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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

Terminally Ill Father Raises £500,000; Attempts To Save Life Of Stepdaughter Affected By Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Tom Attwater raised funds for his five-year-old daughter who is suffering from neuroblastoma since she was three months old. (11:43 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER, NEUROBLASTOMA

Blackberry Campus In Waterloo
Blackberry Classic Delivers A Blackberry Christmas To Loyal Fans Worldwide

By IBTimes AU

BlackBerry has returned to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard in an era where in most smartphone customers have embraced touch screens. (Dec 22)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, NEW YORK, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE

Amir Khan of Britain
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Making Excuses And Avoiding Fight With Him Declares British Boxer Amir Khan

By IBTimes AU

Amir Khan wants a piece of Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom the British boxer accused of running away from a fight with him (Dec 21)

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Main Control Room In Darmstadt
High-Powered Jet Plane To Take People Anywhere In A Span Of Just 4 Hours

By IBTimes AU

A technology by a British company has the ability to perform like a jet engine and speed up the process of travel as well. (Dec 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO

Cast member and producer Vin Diesel poses at the premiere of the new film, "Fast & Furious 6" at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles
'Fast & Furious 7': Dominic Toretto In A New Endearing Still, Bandages His Fists In A Dimly Lit Garage

By IBTimes AU

Diesel shared a new still of Dominic Toretto from "Fast & Furious 7." (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

Khan vs. Alexander
Boxing News 2014: Amir Khan Says Manny Pacquiao Is Tougher, More Explosive Than Floyd Mayweather

By IBTimes AU

Amir Khan from U.K. is saying that a fight with Manny Pacquiao will be tougher than a fight with Floyd Mayweather (Dec 16)

Amir Khan
Boxing News: Amir Khan Should Fight Compatriot Kell Brook If Floyd Mayweather Don't Choose Brit in 2015

By IBTimes AU

Eddie Hearn, Kell Brook's promoter welcomes a fight of his ward against Amir Khan (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: SILVER, LONDON

Actors Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England D
James Bond: Spectre Script Leaked In Sony Hacking Attack

By IBTimes AU

The movies' script has been leaked. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, SONY

NATO SuMMIT
UK Warship Fires Supersonic Surface To Air Missile

By IBTimes AU

UK’s HMS Richmond test fires two Seawolf missiles live (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

An Android Smartphone Displays The Google Website
Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Guide

By IBTimes AU

Google has yet to complete the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all providers. Fortunately, more details about the Lollipop upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and LG G3 handsets have surfaced. (Dec 14)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, POLAND, ANDROID, HTC