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France recalls ambassadors to US and Australia after Aukus pact - The Guardian

France recalls ambassadors to US and Australia after Aukus pact  The GuardianFrance recalls envoys to US an...

Travel rules in Scotland explained as government scraps traffic light system - Daily Record

Travel rules in Scotland explained as government scraps traffic light system  Daily RecordUK travel traffic...

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans - BBC News

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans  BBC NewsThe Daily Climate Show: Dozens of climate c...

Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians, including up to 7 children, was a 'tragic mistake' - Sky News

Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians, including up to 7 children, was a 'tragic mistake' ...

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson tipped for knighthood - Telegraph.co.uk

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson tipped for knighthood  Telegraph.co.ukBoris Johnson holds first Cabinet meeting...

Dad who got schoolgirl pregnant stands silent in dock as he is jailed - Liverpool Echo

Dad who got schoolgirl pregnant stands silent in dock as he is jailed  Liverpool EchoDad who got schoolgirl...

Welsh sports fans will need to show Covid passes from October - BBC Sport

Welsh sports fans will need to show Covid passes from October  BBC SportPeople in Wales will need an NHS Co...






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]