Theresa May: 'Bloody Difficult Woman' to Be U.K. Prime Minister

July 13, 2016 8:57 AM

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Theresa May: 'Bloody Difficult Woman' to Be U.K. Prime Minister

LONDON — Theresa May takes over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, tasked with steering the country through the Brexit crisis.

She is the second woman in the job, following in the steps of fellow Conservative Margaret Thatcher — who was nicknamed the "Iron Lady" and whose decade-long political partnership with President Ronald Reagan helped reshape the global order in the 1980s.

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