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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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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.

16 May 2017

Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook, regulator says

BANGKOK Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook, the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.

28 Apr 2017

Thai baby's murder on Facebook: The missing hours before video was removed

PHUKET, Thailand A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down.

28 Apr 2017

Thai baby's murder on Facebook puts online controls under scrutiny

PHUKET, Thailand, April 28 A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down.

27 Apr 2017

Rice prices rise in India on stronger rupee; stable in Thailand, Vietnam

MUMBAI/BANGKOK/HANOI Rice prices in India rose on a stronger rupee, while markets in Thailand and Vietnam remained quiet, traders said on Thursday.

26 Apr 2017

Thai man broadcasts baby daughter's murder live on Facebook

BANGKOK A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. | Video

25 Apr 2017

Thai man broadcasts daughter's murder live on Facebook

BANGKOK, April 25 A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2017

Southern Thailand attacks reflect tension over peace talks, conflict monitor says

BANGKOK A string of gun and grenade attacks in southern Thailand that killed two people reflects tension over talks aimed at ending violence there, a conflict monitoring group said on Thursday, warning against similar attacks in future.

07 Apr 2017

Wave of attacks across southern Thailand after new constitution signed

BANGKOK Bomb blasts were among 23 coordinated attacks that rocked Muslim-majority southern Thailand early on Friday, a security officer said, just hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution as a step towards ending military rule.

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