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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

10 Jul 2018

Ukraine's PrivatBank open to settlement with former owners

KIEV Ukraine's biggest bank does not rule out settling a legal dispute with its former main shareholders out of court, the head of PrivatBank's supervisory board said on Tuesday.

09 Jul 2018

Wary Ukraine wins U.S. assurances ahead of Trump-Putin summit

KIEV Ukraine has secured U.S. assurances that President Donald Trump will not betray its interests when he holds his first bilateral summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

05 Jul 2018

Ukraine passes IMF-backed law to make banks more independent

KIEV, July 5 Ukraine's parliament on Thursday passed a law requiring state-run banks to appoint a majority of independent members to their supervisory boards, a commitment made to the backers of its $17.5 billion bailout.

07 Jun 2018

Ukraine passes corruption law in bid for more IMF aid

KIEV Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday to create a special court to try corruption cases, a key step for the government to secure more Western aid needed to tame a rising sovereign debt burden.

06 Jun 2018

Ukraine to miss forex reserves target after IMF loan delays: Reuters poll

KIEV Ukraine will probably miss its target to boost foreign currency reserves to $21.6 billion by the end of 2018 because of delays in securing new aid from the International Monetary Fund, a Reuters monthly poll of analysts showed on Wednesday.

06 Jun 2018

Ukraine finance minister says was told to back corruption or quit

KIEV Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Wednesday he had been asked to support "political corruption" or to quit after Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman formally asked parliament to sack him.

01 Jun 2018

'We found Russian hit-list of 47 people', Ukraine tells allies

KIEV Ukraine, seeking to reassure its Western allies after faking the murder of a Russian dissident to thwart what it said was a plot on his life, told them on Friday its ruse led to the discovery of a hit-list of 47 people whom Russia planned to kill abroad.

31 May 2018

Ukraine defends ruse faking journalist's murder, others criticise alarmist stunt

KIEV Ukraine on Thursday defended the action of its state security services in faking the death of a Russian dissident journalist after international criticism, saying the bizarre ruse had been essential for protecting him.

31 May 2018

Ukrainian workers sweat over fate of Deripaska's alumina plant

HALYTSYNOVE, Ukraine Ukraine's decision to put sanctions on one of Russia's wealthiest tycoons worries Vira Dudnyk. A driver at an alumina plant in southern Ukraine, she fears a tug-of-war between Kiev and Moscow may leave her jobless and on the streets.

30 May 2018

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

KIEV A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Ukraine where he had fled into exile following threats, police said on Tuesday.

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