Quitting ministers allow Theresa May to tighten grip over Cabinet but perhaps not on her party

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May has moved fast to reassert her political authority by replacing two resigning ministers and reshuffling the rest of her Cabinet.

Determined to show that it's all business-as-usual, an apparently unflappable Mrs May hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in London on Tuesday (July 10) and is flying to Brussels later on Wednesday to attend a summit of the Nato military alliance.


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