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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

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.

28 Oct 2017

Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago. | Video

27 Oct 2017

Spain set to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

MADRID/BARCELONA The Spanish government prepared to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday to block its push for independence, an unprecedented step that risks provoking an angry reaction from secessionists and escalates Spain's worst crisis for decades.

26 Oct 2017

Catalonia's leader rules out snap election, crisis deepens

MADRID/BARCELONA Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said he would not hold a new regional election to break the deadlock between Madrid and separatists wanting to split from Spain, sharpening a political crisis that could turn into direct confrontation. | Video

26 Oct 2017

Kataloniens Regierung schließt Neuwahlen aus

Madrid/Barcelona Der katalanische Regierungschef Carles Puigdemont lehnt Neuwahlen ab, um den Unabhängigkeitsstreit mit der Zentralregierung in Madrid zu lösen.

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