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End of lockdown on a knife-edge as PM warns of ‘disruption and delay’ - The Independent

End of lockdown on a knife-edge as PM warns of ‘disruption and delay’  The IndependentBoris Johnson warns o...

TikTok: How Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out on social media - BBC News

TikTok: How Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out on social media  BBC NewsIsrael Gaza violence: Clashes s...

Edwin Poots elected DUP leader to succeed Arlene Foster - The Guardian

Edwin Poots elected DUP leader to succeed Arlene Foster  The GuardianEdwin Poots: Who is the new leader of ...

US Navy pilots saw UFOs off the coast of Virginia so frequently they got used to them - Daily Mail

US Navy pilots saw UFOs off the coast of Virginia so frequently they got used to them  Daily MailFormer Nav...

Drug boss was 'beaten and forced to brush teeth with soap' in Dubai jail - Liverpool Echo

Drug boss was 'beaten and forced to brush teeth with soap' in Dubai jail  Liverpool EchoNotorious crime bos...

Angela Rayner admits she might have voted for Boris Johnson and says Keir Starmer ‘cheeses me off’... - The Sun

Angela Rayner admits she might have voted for Boris Johnson and says Keir Starmer ‘cheeses me off’...  The ...

Glasgow protesters praised for blocking UK immigration officers - Al Jazeera English

Glasgow protesters praised for blocking UK immigration officers  Al Jazeera English‘A special day’: how a G...






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USA

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.), America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic[17][18] consisting of 50 statesand a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is located in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.80 million square miles (9.85 million km2)[4] and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world’s fourth-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.[19]The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.[20]

The United States is a developed country and has the world’s largest national economy.[6] The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and high worker productivity.[29] While the U.S. economy is considered post-industrial, it continues to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers.[30] The country accounts for 37% of global military spending,[31] being the world’s foremost economic and military power, a prominent political and cultural force, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.[32]