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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 05 - The Times of India

PM warns over Scotland’s defence jobs

Apr 03, 2013 - Financial Times

Payday loan companies in government crosshairs

Feb 27, 2013 - Financial Post

Three men arrested in UK Libor inquiry

Dec 11, 2012 - Financial Times

Zynga boosts sentiment with buyback, deal

Oct 24, 2012 - MarketWatch

Indians 55th biggest clients of Swiss banks

Jun 17, 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

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 16)

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 16)

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 15)

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)

Ed Sheeran performs during the BRIT Music Awards at the O2 Arena in London
Ed Sheeran's New Single 'Sing' Could Be The Next Big Hit! [LISTEN]

By IBTimes AU

Ed Sheeran just published his new single 'Sing', and it's now ready for pre-order on iTunes. 'Sing' just came out April 7 2014, and it's already gaining a lot positive feedback from fans and music lovers. (Apr 13)

MORE TOPICS: ITUNES

Supporters Pour Over Facebook Plea on a Stolen Hat

By IBTimes AU

Social media users provided strong support to a plea which circulated around Facebook on an anguished Mom whose desire is to be sentimentally reconciled to her demised baby. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LONDON

game of thrones dragon statue
'Game of Thrones’ Fifth and Sixth Seasons Confirmed, Australians are Top Viewers

By IBTimes AU

After the success of the premiere of the "Game of Thrones" Season 4, producers of the show said that two more seasons is on the brew. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Aussie With Smallest Debt Among Advanced Economies - IMF

By IBTimes AU

The recent World Economic Outlook from the International Monetary Fund has seen a significant growth from the advanced economies based on global activity. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GERMANY, GDP, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, INVESTMENT

Sony Xperia Z2 Australia and Canada Release Date Delayed Till May 2014; UK Supplies Coming in April

By IBTimes AU

Two biggest mobile device stores in UK confirmed the arrival of Sony Xperia Z2 on April 14th while general release will commence on May 1st. Xperia Z2 is now available in Singapore but when will it arrive in Australia, Canada and the United States? (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, SMARTPHONE, SONY

Game of Thrones as Viewed by Ex-pm Julia Gillard

By IBTimes AU

Ex-prime Minister compares Game of Thrones to her time as Australian Prime Minister (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, JULIA GILLARD

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