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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`Step back`: United Kingdom hits out at China`s attempts to assume control of Hong Kong - WION
  1. `Step back`: United Kingdom hits out at China`s attempts to assume control of Hong Kong  WION
  2. UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong  Reuters
  3. UK to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong: Boris Johnson  Hindustan Times
  4. United Kingdom ready to open citizenship path to Hong Kong  The New Daily
  5. UK may ask Australia to give residency to fleeing British Hong Kong residents  Sydney Morning Herald
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2 countries saw sunniest spring in recorded history this year - AccuWeather.com2 countries saw sunniest spring in recorded history this year  AccuWeather.com

UK Schools Begin Reopening Despite Concerns : Coronavirus Live Updates - NPRUK Schools Begin Reopening Despite Concerns : Coronavirus Live Updates  NPR

The “New Normal” In The UK Workplace - The National Law ReviewThe “New Normal” In The UK Workplace  The National Law Review

Rocky Road Seen Ahead for UK After Brexit - Courthouse News ServiceRocky Road Seen Ahead for UK After Brexit  Courthouse News Service

Rapyd Launches All-In-One Integrated Payment Solution in the United Kingdom - PR Newswire UKRapyd Launches All-In-One Integrated Payment Solution in the United Kingdom  PR Newswire UK

No early return for UK tourists, says Spain - BBC NewsNo early return for UK tourists, says Spain  BBC News

United Kingdom begins to ease lockdown restrictions despite warnings - WVVA TVUnited Kingdom begins to ease lockdown restrictions despite warnings  WVVA TV

UK's Iraq war crimes probe dismisses thousands of complaints - Al Jazeera EnglishUK's Iraq war crimes probe dismisses thousands of complaints  Al Jazeera English

George Floyd Reverberates Globally: Thousands Protest In Germany, U.K., New Zealand - NPRGeorge Floyd Reverberates Globally: Thousands Protest In Germany, U.K., New Zealand  NPR

Focus on the United Kingdom | 2020-06-01 - World GrainFocus on the United Kingdom | 2020-06-01  World Grain

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

UK COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows - ReutersUK COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows  Reuters

People from ethnic minorities are up to 50% more likely to die from coronavirus than white people, UK report finds - CNNPeople from ethnic minorities are up to 50% more likely to die from coronavirus than white people, UK report finds  CNN

United Kingdom's Coronavirus Quarantine Starts June 8 - Business Traveler USAUnited Kingdom's Coronavirus Quarantine Starts June 8  Business Traveler USA

George Floyd death 'matters in UK', Welsh minister says - BBC NewsGeorge Floyd death 'matters in UK', Welsh minister says  BBC News

Gaitri Kumar Appointed India's Next High Commissioner To UK - NDTVGaitri Kumar Appointed India's Next High Commissioner To UK  NDTV

Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom - Science DailyChinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom  Science Daily

Coronavirus: The United Kingdom unites in the face of illness, death and economic collapse - Globalnews.caCoronavirus: The United Kingdom unites in the face of illness, death and economic collapse  Globalnews.ca

United Kingdom could ease quarantine for foreign travelers - Prensa LatinaUnited Kingdom could ease quarantine for foreign travelers  Prensa Latina

‘Black lives matter’: Anti-racism protests rage in Auckland, New Zealand and London, United Kingdom - Scroll.in‘Black lives matter’: Anti-racism protests rage in Auckland, New Zealand and London, United Kingdom  Scroll.in

Coronavirus toll in United Kingdom climbs over 40,000, with 10,000 care homes deaths - Deccan HeraldCoronavirus toll in United Kingdom climbs over 40,000, with 10,000 care homes deaths  Deccan Herald

United Kingdom Reopening To Tourists In June - Travel Off PathUnited Kingdom Reopening To Tourists In June  Travel Off Path

United Kingdom? I don't think so - Isle of Wight County PressUnited Kingdom? I don't think so  Isle of Wight County Press

United Kingdom Resuming Film and TV Production Soon - /FILMUnited Kingdom Resuming Film and TV Production Soon  /FILM

'Often mistrusted': stats watchdog criticises UK COVID-19 test data - Reuters UK'Often mistrusted': stats watchdog criticises UK COVID-19 test data  Reuters UK

Boris Johnson pledges to let Hong Kong citizens into U.K. if needed - MarketWatchBoris Johnson pledges to let Hong Kong citizens into U.K. if needed  MarketWatch

Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests - GOV.UKEveryone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests  GOV.UK

United Kingdom economy could shrink 30% in First half of the year: Bank of England - Deccan HeraldUnited Kingdom economy could shrink 30% in First half of the year: Bank of England  Deccan Herald

22 May A UK-China Engagement Strategy - BFPG22 May A UK-China Engagement Strategy  BFPG

United Kingdom may never find successful coronavirus vaccine: Official - Times NowUnited Kingdom may never find successful coronavirus vaccine: Official  Times Now

United Kingdom govt announces phased plan to exit coronavirus lockdown [DETAILS] - Times NowUnited Kingdom govt announces phased plan to exit coronavirus lockdown [DETAILS]  Times Now

The UK is forging a 5G club of democracies to avoid reliance on Huawei - Atlantic CouncilThe UK is forging a 5G club of democracies to avoid reliance on Huawei  Atlantic Council

Government's immigration stance on frontline workers proves controversial - International Law OfficeGovernment's immigration stance on frontline workers proves controversial  International Law Office

COVID-19: United Kingdom: Preparing for the return to work: what UK employers should be thinking about right now - GlobalComplianceNewsCOVID-19: United Kingdom: Preparing for the return to work: what UK employers should be thinking about right now  GlobalComplianceNews

UK: Children in England Going Hungry with Schools Shut - Human Rights WatchUK: Children in England Going Hungry with Schools Shut  Human Rights Watch

Remember Brexit? Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession - CNNRemember Brexit? Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession  CNN

UK Defense Export Market Faces 'Double Whammy' - National Defense MagazineUK Defense Export Market Faces 'Double Whammy'  National Defense Magazine

Corona politics in a divided United Kingdom - The Sunday GuardianCorona politics in a divided United Kingdom  The Sunday Guardian

United Kingdom adds loss of smell and taste to coronavirus symptom list - Deccan HeraldUnited Kingdom adds loss of smell and taste to coronavirus symptom list  Deccan Herald

May 2020 was sunniest month on record for UK, weather agency confirms - Fox NewsMay 2020 was sunniest month on record for UK, weather agency confirms  Fox News

The United Kingdom now tops the global table for weekly COVID-19 deaths per capita - Slugger O'TooleThe United Kingdom now tops the global table for weekly COVID-19 deaths per capita  Slugger O'Toole

UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks - TechCrunchUK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks  TechCrunch

The United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production - GizmodoThe United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production  Gizmodo

UK to roll out antibody testing, planning 'antibody certificates' - Al Jazeera EnglishUK to roll out antibody testing, planning 'antibody certificates'  Al Jazeera English

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of The United Kingdom Mutual War Risks Association Ltd. - Business WireAM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of The United Kingdom Mutual War Risks Association Ltd.  Business Wire

How The Coronavirus Has Strained U.K.-China Ties - NPRHow The Coronavirus Has Strained U.K.-China Ties  NPR

UK eases restrictions: Some people now back at work - Al Jazeera AmericaUK eases restrictions: Some people now back at work  Al Jazeera America

Coronavirus: The UK's current COVID-19 hotspots - and how your area compares - Sky NewsCoronavirus: The UK's current COVID-19 hotspots - and how your area compares  Sky News

Priti Patel to outline coronavirus quarantine plan for travellers to UK - The GuardianPriti Patel to outline coronavirus quarantine plan for travellers to UK  The Guardian

Australia seeks exemption from Britain's impending international quarantine - Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia seeks exemption from Britain's impending international quarantine  Sydney Morning Herald

The United Kingdom announces two COVID-19 response services for eligible developing countries to help combat the impact of the virus on international trade. - GOV.UKThe United Kingdom announces two COVID-19 response services for eligible developing countries to help combat the impact of the virus on international trade.  GOV.UK

United Kingdom High Court of Justice Grants Celgard an Interim Injunction Against Senior Preventing the Importation of Battery Separators Into the UK - PRNewswireUnited Kingdom High Court of Justice Grants Celgard an Interim Injunction Against Senior Preventing the Importation of Battery Separators Into the UK  PRNewswire

Packed London Tube trains are the latest symbol of the UK's confused coronavirus response - CNNPacked London Tube trains are the latest symbol of the UK's confused coronavirus response  CNN

Half of parents don't send kids back to school in UK - WTOLHalf of parents don't send kids back to school in UK  WTOL

United Kingdom fails to comply with EU rules on free movement - The Brussels TimesUnited Kingdom fails to comply with EU rules on free movement  The Brussels Times

UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing - Aljazeera.comUK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing  Aljazeera.com

America may get a version of the UK’s coronavirus contact tracing app - Vox.comAmerica may get a version of the UK’s coronavirus contact tracing app  Vox.com

Brexit Update: Coronavirus Creates Further Uncertainty Over UK Trade Agreement - BenzingaBrexit Update: Coronavirus Creates Further Uncertainty Over UK Trade Agreement  Benzinga

Excess UK deaths in Covid-19 pandemic top 50,000 - Financial TimesExcess UK deaths in Covid-19 pandemic top 50,000  Financial Times

Association between Angiotensin Blockade and Incidence of Influenza in the United Kingdom - nejm.orgAssociation between Angiotensin Blockade and Incidence of Influenza in the United Kingdom  nejm.org

Flood Re in the United Kingdom: Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse - GC Capital IdeasFlood Re in the United Kingdom: Protecting our Planet and the Public Purse  GC Capital Ideas

Latest UK 'terrorism' legislation criticised by rights groups - Al Jazeera EnglishLatest UK 'terrorism' legislation criticised by rights groups  Al Jazeera English

From United Kingdom to Turkey, coronavirus across the globe! - WIONFrom United Kingdom to Turkey, coronavirus across the globe!  WION

U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Negotiations: Private Sector Priorities - uschamber.comU.S.-United Kingdom Trade Negotiations: Private Sector Priorities  uschamber.com

UK records almost 62,000 excess deaths during pandemic: ONS official - Reuters UKUK records almost 62,000 excess deaths during pandemic: ONS official  Reuters UK

United Kingdom Catheters Market, Forecast to 2025: Cardiovascular, Urological, Intravenous, Specialty, Neurovascular - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom Catheters Market, Forecast to 2025: Cardiovascular, Urological, Intravenous, Specialty, Neurovascular - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

One United Kingdom, four lockdowns? - Prospect MagazineOne United Kingdom, four lockdowns?  Prospect Magazine

Public health border measures to come into force next week - GOV.UKPublic health border measures to come into force next week  GOV.UK

Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals - GOV.UKHome Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals  GOV.UK

How the coronavirus crisis may feed anti-microbial resistance - Hindustan TimesHow the coronavirus crisis may feed anti-microbial resistance  Hindustan Times

Welcoming Britain back: tourism businesses set out post-lockdown plans - The GuardianWelcoming Britain back: tourism businesses set out post-lockdown plans  The Guardian

UK death toll nears 50,000, figures show - The Australian Financial ReviewUK death toll nears 50,000, figures show  The Australian Financial Review

UK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away - MarketplaceUK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away  Marketplace

Minister Champagne speaks to counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States - Mirage NewsMinister Champagne speaks to counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States  Mirage News

Indians asked to get in touch with UK universities - Telegraph IndiaIndians asked to get in touch with UK universities  Telegraph India

#UK - 'The United Kingdom will have to be more realistic; it will have to overcome its incomprehension' Barnier - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#UK - 'The United Kingdom will have to be more realistic; it will have to overcome its incomprehension' Barnier - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London - The Tico TimesUK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London  The Tico Times

'A terrible way to go for £9 an hour': fear at meat plant after three coronavirus deaths - The Guardian'A terrible way to go for £9 an hour': fear at meat plant after three coronavirus deaths  The Guardian

“She Was Convinced There Was a Conspiracy Against Her”: Why Meghan Markle Fled the United Kingdom - Vanity Fair“She Was Convinced There Was a Conspiracy Against Her”: Why Meghan Markle Fled the United Kingdom  Vanity Fair

Brazil overtakes UK as country with third-highest coronavirus cases - The GuardianBrazil overtakes UK as country with third-highest coronavirus cases  The Guardian

New U.K. tariff list ramps up urgency of Canada-U.K. trade talks - CBC.caNew U.K. tariff list ramps up urgency of Canada-U.K. trade talks  CBC.ca

United Kingdom SME Purchasing Dynamics Report 2020: Identifies Strategies to Influence SME Fleets - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom SME Purchasing Dynamics Report 2020: Identifies Strategies to Influence SME Fleets - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Political battle looming over UK China relations - BBC NewsPolitical battle looming over UK China relations  BBC News

Brussels tells UK it must honour EU free-movement rules - Financial TimesBrussels tells UK it must honour EU free-movement rules  Financial Times

Consulates and COVID-19: How Japan, Bahamas and the United Kingdom Are Coping, Learning - GlobalAtlantaConsulates and COVID-19: How Japan, Bahamas and the United Kingdom Are Coping, Learning  GlobalAtlanta

Volunteer farmers in the UK are working overtime to stop millions of tons of produce being wasted - Business Insider South AfricaVolunteer farmers in the UK are working overtime to stop millions of tons of produce being wasted  Business Insider South Africa

MPs to vote on future of virtual Commons - BBC NewsMPs to vote on future of virtual Commons  BBC News

Clare Hurst on being Miss United Kingdom Rose Woman in lockdown - Bradford Telegraph and ArgusClare Hurst on being Miss United Kingdom Rose Woman in lockdown  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

US-UK trade talks begin, nearly four years after Brexit vote - Aljazeera.comUS-UK trade talks begin, nearly four years after Brexit vote  Aljazeera.com

Foreign travellers who disobey UK quarantine rules could face deportation - Aberdeen Evening ExpressForeign travellers who disobey UK quarantine rules could face deportation  Aberdeen Evening Express

Village in United Kingdom showing support for Snowbirds - moosejawtoday.comVillage in United Kingdom showing support for Snowbirds  moosejawtoday.com

Why Liberia May Not Recover Seized Stolen Assets Forfeited in the UK - Front Page AfricaWhy Liberia May Not Recover Seized Stolen Assets Forfeited in the UK  Front Page Africa

LaLiga to be broadcast for FREE in United Kingdom until July with bitter rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid - talkSPORT.comLaLiga to be broadcast for FREE in United Kingdom until July with bitter rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid  talkSPORT.com

UK overtakes Italy to record highest coronavirus death toll anywhere in Europe - CNNUK overtakes Italy to record highest coronavirus death toll anywhere in Europe  CNN

Coronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed cases near you - The GuardianCoronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed cases near you  The Guardian

UK government under fire after 'big influx' of Covid-19 cases from Europe revealed - The GuardianUK government under fire after 'big influx' of Covid-19 cases from Europe revealed  The Guardian

India now the most common non-UK country of birth for British citizens; surpasses Poland - Republic World - Republic WorldIndia now the most common non-UK country of birth for British citizens; surpasses Poland - Republic World  Republic World

Leaving lockdown together: Why we are better united against coronavirus - GOV.UKLeaving lockdown together: Why we are better united against coronavirus  GOV.UK

Is international travel allowed yet? See when Spain, Mexico, Italy, UK plan to reopen borders - USA TODAYIs international travel allowed yet? See when Spain, Mexico, Italy, UK plan to reopen borders  USA TODAY