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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

Jul 26 2018

Over 600 migrants force entry into North African Spanish enclave

MADRID More than 600 African migrants forced their way through the heavily fortified border fence separating the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Thursday, using circular saws, shears and mallets to cut through the wire.

Jul 04 2018

Migrant rescue boat arrives in Spain after rejection by Italy and Malta

BARCELONA A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration.

May 17 2018

Catalonia votes in hardline separatist as leader

BARCELONA The Catalan parliament voted in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain. | Video

May 14 2018

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

BARCELONA The Catalan parliament is expected to vote in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain.

Mar 25 2018

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

BARCELONA/BERLIN Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on Sunday, five months after entering self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal secession referendum last year. | Video

Mar 24 2018

Former Catalan leader faces arrest in Finland

HELSINKI/BARCELONA, Spain Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces arrest in Finland after authorities there received an international warrant for his detention issued by Spain, the latest legal action against separatist politicians from the wealthy northeastern region. | Video

Mar 22 2018

Catalan secessionists fail again to elect new regional head

BARCELONA Catalan secessionist parties failed on Thursday for a third time to elect a regional president, leaving them with a deadline of two months to pick someone or hold a new election.

Jan 30 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

Dec 22 2017

Rajoy und Puigdemont nach Katalonien-Wahl gesprächsbereit

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

Dec 22 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

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