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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 - 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

Happy St Georg’s Day 2014
Happy St George’s Day 2014: 10 Funny Quotes Exclusively for the English

By IBTimes IN

Happy St George's Day 2014: Here are 10 funny quotes exclusively for England and the English. (9:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ZIMBABWE, CRICKET

OnePlus One Phablet with CyanogenMod 11S Android KitKat OS, 3GB RAM Unveiled
OnePlus One Phablet with CyanogenMod 11S Android KitKat OS, 3GB RAM Unveiled; Price, Availability Details

By IBTimes IN

The new Chinese technology start-up firm has launched an affordable high-end phablet dubbed as OnePlus One. (8:38 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, SAMSUNG, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, INDIA

Shakespeare Day 2014: April 23 is believed to be the birth anniversary of William Shakespeare. Here are his 20 inspiring quotes to mark the day.  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Shakespeare Day 2014: 20 Inspiring Quotes to Mark William Shakespeare’s Birthday

By IBTimes IN

Shakespeare Day 2014: April 23 is believed to be William Shakespeare's birthday. Here are his 20 inspiring quotes to mark the day. (8:23 pm)

What is ANZAC Day: Meaning, History Fast Facts And Major Events

By IBTimes AU

Anzac Day is considered a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand. It is a day to remember those who lost their lives and served in the wars or during peacekeeping operations. The day was originated on April 25 to honor the members of "Au... (5:47 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA

Patriot's Day 2014: Statue of the Lexington Minuteman on the Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/w:User:Daderot)
Patriot’s Day 2014: History and Significance; 5 Interesting Things to Know

By IBTimes IN

Happy Patriot's Day 2014 -- Here is the history and significance as well as 5 important things to know about the day. (Apr 21)

Nico Rosberg
Formula One Where to Watch Live: Chinese GP 2014 Live Streaming Information

By IBTimes IN

Rain was unrelenting in all three qualifying sessions in the Chinese GP in Shanghai as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the way yet again - his third pole position this season. (Apr 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA

MH370 Linked to U.S.-UK Conspiracy; Does Australia Participate in the Grand Plot?

By IBTimes AU

Theories on the missing MH370 not only sparked conspiracies and cover-ups involving the Malaysian government. In a larger context, the MH370 brought into spotlight a grand intertwined plot involving the biggest and most powerful governments - the U.S. and the UK. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, TONY ABBOTT

‘Game of Thrones' Season 4: ‘Purple Wedding’ Breaks Torrent Record

By IBTimes AU

According to "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin, he knew from the beginning that King Joffrey would die. Thanks to Joffrey's much celebrated "Purple Wedding," HBO's epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones"... (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

New Zealand 2013 Census Showed Number of Overseas Born Kiwis Hit 1M

By IBTimes AU

Latest 2013 data released by the New Zealand census office has shown that Kiwis born overseas in have hit more than one million persons. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, RELIGION, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA

eBay Removes Dr. Harold Shipman's Examination Table, Suspends Seller Account

By IBTimes AU

The online buy and sell site eBay decided to remove the examination table belonging to the late Dr. Harold Shipman, one of the deadliest serial killers in United Kingdom. It also suspended the account of the seller who recently put up the item for sale at £10,000 in the online store. (Apr 14)