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.
Migratory birds face a lot of hazards on the way to their breeding grounds, including hunters. And when lead shot or bullets are used, it becomes a problem for the rest of us as well. Ruth Cromie, of the UK-based Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, spoke with DW about the problems with lead ammunition and why it should be eliminated.
Hundreds have protested near the British parliament ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Modi's government stands accused back home of failing to protect women amid a rising tide of brutal rape cases.
The UK's OPCW representative said Russia "attacked the reputation" of the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog. It comes after an OPCW report confirmed UK findings on the chemical used in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy.