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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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United Kingdom, United States of America
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Through the provision of imperative, relevant and practical equipment, services and experiences Variety – the Children’s Charity and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid.
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The United Kingdom’s environmental protection agency is most concerned with protecting their environment from pollution and landfill waste, protection of parks, and enforcing regulations that keep water and air clean.1 In 2016, the UK signed the Paris Climate Agreement which binds the nation to cut carbon in all of its electricity by 2030 in hopes to keep global warming temperatures below 2 degrees celsius overall.2

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1 https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/environment

2 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/17/uk-boris-johnson-ratifies-paris-climate-agreement
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United Kingdom News

Travel+Leisure 
Despite the consensus from meteorologists and other weather experts, some people have developed a number of other theories about why the sky over the United Kingdom has turned red. TIME pointed out that social media was particularly doom and gloom ... See more..
Yorkshire Post 
Yorkshire was waiting to see if former Hurricane Ophelia would strike the county with her full force after a day of fierce winds and storms struck Ireland and the west coast. High winds were expected across parts of the White Rose county as Ophelia ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
Missouri Governor Headed to United Kingdom, Switzerland. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is leaving for a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Oct. 16, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.. Missouri Governor Headed to United Kingdom, Switzerland ... See more..
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The Weather Channel 
Ophelia brought high winds to Ireland and the U.K. as a post-tropical cyclone. See more..
New York Post 
Hillary Clinton tried to put her best foot forward Monday after taking a tumble and being forced to cancel several media appearances to promote her new book in the United Kingdom. The former Democratic presidential candidate failed to show up for the ... See more..
CBS News 
There were 14 separate flood warnings in place in the U.K. before lunchtime on Monday. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this ... See more..
The Indian Express 
Pakistan's prolific run-scorer, Azhar Ali has flown to United Kingdom for the treatment of his knee injury, which had forced him out of the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka. Azhar has complained about his dodgy knee before the start of the Test ... See more..
USA TODAY 
LONDON — Britain's decision to leave the European Union is putting at risk billions of dollars the country receives from foreign students, who increasingly are choosing to study in the United States and other English-speaking nations. The United ... See more..
Amarillo.com 
UK debater Becki Howarth and WT Forensics' Team member Josiah Atkinson (freshman, Beaumont) argued affirmative, winning the debate with 82 votes. The negative team of UK debater Richard Hunter and Forensics' Team member Ryan Clark (freshman, ... See more..
Daily Mail 
The long-awaited Intercity Express was meant to mark a new era of train travel across the country. However, its maiden voyage saw a throwback to the age-old complaints - with delays, no available seats, broken aircon and tickets costing £200. The ... 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