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COVID-19: Two cases of Omicron variant detected in UK - with targeted testing to be rolled out in affected areas - Sky News

COVID-19: Two cases of Omicron variant detected in UK - with targeted testing to be rolled out in affected areas ...

Storm Arwen - latest: Two men killed by falling trees as UK hit by heavy snow and 98mph winds - The Independent

Storm Arwen - latest: Two men killed by falling trees as UK hit by heavy snow and 98mph winds  The Independ...

More countries to be ‘added to red list’ as new Covid-19 variant emerges - Evening Standard

More countries to be ‘added to red list’ as new Covid-19 variant emerges  Evening StandardCovid live: suspe...

Ava White: Police release image of van after girl stabbed to death - BBC News

Ava White: Police release image of van after girl stabbed to death  BBC NewsAva White: 12-year-old dies fro...

Kurdish village fears the worst for its loved ones after Channel disaster - The Guardian

Kurdish village fears the worst for its loved ones after Channel disaster  The GuardianMigrant crisis: The ...

Johnson taken aback as Macron objects to diplomacy by Twitter - The Times

Johnson taken aback as Macron objects to diplomacy by Twitter  The TimesMacron tells Johnson to ‘get seriou...

Chris Whitty: Public would need to back more Covid curbs - BBC News

Chris Whitty: Public would need to back more Covid curbs  BBC NewsMandatory face masks may need to return a...






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]