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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Harry arrives in UK for grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral: Report - BusinessLineHarry arrives in UK for grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral: Report  BusinessLine

UK eases Covid-19 lockdown, reopening outdoor areas of pubs and restaurants - FRANCE 24 EnglishUK eases Covid-19 lockdown, reopening outdoor areas of pubs and restaurants  FRANCE 24 English

Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the United Kingdom - NPRPrince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the United Kingdom  NPR

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Prince Harry returns to UK for grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral - South China Morning PostPrince Harry returns to UK for grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral  South China Morning Post

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U.K. Rejoices and Asks: Are Lockdowns Finally Finished? - The New York TimesU.K. Rejoices and Asks: Are Lockdowns Finally Finished?  The New York Times

UK's Johnson warns lockdown, not vaccines, behind drop in COVID deaths - ReutersUK's Johnson warns lockdown, not vaccines, behind drop in COVID deaths  Reuters

United Kingdom Construction Market Outlook to 2025 - UK Construction Market Forecast to Rebound and Grow by 8% in 2021 - Yahoo FinanceUnited Kingdom Construction Market Outlook to 2025 - UK Construction Market Forecast to Rebound and Grow by 8% in 2021  Yahoo Finance

Spotlight: restrictive agreements and dominance in United Kingdom - LexologySpotlight: restrictive agreements and dominance in United Kingdom  Lexology

‘Day-dreamer’s fantasy’: Woman’s plea claiming Prince Harry backed out of marriage promise dismissed - Scroll.in‘Day-dreamer’s fantasy’: Woman’s plea claiming Prince Harry backed out of marriage promise dismissed  Scroll.in

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United Kingdom: Brexit, US - UK Trade Talks and BBC Interview - LexologyUnited Kingdom: Brexit, US - UK Trade Talks and BBC Interview  Lexology

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COVID's 'United Kingdom' mutation has swept across the USA, with the highest number of cases in FL - Florida PhoenixCOVID's 'United Kingdom' mutation has swept across the USA, with the highest number of cases in FL  Florida Phoenix

Letter of formal notice to the United Kingdom - EU NewsLetter of formal notice to the United Kingdom  EU News

In review: anti-cartel enforcement in United Kingdom - LexologyIn review: anti-cartel enforcement in United Kingdom  Lexology

Indonesia-United Kingdom Partnership Forum 2021: joint statement - GOV.UKIndonesia-United Kingdom Partnership Forum 2021: joint statement  GOV.UK

The United Kingdom needs to take a good, hard look at itself - North Texas DailyThe United Kingdom needs to take a good, hard look at itself  North Texas Daily

Why is the United Kingdom raising its nuclear stockpile limits? - Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsWhy is the United Kingdom raising its nuclear stockpile limits?  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Letter of the Day | Racism is deep rooted in United Kingdom - Jamaica GleanerLetter of the Day | Racism is deep rooted in United Kingdom  Jamaica Gleaner

United Kingdom, Digicel Make Donation to St Vincent and the Grenadines - Caribbean News - caribbeannationalweekly.comUnited Kingdom, Digicel Make Donation to St Vincent and the Grenadines - Caribbean News  caribbeannationalweekly.com

United Kingdom (UK) Commercial Insurance Distribution 2021 - GlobeNewswireUnited Kingdom (UK) Commercial Insurance Distribution 2021  GlobeNewswire

Consumer response to standardized tobacco packaging in UK | RMHP - Dove Medical PressConsumer response to standardized tobacco packaging in UK | RMHP  Dove Medical Press

Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - GOV.UKToponymic guidelines for map and other editors, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  GOV.UK

Titomic & Néos to Manufacture Invar36 Faceplates in the UK - Business Wire IndiaTitomic & Néos to Manufacture Invar36 Faceplates in the UK  Business Wire India

United Kingdom Finds More Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine - Contagionlive.comUnited Kingdom Finds More Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine  Contagionlive.com

Track Design Engineer job in Glasgow, United Kingdom | Job ID: 611087 | Railway Job Search - Railway PeopleTrack Design Engineer job in Glasgow, United Kingdom | Job ID: 611087 | Railway Job Search  Railway People

State aid: Commission refers United Kingdom to Court - EU NewsState aid: Commission refers United Kingdom to Court  EU News

UK unveils $59M fund to support Hong Kongers as protest leader Nathan Law granted asylum - CNNUK unveils $59M fund to support Hong Kongers as protest leader Nathan Law granted asylum  CNN

UK opens probe into former PM Cameron’s lobbying: Reports - Al Jazeera EnglishUK opens probe into former PM Cameron’s lobbying: Reports  Al Jazeera English

Anger boils in Northern Ireland despite attempts to end riots - Al Jazeera EnglishAnger boils in Northern Ireland despite attempts to end riots  Al Jazeera English

United States and United Kingdom: united in creating green jobs - GOV.UKUnited States and United Kingdom: united in creating green jobs  GOV.UK

Biocon Pharma gets GMP compliance certificate from UKs health regulator MHRA for Bengaluru facility - FirstpostBiocon Pharma gets GMP compliance certificate from UKs health regulator MHRA for Bengaluru facility  Firstpost

Canada-United Kingdom Trade: Canada Launches Public Consultation on Trade Negotiations with the Unit - JD SupraCanada-United Kingdom Trade: Canada Launches Public Consultation on Trade Negotiations with the Unit  JD Supra

MSC Virtuosa To Debut in United Kingdom - TravelPulseMSC Virtuosa To Debut in United Kingdom  TravelPulse

UK economy to return to pre-COVID-19 level around mid-2022 - Reuters poll - ReutersUK economy to return to pre-COVID-19 level around mid-2022 - Reuters poll  Reuters

Khiron Receives Accreditation for UK Medical Cannabis Education and Partners with UK's Cellen Therapeutics to Improve Clinician Education - Canada NewsWireKhiron Receives Accreditation for UK Medical Cannabis Education and Partners with UK's Cellen Therapeutics to Improve Clinician Education  Canada NewsWire

Brexit: EU and UK 'still at odds' over subsidy rules - BBC NewsBrexit: EU and UK 'still at odds' over subsidy rules  BBC News

Coronavirus: France accuses UK of 'blackmail' over vaccine exports - BBC NewsCoronavirus: France accuses UK of 'blackmail' over vaccine exports  BBC News

Singapore leaders send condolences to the UK over death of Prince Philip - CNASingapore leaders send condolences to the UK over death of Prince Philip  CNA

Growing cooperation between the Turkmenistan and United Kingdom defence ministries - GOV.UKGrowing cooperation between the Turkmenistan and United Kingdom defence ministries  GOV.UK

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Boris Johnson 'must change tactics' for future of UK - The TimesBoris Johnson 'must change tactics' for future of UK  The Times

UK to pilot COVID certificates for sporting events and nightclubs - POLITICO EuropeUK to pilot COVID certificates for sporting events and nightclubs  POLITICO Europe

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Ukraine: G7 Foreign Ministers' statement - GOV.UKUkraine: G7 Foreign Ministers' statement  GOV.UK

Vocera Earns Cyber Essentials Plus Certification in the United Kingdom - Business WireVocera Earns Cyber Essentials Plus Certification in the United Kingdom  Business Wire

Haüskey Inc. Launches Digital Off-Plan Marketplace in the United Kingdom - Financial PostHaüskey Inc. Launches Digital Off-Plan Marketplace in the United Kingdom  Financial Post

Johnson struggles to find a way to keep the UK together - Financial TimesJohnson struggles to find a way to keep the UK together  Financial Times

UPDATE 2-UK's Johnson warns lockdown, not vaccines, behind drop in COVID deaths - Yahoo FinanceUPDATE 2-UK's Johnson warns lockdown, not vaccines, behind drop in COVID deaths  Yahoo Finance

Ericsson's VR digital twin connectivity for Hyperbat - EricssonEricsson's VR digital twin connectivity for Hyperbat  Ericsson

Report: California, UK variants most prevalent in Washington state - KING5.comReport: California, UK variants most prevalent in Washington state  KING5.com

New UK law means $7,000 fines for vacations abroad - CNNNew UK law means $7,000 fines for vacations abroad  CNN

Advice on completing the 2021 United Kingdom Census - GOV.UKAdvice on completing the 2021 United Kingdom Census  GOV.UK

U.K., U.S. Working Closely On Countering 'Almost Gangsterish' Russia, U.K. Envoy Says - NPRU.K., U.S. Working Closely On Countering 'Almost Gangsterish' Russia, U.K. Envoy Says  NPR

Earliest Evidence of Kosher Diet in UK Found in 800-year-old Animal Bones from Oxford - Jewish ExponentEarliest Evidence of Kosher Diet in UK Found in 800-year-old Animal Bones from Oxford  Jewish Exponent

Prince Philip obituary: British royal dies at 99 - Legacy.comPrince Philip obituary: British royal dies at 99  Legacy.com

UK to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports - WKBN.comUK to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports  WKBN.com

EDF Energy selling sole UK gas-fired power station to investment firm - Power Engineering MagazineEDF Energy selling sole UK gas-fired power station to investment firm  Power Engineering Magazine

Is the United Kingdom still one nation? - Spectator.co.uk - Spectator.co.ukIs the United Kingdom still one nation? - Spectator.co.uk  Spectator.co.uk

UK sanctions perpetrators of gross human rights violations in Xinjiang, alongside EU, Canada and US - GOV.UKUK sanctions perpetrators of gross human rights violations in Xinjiang, alongside EU, Canada and US  GOV.UK

UK extends emergency coronavirus powers - WKBN.comUK extends emergency coronavirus powers  WKBN.com

UK completes Covid-19 vaccination target of People Over 50 ahead of schedule - DevdiscourseUK completes Covid-19 vaccination target of People Over 50 ahead of schedule  Devdiscourse

UK nears 40 million first and second vaccine doses - KFGO NewsUK nears 40 million first and second vaccine doses  KFGO News

Lightspeed launches Lightspeed Payments in United Kingdom and Europe in expansion of tailored financial solutions - Yahoo Canada FinanceLightspeed launches Lightspeed Payments in United Kingdom and Europe in expansion of tailored financial solutions  Yahoo Canada Finance

Countries added to red list to protect UK against variants of concern - GOV.UKCountries added to red list to protect UK against variants of concern  GOV.UK

Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - GOV.UKGlobal Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy  GOV.UK

UK: BBC unveils its Eurovision 2021 coverage and line up for Rotterdam! - esctoday.comUK: BBC unveils its Eurovision 2021 coverage and line up for Rotterdam!  esctoday.com

Cheshire Trafford (UK) Limited, a Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Argentum 47, Inc. Increases Its Total Funds Under Administration by 40% - GlobeNewswireCheshire Trafford (UK) Limited, a Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Argentum 47, Inc. Increases Its Total Funds Under Administration by 40%  GlobeNewswire

The United Kingdom mourns the death of Prince Philip - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThe United Kingdom mourns the death of Prince Philip  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

'Only for the wealthy': Airlines slam UK foreign travel rules - CNN Philippines'Only for the wealthy': Airlines slam UK foreign travel rules  CNN Philippines

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Just Eat orders rise by 96 per cent under UK lockdown takeaway boom - Hull LiveJust Eat orders rise by 96 per cent under UK lockdown takeaway boom  Hull Live

Ousted Myanmar ambassador ordered to leave London residence by military regime - Telegraph.co.ukOusted Myanmar ambassador ordered to leave London residence by military regime  Telegraph.co.uk

More than 25 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. - GOV.UKMore than 25 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  GOV.UK

U.K. advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry - CTV NewsU.K. advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry  CTV News

Demand for rentals rises in UK’s largest cities in Q1 - The Real DealDemand for rentals rises in UK’s largest cities in Q1  The Real Deal

More countries added to red list to protect UK vaccination programme against variants of concern - GOV.UKMore countries added to red list to protect UK vaccination programme against variants of concern  GOV.UK

Coronavirus: UK variant emerges as ‘dominant’ COVID-19 strain in US, CDC director says - KIRO SeattleCoronavirus: UK variant emerges as ‘dominant’ COVID-19 strain in US, CDC director says  KIRO Seattle

Private COVID-19 testing validation - GOV.UKPrivate COVID-19 testing validation  GOV.UK

Ukraine: G7 foreign ministers' statement, 18 March 2021 - GOV.UKUkraine: G7 foreign ministers' statement, 18 March 2021  GOV.UK

Tributes paid to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - GOV.UKTributes paid to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh  GOV.UK

Separation Agreement Joint Committee: rules of procedure - GOV.UKSeparation Agreement Joint Committee: rules of procedure  GOV.UK

With little ado, a divided United Kingdom casts off into the Brexit unknown - Times of IndiaWith little ado, a divided United Kingdom casts off into the Brexit unknown  Times of India

Britain has its back to the wall - BusinessLineBritain has its back to the wall  BusinessLine

United Kingdom sets out new laws to protect historic statues, monuments - Business StandardUnited Kingdom sets out new laws to protect historic statues, monuments  Business Standard

SARS-CoV-2 Variant – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - WHO/EuropeSARS-CoV-2 Variant – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  WHO/Europe

United Kingdom vows to share vaccines, but details thin as G-7 meets - The HinduUnited Kingdom vows to share vaccines, but details thin as G-7 meets  The Hindu

New coronavirus variant infects 16 in United Kingdom - WIONNew coronavirus variant infects 16 in United Kingdom  WION

The Glue of the United Kingdom Is Slowly Dissolving - BloombergQuintThe Glue of the United Kingdom Is Slowly Dissolving  BloombergQuint

Another recession looms for United Kingdoms economy as lockdowns bite - Business StandardAnother recession looms for United Kingdoms economy as lockdowns bite  Business Standard