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Brexit Britain's troubled quest to 'Asianize' the Commonwealth

London is struggling to find partners, even in India, where it has focused diplomatic efforts

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi in November 2016   © Reuters

As the U.K. reaches a critical phase in its negotiations to leave the European Union, Theresa May's government is engaged in a desperate hunt for alternative partners.

London has seized on the Commonwealth of Nations, formed out of the British Empire, as one way of strengthening its political and economic alliances outside the EU.

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