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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

Jun 25 2018

Thailand signals election could be delayed until May

BANGKOK Thailand will hold a general election by May 5 next year, a deputy prime minister said on Monday, signaling the possibility of another delay of a vote that had tentatively been set for February.

May 05 2018

Hundreds gather in Bangkok to issue ultimatum to military government

BANGKOK Hundreds gathered at a Bangkok university on Saturday to deliver an ultimatum to Thailand's military government, the latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations that began earlier this year.

Feb 27 2018

Thai PM now says election to be held no later than Feb 2019

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place "no later" than February 2019, the latest delay to anger critics of the government.

Feb 10 2018

Hundreds gather at Bangkok's Democracy Monument to demand election

BANGKOK Around four hundred people gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital on Saturday to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year, in one of the biggest anti-junta demonstrations since the military took power in 2014.

Jan 25 2018

Thai vote faces delay after lawmakers amend election law

BANGKOK A general election in Thailand scheduled to take place this year will be delayed possibly until early 2019, the country's deputy prime minister said, after military-appointed lawmakers voted to change an election law on Thursday.

Oct 30 2017

Technicolor 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 colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch. | Video

Sep 28 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.

Aug 29 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.

Aug 26 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

Jul 05 2017

Thai junta suspends new labor law, extends deadline after exodus

BANGKOK/MAHACHAI, Thailand Thailand's junta delayed on Tuesday parts of a new labor 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. | Video


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