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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

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Feb 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

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Feb 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Articles About United Kingdom

David Tennant
‘Doctor Who’ Star David Tennant: ‘I’m a Very Bad Scotsman’ [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

David Tennant was in David Letterman's late show and admitted that he was neglectful in his duty as a Scottish. (4:56 pm)

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Actor Dwayne Johnson Arrives At The Hollywood Premiere Of 'Journey 2 :The Mysterious Island' In Los Angeles, California
'Fast & Furious 7' Movie Still Released: Dawyne Johsnon And Jason Statham Seen In Fist Fight, First Trailer Releases Tomorrow (Video)

By IBTimes AU

Johnson and Statham's character would reportedly have an epic showdown in "Furious 7." (3:37 pm)

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U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet jets leave to support military operations against ISIL after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, October 4, 2014 in this picture released by the US Air Force October 6, 2014. REUTERS/USAF/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nick
New Zealand To Hold Joint Military Exercise With The United States

By IBTimes AU

The joint exercise will be an opportunity for the armed forces to upgrade their awareness and skills. (Oct 30)

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New String Of Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo; DFAT Advises Against Travel

By IBTimes AU

DFAT warns about a new string of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Oct 29)

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Cargo vessels docked at Manila's main port wait to unload containers, August 20, 2014. Cargoes are being held up by severe congestion at Manila's main port, where containers have piled up since February when a daytime ban on trucks plying the ci
UK Ramps Up Ebola Monitoring in Shipping Industry

By IBTimes AU

Agents from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been directed to inspect all vessels entering the waters of United Kingdom for potential Ebola infections. (Oct 28)

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Free Syrian Army fighters look at the sky as they stand on a truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun in Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib province May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
ISIS Possess Anti-Aircraft Weapons – German Spies

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS reportedly control a number of Manpads or Man Portable Air Defence Systems that could down commercial airliners or even low-flying military helicopters. (Oct 28)

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Evil Clowns Terrorising People Become A Phenomenon in France, UK and US [Video]

By IBTimes AU

Evil clown phenomenon is creating panic among resident in Southern France (Oct 27)

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Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao Clash in 2015 Anticipated By Las Vegas Sportsbook; American 3-to-1 Favourite Against Filipino

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 3-to-1 favourite against Manny Pacquiao should the super fight happen in 2015 (Oct 27)

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LG G Watch R £224.99 UK Price Is More Expensive Than Sony Smartwatch 3 Or Motorola 360

By IBTimes AU

LG G Watch R arriving in UK is offered at per unit according to an online retailer. (Oct 24)

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