London

Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of England and of the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Michael Spence, who has led Sydney University for more than a decade, will step down at the end of the year to take a job in London
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Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, pop sensation Billie Eilish, and soulful London rapper Dave took top prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards,..
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Dagmar Turner played her violin while getting a brain tumor removed at King's College Hospital in London.
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Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an..
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Blade-wielding motorist Tasered and detained following police chase
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Karti Chidambaram had earlier filed a plea before the court seeking permission to travel to London and France for two weeks to attend tennis matches.
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Stuart Wood, QC, doesn’t do knees-ups by half. He’s already sent out invites for his 53rd birthday to close friends, requesting their company at a bash in..
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An 18-year-old woman has been found with stab wounds inside public toilets in a London park.
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Idea would help the 'heartbroken', London mayor says - but Boris Johnson appears to have rejected it
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Europe's biggest bank has reported that its net profit fell 53% in 2019 to $6 billion. London-based HSBC, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said Tuesday that it..
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SYDNEY - Singapore Airlines Ltd will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, it said on Tuesday, as a coronavirus epidemic..
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Aziz Isa Elkun is one of many Uighur Muslims in London who have been cut off from their families.
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Britain will develop its own system for regulating state aid and controlling subsidies after its post-Brexit transition period is over, London's negotiator for..
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Britain's negotiator with the European Union said on Monday that London was prepared to accept an "Australia-style" free trade agreement with the bloc if its..
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Former east London schoolgirl who left UK to become Isis bride says she wasn't surprised at decision
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London: Dozens of Israeli soldiers have had their smartphones hacked by Hamas’ hackers posing as women, the Israeli military admitted but asserted that there..
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A London hospital trial successfully re-introduces some nuts to its young patients' diets.
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Residents call for action to stop pimps forcing trafficked prostitutes to work their streets.
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CTech – The modern interconnected world allows incredibly quick and uninhibited travel across the planet, as exemplified by this week’s fastest-ever subsonic..
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She says surgery 'turned my life upside down'
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The head of a London-based foreign affairs think tank writes on the damage done by the British High Commissioner to Australia's diplomatic misstep.
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LONDON (AP) — Dozens of climate change protesters fired colorful smoke flares and blocked traffic in central London to demand the cancellation of London..
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'They got distracted by the booze and were here when the police arrived - it puts me in mind of a Joe Orton play'
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LONDON: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on the world’s businesses to publish strategies for cutting carbon emissions and adopting cleaner power..
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Couple placed in handcuffs outside high-end restaurant in London's Mayfair
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Royal Bank of Scotland Group tossed the kitchen sink at investors on Friday, but markets only had eyes for weakness in results from the mostly government-owned..
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LONDON/SINGAPORE — Oil prices edged up Friday and held on track for their first weekly gain since early January, backed by expectations that major producers..
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The star impersonates Borat and tries to FaceTime his wife as he plays his latest album in London.
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The Iqbal Mirchi smuggling and drug network is still thriving with his sons, Asif and Junaid Memon, running the show based out of Dubai and UK, according to..
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London: Chelsea agreed to sign winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax at the end of the season on Thursday for 40 million euros. Ajax said the Morocco winger will join...
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After several years of keeping their relationship under wraps, Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn are giving the outside world glimpses of PDA.
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Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Kobe Bryant; Taylor Swift makes surprise appearance at NME Awards in London; Winner of 'Best In Show' enjoys..
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London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a post-Brexit shake-up of his top team Thursday by sacking his Northern Ireland minister, despite his role in..
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Historical drama "The King's Speech" won big at London's BAFTA Awards. (Feb. 13)
 
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Giovanni Palmiero has lived and worked in London since 1966 – but a glitch meant an app believed he was still a baby
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Student Tahiyat has enlisted her friends and businesses to help bring some cheer to homeless people.
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SINGAPORE — Australia’s Qantas Airways has urged its pilots to reach agreement on a pay deal for the world’s longest commercial flights or face being..
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A survey of London's famous 177-year-old landmark revealed bomb damage, pollution and asbestos.
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Campaigners call controversial technology 'shocking waste of police time and public money'
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A new UK case, believed to be a woman who flew into London from China, is confirmed.
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The school says the crossing marks LGBT History Month adding that education is key to standing up to hate.
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An Irish court on Wednesday granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in..
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The gathering of the world's top oil traders, London International Petroleum Week, will be less crowded this year as the bulk of traders in Asia plan to either..
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An Irish court on Wednesday granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in..
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Talks have opened with the capital's ExCeL centre in London - but a government source insisted it is only 'contingency planning'
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LONDON — BP pledged to sharply reduce its carbon emissions by 2050 as part of a reinvention of the 111-year old company by newly-appointed chief executive..
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SEOUL/LONDON — Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday as China reported its lowest daily number of new coronavirus cases since late January, stoking investor..
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A celebrated teacher of acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts), the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne and before that, the..
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Disabled man says he suffered 'excruciating pain' after being forced to sit on coach for 11 hours – from London to Yorkshire and back – despite court already..
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