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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

11 Dec 2017

Ukrainian judge frees Saakashvili from detention

KIEV Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili was freed from detention on Monday, after a Ukrainian judge turned down the prosecutors' request to place him under house arrest - the latest twist in his dramatic standoff with the authorities.

08 Dec 2017

Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture former Georgia leader Saakashvili

KIEV Ukrainian police recaptured the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday, prompting further protests in central Kiev by his supporters who freed him from police custody earlier this week.

07 Dec 2017

Ukraine passes 2018 budget it says meets promises to IMF

KIEV The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday approved at the final reading the 2018 draft budget, which includes an adjusted deficit forecast that the finance ministry said was in line with Ukraine's fiscal commitments to the International Monetary Fund.

06 Dec 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

06 Dec 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

06 Dec 2017

Ukraine tries to fend off critics as West cranks up pressure on corruption

KIEV Ukraine's general prosecutor denied on Wednesday that his office was impeding the work of a new anti-corruption body as he sought to deflect charges by Kiev's Western backers that Ukraine was backsliding on promises to fight graft.

28 Nov 2017

Ukraine says AlixPartners lawsuit won't hinder PrivatBank work

KIEV, Nov 28 A lawsuit by the former owner of Ukraine's PrivatBank against AlixPartners will not derail work the global advisory firm is doing for the Ukrainian central bank on the nationalisation of PrivatBank, the central bank told Reuters.

24 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Ukraine tycoon files suit against AlixPartners over PrivatBank nationalisation

KIEV Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky has filed a lawsuit against the New York-based global consulting firm AlixPartners over their work with the Ukrainian central bank around the nationalisation of PrivatBank, Kolomoisky told Reuters on Friday.

21 Nov 2017

Ukraine rebel leader accuses sacked ally of staging revolt

MOSCOW/KIEV Armed men in masks blocked off the centre of Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Luhansk on Tuesday in what the rebel leader said was a revolt by supporters of a sacked regional police chief.

17 Nov 2017

Ukraine prosecutors open case as inter-agency conflict escalates

KIEV Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday they were investigating a case that could involve the head of the national anti-corruption bureau, the latest in a merry-go-round of law enforcement officials taking action against each other.

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