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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

Jerome Wilson In Critical Condition After Brutal KO, Ex-Champion Curtis Woodhouse Raise Funds For British Boxer

By IBTimes AU

Welterweight fighter Jerome Wilson suffered a brutal head injury after a sixth round knockout loss to rival Serge Ambomo last Friday at the Ice Sheffield Arena in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. So brutal was the KO that Wilson needed an operation after t... (4:58 pm)


Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo
Scottish Independence: Quebec Keeps Watchful Eye, Seeks Inspiration; Queen, Cameron Caution Scots to Thread Carefully

By IBTimes AU

All eyes are on Scotland's referendum for independence on Thursday. (1:50 pm)


People cool off in the Trocadero fountains near the Eiffel Tower on a hot summer day in Paris July 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
France, Germany Lead Europe's Commercial Real Estate Market

By IBTimes AU

Europe's commercial real estate investment market continued its strong growth during the first half of the year with France and Germany leading the way, Property Magazine International reported, utilising a study conducted by the CBRE Group. (Sep 16)


A Solar Flare Bursts Off The Left Limb Of The Sun In This Image Captured By NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Aurora Borealis Paints A Beautiful Picture On The Northern Skies [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

A lot of photographers captured images of the Northern Lights on the evening of Sep. 12. (Sep 15)


New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 10, 2014

By Comsec

Sellers weren't discerning when it came to a choice off sectors on Wednesday, that largely chose them all , with the exception of the technology group. Apart from that most sectors experienced a solid decline. The economic news of the day only added weight to the selling cause. (Sep 10)


Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond walks with Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in central London
Scotland Independence Referendum: Cameron To Visit Scotland In A Last Ditch Effort To Save The Union

By IBTimes AU

A truncated Britain will be reduced to a lesser force in international affairs (Sep 10)

Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaking next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown location
World to Know Within Days Identity of Jihadi Executioner John

By IBTimes AU

U.S. authorities working to identify the man behind the black-masked Jihadi John, executioner of American journalist James Foley, said they hope to release his true identity to the world within days before he gets killed out on the battlefield. (Sep 10)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.4.4 KitKat Rolling Out In United Kingdom And Other European Regions

By IBTimes AU

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now receiving Android 4.4.4 KitKat update from Vodafone in Europe spotted via XperiaFirm. However, its software is still not yet found on Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia ZR smartphones. (Sep 10)


A Study Revealed That Poor Sleep Quality Leads to Decline in Brain Volume

By IBTimes AU

Poor and inadequate sleep leads to shrinkage of the gray matter in the brain over a period of time, researchers from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom said. (Sep 09)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft searching for missing MH 370
MH370 Update: Hard Objects Found In The Seabed While Mapping

By IBTimes AU

Scientists think that the plane might have come down in the MH370 search area where hard objects inconsistent with the region were found during seabed mapping. (Sep 05)