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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

01 Aug 2017

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

KIEV When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn't the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.

23 Jul 2017

Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine - U.S. special envoy

KIEV Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a "hot war" rather than a "frozen conflict", the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday.

20 Jul 2017

Ukraine bans local PwC unit from auditing banks after PrivatBank insolvency

KIEV, July 20 Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday it had withdrawn the right to formally audit the country's banks from the Ukrainian unit of the international accounting firm PwC.

13 Jul 2017

Corruption undermining Ukraine's progress, EU's Juncker says

KIEV Corruption is undermining all efforts to rebuild Ukraine in line with European Union norms, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, as President Petro Poroshenko vowed to pursue ever-closer integration with the bloc.

09 Jul 2017

Ukraine's gloom over Trump lifts as Tillerson visits

KIEV U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday Russia must make the first move to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, during a first official visit to Kiev that President Petro Poroshenko called a powerful signal of U.S. support. | Video

05 Jul 2017

Ukraine scrambles to contain new cyber threat after 'NotPetya' attack

KIEV The Ukrainian software firm used to launch last week's global cyber attack warned on Wednesday that all computers sharing a network with its infected accounting software had been compromised by hackers.

16 Jun 2017

UK mulls trial of former Ukraine tax chief on British soil

KIEV Britain said on Friday it was looking into whether there were grounds to try the former head of the Ukrainian fiscal service on UK soil, after a court in Kiev dismissed evidence provided by the British authorities in a corruption case.

13 Jun 2017

Exclusive: Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova recruited fighters - sources

CHISINAU Moldovan intelligence believes five Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova last month were spies who were recruiting fighters for the Moscow-backed insurgency in neighbouring Ukraine, a government source and two diplomatic sources told Reuters.

06 Jun 2017

Exclusive - Moldova plan to change vote rules 'inappropriate': rights body experts

CHISINAU A plan by Moldova to change the way it conducts elections is "inappropriate", European rights experts commissioned to study the proposal have concluded, dealing a blow to the ex-Soviet state's pro-European ruling coalition.

14 May 2017

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

KIEV Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music".

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