London

Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands 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 and financial centre − 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 adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Tributes have been paid to Sgt Matiu Ratana, 54, who was shot dead in a custody centre in south London.
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Tributes have been paid to Sgt Matiu Ratana, 54, who was shot dead in a custody centre in south London.
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Green shoots of an economic recovery can be seen in the cafes and shops of London's suburbs.
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London, home to almost 9 million people, is being labelled an "area of concern."
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A lawyer for Julian Assange said Friday that the WikiLeaks founder’s situation will be worse if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November than if..
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Jason Kakaire will be held at a secure unit after stabbing five people at random in north London.
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Mayor Sadiq Khan says the city is at "a worrying tipping point" as cases rise across the boroughs.
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Data for autumn 2019 shows 22% of passengers into London were standing. That was before Covid-19 struck.
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A Metropolitan Police officer died after he was shot inside a police station by a man who then turned the gun on himself. The victim died in hospital after the..
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A British police officer was shot dead inside a London police station early Friday while detaining a suspect, who also sustained a gunshot wound.London's..
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More than £500m per month was lost to businesses who rely on office workers, research suggests.
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Mihai Roban is jailed for a raping a woman in north London at the start of the year.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange secretly fathered two young children during his seven years claiming asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy. Elizabeth Palmer..
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LONDON (Reuters) – The European Commission on Thursday set out plans to create what its officials described as the world’s most comprehensive set of rules..
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London: A surge in Covid-19 cases in Europe risks becoming a deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections, EU health officials warned on Thursday as..
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Police found the body of 23-year-old Loeike Guei on fire on Mitcham Common, south London.
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A group of officers involved in a drugs raid in Barnet, north London, are taken to hospital.
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The Game Awards, an annual award show hosted by Geoff Keighley, is returning December 10th. This year’s festivities are taking a “multi-city approach,”..
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Earlier this month, the street outside the Old Bailey criminal court in London, where Julian Assange’s extradition hearing has been taking place, was..
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Michel Barnier says the European Commission “will remain calm, respectful and determined” in trade talks. ......
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London (CNN)Faced with a surge in coronavirus cases across the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures to combat the virus, including a 10..
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London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who..
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Diana Ross was arrested at London's Heathrow Airpiott. (Sept. 22)
 
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A start-up in London called New Fade is on a mission to make wigs cool, with a focus on young, black men.
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Legendary science fiction writer H.G. Wells was born in London. (Sept. 21)
 
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Shares in the banking sector fell on Monday after media reports that some of the world’s largest banks had moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over..
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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pondering additional COVID-19 restrictions as Britain...
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CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from London on the overseas impact of the coronavirus.
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Mayoral sources say the city is catching up with hotspots in north-east and north-west England.
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London [UK], September 20 (ANI): Arsenal defeated West Ham 2-1 on Saturday (local time) here at the Emirates Stadium in the ongoing Premier League 2020-21..
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The Aston Martin DB5 has become as much a part of James Bond's identity as a shaken martini. The iconic car has been Bond's much-loved vehicle since 1964, and is..
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The foreign secretary was returning to London when the incident is reported to have happened.
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The foreign secretary was returning to London when the incident is reported to have happened.
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Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is concerned by evidence showing the spread of the virus is "accelerating".
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While many will be happy to put 2020 behind them, there will be no fireworks and no fanfare as we enter 2021 - at least not in London.London Mayor Sadiq Khan has..
1 week ago • New Zealand Herald
Emma Arbuthnot is the chief judge who conducted the trial for the extradition of Julian Assange in London to the USA, where a 175 year prison sentence awaits him..
1 week ago • WorldNews
LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes,..
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Mayor Sadiq Khan says "we simply can't afford to have numbers of people congregating".
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Department of Justice says money in Clyde & Co’s account allegedly linked to Malaysian fraud scandal The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has moved to seize..
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Thursday that authorities will have to impose tougher measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 and..
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Moscow/London, Sep 17 (PTI) Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the world..
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LONDON: Three-time Grand Slam champion has urged officials to consider renaming Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena over the Australian's anti-gay stance, saying:..
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it..
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