Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
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.
Obama 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.
Britain's withdrawal from the union could take years. White House officials say they expect no immediate changes to the myriad areas where the two countries are working together, including the British military's involvement in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.
Still, there's far less assurance that Britain and other European countries will reflexively take the U.S. side as new and evolving challenges pop up.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Effects of Colonial Pipeline shutdown highlight truck driver shortage
Friends, teachers and students hold candle light vigil in memory of killed...
In Baton Rouge, Novavax begins trials in children as young as 12
Tuesday's Health Report
More governors opting out of pandemic unemployment benefits
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76