The largest part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain and home to more than 50 million people, it borders Scotland and Wales. The birthplace of Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and the English language.
More than two-thirds of the UK's population lives in England - roughly 8.5 million of them in the capital and seat of government, London. England is often credited as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, a development that helped fuel the country's global influence at the heart of the former British Empire. England has been subject to invasions and mass migrations of varying success by the Romans, the Vikings, Germanic tribes and finally the Normans in the 11th century, which explains the diverse linguistic roots of the modern English language. Recent DW stories featuring England can be seen below.
One year after UK voters chose to leave the EU, many of the preconditions for successful talks still aren't in place. DW spoke to three top international negotiators about what should happen - and what's likely to occur.
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The much anticipated Brexit talks, where Britain negotiates the terms of its formal exit from the European Union, have finally begun, on schedule. The talks are expected to last at least 15 months and are likely to go on for longer. From Britain’s point of view,though, the talks could not have got off to a less auspicious start. From London Stephen Beard reports.
Firefighters are continuing their search for bodies in London's Grenfell Tower. Many are still waiting for news of their missing loved ones. Members of the UK's Sierra Leonean community travelled to the tower block from around the UK to pay tribute to Zainab Dean, who lived on the 14th floor with her son Jeremiah. They're both believed to have perished. Filip Warwick reports.
The European Union says Britain's promise to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit is insufficient. Belgium's prime minister has also warned that London's plans may contain a nasty surprise.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has every hope of a strong partnership with Britain even after Brexit. She also hopes the divorce negotiations take place without acrimony. Her comments come after the first day of Brexit talks between Britain and the EU.