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May hits UN on mission to shore up UK clout

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>> Theresa May taking to the world stage. The UK Prime Minister on a two day mission to the United Nations in New York. The highlight, a speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday. She's expected to set out her views on how to tackle terrorism, mass migration, and modern slavery.
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A preview of that 24 hours earlier, when she made the case for a robust line on immigration.>> We need to be clear that all countries have the right to control their boarders, and to protect their citizens. And be equally clear that countries have a duty to manage their borders, to reduce onward flows of illegal and uncontrolled migration.
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We need to do more to help them do so.>> That's a message to voters back home. Concern over immigration seeing a key reason behind Britain's shock vote for brexit. But May is trying to send a message to political and business leaders too. Her speech Tuesday, expected to say that Britain did not vote to turn inwards.
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She's also used her New York trip to meet top U.S. bankers and company chiefs. Amid uncertainly over what Brexit will mean, May tried to persuade them to keep investing in the U.K.