UK inflation falls by more than expected in February, triggering talk of lower interest rates

LONDON (AP) — Price rises in the U.K. eased more than anticipated in February, official figures showed Wednesday, raising expectations that with the cost-of-living crisis abating, the Bank of England may start cutting interest rates in the next few months. The Office for National Statistics said inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, fell … Read more

No bidders in court-ordered auction of house where Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi was detained for years

BANGKOK (AP) — No bidders appeared at a court-ordered auction Wednesday of the family home of Myanmar’s imprisoned former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, where she had been held under house arrest for nearly 15 years, legal officials said. Many in Myanmar view the house as a historical landmark of Suu Kyi’s nonviolent struggle against … Read more