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London is the capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, with the largest municipal population in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80ย km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core โˆ’ an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9ย km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile โˆ’ retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Shopping center owner Capital & Regional Plc said on Monday The Mall, Walthamstow in London had been evacuated after a fire and firefighters were on site dealing..
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Shopping center owner Capital & Regional Plc said on Monday The Mall, Walthamstow in London had been evacuated after a fire and the London Fire Brigade was on..
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The European Commission is ready to establish working relations with "any new prime minister of the United Kingdom", a spokeswoman said on Monday as Britain's..
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Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to publicize a party in one of London's parks became one..
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Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when..
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Opponents of Britain's exit from the EU hoisted a "Boris blimp" portraying the UK's likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated outside..
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Britain summoned the Iranian Charge d'Affaires in London after Friday's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the British Foreign Office..
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned..
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Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1,..
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The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds,..
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The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds,..
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Climate activists Extinction Rebellion will not be allowed to repeat the kind of disruption they caused in London earlier this year when they hold fresh..
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British police said they would not allow protesters from the Extinction Rebellion anti-climate change group to repeat the kind of disruption they caused in..
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Knife crime rose 8% to a record in England and Wales last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday, as major cities like London try to..
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A man accused of helping his suicide bomber brother plan a deadly 2017 arena attack in the northern city of Manchester appeared in a London court on Thursday.
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The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester in 2017 was extradited from Libya on Wednesday and arrested in London on..
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London's mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1,000 feet (300 m) above Britain's capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it..
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Australia's second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister would want to meet U.S. President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming..
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