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i, July 12

Tuesday's edition of the British daily the i features new Conservative Party leader Theresa May, with the headline "May Day."

Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to present his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday, which will make Theresa May will the UK's new leader. On Monday, Andrea Leadsom, the final of four candidates to lead the Conservative Party, quit the race following backlash from her remarks that she was more qualified than May to lead Britain because she is a mother.

59-year-old Theresa May campaigned for the UK remaining in the European Union even though she is a Euroskeptic. She has ensured Britons that there will be no do over on the Brexit vote, and that she will simply do her best to negotiate best terms possible for the transition.

For his part, Cameron declared that he was "delighted" that she will take his place. It will be the second time a woman becomes Prime Minister of Britain, and comparisons between her and Margaret Thatcher are piling up. They both have a reputation for having great determination and a willingness to stand up to the men who traditionally dominate British politics.

Two of Europe's biggest nations are set to be led by women, as May takes her place alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential race in November, women will rule the Western world's three most powerful countries.

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Russia Thirsts For Prestige Mark On World's Wine List

Gone are sweet Soviet wines, forgotten is the "dry law" of Gorbachev, Russian viticulture is now reborn.

A wine cellar at the Twins Garden restaurant in Moscow

Benjamin Quenelle

MOSCOW — A year after its opening, Russian Wine is always full. Located in the center of Moscow, it has become a trendy restaurant. Its wine list stands out: It offers Russian brands only, more than 200, signalled in different colors across all the southern regions of the country.

Russian Wine (in English on the store front, as well as on the eclectic menu) unsurprisingly includes Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula where viticulture has revived since Moscow annexed it in 2014.

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