The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign state in northern Europe which includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is governed under a constitutional monarchy and a democratic parliamentary system made up of two houses; an elected House of Commons and an appointed House of Lords. It has a population of more than 62 million and has the world's seventh-largest economy by nominal GDP. It is predominantly a Christian country, although successive waves of migration have contributed to the growth of other faiths. It is a member of the European Union as well as the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, G7, G8, G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization.
Having left Hong Kong’s crowded, frenetic streets for rural Britain, Cliff Buddle felt like taking a city break. A recent trip to a rainy Venice, however, had him thinking wistfully of the Asian metropolis.
Former Hong Kong resident Cliff Buddle relished casting a vote that made a difference in British local elections, having seen the city’s democratic aspirations dashed. If only his neighbours valued elections more.
Cliff Buddle adjusts to US$38 ‘fast’ train trips, UK village buses, strikes, and driving again after nearly 30 years of relying on Hong Kong’s cheap and efficient public transport network.
Three fast-attack Revolutionary Guard vessels with armed troops aboard approached the merchant ship at a close distance, prompting a US destroyer and Royal Navy frigate to respond, the US Navy said.
Ardern was made a Dame Grand Companion, the second-highest honour in New Zealand, as part of King Charles’ Birthday Honours. It means people will now call her Dame Jacinda.
The Grammy-nominated trance DJ faces allegations he exposed himself and masturbated near his young personal assistant, according to a lawsuit. Oakenfold has not publicly commented on the lawsuit.
The Illegal Migration Bill, due before the House of Lords on Wednesday, will let officials detain migrants who arrive in the UK through informal channels.
Sustaining both nations’ support for Ukraine in its war against Russia will feature heavily when the leaders meet at the White House on Thursday, according to Sunak’s spokesman.
Britain’s king has previously said the region in Romania is in his ‘blood’ as he is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler - believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula - through his great-grandmother Queen Mary.
A Chinese vessel’s illegal harvest of scrap metal in waters close to the Malaysian coast sparked concerns over the potential creep of Chinese boats – and aspirations – into fiercely contested seas.
Asian countries are likely to feel pressed between the rivals, with defence chiefs from both countries ready to take a firm stance.
Britain’s defence chief, speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, said he welcomed China’s efforts but it should not exercise ‘unreasonable power’ on Ukraine.
The singer has never explained the meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody’s title, saying listeners should ‘make up their own minds’.
The disarming sight gag by ‘Tony’ Tonikaku Akarui Yasumura is simple and rather silly. But its bare-all message about the deceptiveness of what meets the eye has a lot of people laughing.
Far from toning things down, these two power women are crushing stereotypes and living their best lives in the spotlight – with blue hair and swimwear shoots
A ship registered in Fuzhou, China failed to present anchoring permits during a routine inspection in waters off Johor state, Malaysian authorities said. Scrap metal and cannon shells were found on board.
Limited lab space, lack of modern equipment, and high rents, putting off academic staff from overseas, foreign scientists say.
The Telegraph newspaper reported that PM Rishi Sunak’s government is looking at plans to have retailers cap the prices of basic items such as bread and milk. Britain has western Europe’s highest rate of inflation for food.
Critics said ‘PR spin’ would not deter people ‘who have experienced some of worst things imaginable’. Albanians are the most common nationality applying for asylum, with most arriving by boat across the Channel.
Affluent parents who move their children from free schools ‘seek better facilities, teaching quality’.
With a cost of living crisis gripping the UK and only 32 per cent of young people supporting the royals, there’s a growing movement to ditch the king all together – so here’s what would happen if the monarchy was abolished
Travellers on social media described queues of several hours at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick as those arriving need to have their passports checked by hand rather than the automated machines.
Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 sub-postmasters were wrongly prosecuted based on information from a faulty accounting system.
The possible threat followed a phone call made by ‘a man who claimed that his daughter had been killed in Northern Ireland by a rubber bullet’.
A government-commissioned review details ‘culture of homophobia’ that pervaded the British military for decades, and recommends that PM Rishi Sunak apologise.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was in his office at the time, but there were no reports of injuries.
His videos show Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, better known as Mizzy on TikTok, running off with an elderly woman’s dog and asking women on the street ‘Do you want to die?’
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly reveals he raised concerns to Chinese Vice-President Han Zheng about high-profile case in person.
Immigration has long been a key political issue in the UK, and was one the main battlegrounds of the Brexit referendum in 2016 that saw the country leave the bloc.
Style sits down with Rupert Sanderson to chat with the British luxury shoemaker about his eponymous brand, the fine art of simplicity and working with the late Karl Lagerfeld
More than 3,000 current and former students are suing University College London for breach of contract, in a case which could be followed by similar litigation against other British universities.