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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. 

It is an island country, spanning an archipelago including Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. Great Britain is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.

Headlines Around the Web

UK to double trade with India

Jun 06, 2013 - The Times of India

PM warns over Scotland’s defence jobs

Apr 04, 2013 - Financial Times

Payday loan companies in government crosshairs

Feb 28, 2013 - Financial Post

Three men arrested in UK Libor inquiry

Dec 12, 2012 - Financial Times

Zynga boosts sentiment with buyback, deal

Oct 25, 2012 - MarketWatch

Indians 55th biggest clients of Swiss banks

Jun 18, 2012 - The Times of India

Nigeria: Foremost Economist, Aluko, Dies At 83

Feb 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Nigeria: Jailed Arik Airhostess Gets Counselling

Feb 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About United Kingdom

A man shows students a poster on the symptoms of Ebola during a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ebola awareness drive in Gueupleu, Man, western Ivory Coast November 3, 2014.
Viral 'Do They Know Its Christmas?' Video With Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Sam Smith Raises $1.5 Million For Ebola In Minutes

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

In just minutes, the Ebola-themed “Do They Know Its Christmas?” video raised $1.5 million. (12:25 pm)

Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014.
This Is How Obesity Weighs Down Global Economy By 2 Trillion Dollars Every Year

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute shows that the international cost of obesity is almost as bad as smoking or armed violence. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, CLIMATE CHANGE, ALCOHOLISM

Cast member Nicole Kidman poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "Grace of Monaco" (Grace de Monaco) out of competition during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Nicole Kidman Kisses Keith Urban In Front Of Her Fans At 'Paddington' Premiere In London

By IBTimes AU

Nicole indulges in PDA with husband Keith Urban during "Paddington" premiere. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles
Prince Charles to Reshape Monarchy When He Becomes King – Report

By IBTimes AU

Prince Charles will be making "heartfelt interventions" in national life when be becomes king, according to his allies. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, SUPREME COURT, LONDON

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand amid the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One (WW1),
Royal Diktat: Journalists Advised To 'Dress Up' In Formals To Cover Kate Middleton And Prince William's New York Visit

By IBTimes AU

Journalists who wish to cover Kate Middleton and Prince William's December visit to United States have been advised to "dress up" in formals. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON, BARCLAYS, NEW YORK

Actor Chin Han poses for photographers as he arrives for the premiere of the film The Dark Knight
New Zealand-China Film And TV Co Production Pact Signed

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's agreement with China for TV and film co production will help film makers in both the countries. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, HOLLYWOOD

A Sony Xperia Z3 And A Sony Smartband Talk At The IFA Electronics Show In Berlin
Free Movies For Sony Xperia Z3 Owners: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain Phillips' And 'Ghostbusters'

By IBTimes AU

Users can claim "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Captain Phillips" And "Ghostbusters" movies using the Sony Xperia Z3 flagship models. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, SONY

Peter Norbot and Kris Hamilton (L), dressed up as fictional comic book superhero Spider-Man, look through a magazine as they wait for their turn to audition to be a part of a promotional campaign for the upcoming release of the new movie "The Amazing
Dad’s Bittersweet Spider-Man Surprise For Cancer-Stricken Son Earns Praises

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Michael Wilson is being applauded for dressing up as a Spider-Man to surprise his cancer-stricken son. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Avoiding Fight, Always Making Excuses— Manny Pacquiao

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather doesn't want the super fight to happen, accused Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION

Pacquiao and Khan in 2009
Manny Pacquiao Welcomes Fight Versus British Amir Khan In England

By IBTimes AU

Manny Pacquiao will fight Amir Khan anywhere, including his home country, England (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: SILVER, LONDON