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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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20 Nov 2017

U.S. Navy rolls out new measures after deadly Asia-Pacific crashes

PATTAYA, Thailand The U.S. Navy has introduced new measures aimed at avoiding a repeat of two deadly crashes in the Asia Pacific region involving its warships and commercial vessels following a review of its practices, the Seventh Fleet commander said on Monday.

17 Nov 2017

Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned. | Video

16 Nov 2017

Cambodia's main opposition party dissolved by Supreme Court

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's highest court dissolved the main opposition party on Thursday, leaving authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen clear to extend more than three decades of power in next year's election as rights groups decried the death of democracy. | Video

16 Nov 2017

Cambodia's opposition braces for Supreme Court decision

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Supreme Court on Thursday began its final session to decide whether to dissolve the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), thus ensuring victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party in next year's general election.

15 Nov 2017

Cambodia's opposition party gives up hope of escaping ban

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's main opposition party has given up hope of escaping a ban when the Supreme Court rules on Thursday on a suit brought by the government of authoritarian leader Hun Sen, a senior leader said.

30 Oct 2017

Technicolour Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

BANGKOK Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colours for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch. | Video

27 Oct 2017

Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK The ashes and bones of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

26 Oct 2017

Sea of black in Bangkok as thousands flock to late king's funeral

BANGKOK Thailand bade a final goodbye to its beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday in a ceremony steeped in ancient rituals, processions and Buddhist rites that drew hundreds of thousands of mourners.

21 Oct 2017

Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday for the funeral procession of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners.

18 Oct 2017

Rights groups urge EU, Japan to consider halt in funding for Cambodian election

BANGKOK Rights groups on Wednesday urged the European Union and Japan to consider halting their funding for the election panel in Cambodia, if the ruling party succeeds in a bid to dissolve the main opposition party ahead of next year's general election.

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