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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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16 Oct 2017

Cambodia's parliament votes for party law changes as opposition future in limbo

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's parliament voted to change party laws on Monday to re-distribute seats if a party is dissolved after the government filed a lawsuit earlier this month to dissolve the main opposition party, part of an escalating political crisis.

15 Oct 2017

Cambodia's political prince submits to its strongman

PHNOM PENH With Cambodia's opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman.

09 Oct 2017

EU calls on Cambodia to reconsider banning main opposition party

PHNOM PENH The European Union called on Cambodia's government on Monday to reconsider its decision to seek the dissolution of the main opposition party after its leader was arrested and charged with treason.

06 Oct 2017

Cambodian government files lawsuit to dissolve main opposition party

PHNOM PENH Cambodian government lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday to demand the dissolution of the main opposition party, in a move that would help Prime Minister Hun Sen extend his 32-year rule when the poor Southeast Asian nation votes in an election next year.

03 Oct 2017

Opposition leader's deputy flees Cambodia, fearing for safety

PHNOM PENH An outspoken deputy of Cambodia's detained opposition leader fled the country on Tuesday, saying she feared for her safety after Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened further arrests of opposition politicians.

02 Oct 2017

Cambodia's detained opposition leader denies treason charges

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's detained opposition leader, who is accused of treason by the government of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, denied the charges against him on Monday in his first comments since his arrest last month.

30 Sep 2017

Fear driving Cambodian opposition MPs abroad, party says

PHNOM PENH Around half the opposition members of Cambodia’s parliament have left the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, a deputy party leader said.

26 Sep 2017

Cambodian court rejects appeal to free opposition leader

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian court rejected an appeal to release opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday and said he would not be granted bail as he awaits trial on treason charges.

25 Sep 2017

Cambodia's opposition puts out banners calling for leader's release

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason.

15 Sep 2017

Cambodia PM calls on U.S. to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason.

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