In first meeting after Brexit vote, Merkel and May insist divorce can be amicable

July 20, 2016 7:52 PM

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In first meeting after Brexit vote, Merkel and May insist divorce can be amicable

LONDON — They are — for now — the world’s two most powerful women, and they will soon sit on opposite sides of a negotiation that could set the direction of Europe for decades to come.

But if there was any tension in Wednesday’s meeting in Berlin between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, leaders known for their no-nonsense style and tenacious bargaining, it hardly showed.

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