United Kingdom

Country United Kingdom
Capital London
Continent Europe
Currency Pound sterling(GBP)
Languages English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Ulster-Scots, Welsh & Cornish

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The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars and the Irish republic withdraw from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. Devolution and constitutional reform have been significant recent issues in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process.

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Hong Kong: Statement on the Erosion of Rights - GOV.UKHong Kong: Statement on the Erosion of Rights  GOV.UK

UK considers minting coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi - Scroll.inUK considers minting coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi  Scroll.in

Fact Check: Did UK PM Boris Johnson Commemorate Bhoomi Pujan By Conducting Ram Abhishek? - The Logical IndianFact Check: Did UK PM Boris Johnson Commemorate Bhoomi Pujan By Conducting Ram Abhishek?  The Logical Indian

Photographer from United Kingdom creates coloring book for kids in need - KTRK-TVPhotographer from United Kingdom creates coloring book for kids in need  KTRK-TV

Accelerating implementation of a geological disposal facility in the United Kingdom - GOV.UKAccelerating implementation of a geological disposal facility in the United Kingdom  GOV.UK

Bank of England sees smaller hit to UK economy but slower recovery - CNNBank of England sees smaller hit to UK economy but slower recovery  CNN

Welcoming the United Kingdom Decision To Prohibit Huawei From 5G Networks - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govWelcoming the United Kingdom Decision To Prohibit Huawei From 5G Networks  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

India inks air bubble deal with United Kingdom - WIONIndia inks air bubble deal with United Kingdom  WION

Scottish support for independence rises as COVID-19 imperils the United Kingdom - ReutersScottish support for independence rises as COVID-19 imperils the United Kingdom  Reuters

UK COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped: Telegraph - ReutersUK COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped: Telegraph  Reuters

France second wave “highly likely”; UK includes London lockdown as a contingency - Atlantic CouncilFrance second wave “highly likely”; UK includes London lockdown as a contingency  Atlantic Council

More than 4,000 have crossed Channel to UK in small boats this year - The GuardianMore than 4,000 have crossed Channel to UK in small boats this year  The Guardian

Ten Suggestions for a 'Russia Strategy' for the United Kingdom - War on the RocksTen Suggestions for a 'Russia Strategy' for the United Kingdom  War on the Rocks

Greece sets coronavirus cases record; 10,000 dead in Chile: Live - Al Jazeera EnglishGreece sets coronavirus cases record; 10,000 dead in Chile: Live  Al Jazeera English

10 of the UK’s best gardens to explore - The Guardian10 of the UK’s best gardens to explore  The Guardian

After the United States, SpiceJet to fly to the United Kingdom - LivemintAfter the United States, SpiceJet to fly to the United Kingdom  Livemint

U.K. Extends Self-Isolation Period to Curb Spread of Coronavirus - U.S. News & World ReportU.K. Extends Self-Isolation Period to Curb Spread of Coronavirus  U.S. News & World Report

United Kingdom Covid-19 cases rise to 2,94,066 - Telangana TodayUnited Kingdom Covid-19 cases rise to 2,94,066  Telangana Today

Barclays being probed by UK watchdog on accusations of spying on staff - Business StandardBarclays being probed by UK watchdog on accusations of spying on staff  Business Standard

Total S.A. UK Regulatory Announcement: United Kingdom: Total Sells the Lindsey Refinery - Business WireTotal S.A. UK Regulatory Announcement: United Kingdom: Total Sells the Lindsey Refinery  Business Wire

Coronavirus: Belgium, Andorra, and Bahamas added to UK quarantine list - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Belgium, Andorra, and Bahamas added to UK quarantine list  BBC News

United Kingdom asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks - Deccan HeraldUnited Kingdom asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks  Deccan Herald

In the U.K., families of the dead still wonder: was it COVID-19? - National GeographicIn the U.K., families of the dead still wonder: was it COVID-19?  National Geographic

The UK did some things right to fight the coronavirus, but it locked down too late - CNBCThe UK did some things right to fight the coronavirus, but it locked down too late  CNBC

The UK's troubled coronavirus response becomes more complicated - CNNThe UK's troubled coronavirus response becomes more complicated  CNN

Coronavirus ripped through aged cared homes in the UK, but one managed to avoid disaster - ABC NewsCoronavirus ripped through aged cared homes in the UK, but one managed to avoid disaster  ABC News

Shubhankar Sharma’s life inside the golf bubble in the United Kingdom - The Indian ExpressShubhankar Sharma’s life inside the golf bubble in the United Kingdom  The Indian Express

Boris Johnson's Approach to Covid-19 Could Hasten the End of the United Kingdom - News18Boris Johnson's Approach to Covid-19 Could Hasten the End of the United Kingdom  News18

Britain set to honor Mahatma Gandhi on coinage - Coin WorldBritain set to honor Mahatma Gandhi on coinage  Coin World

United Kingdom supports FAO's desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution - World - ReliefWebUnited Kingdom supports FAO's desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution - World  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus: India allows entry to OCI card holders from US, UK, Germany and France - Scroll.inCoronavirus: India allows entry to OCI card holders from US, UK, Germany and France  Scroll.in

Boris Johnson's dream of a 'Global Britain' is turning into a nightmare - CNNBoris Johnson's dream of a 'Global Britain' is turning into a nightmare  CNN

Spain overtakes UK’s Covid-19 case count - EL PAÍS in EnglishSpain overtakes UK’s Covid-19 case count  EL PAÍS in English

Why has the United Kingdom nominated Liam Fox for a job he's never going to get? - New StatesmanWhy has the United Kingdom nominated Liam Fox for a job he's never going to get?  New Statesman

Ocean Outdoor Enables Programmatic Buying Of Iconic United Kingdom Screens Via Hivestack - MarTech SeriesOcean Outdoor Enables Programmatic Buying Of Iconic United Kingdom Screens Via Hivestack  MarTech Series

Coronavirus: UK quarantine restrictions unjust - Spain PM - BBC NewsCoronavirus: UK quarantine restrictions unjust - Spain PM  BBC News

UK High Commission hails Andhra Pradesh's 3T strategy to control coronavirus - The New Indian ExpressUK High Commission hails Andhra Pradesh's 3T strategy to control coronavirus  The New Indian Express

What are the new lockdown policies throughout the United kingdom? - The Queens County CitizenWhat are the new lockdown policies throughout the United kingdom?  The Queens County Citizen

Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Agreement with the United Kingdom for 30 Million Doses of mRNA-based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2 - GlobeNewswirePfizer and BioNTech Announce Agreement with the United Kingdom for 30 Million Doses of mRNA-based Vaccine Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2  GlobeNewswire

UK Cops Are Now Filming Rubbernecking Drivers - The DriveUK Cops Are Now Filming Rubbernecking Drivers  The Drive

UK Updates Points Immigration System - The National Law ReviewUK Updates Points Immigration System  The National Law Review

Islamic State remains 'most significant' threat to UK - BBC NewsIslamic State remains 'most significant' threat to UK  BBC News

How new UK immigration system compares with Canada - Canada Immigration NewsHow new UK immigration system compares with Canada  Canada Immigration News

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong - BBC NewsUK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong  BBC News

UK Inflation Methodology Change Credit-Positive for ICSL ABS - Fitch RatingsUK Inflation Methodology Change Credit-Positive for ICSL ABS  Fitch Ratings

Spain Surpasses UK and Regains Top Spot for European Country with Most COVID Cases - Euro Weekly NewsSpain Surpasses UK and Regains Top Spot for European Country with Most COVID Cases  Euro Weekly News

How South Africa can learn from the US and the United Kingdom - BusinessTechHow South Africa can learn from the US and the United Kingdom  BusinessTech

CBD OILS TO BUY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (OUR PICK: BLESSED CBD) - Island EchoCBD OILS TO BUY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (OUR PICK: BLESSED CBD)  Island Echo

Honduras joins UK-Mexico seminar to discuss access to COVID-19 vaccines - GOV.UKHonduras joins UK-Mexico seminar to discuss access to COVID-19 vaccines  GOV.UK

Kent seaside resort 'best' in the UK - Kent OnlineKent seaside resort 'best' in the UK  Kent Online

UK Royal Navy Dispatching Survey Ship to Aid in Lebanon Crisis - USNI NewsUK Royal Navy Dispatching Survey Ship to Aid in Lebanon Crisis  USNI News

Press statement by Michel Barnier following Round 6 of the negotiations for a new partnership between - EU NewsPress statement by Michel Barnier following Round 6 of the negotiations for a new partnership between  EU News

Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027 - BBC NewsHuawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027  BBC News

Lidington: Risk of Scottish independence greatest in my lifetime - Business Insider - Business InsiderLidington: Risk of Scottish independence greatest in my lifetime - Business Insider  Business Insider

Readout: Minister Ng speaks with United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Trade 7 August - Mirage NewsReadout: Minister Ng speaks with United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Trade 7 August  Mirage News

UK government invests in Livingston facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capacity - GOV.UKUK government invests in Livingston facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capacity  GOV.UK

UK-based Goan Researcher from Chandor, part of a leading group performing COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials - OheraldUK-based Goan Researcher from Chandor, part of a leading group performing COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials  Oherald

Government acts to protect jobs in every part of the UK - GOV.UKGovernment acts to protect jobs in every part of the UK  GOV.UK

UK War Crime Revelations in Afghanistan Expose Justice Failings - Human Rights WatchUK War Crime Revelations in Afghanistan Expose Justice Failings  Human Rights Watch

Advancing counter-terrorism initiatives - GOV.UK - GOV.UKAdvancing counter-terrorism initiatives - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Dog Stuck on Cliff rescued by Plymouth RNLI. - rnli.orgDog Stuck on Cliff rescued by Plymouth RNLI.  rnli.org

Premier fears UK will keep governor's power to legislate - Cayman CompassPremier fears UK will keep governor's power to legislate  Cayman Compass

Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period - GOV.UKMajor new campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period  GOV.UK

Why UK’s response to coronavirus has been world-class - ThePrintWhy UK’s response to coronavirus has been world-class  ThePrint

Social media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds - BBC NewsSocial media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds  BBC News

Unionist parties seem to have given up the fight to keep the UK together - Nation.CymruUnionist parties seem to have given up the fight to keep the UK together  Nation.Cymru

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds - The GuardianBrexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds  The Guardian

UK Lawmakers Condemn Iran Regime's Execution of Detained Protester Mostafa Salehi - NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)UK Lawmakers Condemn Iran Regime's Execution of Detained Protester Mostafa Salehi - NCRI  National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

After Months of Debate, England Requires Face Masks for Shoppers - The New York TimesAfter Months of Debate, England Requires Face Masks for Shoppers  The New York Times

NFL owner and Trump ambassador to UK sparks watchdog inquiry over allegations of racist and sexist remarks and push to promote Trump business - CNNNFL owner and Trump ambassador to UK sparks watchdog inquiry over allegations of racist and sexist remarks and push to promote Trump business  CNN

I've found a pocket of Cornwall that's not overrun with tourists - Telegraph.co.ukI've found a pocket of Cornwall that's not overrun with tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson warns of Europe 'second wave' amid Spain row - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Boris Johnson warns of Europe 'second wave' amid Spain row  BBC News

The urgent need for cultural policy - ArtsHub UKThe urgent need for cultural policy  ArtsHub UK

A postcard from the British seaside town where Covid snobs aren't welcome - Telegraph.co.ukA postcard from the British seaside town where Covid snobs aren't welcome  Telegraph.co.uk

BP's green energy targets will be tough to meet - Reuters UKBP's green energy targets will be tough to meet  Reuters UK

Michael Gove statement on EU Exit preparations: 13 July 2020 - GOV.UKMichael Gove statement on EU Exit preparations: 13 July 2020  GOV.UK

ANALYSIS: Rishi Sunak is an asset for the UK Government when it comes to Scotland but he still faces a daunting challenge - Press and JournalANALYSIS: Rishi Sunak is an asset for the UK Government when it comes to Scotland but he still faces a daunting challenge  Press and Journal

Tête à Tête to Present First Performance to a Live Audience Indoors in UK - OperaWireTête à Tête to Present First Performance to a Live Audience Indoors in UK  OperaWire

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say - The Associated PressRussia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say  The Associated Press

US gives reasons it warned citizens against travelling to Nigeria, lists 12 high risk states - NairametricsUS gives reasons it warned citizens against travelling to Nigeria, lists 12 high risk states  Nairametrics

UK economy grew less than expected in May as coronavirus lockdowns began easing - CNBCUK economy grew less than expected in May as coronavirus lockdowns began easing  CNBC

Government launches Health and Care Visa to ensure UK health and care services have access to the best global talent - GOV.UKGovernment launches Health and Care Visa to ensure UK health and care services have access to the best global talent  GOV.UK

'Things are not good right now': Jordan Peterson battling COVID-19 — U.K. report - National Post'Things are not good right now': Jordan Peterson battling COVID-19 — U.K. report  National Post

COVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK - GOV.UKCOVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK  GOV.UK

Covid-19 immunity from antibodies may last only months, UK study suggests - CNNCovid-19 immunity from antibodies may last only months, UK study suggests  CNN

UK-trained woman is the brain behind flourishing Srinagar cupcake business - DevdiscourseUK-trained woman is the brain behind flourishing Srinagar cupcake business  Devdiscourse

UK coronavirus reproduction rate rises to 0.8-1 - DevdiscourseUK coronavirus reproduction rate rises to 0.8-1  Devdiscourse

Safety and immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2: a preliminary report of a phase 1/2, single-blind, randomised controlled trial - The LancetSafety and immunogenicity of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2: a preliminary report of a phase 1/2, single-blind, randomised controlled trial  The Lancet

Lockdown may cost 200,000 lives, government report shows - Telegraph.co.ukLockdown may cost 200,000 lives, government report shows  Telegraph.co.uk

Could the United Kingdom become an emerging market? - CNNCould the United Kingdom become an emerging market?  CNN

United Kingdom plans 'office for talent' to smooth entry for top scientists - Science MagazineUnited Kingdom plans 'office for talent' to smooth entry for top scientists  Science Magazine

Dis-United Kingdom: Brexit May Hasten U.K. Break-up - UVA TodayDis-United Kingdom: Brexit May Hasten U.K. Break-up  UVA Today

The United Kingdom's four countries take a divided approach to coronavirus crisis - CNNThe United Kingdom's four countries take a divided approach to coronavirus crisis  CNN

United Kingdom Boosts IMF's Catastrophe Relief Fund with £150 million - International Monetary FundUnited Kingdom Boosts IMF's Catastrophe Relief Fund with £150 million  International Monetary Fund

Covid-19 and the Stiff Upper Lip — The Pandemic Response in the United Kingdom - nejm.orgCovid-19 and the Stiff Upper Lip — The Pandemic Response in the United Kingdom  nejm.org

Coronavirus | Queen Elizabeth addresses the United Kingdom - The HinduCoronavirus | Queen Elizabeth addresses the United Kingdom  The Hindu

United Kingdom country profile - BBC NewsUnited Kingdom country profile  BBC News