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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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19 Aug 2017

Chinese scam suspects took over 11-storey block in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH No sooner had the 11-storey apartment building in Phnom Penh's affluent Tuol Kouk district been finished than dozens of young Chinese men and women moved in loaded with desks and laptops, said neighbours.

17 Aug 2017

Cambodia arrests nearly 400 from China and Taiwan over telecoms fraud

PHNOM PENH Cambodian authorities have arrested nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals this month on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said on Thursday.

12 Aug 2017

Laos says it will withdraw troops as Cambodia's Hun Sen visits

PHNOM PENH Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement on Saturday for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border after Cambodia accused Laos of sending troops into its territory, the leaders of both countries said.

11 Aug 2017

Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, says mobilising troops

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday accused neighbouring Laos of sending troops into Cambodian territory in April and set an Aug. 17 deadline for their departure, warning that he was mobilising soldiers to the border area.

12 Jul 2017

Cambodia bans sand exports after environmental group pressure

PHNOM PENH Cambodia has banned all sand exports on environmental grounds, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on Wednesday, officially ending the sale of sand to Singapore which has for years used it to reclaim land along its coasts.

10 Jul 2017

Cambodia changes election law ahead of 2018 vote

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's parliament on Monday amended the law to ban people from associating with anyone convicted of a criminal offence, a move the opposition says aims to hobble rivals of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a general election next year.

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.

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