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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

Jul 27 2018

'Not enough time to get out': Laos village caught in burst dam deluge

KOKHONG, Laos The first warning came at 4.00 p.m., one hour later the water started to flow through the village, and by late evening it was a torrent. | Video

Jul 25 2018

Rescuers arrive for 3,000 stranded after Laos dam collapse: media

SEKONG, Laos Rescue teams from China and Thailand headed on Wednesday into a remote part of landlocked Laos, where more than 3,000 people were stranded after a dam collapse sent a deluge of water across a swathe of villages, domestic media said. | Video

Jul 20 2018

Vietnam to deport American detained during nationwide protests

HANOI A Vietnamese court has ordered the deportation of an American man of Vietnamese descent detained during nationwide protests last month, state media reported on Friday.

Jul 19 2018

Vietnam says controversial cybersecurity law aims to protect online rights

HANOI Vietnam's new cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights and create a "safe and healthy cyberspace," the foreign ministry said on Thursday, although critics have warned it gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crack down on dissent.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

HANOI Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Jul 14 2018

Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

CHIANG RAI, Thailand Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well from the ordeal and will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday.

Jul 14 2018

Cave rescue highlights plight of Thailand's stateless people

MAE SAI, Thailand On the Thai side of the mountainous border with Myanmar, where 12 boys and their football coach were rescued from a flooded cave last week, thousands of stateless people live trapped between countries with no access to some basic rights.

Jul 13 2018

After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

CHIANG RAI, Thailand After their traumatic ordeal deep inside a dark and flooded mountain cave, Thailand's 12 rescued boys and their young soccer coach will now have to navigate a fresh challenge: Fame.

Jun 04 2018

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

HANOI Vietnam plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 percent increase in household solar energy usage by 2030, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Reuters in an interview.

May 30 2018

Vietnam court upholds key decision in landmark 'Super Swindler' fraud case

HANOI A court has upheld a key judgment in Vietnam's biggest-ever fraud case, spotlighting the country's ability to tackle financial crime at a time when foreign banks are heeding government calls to invest.

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