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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Snow brings chaos to the United Kingdom - fox8.com

fox8.com

Snow brings chaos to the United Kingdom
fox8.com
Snow fell fast and furiously in many parts of the UK Sunday as Storm Caroline, the biggest storm so far this year, caused widespread disruption with road and air travel affected. Central England and Wales were the worst hit regions witnessing up to 11 ...
Heavy snow in UK causes highway closures, flight cancellationsCBC.ca
Many flights to the United Kingdom from Ireland have been cancelled on SundayNewburgh Gazette

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Brexit agreement would allow EU scientists to stay in United Kingdom - Science Magazine

Science Magazine

Brexit agreement would allow EU scientists to stay in United Kingdom
Science Magazine
The United Kingdom announced today that EU citizens living in the country can stay after Brexit happens in 2019a key demand of the U.K. scientific community. The announcement will come as a relief to the many thousands of EU scientists who work in ...
Ireland and EU will hold UK to Brexit agreement, insists GovtRTE.ie
EU Brexit negotiators express doubts about UK's 'no hard border' offerIrish Times
'Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed': The EU/UK progress reportFinancial Times
New Statesman -Reuters
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Former leader of Islamist terror group wins right to sue Government - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Former leader of Islamist terror group wins right to sue Government
Telegraph.co.uk
Ismail Kamoka, 51, who now works at the London embassy of the western and UN-backed Libyan government, was jailed in the UK in 2007 after admitting funding the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and providing false passports. Britain's security ...

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Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK - Aljazeera.com

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Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK
Aljazeera.com
Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry. The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah ...

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Being British hasn't ever got my vote, says Miriam Clegg who posed happily at the poll booth but claims she has ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Being British hasn't ever got my vote, says Miriam Clegg who posed happily at the poll booth but claims she has ...
Daily Mail
Spanish-born Ms Gonzalez, a leading City lawyer, confessed that she has never even applied for a UK passport although that has not prevented her being an outspoken voice in British politics, especially in her staunch opposition to Brexit. In an ...

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Another day, another gravity defying feat by a United Kingdom jockey - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Another day, another gravity defying feat by a United Kingdom jockey
Stuff.co.nz
Riding Captain Mowbray at Wetherby, England on Sunday (NZT), Kelly appeared to be cruising to victory before he was dismounted after a rough landing. Like Kennedy last week, Kelly clung on and avoided hitting the deck and being trampled. Then, having ...

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Theresa May's Brexit deal 'hard to reconcile' with UK leaving the single market and customs union, EU says - The Independent

The Independent

Theresa May's Brexit deal 'hard to reconcile' with UK leaving the single market and customs union, EU says
The Independent
The communication from the Commission to the Council, issued later on Friday after the PM had returned to the UK, says EU negotiators believe it will be difficult to follow through on this commitment without keeping the UK in the single market and ...

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Photos: UK weekend snowstorm causes travel delays, power cuts - AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.com

Photos: UK weekend snowstorm causes travel delays, power cuts
AccuWeather.com
While some residents across the United Kingdom enjoyed substantial snowfall to heighten the holiday spirit this weekend, many others endured travel disruptions and power cuts. "A storm system diving down into southern England and Wales on Saturday ...
United Kingdom weather: Storm Caroline could put 'lives at risk,' Met Office warns, as gales of up to 90mph set to ...Evening Standard
UK: First snow of the year reaches LondonAljazeera.com

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Britain must stick to EU single market, keep paying money to Brussels, and have 'easy' migration rules, says Labour ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Britain must stick to EU single market, keep paying money to Brussels, and have 'easy' migration rules, says Labour ...
Daily Mail
'You can't sweep the customs union and the single market off the table on the one hand and also say you don't want a hard border in Northern Ireland...You can't have no hard border if you don't have alignment.' Sir Keir also made clear that Labour was ...

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Theresa May's Brexit strategy risks fracturing the United Kingdom - Financial Times

Financial Times

Theresa May's Brexit strategy risks fracturing the United Kingdom
Financial Times
The Tories often forget their party's full name and purpose. For over a century, the Conservative and Unionist party has existed to preserve the integrity of the United Kingdom. It has often been a thorny and convoluted mission, but one that has ...
Brexit negotiations could be about to split the United KingdomMetro
Special status for north could have 'unravelled entire United Kingdom' says Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidsonthe Irish News
"Nothing will cause the breakup of this great United Kingdom"euronews
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