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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

30 Jan 2018

Catalonia postpones vote for new president in stand-off with Madrid

BARCELONA Catalonia postponed the election of a new regional president on Tuesday until further notice after Spain's highest court said the sole nominee, separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, was ineligible while he remains a fugitive from justice in Belgium. | Video

22 Dec 2017

Rajoy und Puigdemont nach Katalonien-Wahl gesprächsbereit

Barcelona Nach der Wahl in Katalonien wollen Spaniens Ministerpräsident Mariano Rajoy und die Separatisten aufeinander zugehen.

22 Dec 2017

Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

BARCELONA Catalonia's separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation's political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him. | Video

18 Dec 2017

As Catalan vote looms, jailed leader offers olive branch to Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA The jailed leader of Catalonia's main pro-independence party has backed away from demands for unilateral secession from Spain, days before a regional election that polls suggest will produce a hung parliament. | Video

13 Nov 2017

Spanish PM, in Catalonia, calls for big turnout at December election

BARCELONA - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged Catalans to turn out in force in a December election to "restore normality" to a region buffeted by attempts to split from Spain. | Video

11 Nov 2017

Protesters flood Barcelona demanding release of separatist leaders

BARCELONA Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona's main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region's banned drive to split from Spain. | Video

08 Nov 2017

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

BARCELONA/MADRID A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.

08 Nov 2017

Catalan leader's farmhouse pact to make last stand in Brussels

BARCELONA/GIRONA, Spain Twenty-four hours after Spain removed him from power, Catalonia's leader had resolved to leave the country and take his independence campaign to the heart of the European Union, but first he needed to tie off an important loose end.

05 Nov 2017

Sacked Catalonia leader turns himself in, polls show independence strength

BRUSSELS/MADRID/BARCELONA Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday, following Spain's issuing of an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition. | Video

05 Nov 2017

Pro-Catalonia independence parties seen winning most votes in election - poll

MADRID/BARCELONA Pro-Catalonia independence parties will combine for the most votes in regional election in December though may fall just short of a majority needed to revive the secession campaign, two polls showed on Sunday.

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