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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UK Supreme Court to decide whether Shamima Begum can return - Al Jazeera EnglishUK Supreme Court to decide whether Shamima Begum can return  Al Jazeera English

UK Parliament sanctions Nigeria: Parliament of United Kingdom vote international sanctions against Nigeria - BBC NewsUK Parliament sanctions Nigeria: Parliament of United Kingdom vote international sanctions against Nigeria  BBC News

Brexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks - Observer Research FoundationBrexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks  Observer Research Foundation

Amazon apologises after saying Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom - Economic TimesAmazon apologises after saying Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom  Economic Times

UK mulls pulling judges from Hong Kong in wake of security law - Al Jazeera EnglishUK mulls pulling judges from Hong Kong in wake of security law  Al Jazeera English

We want Indian students to choose the United Kingdom for higher studies: UK Immigration Minister Kevin Foster - EdexLiveWe want Indian students to choose the United Kingdom for higher studies: UK Immigration Minister Kevin Foster  EdexLive

Post-Brexit Chemical Regulation in the United Kingdom and the European Union - JD SupraPost-Brexit Chemical Regulation in the United Kingdom and the European Union  JD Supra

In the United Kingdom, Business Leaders Pulled the Country Through the COVID-19 Crisis. The United States Should Replicate the Model. - Foreign PolicyIn the United Kingdom, Business Leaders Pulled the Country Through the COVID-19 Crisis. The United States Should Replicate the Model.  Foreign Policy

United Kingdom contributes £15 million to help Afghan families get through winter and cope with Covid-19 - Afghanistan - ReliefWebUnited Kingdom contributes £15 million to help Afghan families get through winter and cope with Covid-19 - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

Johnson locks down England as UK COVID-19 cases pass 1 million - Reuters IndiaJohnson locks down England as UK COVID-19 cases pass 1 million  Reuters India

Ontario Welcomes New Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement - Government of Ontario NewsOntario Welcomes New Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement  Government of Ontario News

Updated projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK - EU NewsUpdated projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK  EU News

United Kingdom signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit - Business StandardUnited Kingdom signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit  Business Standard

No-deal Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Covid-19, says Bank of England governor - CNNNo-deal Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Covid-19, says Bank of England governor  CNN

United Kingdom invites PM Modi to Climate Ambition Summit - OneindiaUnited Kingdom invites PM Modi to Climate Ambition Summit  Oneindia

Covid-19 vaccine updates: UK begins assessing Pfizer’s data, SII hopes for early emergency use lice... - Hindustan TimesCovid-19 vaccine updates: UK begins assessing Pfizer’s data, SII hopes for early emergency use lice...  Hindustan Times

Everything We Know About The United Kingdom's Big New Defense Spending Plan - The DriveEverything We Know About The United Kingdom's Big New Defense Spending Plan  The Drive

How to save the United Kingdom - New StatesmanHow to save the United Kingdom  New Statesman

Trying to “Protect the NHS” in the United Kingdom | NEJM - nejm.orgTrying to “Protect the NHS” in the United Kingdom | NEJM  nejm.org

Riding the CoronaCoaster of UK rules - DevdiscourseRiding the CoronaCoaster of UK rules  Devdiscourse

COVID: United Kingdom To Make Pfizer Vaccine Decision ASAP - WLTZ 38 NBCCOVID: United Kingdom To Make Pfizer Vaccine Decision ASAP  WLTZ 38 NBC

Trust between EU and UK must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, Irish PM tells Euronews - EuronewsTrust between EU and UK must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, Irish PM tells Euronews  Euronews

United Kingdom Payments Market Report 2020: Focus on Credit vs Debit, Mobile Payments, Online Payment Behaviours, Buy Now Pay Later - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireUnited Kingdom Payments Market Report 2020: Focus on Credit vs Debit, Mobile Payments, Online Payment Behaviours, Buy Now Pay Later - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Canada successfully concludes talks on transitional trade continuity agreement with the United Kingdom - LexologyCanada successfully concludes talks on transitional trade continuity agreement with the United Kingdom  Lexology

United Kingdom and Canada announce recipient of first Media Freedom Award - GOV.UKUnited Kingdom and Canada announce recipient of first Media Freedom Award  GOV.UK

Resigned to the pandemic, Brits are now indifferent to the death toll - Sydney Morning HeraldResigned to the pandemic, Brits are now indifferent to the death toll  Sydney Morning Herald

UK announces largest military investment since Cold War - Al Jazeera EnglishUK announces largest military investment since Cold War  Al Jazeera English

The Philippines and the United Kingdom: old friends, new horizons - GOV.UKThe Philippines and the United Kingdom: old friends, new horizons  GOV.UK

UK PM Johnson reportedly brands powers for Scotland a ‘disaster’ - Al Jazeera EnglishUK PM Johnson reportedly brands powers for Scotland a ‘disaster’  Al Jazeera English

UK should halt inhumane treatment of sea migrants - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - ReliefWebUK should halt inhumane treatment of sea migrants - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  ReliefWeb

United Kingdom Reports Highest Covid Death Toll In 6 Months - ForbesUnited Kingdom Reports Highest Covid Death Toll In 6 Months  Forbes

Explained: Why Sri Lanka is sending back waste to the United Kingdom - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why Sri Lanka is sending back waste to the United Kingdom  The Indian Express

United Kingdom Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Biopsy Forceps, Biopsy Guns and Needles, Biopsy Punches, Biopsy Core Needles and Devices and Others - GlobeNewswireUnited Kingdom Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Biopsy Forceps, Biopsy Guns and Needles, Biopsy Punches, Biopsy Core Needles and Devices and Others  GlobeNewswire

Coronavirus | China bars travellers from India, U.K. citing COVID-19 cases - The HinduCoronavirus | China bars travellers from India, U.K. citing COVID-19 cases  The Hindu

United Kingdom Aesthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Aesthetic Fillers and Aesthetic Implants - Yahoo Finance UKUnited Kingdom Aesthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2025 - Aesthetic Fillers and Aesthetic Implants  Yahoo Finance UK

Sales and onboarding partner for United Kingdom Copenhagen Stock Exchange:KONSOL - GlobeNewswireSales and onboarding partner for United Kingdom Copenhagen Stock Exchange:KONSOL  GlobeNewswire

UK House of Lords panel recommends India critic Nazir Ahmed be expelled for sexual assault - ThePrintUK House of Lords panel recommends India critic Nazir Ahmed be expelled for sexual assault  ThePrint

The United Kingdom spurs the peace process in Libya with a new funding contribution of £ 300000 to UNDP - Libya - ReliefWebThe United Kingdom spurs the peace process in Libya with a new funding contribution of £ 300000 to UNDP - Libya  ReliefWeb

Dominic Cummings: UK PM’s top aide leaves with immediate effect - Al Jazeera EnglishDominic Cummings: UK PM’s top aide leaves with immediate effect  Al Jazeera English

For holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantines - The Associated PressFor holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantines  The Associated Press

ESMA updates Statement to address credit ratings from the United Kingdom - EU NewsESMA updates Statement to address credit ratings from the United Kingdom  EU News

Will Boris Johnson's 'Green Industrial Revolution' be enough for a net-zero UK - Down To Earth MagazineWill Boris Johnson's 'Green Industrial Revolution' be enough for a net-zero UK  Down To Earth Magazine

Five ways to save the United Kingdom - POLITICO.euFive ways to save the United Kingdom  POLITICO.eu

Koretrak Watch UK Reviews November 2020 - Is Koretrak SmartWatch UK Review Fitness Tracker? - GlobeNewswireKoretrak Watch UK Reviews November 2020 - Is Koretrak SmartWatch UK Review Fitness Tracker?  GlobeNewswire

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show - Al Jazeera EnglishAstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show  Al Jazeera English

United Kingdom lights up its unusual fusion reactor - Science MagazineUnited Kingdom lights up its unusual fusion reactor  Science Magazine

UK Prolongs Visas of Over 6000 Health Workers Due to COVID-19 - SchengenVisaInfo.comUK Prolongs Visas of Over 6000 Health Workers Due to COVID-19  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Continuing the United Kingdom's trade relationship with Ukraine (web optimised version) - GOV.UKContinuing the United Kingdom's trade relationship with Ukraine (web optimised version)  GOV.UK

Trade Secret Enforcement In The United Kingdom (Video) - Intellectual Property - UK - Mondaq News AlertsTrade Secret Enforcement In The United Kingdom (Video) - Intellectual Property - UK  Mondaq News Alerts

How Many People Gamble in the United Kingdom? - Wales247How Many People Gamble in the United Kingdom?  Wales247

UK economy shrinks as new lockdown shuts services firms: PMI - ReutersUK economy shrinks as new lockdown shuts services firms: PMI  Reuters

PM statement on COVID-19 Winter Plan: 23 November 2020 - GOV.UKPM statement on COVID-19 Winter Plan: 23 November 2020  GOV.UK

Serum Institute Can Apply for Emergency Use Authorisation, Says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria - News18Serum Institute Can Apply for Emergency Use Authorisation, Says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria  News18

The UK economy is heading back into recession - CNNThe UK economy is heading back into recession  CNN

Spirits Canada Welcomes Progress on Canada - United Kingdom Trade Relationship - Canada NewsWireSpirits Canada Welcomes Progress on Canada - United Kingdom Trade Relationship  Canada NewsWire

Ensuring counterterrorism efforts remain fit for purpose - GOV.UKEnsuring counterterrorism efforts remain fit for purpose  GOV.UK

WTO Thailand Trade Policy Review: UK statement - GOV.UKWTO Thailand Trade Policy Review: UK statement  GOV.UK

Scottish author Douglas Stuart wins UK’s Booker Prize - Al Jazeera EnglishScottish author Douglas Stuart wins UK’s Booker Prize  Al Jazeera English

United Kingdom Regional Data Centre Colocation Market 2020-2021: The Colocation Market within London and the M25 is Set to be the Fastest-Growing Data Centre Sub-Sector - GlobeNewswireUnited Kingdom Regional Data Centre Colocation Market 2020-2021: The Colocation Market within London and the M25 is Set to be the Fastest-Growing Data Centre Sub-Sector  GlobeNewswire

United Kingdom reaches 50,000 COVID-19 deaths on Remembrance Day, Boris Johnson says every death a 'tragedy' - ABC NewsUnited Kingdom reaches 50,000 COVID-19 deaths on Remembrance Day, Boris Johnson says every death a 'tragedy'  ABC News

United Kingdom Regional Data Centre Colocation Market Report 2020-2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Galveston County Daily NewsUnited Kingdom Regional Data Centre Colocation Market Report 2020-2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Galveston County Daily News

'Sundee' now named United Kingdom's driest city in new report - Evening Telegraph'Sundee' now named United Kingdom's driest city in new report  Evening Telegraph

What A Joe Biden Presidency Might Mean For The U.K. - NPRWhat A Joe Biden Presidency Might Mean For The U.K.  NPR

BGC praises UK govt. decision to let betting shops reopen in Tier 3 areas - Yogonet InternationalBGC praises UK govt. decision to let betting shops reopen in Tier 3 areas  Yogonet International

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths - ABC NewsUK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths  ABC News

UK reports 15450 new COVID cases, seven-day average down 23% - KFGO NewsUK reports 15450 new COVID cases, seven-day average down 23%  KFGO News

The fruitless saga of the UK’s ‘Pick for Britain’ scheme - Al Jazeera EnglishThe fruitless saga of the UK’s ‘Pick for Britain’ scheme  Al Jazeera English

Windrush victim refused British citizenship despite wrongful passport confiscation - The GuardianWindrush victim refused British citizenship despite wrongful passport confiscation  The Guardian

The Uk’s Proposed New National Security Investment Screening Regime: Standalone, Mandatory, and Broad in Scope - JD SupraThe Uk’s Proposed New National Security Investment Screening Regime: Standalone, Mandatory, and Broad in Scope  JD Supra

Project Manager job in Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom | Job ID: 608118 | Railway Job Search - Railway PeopleProject Manager job in Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom | Job ID: 608118 | Railway Job Search  Railway People

Map reveals nationalities' relocation destination of choice with Britons keenest on Canada - Daily MailMap reveals nationalities' relocation destination of choice with Britons keenest on Canada  Daily Mail

Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: PF Notice and Statement to Members (PDF format) - GOV.UKRoyal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: PF Notice and Statement to Members (PDF format)  GOV.UK

Women's Tennis Signs Top Prospect from United Kingdom - DePaul University Athletics - DePaul Blue DemonsWomen's Tennis Signs Top Prospect from United Kingdom - DePaul University Athletics  DePaul Blue Demons

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time - ReutersUK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time  Reuters

Brexit: Hauliers fear 'mayhem' at Holyhead port - BBC NewsBrexit: Hauliers fear 'mayhem' at Holyhead port  BBC News

Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: Other related Documents (PDF format) - GOV.UKRoyal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: Other related Documents (PDF format)  GOV.UK

Ensuring an inclusive electoral process and a united response to humanitarian crises in Somalia - GOV.UKEnsuring an inclusive electoral process and a united response to humanitarian crises in Somalia  GOV.UK

United Kingdom: Teacher suspected of possession of indecent images was unfairly dismissed - LexologyUnited Kingdom: Teacher suspected of possession of indecent images was unfairly dismissed  Lexology

Scott Morrison calls on United States and China to dial down hostilities in speech at UK think tank Policy Exchange - ABC NewsScott Morrison calls on United States and China to dial down hostilities in speech at UK think tank Policy Exchange  ABC News

Writers retreat: seven authors on their outdoor escapes from lockdown - The GuardianWriters retreat: seven authors on their outdoor escapes from lockdown  The Guardian

Early Coronavirus Mutation Made It Harder to Stop, Evidence Suggests - The New York TimesEarly Coronavirus Mutation Made It Harder to Stop, Evidence Suggests  The New York Times

The Sprout: Canada reaches interim trade deal with UK - iPolitics.caThe Sprout: Canada reaches interim trade deal with UK  iPolitics.ca

Covid-19: Boris Johnson and six Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting - BBC NewsCovid-19: Boris Johnson and six Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting  BBC News

Hearn predicts at least one Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight will be held outside UK - DAZN News USHearn predicts at least one Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight will be held outside UK  DAZN News US

RWE to divest a 49% stake in the UK Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Greencoat - The EnergystRWE to divest a 49% stake in the UK Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to Greencoat  The Energyst

Falklands' MLA Barkman at the virtual annual JMC between UK ministers and Overseas Territories governments - MercoPressFalklands' MLA Barkman at the virtual annual JMC between UK ministers and Overseas Territories governments  MercoPress

United Kingdom A2P Messaging Markets 2020-2024 - Spike in Use of Rich Communication Services (RCS) Across Various Industries - Yahoo Finance UKUnited Kingdom A2P Messaging Markets 2020-2024 - Spike in Use of Rich Communication Services (RCS) Across Various Industries  Yahoo Finance UK

Why wasn't the UK public told about Prince William's Covid diagnosis? - CNNWhy wasn't the UK public told about Prince William's Covid diagnosis?  CNN

How much does DAZN cost in the United Kingdom? Subscription price, payment methods, how to watch - DAZN News USHow much does DAZN cost in the United Kingdom? Subscription price, payment methods, how to watch  DAZN News US

Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: Rules (PDF format) - GOV.UKRoyal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: Rules (PDF format)  GOV.UK

Housing Minister's speech at Savills Annual Housing Seminar - GOV.UKHousing Minister's speech at Savills Annual Housing Seminar  GOV.UK

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and the Berlin Conference: joint statement (November 2020) - GOV.UKLibyan Political Dialogue Forum and the Berlin Conference: joint statement (November 2020)  GOV.UK

UK and Kenya secure a trade agreement - GOV.UKUK and Kenya secure a trade agreement  GOV.UK

Someone in the UK just put down a million-pound bet on Joe Biden - CNNSomeone in the UK just put down a million-pound bet on Joe Biden  CNN

Lumin introduces infrared control package for its entire range - StereoNET UKLumin introduces infrared control package for its entire range  StereoNET UK

Covid: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme to end of March - BBC NewsCovid: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme to end of March  BBC News

What’s Coming to Netflix UK in December 2020 - What's on NetflixWhat’s Coming to Netflix UK in December 2020  What's on Netflix

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

United Kingdom unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk - Economic TimesUnited Kingdom unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk  Economic Times

United Kingdom to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027, angering China and pleasing Trump - Economic TimesUnited Kingdom to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027, angering China and pleasing Trump  Economic Times