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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United Kingdom raises threat level to 'critical' - myfox8.com

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United Kingdom raises threat level to 'critical'
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MANCHESTER, England — The UK raised its terrorism threat level to “critical” — the highest level — for the first time in a decade Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May warned that intelligence services believe an attack may be “imminent.” Hours ...
United Kingdom chides US for leaking Manchester bombing probe detailsNew Haven Register
United Kingdom – Terrorist Attack in ManchesterFrance Diplomatie (press release)
22 Dead After Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert in United KingdomVanity Fair
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United Kingdom officials turn to social media to investigate terror attack - WTVD-TV

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United Kingdom officials turn to social media to investigate terror attack
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Authorities in the United Kingdom are turning to social media as they investigate Monday's deadly terrorist attacks. (WTVD). WTVD. By Elaina Athans. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 07:20PM. UNITED KINGDOM (WTVD) --. Authorities in the United Kingdom are ...



Service Integration Transforms United Kingdom Facility Management Market - MarketWatch

Service Integration Transforms United Kingdom Facility Management Market
MarketWatch
LONDON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings are transforming facility management (FM) in the United Kingdom. The market is moving toward service ...

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Will the United Kingdom fall off Bollywood's wish list? | Hindi Movie ... - Times of India

Times of India

Will the United Kingdom fall off Bollywood's wish list? | Hindi Movie ...
Times of India
Following the terror attack at the end of a concert in Manchester Arena, BT reached out to filmmakers to know whether the United Kingdom is still a safe shooting ...

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Will Brexit drive Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom? - Washington Post

Washington Post

Will Brexit drive Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom?
Washington Post
Unless British Prime Minister Theresa May grasps the implications, Brexit could precipitate the breakup of the United Kingdom. The Northern Irish might choose to find their way back to Europe by uniting with the South. If Northern Ireland opts to ...



Why The United Kingdom Is A Top Terror Target - Vocativ - Vocativ

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Why The United Kingdom Is A Top Terror Target - Vocativ
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Monday night's apparent suicide bombing, in which a suspected attacker detonated an explosion after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, was one of the ...

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UK issues travel advisory vs western Mindanao, Sulu - Sun.Star

UK issues travel advisory vs western Mindanao, Sulu
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"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continue to advise against all travel to western Mindanao including Marawi City; and against all but essential travel to eastern Mindanao," the United Kingdom (UK) said in its government website. It added that ...

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"I'm Loving It" United Kingdom Gets a Taste of SC - WLTX.com

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"I'm Loving It" United Kingdom Gets a Taste of SC
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The United Kingdom is getting a taste of South Carolina, as McDonald's UK is selling what they call the South Carolina Stack until May 30. The UK version is described as "Two 100% British & Irish beef burgers with Beechwood ...



Bill Kirby Jr.: United Kingdom terroism comes home to one of our own - Fayetteville Observer

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Bill Kirby Jr.: United Kingdom terroism comes home to one of our own
Fayetteville Observer
Detective Silvia Jordan received the Medal of Valor from interim Fayetteville Police Chief Anthony Kelly at the Fayetteville Police Foundation Ball on May 18 at Highland Country Club for assisting victims in the July 14 terroist attack in Nice, France.



UNITED KINGDOM: Digital Listening Continues to Rise - Radio World

UNITED KINGDOM: Digital Listening Continues to Rise
Radio World
The first quarter of 2017 saw a record high in listening via a digital platform (DAB, internet or television) in the United Kingdom, according to Rajar, with the format earning a share of 47.2 percent. When the 50 percent threshold is crossed, the U.K ...