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Obama congratulates May in 15-minute phone call

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US president Barack Obama has made a 15-minute telephone call to Theresa May to congratulate her on becoming prime minister.

The tone of the call was "warm" and the two leaders discussed the importance of sustaining the special relationship between Britain and the US.

Mrs May told the president she hoped for "constructive and positive talks" with other EU leaders on the details of Brexit, according to the prime minister's spokeswoman.

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