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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

2015 Ford Mustang: Right-Hand Drive Pony Car To Be Available In Australia Next Year

By IBTimes AU

America's iconic muscle car Ford Mustang will be available in Australia next year, and it will be in a right-hand drive configuration, right off the factory floor. This will be a first - officially - since numerous 'Stang enthusiasts have ... (2:05 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Moto X XT1052 Official Android 4.4.4 KitKat 212.44.26 Rolling Out in United Kingdom

By IBTimes AU

Moto X users in United Kingdom are now eligible for Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS update after Motorola confirms the official rollout. (1:49 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

BRITAIN-POLITICS/
Tony Abbott's “Foolish, Hypocritical And Offensive” Remark Of Scotland

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott adds to gaffe with remark on Scotland freedom slammed as foolish, hypocritical and offensive by Alex Salmond (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT, LONDON

Vigil for Victims of MH 17
UK-Born Kiwi Killed in MH 17 Tragedy identified

By IBTimes AU

A life cut short in the sky and the pain of others (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, AUTISM

A woman holds a cross during a rally denouncing what protesters say is repression by the Islamic State militant group against Christians living in Iraq, in Berlin
ISIS Captures ‘Younger & Prettier’ Yazidi Women to Force for Marriage

By IBTimes AU

ISIS militants seem to be trying to marry captured Yazidi women. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, CONGRESS

Students kiss as they march through the streets of Paris in support of the French government's draft law to legalise marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, January 27, 2013.
Study Reveals Disturbing Narratives of Anal Sex, Women and Men Feel It Damages Reputation

By IBTimes AU

A study reveals the views of teenagers about anal sex. (Aug 14)

David and Victoria Beckham
Earless Child Gets Ears from Ribs Through Plastic Surgery Procedure

By IBTimes AU

Kieron Sorkin went through rib cartilage graft reconstruction to repair his ears. (Aug 14)

'Doctor Who' Season 8 Episode 1: Deep Breath Spoilers/Synopsis and Secret Trailer with Dinosaurs Released [SEE VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

With less than ten days left for the premiere of the season 8 of BBC One show "Doctor Who," the excitement is building around the new doctor Peter Capaldi and his blue Tardis. Capaldi has also revealed a bit of information about his Tardis,... (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, MEXICO, NEW YORK, LONDON

Game of Thrones Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Exhibit Attracts Long Lines
Queen Elizabeth's Guards Play The Game Of Thrones Theme Song At Buckingham Palace [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The traditional "Changing of the Guard" ceremony at Buckingham Palace was given a contemporary twist when the Royal Guards decided to change things up by conducting the ceremony to the tune of the "Game of Thrones" theme song. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Meet Paige VanZant, UFC’s Youngest and Hottest Female Fighter

By IBTimes AU

UFC president Dana White originally planned to showcase Paige VanZant on the upcoming 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. However, since she will just be turning 21 years old, VanZant was excluded from the competition that will crown the tournament's first ever 115-pound Strawweight champion. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER