Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.
The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election, a British.. Reuters - Published
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British police on Friday shot dead a man who had strapped a fake bomb to his body and stabbed a number of people in what they said was a terrorism incident in the London Bridge area of the capital. Reuters - Published
Captain Leon Smith says Great Britain can be excited about their chances of future success in the Davis Cup despite a heartbreaking semi-final defeat by a Rafael Nadal-inspired Spain. BBC News - Published
Britain's opposition Labour Party unveiled its election manifesto on Thursday, including a sweeping programme of nationalization reversing decades of pro-privatisation public policy. Reuters - Published
Britain's main opposition Labour Party will spend 400 billion pounds ($514 billion) over 10 years to achieve "an irreversible shift in the balance of power and wealth" to working people if it wins.. Reuters - Published
A British minister on Friday said Britain 'deplored' any drilling in waters close to Cyprus as a row escalated between Nicosia and Turkey, which was poised to start searching for oil and gas south of.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was submitting on Wednesday "constructive and reasonable proposals" to the European Union and that he hoped that Brussels would find room to compromise to.. Reuters - Published
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Boris Johnson on Tuesday to resign and vowed to stop "this unelected prime minister" from using a Brexit crisis to take Britain out of the European.. Reuters - Published
Britain's decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the region, a top.. Reuters - Published
A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening.. Reuters - Published