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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Unauthorized Immigrants in the United Kingdom - Pew Research CenterUnauthorized Immigrants in the United Kingdom  Pew Research Center

'If United Kingdom finishes world will be finished' Lincolnshire resident rages at SNP - Express'If United Kingdom finishes world will be finished' Lincolnshire resident rages at SNP  Express

United Kingdom might not exist in a decade, half of UK citizens think: poll - ReutersUnited Kingdom might not exist in a decade, half of UK citizens think: poll  Reuters

United Kingdom Convenience Retailing Market Report 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom Convenience Retailing Market Report 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran: France, Germany, UK and EU joint statement after 11 November IAEA report - GOV.UKJoint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran: France, Germany, UK and EU joint statement after 11 November IAEA report  GOV.UK

United Kingdom Commercial Property Insurance Market Report, 2004-2024 Analysis & Forecast - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom Commercial Property Insurance Market Report, 2004-2024 Analysis & Forecast - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

The UK will never get the US trade deal it wants - CNNThe UK will never get the US trade deal it wants  CNN

Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in United Kingdom - The Tribune IndiaPrince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in United Kingdom  The Tribune India

#Brexit - United Kingdom might not exist in a decade, half of UK citizens think - poll - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Brexit - United Kingdom might not exist in a decade, half of UK citizens think - poll - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Murder Investigation Launched After 39 Bodies Found in a Truck in the U.K. - TIMEMurder Investigation Launched After 39 Bodies Found in a Truck in the U.K.  TIME

United Kingdom: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell affirms basic income will be piloted in the UK, if Jeremy Corby gets elected in December - Basic Income NewsUnited Kingdom: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell affirms basic income will be piloted in the UK, if Jeremy Corby gets elected in December  Basic Income News

The Nationalist Challenge to the United Kingdom - The McGill International ReviewThe Nationalist Challenge to the United Kingdom  The McGill International Review

What Happens to the United Kingdom Now? | by Chris Patten - Project SyndicateWhat Happens to the United Kingdom Now? | by Chris Patten  Project Syndicate

McDonald's workers strike in London to demand higher pay - CNNMcDonald's workers strike in London to demand higher pay  CNN

Alexander Downer says Australia should reduce UK intelligence sharing if Corbyn wins - The GuardianAlexander Downer says Australia should reduce UK intelligence sharing if Corbyn wins  The Guardian

The United Kingdom – a leader in climate protection - GOV.UKThe United Kingdom – a leader in climate protection  GOV.UK

United Kingdom Electric Bus Market Report 2019: UK Market Anticipated to Record a CAGR of 46% During 2020-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom Electric Bus Market Report 2019: UK Market Anticipated to Record a CAGR of 46% During 2020-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

United Kingdom's Unicorn unveils blockchain services for all industries - Yahoo FinanceUnited Kingdom's Unicorn unveils blockchain services for all industries  Yahoo Finance

Brexit Date Moved To January 31, 2020; United Kingdom Will Not Hold General Election - Government, Public Sector - European Union - Mondaq News AlertsBrexit Date Moved To January 31, 2020; United Kingdom Will Not Hold General Election - Government, Public Sector - European Union  Mondaq News Alerts

Minister for Europe supports stronger United Kingdom-Spain ties at annual talks - GOV.UKMinister for Europe supports stronger United Kingdom-Spain ties at annual talks  GOV.UK

BritBox: Britain's answer to Netflix is here - CNNBritBox: Britain's answer to Netflix is here  CNN

Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy - Foreign PolicyScotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy  Foreign Policy

British Red Cross encourages language learning with refugee teachers - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - ReliefWebBritish Red Cross encourages language learning with refugee teachers - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  ReliefWeb

United Kingdom Issues Revised Guidance on Taxation of Cryptocurrency - LexologyUnited Kingdom Issues Revised Guidance on Taxation of Cryptocurrency  Lexology

Brexit news: United Kingdom and European Union agree on new deal - CBS NewsBrexit news: United Kingdom and European Union agree on new deal  CBS News

Is it Time for Architects to Unionize? The UK Says Yes - ArchDailyIs it Time for Architects to Unionize? The UK Says Yes  ArchDaily

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits the United Kingdom - Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe anti-torture Committee visits the United Kingdom  Council of Europe

WWE Raw: Seth Rollins battles United Kingdom Champion Walter - UPI NewsWWE Raw: Seth Rollins battles United Kingdom Champion Walter  UPI News

Leader: The end of national capitalism - New StatesmanLeader: The end of national capitalism  New Statesman

UK Prime Minister Johnson to declare Britain can end 'the groundhoggery of Brexit' - ReutersUK Prime Minister Johnson to declare Britain can end 'the groundhoggery of Brexit'  Reuters

Five thoughts on the United Kingdom's December election - New StatesmanFive thoughts on the United Kingdom's December election  New Statesman

'They voted LEAVE!' Ashworth grilled over abandoning Brexit voters in Labour heartlands - Express'They voted LEAVE!' Ashworth grilled over abandoning Brexit voters in Labour heartlands  Express

United Kingdom - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne's visit to London (25 Oct. 19) - France DiplomatieUnited Kingdom - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne's visit to London (25 Oct. 19)  France Diplomatie

Mission Says United Kingdom Committed to Enhancing Safety, Sees Areas for Further Improvement | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencyMission Says United Kingdom Committed to Enhancing Safety, Sees Areas for Further Improvement | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

UK unemployment rate dips to new 45-year low - CNAUK unemployment rate dips to new 45-year low  CNA

Foreign Office statement on situation in Bolivia - GOV.UKForeign Office statement on situation in Bolivia  GOV.UK

The Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.? - The New York TimesThe Cost of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Drive: A Fractured U. K.?  The New York Times

Why the General Election in Scotland is about leaving or remaining in the UK, not the EU - ITV NewsWhy the General Election in Scotland is about leaving or remaining in the UK, not the EU  ITV News

UK and Uzbekistan sign partnership and co-operation agreement - GOV.UKUK and Uzbekistan sign partnership and co-operation agreement  GOV.UK

Disney+ Likely to Cost £6.99 Per Month in UK, €7.49 in France - MacRumorsDisney+ Likely to Cost £6.99 Per Month in UK, €7.49 in France  MacRumors

Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to United Kingdom's Royal Air Force - SEAPOWER Magazine OnlineBoeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to United Kingdom's Royal Air Force  SEAPOWER Magazine Online

UK snow map: Where in the UK will SNOW fall as temperature drops to -9C tonight? - Express.co.ukUK snow map: Where in the UK will SNOW fall as temperature drops to -9C tonight?  Express.co.uk

Scottish independence in spotlight as UK election kicks off - Al Jazeera EnglishScottish independence in spotlight as UK election kicks off  Al Jazeera English

Gibraltar chief confirms 'thumping progress' made in Brexit talks between UK and Spain - ExpressGibraltar chief confirms 'thumping progress' made in Brexit talks between UK and Spain  Express

Looking for Father Christmas? 28 of the UK's best festive events for families - Telegraph.co.ukLooking for Father Christmas? 28 of the UK's best festive events for families  Telegraph.co.uk

Boris Johnson wants to build a bridge connecting the United Kingdom as Brexit threatens its unity - ABC NewsBoris Johnson wants to build a bridge connecting the United Kingdom as Brexit threatens its unity  ABC News

Less road haulage to and from the United Kingdom - Statistics NetherlandsLess road haulage to and from the United Kingdom  Statistics Netherlands

Dossiers of dirt are being unleashed in the UK election campaign. And there's much more to come - CNN InternationalDossiers of dirt are being unleashed in the UK election campaign. And there's much more to come  CNN International

United Kingdom Invests $400 Million to Cut Heavy Industry Emissions - Environment + Energy LeaderUnited Kingdom Invests $400 Million to Cut Heavy Industry Emissions  Environment + Energy Leader

United Kingdom engineers are sending this weird spider bot to the Moon - Astronomy MagazineUnited Kingdom engineers are sending this weird spider bot to the Moon  Astronomy Magazine

UK economy grows at slowest annual rate in a decade as election looms - CNNUK economy grows at slowest annual rate in a decade as election looms  CNN

34th Universal Periodic Review: The Arab Republic of Egypt - GOV.UK34th Universal Periodic Review: The Arab Republic of Egypt  GOV.UK

EU agrees to give the UK a Brexit extension until January 31 - CNBCEU agrees to give the UK a Brexit extension until January 31  CNBC

New Brexit deal is still bad for business and the UK economy - CNNNew Brexit deal is still bad for business and the UK economy  CNN

The UK once hoped for an American-style fracking boom. It's not happening - CNNThe UK once hoped for an American-style fracking boom. It's not happening  CNN

Police in United Kingdom release video of dramatic crash as 'warning to drivers to pay attention' - WPVI-TVPolice in United Kingdom release video of dramatic crash as 'warning to drivers to pay attention'  WPVI-TV

Election gift for Boris Johnson: U.K. Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats - CBC.caElection gift for Boris Johnson: U.K. Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats  CBC.ca

34th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Slovenia - GOV.UK34th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Slovenia  GOV.UK

Chick-fil-A announces its closing first United Kingdom restaurant 9 days after opening - KGO-TVChick-fil-A announces its closing first United Kingdom restaurant 9 days after opening  KGO-TV

United Kingdom Electric Bus Market Analysis & Forecast (2014-2024) by Seating Capacity, Battery Type, Application, Bus Length, Company & Region - GlobeNewswireUnited Kingdom Electric Bus Market Analysis & Forecast (2014-2024) by Seating Capacity, Battery Type, Application, Bus Length, Company & Region  GlobeNewswire

10 UK Airbnbs steeped in history - Telegraph.co.uk10 UK Airbnbs steeped in history  Telegraph.co.uk

United Kingdom truck deaths: Victim's chilling final text to parents - NewshubUnited Kingdom truck deaths: Victim's chilling final text to parents  Newshub

Why the price of Brexit may be the eventual breakup of the U.K. - Toronto StarWhy the price of Brexit may be the eventual breakup of the U.K.  Toronto Star

If the UK heads to the polls before Brexit, MP says it could 'very much backfire' on the Labour party - CNBCIf the UK heads to the polls before Brexit, MP says it could 'very much backfire' on the Labour party  CNBC

Trending in the United Kingdom: Scexit - CommonSpaceTrending in the United Kingdom: Scexit  CommonSpace

United Kingdom’s sole Chick-fil-A to close within 6 months amid protests - Global NewsUnited Kingdom’s sole Chick-fil-A to close within 6 months amid protests  Global News

Zayn Malik returns to the UK for mother's 50th birthday - Daily MailZayn Malik returns to the UK for mother's 50th birthday  Daily Mail

The United Kingdom Has F-35s and New Aircraft Carriers (But the Army Is in Trouble) - The National Interest OnlineThe United Kingdom Has F-35s and New Aircraft Carriers (But the Army Is in Trouble)  The National Interest Online

The United Kingdom's Prorogation Crisis - The McGill International ReviewThe United Kingdom's Prorogation Crisis  The McGill International Review

34th Universal Periodic Review: Bosnia and Herzegovina - GOV.UK34th Universal Periodic Review: Bosnia and Herzegovina  GOV.UK

UK police charge truck driver over deaths of 39 people - Al Jazeera EnglishUK police charge truck driver over deaths of 39 people  Al Jazeera English

UK inquiry was warned of Russian infiltration, leaked testimony shows - CNN InternationalUK inquiry was warned of Russian infiltration, leaked testimony shows  CNN International

UK Brexit showdown: All the latest updates - Al Jazeera EnglishUK Brexit showdown: All the latest updates  Al Jazeera English

United Kingdom ETF rises after tentative Brexit deal announced - MarketWatchUnited Kingdom ETF rises after tentative Brexit deal announced  MarketWatch

Nate Sestina predicts United kingdom will rebound: ‘We’ll be all set to rock’ - Liist StudioNate Sestina predicts United kingdom will rebound: ‘We’ll be all set to rock’  Liist Studio

Lorry Tragedy in the United Kingdom - Special Report. - Viet Nam NewsLorry Tragedy in the United Kingdom - Special Report.  Viet Nam News

A guide to the best getaways in autumn around the United Kingdom - The BoarA guide to the best getaways in autumn around the United Kingdom  The Boar

Career fair for people with disabilities in Dashoguz - GOV.UKCareer fair for people with disabilities in Dashoguz  GOV.UK

Clinton slams UK delay of Russia report - 9NewsClinton slams UK delay of Russia report  9News

Facebook will allow UK election candidates to run false ads - CNNFacebook will allow UK election candidates to run false ads  CNN

Carleton-Led Study Investigates Canadian Attitudes towards Brexit, United Kingdom and European Union - Carleton NewsroomCarleton-Led Study Investigates Canadian Attitudes towards Brexit, United Kingdom and European Union  Carleton Newsroom

Election 2019 LIVE: Corbyn will ABANDON Western Alliance - Australia's chilling warning - Express.co.ukElection 2019 LIVE: Corbyn will ABANDON Western Alliance - Australia's chilling warning  Express.co.uk

Parents: Diplomat's wife in fatal crash should return to United Kingdom - WABC-TVParents: Diplomat's wife in fatal crash should return to United Kingdom  WABC-TV

Prince of Wales embarks on tenth official visit to India - GOV.UKPrince of Wales embarks on tenth official visit to India  GOV.UK

Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK - Al Jazeera EnglishIndian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK  Al Jazeera English

The GBP/CAD exchange rate struggles as UK labour market slows - Pound Sterling ForecastThe GBP/CAD exchange rate struggles as UK labour market slows  Pound Sterling Forecast

The Liberal Democrats want to be the party of David Gauke, not the party of Tim Walker - New StatesmanThe Liberal Democrats want to be the party of David Gauke, not the party of Tim Walker  New Statesman

This United Kingdom's First Chick-fil-A Location Will Be Closing In Light Of Recent Protests - DelishThis United Kingdom's First Chick-fil-A Location Will Be Closing In Light Of Recent Protests  Delish

U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan - NPRU.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan  NPR

Irish man jailed for smuggling 60 handguns into UK - The Irish TimesIrish man jailed for smuggling 60 handguns into UK  The Irish Times

Joint statement on human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang - GOV.UKJoint statement on human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang  GOV.UK

Britain's UN ambassador says Le Mesurier's death will be examined - Daily MailBritain's UN ambassador says Le Mesurier's death will be examined  Daily Mail

Deepfake videos of U.K. leaders set chilling precedent for 2020 U.S. election - Digital TrendsDeepfake videos of U.K. leaders set chilling precedent for 2020 U.S. election  Digital Trends

Jeremy Corbyn ‘backs Boris Johnson for Prime Minister’ in eerily realistic deepfake clip - The SunJeremy Corbyn ‘backs Boris Johnson for Prime Minister’ in eerily realistic deepfake clip  The Sun

United Kingdom Outbound Travel Market Size, Share, Growth Rate, Revenue, Applications, Industry Demand & Forecast to 2020 - Eastlake TimesUnited Kingdom Outbound Travel Market Size, Share, Growth Rate, Revenue, Applications, Industry Demand & Forecast to 2020  Eastlake Times

UK Labour Candidate Withdraws After Comparing Israel to Nazis and Child Abuser - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.comUK Labour Candidate Withdraws After Comparing Israel to Nazis and Child Abuser  The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

UNITED KINGDOM : GCHQ's former 'Q' joins private sector - Intelligence OnlineUNITED KINGDOM : GCHQ's former 'Q' joins private sector  Intelligence Online

UNITED KINGDOM : Metropolitan police contractor BGS continues without Amanat Hussain - Intelligence OnlineUNITED KINGDOM : Metropolitan police contractor BGS continues without Amanat Hussain  Intelligence Online

Mobile AR Game Minecraft Earth Is Now Available In The United Kingdom - UploadVRMobile AR Game Minecraft Earth Is Now Available In The United Kingdom  UploadVR

UNITED KINGDOM : Former investigator Mark Huband stands as MP - Intelligence OnlineUNITED KINGDOM : Former investigator Mark Huband stands as MP  Intelligence Online