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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

26 Mar 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

24 Mar 2018

Former Catalan leader avoids arrest in Finland, heads to Belgium

BARCELONA/HELSINKI Facing arrest by Finnish authorities acting on an international warrant issued by Spain, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has left Finland and was headed to Belgium, a Finnish lawmaker and ally said on Saturday.

23 Mar 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.

31 Jan 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.

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

18 Dec 2017

As Catalan vote looms, jailed leader offers olive branch to Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA The jailed leader of Catalonia's main pro-independence party has backed away from demands for unilateral secession from Spain, days before a regional election that polls suggest will produce a hung parliament. | Video

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

12 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

09 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. | Video

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