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London

London (play /ˈlʌndən/) is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Articles About London

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is ‘Seriously Out of Her Mind,’ Scott Rudin Says After Calling Her a Spoilt Brat in New Leaked Sony Pictures Emails

By IBTimes AU

After calling her a "minimally talented spoiled brat," producer Scott Rudin once again called Angelina Jolie "seriously out of her mind" in new leaked Sony Pictures emails. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, STEVE JOBS, SONY

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin (L) challenges Southampton's Sadio Mane during their English League Cup soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London September 23, 2014.
Arsenal FC News: Exposure Boosts Hector Bellerin’s Confidence

By IBTimes AU

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is getting more and more comfortable featuring for the first-team, as Arsene Wenger gives him the needed exposure. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

UK VIP Paedophile Ring: Aussie Boy Missing for 30 Years May Have Been Murdered, Police Says Links Are Being Investigated

By IBTimes AU

The disappearance of Martin Allen may have links to the UK VIP Paedophile ring. (Dec 19)

Crew prepare a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 aircraft before the world's first commercial biofuel flight to Amsterdam from Heathrow Airport in London
Virgin Atlantic Airline Woos New Zealand: Sets Up Office With A Sales Head

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand will be hosting many global events in 2015, which can be an opportunity for the airline sector. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: RICHARD BRANSON

Investigators comb the area around an Air Canada plane on the tarmac of the Edmonton International Airport following an emergency landing several hours prior in Edmonton November 7, 2014. Four people were sent to hospital after a rough landing at Edmonton
Unruly Female Passenger Who Assaults FA Forces Air Canada To Divert Flight

By IBTimes AU

Air Canada needed to divert a flight from London to Toronto because of an unruly female South African passenger. (Dec 19)

Hawn And Russell During The 86th Academy Awards In Hollywood, California
'Fast & Furious 7': Kurt Russell In A Black Suit In New Still, Jordana Brewster Lovingly Gazes At Someone In Another Still

By IBTimes AU

New stills give a sneak peak of "Fast & Furious 7" actors. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

Michelle Young arrives at The Royal Courts of Justice in London April 13, 2011.
Noelle Reno Likens Death of Boyfriend Scot Young To Losing A ‘Best Friend’

By IBTimes AU

Noelle Reno mourns the death of her fiance Scot Young. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, SETTLEMENT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia’s Ruble Crisis May Weaken Putin’s Grip On Power

By IBTimes AU

When a government's policies are hampering economic progress, there will be unrest. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, EMERGING MARKETS

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton News: The Duchess Glams Up In Queen’s Christmas Lunch After Controversial Hoodie [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

After she was spotted wearing a hoodie in Beaver Scout Colony in east London, Kate Middleton made headlines when she wore the same outfit in the Queen's Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON

Whedon During 'Marvel's The Avengers' World Premiere
'Avengers: Age Of Ultron's' Joss Whedon Casts Paul Bettany For His Cheekbones—Report

By IBTimes AU

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is an upcoming action adventure movie that is a sequel to the 2012 movie. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN