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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

20 Jun 2018

Japan's Princess Takamado says 'great honour' to be in Russia

SARANSK, Russia Japan's Princess Takamado said on Wednesday she was honoured to be in Russia for the soccer World Cup and hoped her visit would help improve ties between the two countries.

18 Jun 2018

Wearing bast shoes, fans test their skills at Mordovian soccer

SARANSK, Russia Without a moment of hesitation, Colombia fan Hector Varela changed his branded sports shoes for village-style handmade boots to try his luck and skills at Mordovian soccer. | Video

11 May 2018

Meet the Ukrainian MP hosting Champions League final fans for free

KIEV Ukrainian lawmaker Yegor Sobolev and his family decided to invite soccer fans to stay in their home for free when they heard hotels had aggressively raised prices for the night of the Champions League final on May 26.

08 May 2018

Ukrainians offer Champions League final fans free bed and borscht

KIEV Ukrainians have taken to social media to invite soccer fans attending the Champions League final in Kiev to stay in their homes for free after hotels aggressively raised prices for match night on May 26.

25 Apr 2018

Still flying at 86 - Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster

KIEV Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.

11 Sep 2017

Saakashvili plans to unite Ukraine opposition against president

LVIV, Ukraine A day after forcing his way past border guards back into Ukraine, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he would unite the opposition against his former ally President Petro Poroshenko and planned to campaign for support.

10 Sep 2017

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili barges across Ukraine border

SHEHYNI, Ukraine Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and a crowd of supporters barged past guards to enter Ukraine from the Polish border on Sunday after a prolonged standoff between Saakashvili and the Ukrainian authorities.

30 Jun 2017

Ukraine power company says was hit by second cyber attack

KIEV Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine earlier in the week, the company's acting chief said.

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".

13 May 2017

Italy, Portugal lead the pack as Kiev hosts Eurovision final

KIEV, May 13 Italy and Portugal are the frontrunners going into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on Saturday night, an annual song and dance fest whose global audience topped 200 million people last year.

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