Prime Minister Fights Russia With One Direction!

David Cameron has used One Direction as an example of what makes Britain great.

The prime minister, at the G20 summit in Russia, was responding to reports that a Russian official dismissed Britain as "just a small island".

"We're a country that has invented many of the things that are most worthwhile," said Mr Cameron on Friday.

"Our music delights and amuses millions: the Beatles, Elgar and slightly less congruously One Direction have conquered the world."

Speaking to reporters, the unnamed Russian official is thought to have said "no-one pays any attention" to Britain - though Russia strongly denies the comment was made.

In a press conference at the end of the G20 summit, Mr Cameron said: "Let me be clear - Britain may be a small island but I would challenge anyone to find a country with a prouder history, a bigger heart or greater resilience.

He went on: "Britain is an island that helped to abolish slavery, that has invented most of the things worth inventing, including every sport currently played around the world, that still today is responsible for art, literature and music that delights the entire world."

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Best Song Ever Artwork Revealed

One Direction have unveiled the artwork for their new single 'Best Song Ever'.

The collage-style cover for their new track appears below.

'Best Song Ever' - out July 22 - serves as a promotional single for their upcoming 3D movie This Is Us.

The song was co-written by Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta.

This Is Us will be in UK cinemas from August 29 and a day later in the US.

One Direction's label boss Simon Cowell recently praised the music video for 'Best Song Ever', tweeting: "[It's their] best video ever, these boys are very very smart."

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1D World London Opening TOMORROW

UK Directioners are you ready? 1D World to make its London debut at The O2 Arena!
On Thursday 28 March, 1D World will be making its London debut in the Arenas Entertainment Avenue of stores and restaurants, Just in time for their sell out Shows there from April 1st!
1D World at The O2 promises to be the ultimate meeting place for all 1D fans across the country.
Visit the store inside the venue where One Direction have rocked out to over 200,000 screaming fans.
The store will only be open for one month; during this time fans can expect exclusive competitions, offers and merch bundles - everything a fan of Louis, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Harry could want.
The 1D World Store will carry all kinds of exclusive One Direction merchandise. There will be T-Shirts, posters, phone cases, caps, calendars, life-size cardboard stand-ups and the famous 1D Onesie!
So London are you ready for 1D World? We can’t wait to welcome all the fans.  Come on down and experience a true 1D World.
1D World will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 28 March – Sunday 28 April.
We’ll also have extended opening dates between April 1 and April 14, where we will be open everyday.
Opening Hours (subject to change):
Thursday 28 March: 12 midday-7pm
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 March: 9am-7pm
Monday 1 April – Sunday 14 April: 9am-7pm
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 April: 9am-7pm
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April: 9am-7pm
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