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NHS pay rise row: Government accused of 'snatching away NHS pay rise of 2.1%' as union backlash grows - Sky News

NHS pay rise row: Government accused of 'snatching away NHS pay rise of 2.1%' as union backlash grows  Sky ...

Progressive Democrats are on a mission to bust the filibuster - Financial Times

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UK foreign aid: Yemen cut condemned by charities - BBC News

UK foreign aid: Yemen cut condemned by charities  BBC NewsLeak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cut...

Scottish government discounted legal advice to give up fight with Salmond - The Guardian

Scottish government discounted legal advice to give up fight with Salmond  The GuardianSturgeon 'hopeful' o...

British Army sergeant killed in fatal shooting accident on training area - Mirror Online

British Army sergeant killed in fatal shooting accident on training area  Mirror OnlineArmy sergeant dies d...

NHS pay backlash threatens to overshadow the PR triumph of Rishi Sunak's Budget - Telegraph.co.uk

NHS pay backlash threatens to overshadow the PR triumph of Rishi Sunak's Budget  Telegraph.co.ukBudget 2021...

Prince Harry nicknamed 'the hostage' by royal aides ahead of wedding to Meghan Markle - Mirror Online

Prince Harry nicknamed 'the hostage' by royal aides ahead of wedding to Meghan Markle  Mirror OnlineMail on...






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]