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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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13 Dec 2017

U.S. urges Cambodia to reverse steps against democracy

PHNOM PENH The United States has called on Cambodia to reverse steps that "backtracked on democracy" before a general election next year, a visiting U.S. official said on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2017

EU suspends funding for Cambodian election

PHNOM PENH The European Union has suspended funding for Cambodia's 2018 general election because the vote cannot be credible after the dissolution of the main opposition party, according to a letter sent to the national election committee on Tuesday.

12 Dec 2017

Cambodian garment makers seek continued support after EU trade access threat

PHNOM PENH Cambodian garment makers on Friday urged international buyers not to turn away from the country amid concerns that its access to vital EU trade preferences could be under threat after the main opposition party was dissolved last month.

07 Dec 2017

Insight: Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia Between Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, "Lao Qi" and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. to deny visas to Cambodian officials over opposition crackdown

WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH The United States said on Wednesday it would restrict entry to people involved in the Cambodian government's actions to undermine democracy, including the dissolution of the main opposition party and imprisonment of its leader.

06 Dec 2017

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy to be sued over 'treasonous' call to soldiers: PM

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has committed treason by inciting soldiers to defy orders, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, and he will face new legal action over the comments.

02 Dec 2017

Cambodian PM pulls back on threat to shut rights group founded by rival

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has pulled back from a threat to close a human rights group founded by the detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, a pro-government website said on Saturday.

30 Nov 2017

Cambodia revokes diplomatic passports of banned opposition members

PHNOM PENH Cambodia has cancelled the diplomatic passports of some opposition members weeks after a Supreme Court ruling dissolved their political party, senior government officials said on Thursday.

29 Nov 2017

Cambodian PM leaves for China to seek more aid

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, facing Western donor pressure over a crackdown on critics ahead of 2018 elections, will seek more aid and investment from China during a visit this week, his aide said on Wednesday.

24 Nov 2017

Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

PHNOM PENH "We speak our mind", says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee.


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