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Mail to Britain Embargoed

Associated Press

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it is immediately embargoing mail to Britain because of a strike by postal workers in that country.

British postal deliveries are nearly at a halt, and 100 million pieces of undelivered mail have piled up in a week-old nationwide strike. The embargo “was requested by the British postal administration because of its inability to handle any volume of mail,” a Postal Service statement said. Mail to Britain will be returned to senders. People who get such mail back can apply to their local post office for a refund of the postage.


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