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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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19 Jan 2018

Former Catalan leader says he can rule from abroad, Madrid says no

MADRID The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he could be re-elected as the region's president and rule remotely from his self-imposed exile in Brussels, but the Spanish government said it would not let that happen.

19 Jan 2018

HNA Group hires banks to sell shareholding in Spain's NH Hotel

MADRID China's HNA [HNAIRC.UL] said on Friday it had hired banks to look for buyers of its majority stake in Spain's NH Hotel Group , just days after NH turned down a takeover offer from Spanish peer Barcelo.

19 Jan 2018

No reason why I can't rule Catalonia remotely, former leader says

MADRID, Jan 19 The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn't rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed exile in Brussels.

12 Jan 2018

Fugitive former leader cannot rule Catalonia from abroad says Madrid

MADRID The Spanish government dismissed outright on Friday the possibility of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont ruling the region from self-imposed exile in Brussels, and said Madrid would contest any attempt to do so in the courts.

10 Jan 2018

Catalan parties propose self-exiled former leader as president

MADRID The two main pro-independence parties in Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as their candidate to head the region, raising the likelihood of a renewed push this year for a split from Spain.

08 Jan 2018

Regulator rejects Spanish ministers' complaint on Atlantia bid

MADRID Spain's market regulator on Monday stood by its 2017 authorization of a 15.6 billion euro ($18.7 billion) bid by Italy's Atlantia for Spanish rival Abertis , quashing a Spanish government request to revoke the approval.

22 Dec 2017

Spain's crisis re-ignited as Catalan separatists win vote

BARCELONA/MADRID Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades. | 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

20 Dec 2017

Catalonia votes in election pivotal for independence campaign

BARCELONA/MADRID Catalonia on Thursday holds a regional election which the Spanish government hopes will strip pro-independence parties of their control of the Catalan parliament and end their campaign to force a split with Spain.

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