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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

AU’s Anti-Piracy Law is a Hollywood’s Wish List Coming True

By IBTimes AU

Australia’s anti-Piracy law seems like a Hollywood’s wish list coming true says expert (8:37 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, HOLLYWOOD

Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan
Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson Dating Matthew Hitt, Awesome Things to Know About the Model/Musician [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Spotted recently while taking a stroll around town on Wednesday afternoon, July 23, in New York City, "Fifty Shades of Grey" Dakota Johnson and new beau Matthew Hitt are the new hot couple in Hollywood. (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, GUCCI

Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley pose at the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles
TIFF 2014: Four British Movies to Watch at Toronto International Film Festival

By IBTimes AU

The Toronto International Film Festival officially announced the list of films to be shown in its 39th edition on Tuesday, July 22. The list includes some of the biggest names in the United Kingdom. Here are the four UK films selected at the festival. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY

Girls play in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp inside the U.N. base
Gene Study Gives Clues About the Age of First Period

By IBTimes AU

A new study published in the journal Nature revealed that the timing of a girl's menarche is influenced by several genes, possibly thousands of gene variations. The role of estrogen levels in the development of the diseases were previously evalu... (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: BREAST CANCER, CANCER

Players of Hungary's women water polo team Barbara Bujka (L)and Ildiko Toth fight for the ball under the water,
Designer Vagina Surgery is Most Popular Among 18 to 24 Year Old Girls

By IBTimes AU

Cosmetic surgery for the vagina called 'Designer Vagina' plastic surgery is most common among women between the ages of 18 to 24. According to Transform Cosmetic Surgery a cosmetic group in the United Kingdom, nearly 1,150 young women enqui... (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Windows Phone 8.1: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.S. and UK Status; How to Download and Install

By IBTimes AU

Around 20 Nokia Lumia smartphones are eligible to the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update from Microsoft. Know the status in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States, and the steps to download and install the software. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, AUSTRALIA, TELSTRA, OPTUS

A Man Listens to Beats Brand Headphones on a Street in New York
Australia: The Next Frontier of Online Radio

By IBTimes AU

More and more people in the land down under are subscribing to Internet radio, the latest figures show. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK, LONDON

Mothers cradle their newborn babies before their check up inside a ward at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila
British Couples Parents Travel to the U.S. for Baby Girls

By IBTimes AU

British couples, in hundreds, are traveling to the U.S. for In Vitro Fertilization treatment to select a baby girl. Eight in ten British couple want a baby girl through IVF. Since sex selection is banned in the United Kingdom, more and more British p... (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

HTC One Android 4.4.3 KitKat Rolling Out Within the Week; Top 15 HTC Sense Features and Status on UK and U.S. Carriers

By IBTimes AU

HTC One smartphone may receive the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat which contains all security fixes from Android 4.4.4 before going to Android L version. Know the firmware details and current status for UK and U.S. network carriers. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID, HTC

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after her victory against Roberta Vinci of Italy in their Istanbul Cup women's singles final tennis match, in Istanbul July 20, 2014.
Road to Recovery: Former Lovers Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki Win 2014 British Open, Istanbul Cup Post Break-Up

By IBTimes AU

Tennis News 2014 - In sports, it’s not how many times you fall, but how many times you rise. The same thing can be said in love and relationships as shown by recent performances by former partners Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, who won the 201... (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RORY MCILROY