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GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less

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New Directions for Women (NDFW) is a world renowned private drug and alcohol rehab that is internationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), to ensure that your loved one will be receiving the highest quality of treatment. Grounded in the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), we offer ...See More evidence based addiction services and are licensed to provide, exclusively to women, detox, residential rehab, intensive sober living, and outpatient services to women of all ages, women with dependent children, and pregnant women. Show Less

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
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The United Kingdom's environmental protection agency is most concerned with protecting their environment from pollution, landfill waste, protection of parks, and enforcing regulations that keep water and air clean.1 While the UK maintains high air quality standards, it could face sanctions for failing to adequately reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air in accordance with European Union standards.2 Furthermore, because of the record amounts of rainfall across England and Wales in recent months, flooding has occurred in some regions.3 Approximately 5,800 homes were flooded and thousands of citizens have been evacuated.4

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1 https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/environment
2https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/protecting-and-enhancing-our-urban-and-natural-environment-to-improve-public-health-and-wellbeing/supporting-pages/international-european-and-national-standards-for-air-quality
3-4 Ibid
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UK News

CNN 
EU nationals who have lived in the UK for under five years will be allowed to remain until they have reached the five-year point. Those who arrive in the UK after the cut-off date but before the country leaves the EU will be given a "grace period ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Ian Blackford, a Scottish National Party politician, said his party would do everything possible to make sure Scotland gets "its fair share" under a formula that prescribes how UK government funds are shared by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern ... See more..
BBC News 
One in five flights to popular holiday destinations are delayed by more than 30 minutes, BBC analysis has found. Some 38,000 out of 199,000 international flights from UK airports to popular destinations were delayed between June and September 2016. See more..
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The Verge 
Nintendo's SNES Classic mini console, which comes with a more vibrant system and controller color scheme in Europe, is now up for preorder on Amazon's UK storefront. The page, which says the product is sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. (the company's official ... See more..
New York Times 
Residents left their homes on the Chalcots Estate in Northwest London on Monday. Credit Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. LONDON — All 75 high-rises in Britain that have been tested for fire safety since the Grenfell Tower tragedy have failed, a leading ... See more..
BBC News 
Austerity forces councils to prioritise other services, says the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. See more..
The Guardian 
Hinkley Point C is among the projects expected to be negatively affected by UK's planned withdrawal from the Euratom treaty. Photograph: EDF Energy/PA. See more..
Fox News 
The chilling confessions of two teenage killers believed to be Britain's two youngest double murderers have been revealed, after judges allowed the pair to be identified last week. Three Court of Appeal judges in London lifted a prohibition banning the ... See more..
The Guardian 
“But my sense is still that the UK has other advantages – like its legal system and financial knowhow – so Japanese financial institutions will retain major functions in London even after Brexit.” Japan's government and Keidanren, the country's biggest ... See more..
BBC News 
Theresa May has said she wants EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit as she announced plans designed to put their "anxiety to rest". All EU nationals lawfully resident for at least five years will be able to apply for "settled status" and ... See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
Area

Total 243,610 sq km
Land 241,930 sq km
Water 1,680 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
Climate

temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Natural Resources

coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

winter windstorms; floods
Current Environmental Issues

continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010); by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015

Demographics

Nationality
British
Population
63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the second largest economy in Europe after Germany. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% of the labor force. The UK has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources, but its oil and natural gas reserves are declining and the UK became a net importer of energy in 2005. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and business services, account ...See More by far for the largest proportion of GDP while industry continues to decline in importance. After emerging from recession in 1992, Britain's economy enjoyed the longest period of expansion on record during which time growth outpaced most of Western Europe. In 2008, however, the global financial crisis hit the economy particularly hard, due to the importance of its financial sector. Sharply declining home prices, high consumer debt, and the global economic slowdown compounded Britain's economic problems, pushing the economy into recession in the latter half of 2008 and prompting the then BROWN (Labour) government to implement a number of measures to stimulate the economy and stabilize the financial markets; these include nationalizing parts of the banking system, temporarily cutting taxes, suspending public sector borrowing rules, and moving forward public spending on capital projects. Facing burgeoning public deficits and debt levels, in 2010 the CAMERON-led coalition government (between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats) initiated a five-year austerity program, which aimed to lower London's budget deficit from over 10% of GDP in 2010 to nearly 1% by 2015. In November 2011, Chancellor of the Exchequer George OSBORNE announced additional austerity measures through 2017 because of slower-than-expected economic growth and the impact of the euro-zone debt crisis. The CAMERON government raised the value added tax from 17.5% to 20% in 2011. It has pledged to reduce the corporation tax rate to 21% by 2014. The Bank of England (BoE) implemented an asset purchase program of up to £375 billion (approximately $605 billion) as of December 2012. During times of economic crisis, the BoE coordinates interest rate moves with the European Central Bank, but Britain remains outside the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In 2012, weak consumer spending and subdued business investment weighed on the economy. GDP fell 0.1%, and the budget deficit remained stubbornly high at 7.7% of GDP. Public debt continued to increase. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.375 trillion (2012 est.); $2.371 trillion (2011 est.); $2.349 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

10.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 11.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish
Industries

machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods