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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Introduction

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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AccuWeather's 2018-2019 United Kingdom winter forecast - AccuWeather.com

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AccuWeather's 2018-2019 United Kingdom winter forecast
AccuWeather.com
The upcoming winter will bring a battering to the United Kingdom, as an active windstorm season is on the cards. Wet weather experienced during autumn will continue across the U.K. in the coming months as storms from the Atlantic bring the risk for ...

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United Kingdom a steadfast friend of Zambia. - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

United Kingdom a steadfast friend of Zambia.
Lusaka Times
United Kingdom Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has said the UK is a steadfast friend of Zambia. During a meeting when Minister ...



How Brexit will remake the United Kingdom - Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)

How Brexit will remake the United Kingdom
Brookings Institution (blog)
THE ISSUE: In June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom narrowly chose to leave the European Union. The U.K. has since been negotiating with the EU over the withdrawal agreement and the shape of the future relationship. At the same time, Brexit has ...
Brexit deal is still 'achievable,' UK PM saysSBS

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Rise in UK descendants of Nazi victims seeking German passports - Aljazeera.com

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Rise in UK descendants of Nazi victims seeking German passports
Aljazeera.com
The number of British citizens applying for German passports using a special legal provision known as article 116-2 has soared nearly 40-fold since the United Kingdom voted to leave the bloc in June 2016. According to the German constitution, former ...

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Unconventional monetary policies in the euro area, Japan, and the United Kingdom - Brookings Institution

Brookings Institution

Unconventional monetary policies in the euro area, Japan, and the United Kingdom
Brookings Institution
In response to the global financial crisis of 2008, the central banks of the euro area, Japan, and the United Kingdom deployed a variety of unconventional monetary policies in an effort to support distressed financial markets and slowing economies. In ...



Predicting the next 5 WWE United Kingdom Champions - Sportskeeda

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Predicting the next 5 WWE United Kingdom Champions
Sportskeeda
The WWE United Kingdom Championship was unveiled by Triple H in a press conference at the O2 Arena in London, England on December 15, 2016. The tournament to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion took place at the Empress ...
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United Kingdom, Spain reach Brexit deal over Gibraltar: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez - Times Now

Times Now

United Kingdom, Spain reach Brexit deal over Gibraltar: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
Times Now
Madrid: Britain and Spain have agreed that any disagreements over Gibraltar will not delay Brexit talks with the European Union, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday. The Spanish leader did not say what the deal involved but told ...
May vows she will not allow Brussels to break up the United Kingdomshropshirestar.com
Opinion: Broken Kingdom: Theresa May the last prime minister of the 'United' Kingdom?CGTN (press release)
A self-destructive madness grips the UK as a no-deal Brexit loomsThe Globe and Mail
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FCA Publishes Discussion Paper and PRA Consults on Climate Change and Green Finance - The National Law Review

FCA Publishes Discussion Paper and PRA Consults on Climate Change and Green Finance
The National Law Review
On October 15, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a discussion paper (Discussion Paper) on climate change and green finance. On the same day, the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a consultation paper (Consultation ...



Like Banksy's artwork, the United Kingdom is shredding itself in public - The Guardian

The Guardian

Like Banksy's artwork, the United Kingdom is shredding itself in public
The Guardian
These parliamentary groupings, with a total of no more than 50 to 70 MPs, at present seem to have the future of the United Kingdom under their thumb. Until the referendum both groups looked to be in long-term decline, as representatives of generations ...

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Wake up, UK! Emmanuel Macron is right you urgently need a Brexit plan - The Guardian

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Wake up, UK! Emmanuel Macron is right you urgently need a Brexit plan
The Guardian
The French president, regularly attacked by UK politicians and pundits for daring to criticise Brexit, rarely speaks his own mind on the subject he merely repeats, if in quite a direct phrasing, the EU's line. Truth, it would seem, hurts more with a ...

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