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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Statues live. The Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville certainly does. The majority of Americans, including his fellow Republicans, disapprove of Donald Trump’s defense of Confederate monuments and his tardiness in condemning the white supremacists whose protests against a decision to remove the Lee statue led to the violence that killed a woman demonstrating against them.
［４日 ロイター］ - 「われわれ欧州人は、自らの将来と運命のために闘う必要があることを知るべきだ」メルケル独首相は、主要７カ国（Ｇ７）首脳会議（サミット）を終えた５月、支持者に向けてこう演説した。
Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, survived a no-confidence motion in the country’s parliament earlier this week. It was the eighth since he took office eight years ago.
［２８日 ロイター］ - ポーランドが揺れている。与党「法と正義」による、司法を政府の統制下に置こうとする決定は、大半の主要都市における大規模な抗議デモの発生に続き、アンジェイ・ドゥダ大統領が拒否権を行使したことで、部分的には頓挫した。
Poland is in an uproar. The decision of its ruling Law and Justice Party to bring the judiciary under political control has been partially blocked by President Andrezj Duda after large street demonstrations in most major cities.
The City of London, with New York one of the two greatest financial centers of the world, is under a greater threat to its primacy than at any time in its 20th and 21st-century history. How it manages that threat will be central not just to the British economy, but also to the island’s constitutional and social well being.
Britain’s intention to leave the European Union - Brexit - will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make.
The BBC news at 7:00 this past Tuesday morning had eight stories - each redolent of the despair which grips British public life.
［３０日 ロイター］ - 英ロンドンの高層住宅「グレンフェル・タワー」で６月１４日に発生し、７９人が死亡した大規模火災の被害者たちの怒りは、火災前に出ていた安全面の懸念を無視した地区行政当局だけに向けられたのではなかった。彼らは、ジャーナリストたちに対しても怒っていた。
London’s Grenfell Tower fire victims aren’t furious just with local authorities for ignoring safety concerns raised before this month’s blaze killed at least 79 residents. They’re angry with journalists too.