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Wales: Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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UK PM Johnson's minister for Wales resigns on first day of election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's minister for Wales has resigned on the first day of the formal election campaign.
Reuters - Published

Good opportunity for us to see firsthand what is happening on ground: EU delegation visiting Kashmir

Nathan Gill, Member of European Parliament from Wales while leaving for Kashmir said, "It is a good opportunity for us to go into Kashmir as a foreign delegation and to be able to see firsthand..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Wales


Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31 [Video]Government unveils Brexit plan for January 31

On January 31, a special Cabinet meeting will take place outside London, with ministers to meet in a venue in the north of England. They will discuss the PM’s "levelling up" agenda and how the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’ [Video]Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said television cameras in Crown courts will “increase confidence” in the justice system. New legislation will allow cameras to film sentencing proceedings for..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:44Published

Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland [Video]Christmay Day dips for brave swimmers in UK and Ireland

Hardy swimmers take the plunge for Christmas Day dips around the UK and Ireland, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among those taking part in the sea off Dublin. The Serpentine lake in London's Hyde Park..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

2019 sporting year in pictures [Video]2019 sporting year in pictures

A look back at a year of sport in 2019. From Wales' Six Nations win, to Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight and everything in between.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published

PM appoints Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales [Video]PM appoints Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales

Boris Johnson has appointed Simon Hart as Secretary of State for Wales in the first change to his Cabinet following the General Election. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:52Published

Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win [Video]Boris Johnson speaks from Downing Street after landslide election win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt [Video]Victory for nationalism? Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

Britain's election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism. Could it could spell the end of the United Kingdom? Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:41Published

Corbyn: 'Universal credit is cruel' [Video]Corbyn: 'Universal credit is cruel'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has delivered a speech at Bangor University in Wales setting out his party's solution to the social care crisis while impersonating Boris Johnson. Report by Gyanen. Like us..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:28Published

Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him [Video]Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was left in tears after being surprised on stage by his parents while receiving an award honouring his role as a sporting inspiration. Thomas, 45, held his head in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Charming sunrise seen over Welsh mountains [Video]Charming sunrise seen over Welsh mountains

A British man films the view from the summit of Snowdon in Wales at daybreak.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:33Published

Hafod Hardware releases touching Christmas advert [Video]Hafod Hardware releases touching Christmas advert

An emotive Christmas advert for a small hardware store in Wales has been released, encouraging viewers to be a kid this Christmas.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Gareth Thomas opens up to Prince Harry about breaking HIV stigma [Video]Gareth Thomas opens up to Prince Harry about breaking HIV stigma

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has told the Duke of Sussex his success on the pitch will fade in years to come but his lasting legacy will be raising awareness about HIV. Thomas and Harry, a long-term..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Ryan Giggs hoping Azerbaijanis support Wales for Euro 2020 [Video]Ryan Giggs hoping Azerbaijanis support Wales for Euro 2020

Wales manager Ryan Giggs says he hopes Azerbaijanis adopt Wales as their second team with the Red Dragons playing two matches of their Euro 2020 group matches in the capital city, Baku. The former..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Election 2019: November 25 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 25 round-up

A round-up from the campaign trail on November 25, when Boris Johnson visited Wales and Jeremy Corbyn tried his hand at bricklaying in Nottinghamshire.

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Boris Johnson: Jeremy Corbyn 'would fleece the entire country' [Video]Boris Johnson: Jeremy Corbyn 'would fleece the entire country'

Boris Johnson claimed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell would 'fleece the entire country' as he addressed supporters in Wrexham to launch his Welsh manifesto. Earlier the Conservative leader tried his..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

PM on Brexit deal: 'Pop it in the popty ping' [Video]PM on Brexit deal: 'Pop it in the popty ping'

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal-ready meal analogy continued in Wrexham on Monday, as he employed a term often used in Wales for a microwave. The prime minister said the Conservatives are the only party..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:35Published

PM serving beef and shearing sheep in Wales [Video]PM serving beef and shearing sheep in Wales

Boris Johnson visited the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Llanelwedd on Monday ahead of the Conservative Party's Welsh manifesto launch in Wrexham. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:01Published

Boris Johnson shears a sheep on campaign trail in Wales [Video]Boris Johnson shears a sheep on campaign trail in Wales

Boris Johnson has sheared a sheep as he visited the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Llanelwedd, Wales as he campaigns for the General Election. The Prime Minister took a pair of scissors to the North..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Zidane urges critical Real fans to get behind Bale [Video]Zidane urges critical Real fans to get behind Bale

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wanst the club's fans start backing controversial forward Gareth Bale.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:33Published

 

National Grid says cause of major UK power cut has been resolved

National Grid, which owns the electricity and gas transmission system in England and Wales, said the cause of a major power cut across Britain has now been resolved.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson reassures farmers that Brexit won't hurt economy even as pound slumps to lowest since March 2017

British prime minister Boris Johnson was visiting Wales on Tuesday as part of a national tour intended to reassure Britons that his hard-Brexit push won't hurt the economy and rip apart the UK
Firstpost - Published

Brexit means a 'better deal' for farmers, PM Johnson tells Wales

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell Welsh farmers on Tuesday they will get a better deal after Brexit, part of a countrywide tour to win support for his "do or die" pledge to leave the European..
Reuters - Published

Knife crime soars to record in England and Wales but homicides fall

Knife crime rose 8% to a record in England and Wales last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday, as major cities like London try to tackle a surge in stabbings.
Reuters - Published

UK emergency services responding to 'incident' at gas plant in south Wales

Emergency services were responding on Friday to an incident at a gas storage plant in Margam, south Wales, police said.
Reuters - Published

British PM May urges successor to strengthen the union of nations

Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her successor on Thursday to strengthen the bonds between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in a veiled criticism of those in her party who are widely..
Reuters - Published

Election for Welsh lawmaker to be held on August 1 in early test for new PM

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat will head to the polls on August 1 to elect a new lawmaker just over a week after Theresa May hands over to her successor, in an early test for the new prime..
Reuters - Published

Welsh local election could be early test for UK's new Prime Minister

Voters in a Welsh parliamentary seat have backed a petition to oust their Member of Parliament (MP) for fiddling his expenses, meaning an election will be held to choose his replacement in what could..
Reuters - Published

UK campaigners threaten legal action over dropped rape cases

Women's rights campaigners said on Monday they would take legal action against prosecutors, accusing them of secretly pushing through changes that had led to a sharp decline in rape cases going to..
Reuters - Published

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