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Patpicha Tanakasempipat

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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01 Sep 2017

Thai university removes student leader for defying royalist tradition

BANGKOK Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.

29 Aug 2017

Thailand's Buddhism chief removed after pressure from religious groups

BANGKOK Thailand's junta has removed the head of the national Buddhism office, the prime minister said on Tuesday, after religious groups called on the government to sack him over his plans to clean up scandal-hit monasteries.

04 Aug 2017

Thai journalist accused of sedition says charge creates 'chilling effect'

BANGKOK An award-winning Thai journalist accused of sedition over online comments critical of the junta said on Friday that the charge created a "chilling effect" amid an ongoing crackdown on critics of the military government.

19 Jul 2017

Thai general, provincial politicians found guilty in trafficking trial

By Panu Wongcha-um, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat | Video

19 Jul 2017

In junta-ruled Thailand, critics turn to comedy

BANGKOK Dissent has been muted by Thailand's ruling generals since a 2014 coup. But there is one area where critical voices still have some space: humor.

13 Jul 2017

Asia Rice-Thai, India prices fall on weak export demand

HANOI/BANGKOK/DHAKA, July 13 Rice prices in India and Thailand, the world's top two exporters of the grain, fell this week on low export demand, traders said on Thursday.

19 Jun 2017

Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

BANGKOK Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government's ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

16 Jun 2017

Thai junta seeks to force temples to open their finances

BANGKOK Thailand's military government will propose a law to force its tens of thousands of Buddhist temples to declare their finances, the head of the National Office of Buddhism told Reuters.

25 May 2017

Asia Rice-Vietnam prices hit 13-month high; Thailand up on lower supply

BANGKOK, May 25 Vietnam rice hit its highest level in over a year this week on potential export deals and prices in Thailand firmed up as supply eased, while the Indian variety gained on growing demand from Africa, traders said.

21 May 2017

Three years after coup, junta is deeply embedded in Thai life

BANGKOK On Friday evenings in Thailand, sandwiched between the evening news and a popular soap opera, is a prime-time programme that has been running for three years, or ever since the military took power in a May 22, 2014 coup.

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