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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

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Apr 04, 2013 - Financial Times

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Feb 28, 2013 - Financial Post

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Dec 12, 2012 - Financial Times

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Oct 25, 2012 - MarketWatch

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Jun 18, 2012 - The Times of India

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Feb 08, 2012 - AllAfrica News

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Articles About United Kingdom

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand amid the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One (WW1),
Royal Diktat: Journalists Advised To 'Dress Up' In Formals To Cover Kate Middleton And Prince William's New York Visit

By IBTimes AU

Journalists who wish to cover Kate Middleton and Prince William's December visit to United States have been advised to "dress up" in formals. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON, BARCLAYS, NEW YORK

Actor Chin Han poses for photographers as he arrives for the premiere of the film The Dark Knight
New Zealand-China Film And TV Co Production Pact Signed

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's agreement with China for TV and film co production will help film makers in both the countries. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, HOLLYWOOD

A Sony Xperia Z3 And A Sony Smartband Talk At The IFA Electronics Show In Berlin
Free Movies For Sony Xperia Z3 Owners: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain Phillips' And 'Ghostbusters'

By IBTimes AU

Users can claim "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Captain Phillips" And "Ghostbusters" movies using the Sony Xperia Z3 flagship models. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, SONY

Peter Norbot and Kris Hamilton (L), dressed up as fictional comic book superhero Spider-Man, look through a magazine as they wait for their turn to audition to be a part of a promotional campaign for the upcoming release of the new movie "The Amazing
Dad’s Bittersweet Spider-Man Surprise For Cancer-Stricken Son Earns Praises

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Michael Wilson is being applauded for dressing up as a Spider-Man to surprise his cancer-stricken son. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Avoiding Fight, Always Making Excuses— Manny Pacquiao

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather doesn't want the super fight to happen, accused Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION

Pacquiao and Khan in 2009
Manny Pacquiao Welcomes Fight Versus British Amir Khan In England

By IBTimes AU

Manny Pacquiao will fight Amir Khan anywhere, including his home country, England (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: SILVER, LONDON

Roger Federer of Switzerland
2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer Vs. Novak Djokovic Live Streaming Info, Live Blog Link And Preview

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battle for top honours of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals (Nov 16)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, LONDON

Novak Djokovic of Serbia
Novak Djokovic Beat Kei Nishikori, Will Face Roger Federer Or Stanislas Wawrinka For 2014 ATP World Tour Finals Title

By IBTimes AU

Djokovic won over Nishikori to advance to the championship round of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals (Nov 16)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, LONDON

Roger Federer of Switzerland
2014 ATP World Tour Final Live Streaming, Live Blog Links And Semifinals Preview: Roger Federer Can Be Beaten In London Declares Stan Wawrinka

By IBTimes AU

Stan Wawrinka believes he'll beat Roger Federer in the semifinal round of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals. (Nov 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, LONDON

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his tennis match against Tomas Berdych
ATP World Tour Finals - Semifinals: Novak Djokovic Vs. Kei Nishikori Live Streaming Information, Live Blog Link And Preview

By IBTimes AU

Novak Djokovic takes on Kei Nishikori in the semifinals of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals (Nov 16)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, COURT, AUSTRALIA, LONDON