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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 sculptor walks past sculptures based on characters from Disney movies
Australia Amends Film Co-production Rules To Attract Big Ventures

By IBTimes AU

Australia needs to optimise its strengths in international film projects. (1:51 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Phil Keoghan poses with his Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award for the CBS show "The Amazing Race" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.
'The Amazing Race' Season 25 Recap: Episode 4 ‘Thinly Sliced Anchovies’ Aired On Oct. 17, 2014, Dentists Misti And Jim Raman Almost Got Eliminated In Leg 4 [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

“TAR” Season 25 teams started the fourth leg of the race in Lerwick, Shetland Islands in Scotland, United Kingdom and took a pit stop in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, TENNESSEE

Singapore Merlion
5 Cities With The Highest Cost Of Living In 2014

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Before you start moving to these countries, you might want to stop and think again. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, INVESTMENT, LONDON

People sunbathe during the "www.inudisti.it" web community's annual gathering on private property at Oasis of Zello naturist resort near Bologna, central Italy, June 22, 2013. The largest Italian nudist web community has what it says are some 40
Brit Naturists Oppose Revenge Porn Bill

By IBTimes AU

Briton nudists are against the Revenge Porn Bill in the United Kingdom because the proposed law could be discriminatory against naturists. Under the bill, it would be considered a criminal offence to post intimate photos or videos as a way of getting back at one's former partner. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, KIM KARDASHIAN, CONGRESS

Former Wimbledon tennis champion Australia's Pat Cash
Rafael Nadal Is 'A Nightmare', Roger Federer Has Chance For World No. 1 Says Former Australian Pro Pat Cash

By IBTimes AU

In a recent Twitter Q and A, former tennis pro Pat Cash said that Nadal is a nightmare match-up on clay and Federer will become no. 1 again. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, LONDON

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media
UKIP Rising As Significant Political Force: Britain’s Mainstream Political Parties In Distress

By IBTimes AU

UKIP has to add more to its popular agenda of Euroscepticism to position itself as the most viable alternative to bigger parties. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION

Australia Ranks 8th In Global Economic Index List, New Zealand Is 3rd And the US Falls To 12th Rank

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Hong Kong and Singapore are the top two countries in this year's annual index of the world's freest economies. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MEXICO, ALGERIA

A man walks by a mural that reads "Symptoms of Ebola" in Monrovia, Liberia,
Race to Find Ebola Cure Continues; US, France, Canada, UK Among Future Countries At Risk of Virus

By IBTimes AU

In the hopes of accelerating Ebola research, scientists turn to crowdfunding sites to raise money. MOBS Lab researchers have projected the future countries that will be at risk to Ebola. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA

Kristen Stewart During The Screening Of The Film 'Sils Maria' (Clouds Of Sils Maria) At The 67th Cannes Film Festival
Robert Pattinson’s Alleged New Girlfriend FKA Twigs Might Have Unintentionally 'Dissed' Kristen Stewart—Reports

By IBTimes AU

Robert Pattinson is rumoured to be dating FKA Twigs who is currently touring in England. During one of her concert, she may have "dissed" RPatz's ex Kristen Stewart. Head inside for the details. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LONDON