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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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23 Jun 2017

Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam

PHNOM PENH A leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge denied on Friday that he and his colleagues were responsible for the death of an estimated 1.7 million people during their 1975-79 rule, saying their sworn enemy Vietnam invented the idea of genocide as propaganda.

19 Jun 2017

Cambodian eatery offers 'Pol Pot' rice porridge

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian food stall began on Monday serving a thin, watery rice porridge that almost everyone had to eat during the 1970s rule of the Khmer Rouge, who were responsible for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century.

09 Jun 2017

Cambodian opposition complains of "smear campaign" after vote gains

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's ruling party supporters have stepped up efforts to undermine opposition members following their gains in local elections, accusing some of being unqualified and others of being criminals or linked to the hated Khmer Rouge.

05 Jun 2017

Cambodia's Hun Sen says he's confident of keeping power after local vote

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose critics accuse him of undermining democracy, on Monday hailed the results of local elections as a sign he would win next year's general election to extend more than three decades in power.

04 Jun 2017

Cambodian opposition makes gains in local elections

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's opposition made significant gains in local elections against the ruling party of authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday, according to the first results.

04 Jun 2017

Cambodians vote in local election seen as test for strongman Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH Cambodians voted on Sunday in local elections seen as a test of support for authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of Asia's longest serving leaders, ahead of a 2018 general election.

02 Jun 2017

Mass rallies end Cambodian election campaign; local polls a test for strongman PM

PHNOM PENH Hundreds of thousands of supporters of both Cambodia's ruling party and the opposition held rallies in Phnom Penh on Friday ahead of local elections on Sunday seen as a test of support for veteran strongman Hun Sen ahead of a 2018 general election.

28 May 2017

Cambodia opposition says to win majority in local, national vote

Prey Veng Cambodia's opposition leader on Sunday said his party will secure a majority win in a local election next month and a general election next year, pointing to a stronger, more united opposition to challenge the rule of veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen.

20 May 2017

Cambodian parties begin election campaign amid crackdown

PHNOM PENH Cambodian parties on Saturday launched campaigns for June 4 local elections against the backdrop of a political crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has vowed to stay on after more than three decades in power.

12 May 2017

ANALYSIS: Fears of U.S. drift on rights under Trump as Cambodia suffers crackdown

PHNOM PENH As a political crackdown intensifies in Cambodia ahead of elections, critics of veteran strongman Hun Sen fear a change in U.S. priorities under President Donald Trump will reduce pressure to respect human rights.

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