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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

22 Mar 2018

Ukraine detains war hero Savchenko over suspected coup plot

KIEV Ukraine's State Security Service on Thursday detained lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko, an ex-military helicopter navigator who became a national hero after being held in a Russian jail, on charges of planning a military-style coup.

15 Mar 2018

After months of delay, Ukraine gets new central bank chief

KIEV Ukraine's parliament on Thursday approved the appointment of Yakiv Smoliy as central bank governor, ending months of uncertainty over the highly politicized position that had worried foreign backers such as the International Monetary Fund.

15 Mar 2018

Ukraine accuses former war hero of plotting parliament attack

KIEV Ukraine's top prosecutor on Thursday accused an ex-military helicopter navigator, who became a national hero after being held in a Russian jail, of planning an attack on parliament.

14 Mar 2018

Ukraine foreign minister: U.S. ties won't change with Pompeo appointment

KIEV Ukraine's Foreign Minister told Reuters on Wednesday he is "100 percent certain" that ties with Washington will remain unchanged with the arrival of Mike Pompeo as U.S. Secretary of State.

01 Mar 2018

Snow-hit Ukraine faces gas squeeze as Gazprom holds back supplies

MOSCOW/KIEV Kiev and Moscow plunged into a new gas dispute on Thursday after Russia's Gazprom unexpectedly decided not to restart supplies, forcing Ukraine to cut usage despite freezing weather.

12 Feb 2018

Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

KIEV Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported to Poland on Monday, the Ukrainian border service said, after he was detained in a Kiev restaurant by law enforcement agents in camouflage. | Video

29 Dec 2017

Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 million ransom paid

KIEV Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

22 Dec 2017

Ukraine and Russia both claim victory in gas dispute

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom both claimed victory on Friday in a long-running gas dispute, each saying a Stockholm court had ruled in its favor over a gas contract.

12 Dec 2017

Ukraine aims to pass IMF-backed anti-corruption law in February

KIEV Ukraine aims to pass legislation backed by the International Monetary Fund to set up a special anti-corruption court in February and implement the law within 6-8 months, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko told Reuters.

09 Dec 2017

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

KIEV The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. | Video

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