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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 Nov 2017

Ukraine investigators fear corruption cases could get buried

KIEV Ukrainian investigators fear corruption probes could get buried because the national anti-corruption bureau will soon be flooded by thousands of old cases and recently passed legislation could further hobble their work.

14 Nov 2017

Ukraine prosecutor says puzzled by lack of U.S. help on Manafort case

KIEV Ukraine is puzzled by the lack of a U.S. response to requests it has made to question former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as a witness over two cases involving misuse of Ukrainian state funds, the chief investigator said.

08 Nov 2017

Interview: Ukraine's Tymoshenko expects fair U.S. ruling after Manafort indicted

By Matthias Williams, Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice

08 Nov 2017

Ukraine's Tymoshenko expects fair U.S. ruling after Manafort indicted

By Matthias Williams, Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice

31 Oct 2017

Ukraine says NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit malware

KIEV Hackers behind the NotPetya virus that hit Ukraine and spread around the world in June probably also designed malware called BadRabbit used in a more recent strike, a Ukrainian presidency official said on Tuesday.

31 Oct 2017

REUTERS SUMMIT-Ukraine says NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit malware

KIEV, Oct 31 Hackers behind the NotPetya virus that hit Ukraine and spread around the world in June probably also designed malware called BadRabbit used in a more recent strike, a Ukrainian presidency official said on Tuesday.

28 Oct 2017

U.S. hopes for more from Russia after Crimean prisoners freed

KIEV The release of two Crimean Tatars from Russian custody this week was a good sign and hopefully means Russia will take positive steps in eastern Ukraine as well, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on Saturday.

25 Oct 2017

Ukraine to ramp up health spending after anti-corruption push

KIEV Ukraine plans a 12 percent increase in health spending next year to exploit reforms passed last week to raise standards and crack down on corruption in hospitals and surgeries, government ministers told Reuters.

23 Oct 2017

Once derided as leeches, private firms see new hope in Belarus

MINSK Belarus's reputation as a hard place for private entrepreneurs to succeed is starting to fade as the Soviet-style economy frays and the president who once denounced them as "leeches" tries to woo them.

19 Oct 2017

Ukraine passes long-delayed health reforms praised by West

KIEV Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals.

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