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Ukraine war - live: Putin says Russia has ‘four new regions’ at signing event - The Independent

Ukraine war - live: Putin says Russia has ‘four new regions’ at signing event  The IndependentIn full: Vlad...

Treasury to delay publishing OBR forecast by six weeks after 7 October delivery – UK politics live - The Guardian

Treasury to delay publishing OBR forecast by six weeks after 7 October delivery – UK politics live  The Gua...

Skull found in search for Moors murders victim Keith Bennett - The Telegraph

Skull found in search for Moors murders victim Keith Bennett  The TelegraphPolice dig for Moors murder vict...

The digital trail that sheds light on final months of Molly Russell's life - Sky News

The digital trail that sheds light on final months of Molly Russell's life  Sky NewsMolly Russell: Social m...

'Kind and caring' daughter crushed by wardrobe in horror Adelphi Hotel accident - Liverpool Echo

'Kind and caring' daughter crushed by wardrobe in horror Adelphi Hotel accident  Liverpool EchoPictured: 'B...

Greater Manchester braces for Hurricane Ian fallout as heavy rain set to hit - Manchester Evening News

Greater Manchester braces for Hurricane Ian fallout as heavy rain set to hit  Manchester Evening NewsHurric...

Liz Truss faces growing Tory pressure as Labour opens 33-point poll lead - Financial Times

Liz Truss faces growing Tory pressure as Labour opens 33-point poll lead  Financial TimesLabour surges to r...






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]