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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

Aug 01 2018

New Thai political party accuses junta of damaging nation's image

BANGKOK A new Thai party that aims to shake up politics hit back at the ruling junta on Wednesday, accusing it of tarnishing the image of the southeast Asian nation by filing police charges against some party members.

Jul 17 2018

Thailand's rescued cave boys to address media on Wednesday

BANGKOK The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said.

Jul 16 2018

Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to Australian medical team in cave rescue

BANGKOK Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys' soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case "something went wrong", its foreign minister said on Monday. | Video

Jul 16 2018

Dancers, pig heads and sweets: Thais thank cave spirits for saving boys

BANGKOK As dancers swayed to the beat of traditional music, candles were lit and fruit offerings placed near a cave on Monday in a ceremony to thank benevolent spirits for the rescue of a Thai soccer team.

Jul 13 2018

Thai soccer team planned to be inside the cave for only an hour

BANGKOK Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand planned to explore the cavern complex for only about an hour before treacherous flood waters rose to trap them for more than two weeks, one of the boys' fathers said.

Jul 13 2018

Make the most of your lives, rescued Thai cave boys told

BANGKOK/CHIANG RAI The head of a Thai navy SEAL diving team that helped lead 12 boys and their soccer coach through a flooded cave complex to safety urged the boys on Thursday to "make the most" of their lives and be a force for good. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Successful Thai cave rescue a boost for junta chief as election looms

BANGKOK "Hooyah! Hooyah!" Thailand's junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, was greeted with a rousing cheer when he inspected the operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave this week.

Jul 11 2018

Successful Thai cave rescue a boost for junta chief as election looms

BANGKOK "Hooyah! Hooyah!" Thailand's junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, was greeted with a rousing cheer when he inspected the operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave this week.

Jul 11 2018

Successful Thai cave rescue a boost for junta chief as election looms

BANGKOK "Hooyah! Hooyah!" Thailand's junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, was greeted with a rousing cheer when he inspected the operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave this week.

Jul 10 2018

'Hooyah!' Tears flow, horns honk after Thai cave boys rescued

BANGKOK Honking car horns and live "selfie" videos - this is how some Thais in the northern city of Chiang Rai and beyond celebrated on Tuesday after all 12 boys and their soccer coach had been safely rescued from a labyrinthine cave complex.

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