coal this year - the first time Ukraine has imported the commodity from the United States.

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