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BBC World Service Gets GBP289m To Strengthen UK's 'Soft Power'

The government will give the BBC GBP289m over the next five years to invest in expanding the BBC World Service into countries such as North Korea as part of its strategy designed to strengthen the UK's "soft power." The cash injection was announced on Monday as part of the government's National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, which is its five-year plan "for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom, with global reach and global influence."

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