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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

May 17 2018

Grassroots groups herald messy new chapter in Catalan secession bid

BARCELONA Masked protesters cheer and wave cars through open toll road barriers in a small town south of Barcelona, flying a banner that reads "Welcome to the Catalan Republic".

May 09 2018

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

MADRID Spain acted on Wednesday to block pro-independence politicians in Catalonia from voting in ex-leader Carles Puigdemont, now in Germany, as their regional head with a deadline looming to form a government and avoid fresh elections.

May 03 2018

Spain's PM vows to track Basque ETA former militants as group disbands

GENEVA/MADRID Basque separatist group ETA said on Thursday it had completely dismantled and ended all its activity, ending a 50-year campaign of violence across Spain in which it killed about 850 people. | Video

May 02 2018

Basque separatist group ETA says it has 'completely dissolved'

MADRID Basque separatist group ETA has completely dismantled all its structures, ending a 50-year guerrilla campaign, it said in a letter dated April 16 and published by the Spanish online newspaper El Diario on Wednesday. | Video

Apr 17 2018

Fed's Williams sees U.S. inflation at or above goal for years

MADRID San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Tuesday said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal this year and stay at or above that goal for "another couple of years," even as the Fed continues to raise interest rates.

Apr 13 2018

Spain signs $2.2 billion framework deal to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

MADRID Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion).

Mar 08 2018

Italian president calls on parties to act responsibly after vote

ROME Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday called for politicians to act responsibly as they jockey to form a government after the inconclusive March 4 election.

Mar 07 2018

Matteo Salvini, the everyman leader of Italy's populist revolt

ROME Matteo Salvini is a euroskeptic, far-right nationalist whose Donald Trump-like "Italians First" slogan resonated after years of anemic growth and mass migration, giving him a shot at becoming Italy's next prime minister.

Mar 05 2018

Italy's Renzi quits party helm, rules out deals to form government

ROME Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Monday as leader of the center-left Democratic Party (PD) after a bruising election defeat, but pledged that his party would not strike deals with the anti-establishment parties that voters favored.

Mar 05 2018

Italy's Renzi quits party helm, rules out deals to form government

ROME Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Monday as leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) after a bruising election defeat, but pledged that his party would not strike deals with the anti-establishment parties that voters favoured.

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