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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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04 Dec 2017

Spain's Supreme Court refuses bail for former Catalonia cabinet members

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court refused bail on Monday for two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition ahead of regional elections that Madrid hopes will defuse the nation's worst political crisis in four decades.

01 Dec 2017

Former Catalan cabinet members appear before Supreme Court

MADRID A judge will give his ruling on Monday on whether eight pro-independence Catalan politicians charged with sedition should be released from custody so they can contest a regional election set for Dec. 21, judicial sources said on Friday. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Jailed former Catalan vice-president accepts Madrid rule -lawyer

MADRID Imprisoned former vice-president of Catalonia Oriol Junqueras and three other jailed members of his ERC party will abide by a ruling giving Madrid control over the region, their defence lawyer said on Tuesday.

07 Nov 2017

Ex-Catalan leader urges unity as window for secessionist pact closes

MADRID Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont urged the region's political forces on Tuesday to unite against Spain, as a window for him to seal an electoral pact with other pro-independence parties began to close.

02 Nov 2017

Spanish judge orders custody for Catalan leaders pending trial

MADRID A Spanish judge ordered nine Catalan secessionist leaders to be held in custody on Thursday pending a potential trial over the region's independence push. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Katalanische Separatisten in U-Haft - Haftbefehl gegen Puigdemont

Madrid Rund eine Woche nach der Unabhängigkeitserklärung Kataloniens sind die meisten Mitglieder der von Spanien abgesetzten Regionalregierung in Haft genommen worden.

01 Nov 2017

Puigdemont fordert Garantien für Rückkehr nach Spanien

Brüssel/Madrid Der abgesetzte katalanische Regierungschef Carles Puigdemont verlangt für eine Rückkehr nach Spanien Garantien.

01 Nov 2017

Ousted Catalan leader agrees to election, summoned to Madrid court

BRUSSELS/MADRID Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont agreed on Tuesday to a snap election called by Spain's central government when it took control of the region to stop it breaking away, but he said the fight for independence would go on. | Video

31 Oct 2017

Puigdemont fordert Garantien für Rückkehr nach Spanien

Brüssel/Madrid Der abgesetzte katalanische Regierungschef Carles Puigdemont verlangt für eine Rückkehr nach Spanien Garantien.

17 Oct 2017

Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

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.

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