Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

June 25, 2016 6:43 AM

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WASHINGTON — For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners.

He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, one of his closest collaborators on the world stage.

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