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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

(L-R) Jess Plummer, Shereen Cutkelvin, Asami Zdrenka, and Amira McCarthy of British band "Neon Jungle", arrive before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
Top 15 Fun Facts about Harry Styles New Love Interest Asami Zdrenka from 'Neon Jungle'

By IBTimes AU

Move over Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles has a crush on new girl and her name is Asami Zdrenka from the girl band "Neon Jungle." The curly haired cutie thinks that Asami is "really hot" and has a crush on her, various media reports are suggesting. (3:39 am)

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Australia 'Weak' in Bridging Digital Divide

By IBTimes AU

Australia has fallen from 9th post to 18th place in the 2014 Global Information Technology Report. (11:30 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, BROADBAND, SOUTH KOREA

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. (Apr 23)

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. (Apr 23)

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. (Apr 23)

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... (Apr 23)

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)

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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 19)

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 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

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