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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

Nov 06 2017

Catalonia's ex-leader granted freedom to campaign for independence

BRUSSELS/MADRID Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday, when a Brussels court ruled he could remain at liberty in Belgium until it had heard Spanish charges against him of rebellion.

Nov 05 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

Nov 05 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.

Nov 04 2017

Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

MADRID/BARCELONA Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called on Saturday for a united political front in the Dec. 21 election to continue the drive for independence from Spain and to protest against the imprisonment of former members of the regional government.

Nov 03 2017

Catalonia unemployment jumps as political crisis drags on

MADRID Registered unemployment rose sharply in Catalonia in October, data showed on Friday, with more people signing on as jobless in the region than anywhere else in Spain as companies fled in the midst of the country's worst political crisis in decades.

Nov 01 2017

Ousted Catalan leader says will not return to Spain to testify

MADRID Dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday he would ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region's push for independence, but he could testify from Belgium.

Oct 29 2017

Hunderttausende demonstrieren in Barcelona für Einheit

Barcelona In der katalanischen Hauptstadt Barcelona haben am Sonntag Hunderttausende Menschen für die Verbleib der autonomen Region bei Spanien demonstriert.

Oct 24 2017

Catalan secessionists mull snap election as Madrid hangs tough

MADRID Secessionist leaders in Catalonia may call a snap election in an attempt to break the deadlock with Madrid over independence, a senior local politician said on Tuesday, but Spanish authorities made clear that would not be enough.

Oct 23 2017

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies. | Video

Oct 19 2017

Spanische Regierung bereitet Machtübernahme in Katalonien vor

Madrid Nach dem Verstreichen eines zweiten Ultimatums an die katalanischen Separatisten bereitet die Zentralregierung in Madrid die formelle Übernahme der Macht in der Region vor.

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