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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MADRID/BARCELONA, Oct 17 Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.
LISBON/MADRID At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. | Video
MADRID/BARCELONA Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia's autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. | Video
MADRID/BARCELONA, Oct 7 Thousands of people gathered in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday as Catalonia prepared to declare independence, many dressed in white and calling for talks to defuse Spain's worst political crisis for decades.
BARCELONA/MADRID Catalan secessionists were working on Friday towards a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid. | Video
Barcelona/Madrid Fünf Tage nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum in Katalonien treiben Separatisten ihre Pläne für eine Abspaltung von Spanien voran.
Barcelona/Madrid Spanien steuert auf eine Entscheidung im Machtkampf zwischen Madrider Zentral- und katalanischer Regionalregierung am kommenden Montag zu.
Barcelona/Madrid In Spanien eskaliert der Machtkampf zwischen Madrider Zentral- und katalanischer Regionalregierung.
Barcelona/Madrid In Spanien belauern sich nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum in Katalonien die Zentralregierung und die Regionalregierung in Barcelona und vermeiden neue Provokationen.
MADRID/BARCELONA Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.
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