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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

Mothers cradle their newborn babies before their check up inside a ward at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila
British Couples Parents Travel to the U.S. for Baby Girls

By IBTimes AU

British couples, in hundreds, are traveling to the U.S. for In Vitro Fertilization treatment to select a baby girl. Eight in ten British couple want a baby girl through IVF. Since sex selection is banned in the United Kingdom, more and more British p... (12:24 pm)


HTC One Android 4.4.3 KitKat Rolling Out Within the Week; Top 15 HTC Sense Features and Status on UK and U.S. Carriers

By IBTimes AU

HTC One smartphone may receive the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat which contains all security fixes from Android 4.4.4 before going to Android L version. Know the firmware details and current status for UK and U.S. network carriers. (3:21 pm)


Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates after her victory against Roberta Vinci of Italy in their Istanbul Cup women's singles final tennis match, in Istanbul July 20, 2014.
Road to Recovery: Former Lovers Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki Win 2014 British Open, Istanbul Cup Post Break-Up

By IBTimes AU

Tennis News 2014 - In sports, it’s not how many times you fall, but how many times you rise. The same thing can be said in love and relationships as shown by recent performances by former partners Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, who won the 201... (Jul 21)


Belongings found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, July 20, 2014.
Malaysia Airlines MH17: Too Much Blow for Mourning Families as Rebels Steal Bodies; Complete Passenger. Crew List Released

By IBTimes AU

As if their sudden death wasn't bad enough, the bodies of passengers aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were stolen by pro-Russian rebels to be brought to an undisclosed location. And if that wasn't ruthless enough, rebels have als... (Jul 21)


People take photos of a screen showing arrival details of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (C) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295
Disaster Strikes Malaysia Airlines Anew; 1 Canadian Among 295 Dead in Downed Flight MH17

By IBTimes AU

Disaster struck again Malaysia Airlines. Four months after Flight MH370 first went mysteriously missing on March 8, another Malaysia Airlines plane, flight MH17, went into peril. Global reports surmise the airliner was a victim of tensions between Uk... (Jul 18)


File photo of cigarettes are seen during manufacturing process in BAT Cigarette Factory in Bayreuth
Wales Calls for Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

By IBTimes AU

Wales has put a ban on people smoking in cars carrying children. By banning smoking in cars carrying children, the government of Wales intends to protect kids from passive smoking, which leads to chronic illnesses. (Jul 17)

Hot Celebs: Tips for A Flat Tummy

By IBTimes AU

A study by the National Obesity Forum shows that by 2050, half of United Kingdom's population will be obese. (Jul 15)


Harry Potter Star Found Dead in Death Valley, Draco Malfoy Remembers the Actor as a Kind Gentleman

By IBTimes AU

British actor Dave Legeno who acted in the box office hit "Harry Potter" was found dead in California's Death Valley while hiking alone. Appeared as werewolf Fenrir Greyback in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and bot... (Jul 12)


Billy Connolly to Kick Off High Horse Tour in Aberdeen and Perth

By IBTimes AU

The legendary comedian Billy Connolly will kick off his "High Horse Tour Scotland 2014" in Aberdeen on Sept. 29 and 30 and in Perth on Oct. 1, 2014. (Jul 10)


Sherlon local dweller who lives as a squatter in an abandoned office building, smokes a cigarette at the balkony in the centre of Sao Paulo
Smokers with Mental Disorders Cost UK Government a Bomb!

By IBTimes AU

Smokers facing mental disorders cost the UK government approximately £2.5 billion a year, according to a research published online in Tobacco Control. (Jul 10)