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Great Britain: Island in the North Atlantic off the northwest coast of continental Europe
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.

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UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

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

Factbox: How Britain's election works

How the United Kingdom's election on Dec. 12 works and when the results will be known.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Great Britain


Rare baby orangutan joins family at UK zoo [Video]Rare baby orangutan joins family at UK zoo

Britain’s Chester Zoo shares early moments between a newly born Sumatran orangutan and his mother

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:53Published

UK election fact check: Is Britain's NHS up for sale? | #TheCube [Video]UK election fact check: Is Britain's NHS up for sale? | #TheCube

Jeremy Corbyn says the documents show that America wants the NHS on the table in trade talks and leave Boris Johnson's denials "in absolute tatters."View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:28Published

Boris versus Binface: The barmiest battles in Britain's 'Brexit election' [Video]Boris versus Binface: The barmiest battles in Britain's 'Brexit election'

If you thought British politics couldn't get any more surreal, a glance at this list of constituency clashes should make you think again.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:06Published

Corbyn backs general election as Britain looks set for the polls [Video]Corbyn backs general election as Britain looks set for the polls

The UK is on course for a December general election after Jeremy Corbyn announced that Labour's conditions to back the move had been met. The Labour leader told his shadow cabinet the party would..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

French labor reforms are put to the test [Video]French labor reforms are put to the test

France's generous vacation time-off and other employee benefits are the envy of much of the world. One factory serves as an interesting case study as President Macron tries to reshape labor standards..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:31Published

 

Factbox: Deadly attacks in Britain in recent years

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

GB hockey player Ward fights for career after losing sight in one eye

Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward is doing "all he can" to return to hockey after losing the sight in his left eye.
BBC News - Published

Sam Ward: Great Britain & England hockey player retires after losing sight in left eye

Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward retires as a result of the injuries he suffered when he was hit by the ball.
BBC News - Published

GB should be excited for future despite missing out on Davis Cup final - Smith

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

Davis Cup: Great Britain miss out on final after losing decisive doubles to Spain

Great Britain miss out on a place in the Davis Cup final as Spain's Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez edge out Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in a heartbreaking doubles defeat.
BBC News - Published

GB fans snap up 900 free tickets for Davis Cup semi-final against Spain

Great Britain fans are offered free tickets to cheer on their team in Saturday's Davis Cup semi-final against Spain.
BBC News - Published

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain 1-0 lead in Davis Cup quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund steps up again in Andy Murray's absence to start Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany with a win.
BBC News - Published

83 billion-pound question: UK's Labour pitches big spending rises

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

Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain lead Kazakhstan 1-0

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
BBC News - Published

Edmund gives GB Davis Cup lead against Kazakhstan

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
BBC News - Published

Murray cautious of heavy Davis Cup workload

Andy Murray says he needs to be cautious about his workload at the revamped Davis Cup finals with the potential for Great Britain to play five ties in five days.
BBC News - Published

Golden Boot 2019: New Zealand's Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins award

New Zealand full-back Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins the 2019 Golden Boot, with Great Britain second-rower John Bateman missing out.
BBC News - Published

PNG v Great Britain: Kumuls determined to leave Lions 'sore' in tour finale

Patio-building, part-time DJ Luke Page says PNG are determined to "try roll" Great Britain on their highly-anticipated return.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand 23-8 Great Britain Rugby League Lions: Kiwis inflict third tour defeat

Great Britain fall to their third straight tour defeat, losing 23-8 to New Zealand in Christchurch.
BBC News - Published

Labour vows to spend big to rebuild Britain, Conservatives cry foul

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

Ash Handley: Great Britain call up Leeds wing for final tour match

Leeds wing Ash Handley is called up to the Great Britain squad for their final tour game in Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

'I'm heat intolerant' - Cox worried MS will affect performance in Dubai

The World Para-Athletics Championships take place in Dubai from 7-15 November, with 40 athletes representing Great Britain.
BBC News - Published

World Para-Athletics Championships: Kadeena Cox says Dubai heat will be challenge

The World Para-Athletics Championships take place in Dubai from 7-15 November, with 40 athletes representing Great Britain.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain beat Chile to secure Olympics spot

Great Britain's women's hockey team secure place at Tokyo 2020 after beating Chile in the second leg of their Olympic qualifying play-off.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand v Great Britain Lions: Joe Philbin could make debut in first Test

Great Britain head coach Wayne Bennett makes three changes to his provisional squad to face New Zealand in Auckland.
BBC News - Published

What will happen in Britain's parliament on Tuesday?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday make a new attempt to get lawmakers to approve an early national election to try to break the deadlock over Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Great Britain Rugby League Lions lose 14-6 to Tonga Invitational XIII on return

Great Britain's return to the international stage after 12 years away ends in a 14-6 defeat by a Tonga Invitational XIII.
BBC News - Published

'I'd rather be in Blackpool than Bondi - stories behind Great Britain's 2006 tour

BBC Sport looks at some of the stories behind the last Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour.
BBC News - Published

Hardaker hungry to repay Great Britain faith

Zak Hardaker hopes to grasp the opportunity to represent Great Britain with both hands on their tour of New Zealand.
BBC News - Published

European Track Championships: Laura Kenny wins 13th gold as GB win women's team pursuit

Laura Kenny wins her 13th European Track Championship title as Great Britain take women's team pursuit gold in the Netherlands.
BBC News - Published

World Gymnastics Championships: Max Whitlock wins gold, Downie sisters claim medals

On a successful day for Great Britain Max Whitlock wins gold, Becky Downie claims silver and younger sister Ellie takes bronze in Stuttgart.
BBC News - Published

Biles equals record with 23rd World Championships medal

Simone Biles matches Vitaly Scherbo's record of 23 World Gymnastics Championships medals with gold on the vault as Great Britain's Ellie Downie takes bronze.
BBC News - Published

World Gymnastics Championships: Great Britain botch baton change as USA take 4x400m gold

USA take gold in the 4x400m relay but Great Britain do not finish as Toby Harries fails to complete his baton changeover with Rabah Yousif.
BBC News - Published

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher Smith helps Great Britain to women's 4x100m silver

Dina Asher-Smith wins her third medal of the World Championships as Great Britain take silver behind Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.
BBC News - Published

World Athletics Championships: Great Britain win men's 4x100m semi-final in world-leading time

Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay team win their semi-final with a world-leading time of 37.56 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
BBC News - Published

British minister says 'deplores' any drill close to Cyprus

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

PM Johnson calls for EU to embrace compromise with Britain's new proposal

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

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith claims silver as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith claims an historic silver medal in the women's 100m as Jamaica's Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold at the World Athletics Championships.
BBC News - Published

Resign for misleading Britain, Labour's Corbyn tells UK PM Johnson

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

Middle East shipping stabilized by UK navy, says Fleet Commander

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

World Para-swimming Championships: Alice Tai, Tully Kearney and Bethany Firth win gold

Great Britain win three gold medals on day two of the World Para-swimming Championships in London.
BBC News - Published

Watch: USA's Josh Thompson pips GB's Jake Wightman to 1500m win in photo finish

Great Britain's Jake Wightman is beaten in a photo-finish by USA's Josh Thompson in the men's 1500m at The Match event in Belarus.
BBC News - Published

Brussels Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith runs season's best to win 100m

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith posts a season's best time over 100m to beat Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the Diamond League Final in Brussels.
BBC News - Published

World Championships 2019: Dina Asher-Smith to go for 100m & 200m double

Dina Asher-Smith will go for the 100m and 200m sprint double after Great Britain confirmed its squad for the 2019 World Championships in Doha later this month.
BBC News - Published

Fed Cup 2020: Great Britain to face Slovakia away in qualifier for Finals

Great Britain are drawn to face Slovakia away from home in a qualifying tie for next year's revamped Fed Cup Finals.
BBC News - Published

China detains employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

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

UK weather: Heatwave could return as 30C and hottest August bank holiday on record forecast

Britain could enjoy the hottest August bank holiday on record this weekend with temperatures predicted to soarise as high as 30C.
Independent - Published

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