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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

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

28 Sep 2017

Thai junta leader says fugitive former PM Yingluck is in Dubai

BANGKOK The leader of Thailand's military junta said on Thursday that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai, where she fled last month to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars.

29 Aug 2017

Party of Thai former PM says will work for democracy and the people

BANGKOK The political party of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled into exile last week, said on Tuesday it would overcome the obstacles it faces and was committed to democracy and working for the good of the people.

26 Aug 2017

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck flees to Dubai - senior party members

BANGKOK Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison. | Video

04 Jul 2017

Thai junta suspends new labour law, extends deadline after exodus

BANGKOK/MAHACHAI, Thailand Thailand's junta delayed on Tuesday parts of a new labour law aimed at regulating the foreign workforce after the decree sparked panic and prompted more than 60,000 foreign workers to flee from the country.

06 Jun 2017

Thai junta chief to visit White House in July - spokesman

BANGKOK The leader of Thailand's military junta, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, will visit the White House in July following an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump, a spokesman for the Thai government said on Monday.

11 Apr 2017

Thai junta rejects conditional peace talks with Muslim insurgents

BANGKOK Thailand's military junta on Tuesday rejected a conditional offer from the main Muslim separatist group fighting in southern Thailand to enter into formal peace talks.

23 Feb 2017

Thai police file new charges against fugitive monk

BANGKOK Thai police filed two new arrest warrants against an influential former abbot of Thailand's biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday after a week-long standoff there between security forces and monks.

20 Jan 2017

Thai junta sets up military-led reconciliation panel ahead of election

BANGKOK Thailand's junta is setting up a reconciliation panel of generals and experts to find common ground between political factions ahead of elections, the general named to lead the body said on Friday.

18 Oct 2016

Thai junta to request extradition of royal insult suspects

Bangkok Thailand's military government said on Tuesday it would ask other countries to extradite people suspected of insulting the nation's monarchy following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week.

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