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The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but more commonly known as the UK or Britain, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked..
Reuters - Published

Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Saturday to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United Kingdom

Hundreds of Thousands March In London to Demand New Brexit Referendum [Video]Hundreds of Thousands March In London to Demand New Brexit Referendum

According to Reuters, hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum. Marchers set off..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London [Video]Hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London

The demonstrators marched through the city to demand a new Brexit referendum amid the chaos of Britain's planned departure from the bloc. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Vergne wins incident-packed Sanya Formula E race [Video]Vergne wins incident-packed Sanya Formula E race

Jean-Eric Vergne takes the chequered flag in the Sanya Formula E race to become the sixth different winner in six races this season

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Countdown to Brexit: Britain to leave on April 12 or May 22 [Video]Countdown to Brexit: Britain to leave on April 12 or May 22

Theresa May is to make a last-ditch drive to persuade MPs to back her EU withdrawal plan after Brussels agreed to delay Brexit to May 22 if she can secure support from the Commons for the deal next..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Corbyn Says UK Lawmakers Could Vote On Brexit Alternatives On Wednesday [Video]Corbyn Says UK Lawmakers Could Vote On Brexit Alternatives On Wednesday

According to a report by Reuters, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said that not only could votes on alternative Brexit plans be held in parliament as soon as Wednesday, but that there..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Theresa May Reluctant To Bring Her Brexit Deal Back To Parliament For A Third Vote [Video]Theresa May Reluctant To Bring Her Brexit Deal Back To Parliament For A Third Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May hinted on Friday that she might not bring her European Union withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time next week if there was not enough support for it to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Tutankhamun’s tomb treasures on display in Paris [Video]Tutankhamun’s tomb treasures on display in Paris

Nearly 100 years after the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt, his treasures are touring the globe, making a pit stop in Paris featuring artifacts that have traveled out of Egypt for the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch [Video]May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch

EU leaders have granted the UK a two-week Brexit reprieve. But it must now agree on Theresa May's deal or find another plan. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Smart trashcan counts your wasted meatballs [Video]Smart trashcan counts your wasted meatballs

A new waste disposal device is using artificial intelligence to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

May's EU Summit Described As An 'Inexcusable' Failure [Video]May's EU Summit Described As An 'Inexcusable' Failure

According to Reuters, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that props up Theresa May’s government said on Friday that nothing has changed as far as the Brexit divorce deal British Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

A Vote To Revoke Article 50 And Cancel Brexit [Video]A Vote To Revoke Article 50 And Cancel Brexit

According to Business Insider, Theresa May is preparing to offer members of parliament a vote on whether to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit. The government is reportedly discussing plans to stage..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

$1Billion A Week?! [Video]$1Billion A Week?!

According to CNN, The vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 caused the pound to weaken dramatically and ushered in years of uncertainty that has reduced economic activity and triggered a slump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Tough Talk On No-deal Brexit Deadline [Video]Tough Talk On No-deal Brexit Deadline

According to Reuters, France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China [Video]Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it has won a case in China against local rival Jiangling Motors for making cars that copy features of Range Rover Evoque. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Nigel Farage calls Brexit extension an 'international humiliation' [Video]Nigel Farage calls Brexit extension an 'international humiliation'

Nigel Farage described the decision by the 27 EU leaders to allow the UK to delay Brexit by several weeks as an 'international humiliation'. The date of Brexit will be pushed back to May 22 if Theresa..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

Europe markets: grim PMIs puncture Brexit boost [Video]Europe markets: grim PMIs puncture Brexit boost

Europe's share markets moved up on relief at the extension of Britain's EU departure deadline, only to move down again on grim PMI surveys. Sterling went the other way - first plunging, but then..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Britain’s time in Europe is running out but there's still room in hell, jokes Tusk [Video]Britain’s time in Europe is running out but there's still room in hell, jokes Tusk

With European elections fast approaching, the EU27 set April 12 as the new Brexit deadline day - making it clear they don’t want a reluctant Britain to participate in the poll.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:22Published

May welcomes Brexit delay, says parliament now has clear choice [Video]May welcomes Brexit delay, says parliament now has clear choice

The British Prime Minister accepted the Brexit extension and urged lawmakers to vote for her deal to avoid crashing out of the EU bloc without a deal. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Meet London's nude beekeeper [Video]Meet London's nude beekeeper

Meet 23-year-old George Lodge who began inspecting his hive in his birthday suit for a charity calendar to fund a research trip to Britain by a beekeeper he met in Zanzibar.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Will Royals Harry and Meghan seek 'normality' for their baby? [Video]Will Royals Harry and Meghan seek 'normality' for their baby?

With the birth of his first child expected next month, Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will have to decide how "normal" a life they want the future seventh-in-line to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

The EU Grants the UK a Brexit Extension [Video]The EU Grants the UK a Brexit Extension

​EU leaders agreed to postpone Brexit until May 22, but only if Britain's Parliament approves the prime minister's deal next week.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

EU Sets April 12 Brexit Date [Video]EU Sets April 12 Brexit Date

On Thursday EU leaders said after a crisis summit in Brussels that Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

 

End of the road for PM May? Betting odds show 20 percent chance she will leave this month

Betting odds indicate there is now a 20 percent chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will be out of her job by the end of this month, Ladbrokes said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

A Brexit crisis deepens, thousands due to march through London for a new referendum

Thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will march through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime..
Reuters - Published

Delhi court allows ED to send LRs to 21 countries for help in Rs 8,100 cr Sterling Biotech case

A Delhi court has allowed the ED to send LR to 21 countries, involving the UK and the UAE, seeking assistance in the probe of a Rs 8,100 crore bank fraud case involving Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech..
DNA - Published

Echoing de Gaulle, Macron sees Brexit Britain as poor fit for Europe

France's wartime hero Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain's attempts to join the European Economic Community in the 1960s, convinced the country was a poor fit for Europe.
Reuters - Published

UK's May hints she might not bring Brexit deal back for third parliament vote next week

British Prime Minister Theresa May hinted on Friday that she might not bring her European Union withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time next week if there was not enough support for it to..
Reuters - Published

Britain says it has no plans to change its stance on Golan Heights

Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from..
Reuters - Published

UK's Clark says government will allow lawmakers indicative Brexit votes

Britain's business minister Greg Clark said on Friday that the government would allow parliament to hold votes to indicate what Brexit plans might be able to command the support of a majority of..
Reuters - Published

EU summit an 'inexcusable' failure for UK PM, DUP says

Nothing has changed as far as the Brexit divorce deal British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to convince lawmakers to back, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up her..
Reuters - Published

Nirav Modi spends Holi in UK jail


IndiaTimes - Published

UK lawmakers might vote on Brexit alternatives on Wednesday: Corbyn

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said votes on alternative Brexit plans to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could be held in parliament on Wednesday, and there was support for other..
Reuters - Published

Brexit fatigue, Ireland's Varadkar says hopes Brexit deal will pass UK parliament

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he hoped British Prime Minister Theresa May will get her deal to leave the European Union through parliament, adding that both sides have Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Swiss exempt Britons from visa requirements after no-deal Brexit: government

The Swiss government said on Friday Britons will be exempt from visa requirements to enter Switzerland in case Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
Reuters - Published

France talks tough on no-deal Brexit deadline, at odds with others

France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at odds with other member..
Reuters - Published

Keep Farage out: Weber wants no EU vote in UK

Europeans don't want Britons to vote in May's EU parliamentary election, the lead candidate for the center-right said on Friday, in part because Nigel Farage and other British euroskeptics would..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM sings tongue-in-cheek praises of EEA's lack of 'red lines'

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar issued a tongue-in-cheek reminder on Friday that European Union and non-EU countries - which neighbouring Britain is due to become - can share land borders without..
Reuters - Published

Irish parcel appears identical to UK letter bombs: police

A suspicious parcel found at a postal sorting office in the western Irish county of Limerick appears to be identical to letter bombs sent to buildings in London and the University of Glasgow this..
Reuters - Published

Returning to London, Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned on Friday to her mammoth struggle of persuading a deeply divided parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time but little to..
Reuters - Published

France says Britain to leave EU on April 12 if no deal, not later

Britain will crash out of the European Union on April 12 if its lawmakers again vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the government fails to present a new, credible plan, a French presidency..
Reuters - Published

What happens next on Brexit?

European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May a two week reprieve before Britain could leave the bloc without an exit deal if she fails to win parliament's backing for her agreement with..
Reuters - Published

The Brexit ending: deal, no deal, or no divorce?

Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain how, when or if Brexit will happen.
Reuters - Published

Best Brexit outcome would be remain vote in a new referendum: Luxembourg PM

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel put the chances of Britain's parliament passing the withdrawal deal at 50-50 and said the best possible Brexit outcome would be a new referendum and a vote to..
Reuters - Published

EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit

European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday it had a final opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve until April 12 before..
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal 'very, very unlikely' to pass: Conservative eurosceptic

British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very unlikely" to win support in parliament for the Brexit divorce deal she agreed with the European Union, a eurosceptic member of her minority government..
Reuters - Published

Brexit agreement is the right one: Belgium's Michel

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the deal reached by European leaders in the early hours of Friday morning to grant Britain a conditional Brexit delay was the right one and gave clarity.
Reuters - Published

Online Petition to Cancel Brexit Crashes UK Parliament Website

online petition to cancel brexit crashes uk parliament website
by Simon Baxendale - If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s divorce from the European Union is still..
One News Page Staff - Published

Brexit: UK Parliament website crashes after over 1 million sign online petition for Britain to remain in EU

The sudden deluge of signatures attracted by the Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU petition crashed the Parliament's petitions site as Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a two-day..
Firstpost - Published

EU leaders extend Britain's Brexit lifeline, offer new 12 April deadline if UK Parliament fails to back Theresa May's deal

Britain would need time to legislate to take part in the 23 to 26 May election, and May has insisted it will not try, preferring in her words "to honour" voters' decision to end London's..
Firstpost - Published

Five percent? EU leaders doubt May's Brexit vote chances

After British Prime Minister Theresa May reassured them she could win a crunch vote in parliament next week to ensure an orderly Brexit, EU leaders were left even more doubtful of her chances.
Reuters - Published

May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal..
Reuters - Published

End the Brexit ambiguity, Macron tells Britain

The European Union has made clear its options for delaying Brexit and now it is time for Britain to lift all ambiguities surrounding its position, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May welcomes Brexit delay, says parliament now has clear choice

Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday welcomed the European Union's decision to delay Brexit, saying that lawmakers in the British parliament now had clear choices about what to do next.
Reuters - Published

EU sets April 12 Brexit date if Britain fails to back deal

Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with Brussels, EU leaders said after a crisis summit..
Reuters - Published

EU's Tusk says all Brexit options still open until April 12

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday all Brexit options were still open for Britain until April 12 after a summit of EU leaders agreed on Prime Minister Theresa May's request to..
Reuters - Published

EU to offer Brexit delay, length depends on UK parliament: draft

The European Union will grant Britain an extension to its Brexit negotiating period, but the length of the delay will depend on whether Prime Minister Theresa May is able to win a vote in parliament on..
Reuters - Published

EU looks at two-stage approach to Brexit delay: diplomats

European Union leaders were considering an offer of a two-stage Brexit delay on Thursday, depending on whether Prime Minister Theresa May gets her divorce deal approved by the British parliament next..
Reuters - Published

EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as 'no deal' looms

European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her own parliament to ensure an orderly..
Reuters - Published

EU offers Brexit delay until May 22: draft statement

The European Union will agree to hand Britain a Brexit delay until May 22 if its parliament approves the divorce agreement next week, according to draft conclusions considered by the other 27 national..
Reuters - Published

Stop Brexit: A million people sign UK petition to stay in EU

More than one million people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the European Union and remain in the bloc.
Reuters - Published

No deal beckons: EU presses May on Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May's 'reckless' Brexit message angers the lawmakers she needs to win over

If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears to have backfired, instead alienating the..
Reuters - Published

Oxford English Dictionary includes 'chuddies' in latest update

Chuddies,the Indian English word for underwear, is among 650 new entries recognised as official English words by the definitive ‘Oxford English Dictionary'. Chuddies, made popular in the UK by the..
IndiaTimes - Published

If Britain votes down Brexit deal next week, EU leaders will meet again: Juncker

There will be an extraordinary EU leaders meeting next week if the British parliament votes down for the third time the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May, the head of the European..
Reuters - Published

We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure: Merkel

The European Union must do everything possible to ensure that Britain leaves the bloc in an orderly fashion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European Council summit that is set to be..
Reuters - Published

PM May says short Brexit delay will give Britain time to make final choice

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday a short delay to Britain's departure from the European Union would give parliament time to make a final choice on Brexit, hours before she will make..
Reuters - Published

UK's Corbyn says he will try to renegotiate Brexit deal

British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator that he will push ahead with Brexit and seek to renegotiate the terms of the divorce deal.
Reuters - Published

Cut Britain some slack, but no rolling extension says Ireland's Varadkar

European Union leaders must show flexibility on Britain's Brexit plans given the "chaos" currently reigning in London, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, adding that Britain would have to give a..
Reuters - Published

DUP no closer to backing PM's Brexit deal: lawmaker

The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between the sides continue, the party's Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain's planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the June 30 date requested by Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

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