A pint is still a pint in Britain

LONDON (AP) - December 17, 2008

Britain's beer drinkers got some good news yesterday, when the European Parliament decided not to force beer to be sold by the half-liter.

The EU will allow the U.K. to keep using some traditional imperial measurements, such as the pint and mile.

The bill scraps a 2009 deadline for Britain to go all metric.

EU officials say the agreement makes good economic sense in these troubled times.

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