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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Their controversial relationship caused a massive international stir, which, earlier this year, was depicted in the drama film A United Kingdom, out on DVD now. The movie's release brought the little-known story to the masses, giving it attention that ...



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Wales, Scotland say May's deal with DUP weakens United Kingdom
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The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN), which rose 3.77% or 10.45 points to trade at 287.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO) added 3.27% or 100.00 points to end at ...

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United Kingdom investigates cyberattack on Parliament - Florida Times-Union

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United Kingdom investigates cyberattack on Parliament
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Torrential rain warnings issued as downpours set to hit UK TODAY
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The UK has been basking in glorious sunshine as temperatures have hit record highs. But the Met Office has predicted that this week will see a turn for the worse, with temperatures dropping and heavy rain. Weather warnings have even been issued for ...



UK regulator calls for radical shake-up of asset managers - Financial Times

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