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Labour says will reject May’s Brexit deal
LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labour Party announced on Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed divorce deal with the European Union (EU) when it comes to a vote in parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party’s chief Brexit spokesman accused May’s government of offering the country a choice between “really bad and even worse.” If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must
 
 
Still unclear what UK wants in Brexit talks, says Merkel
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only “six to eight weeks” remained to reach an agreement. Success in the upcoming negotiations depended “largely on what it is Britain really wants, and on this the discussion has still not been entirely clear,” Merkel told a business conference in Berlin.
   
UK life expectancy stalls for first time since 1982: Report
LONDON: Life expectancy has fallen in Scotland and Wales and has stopped improving for the first time since 1982 in Britain as a whole, according to official data released on Tuesday. Life expectancy for both men and women fell by 0.1 years in Scotland and Wales and by the same amount for men in Northern Ireland, according to the Office for National Statistics. Overall life expectancy for girls born between 2015 and 2017 was 82.9
 
 
May, Trump to hold talks in US today
LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will discuss Brexit and a bilateral trade deal with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, amid increasing uncertainty over Britain’s EU exit plans. “She will be discussing a post-Brexit trade deal amongst a range of subjects also including chemical weapons and foreign affairs,” a senior UK official said on Monday.
   
No-deal Brexit better than current EU offer, says PM
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Tuesday that she would prefer a ‘no-deal’ Brexit to the offer currently put forward by the European Union, stressing that Britain needs to see counter-proposals from the EU to move Brexit negotiations forward. “I’ve always said no deal is better than a bad deal. I think a bad deal would be a deal that broke up the United Kingdom,” May said when asked whether a no-deal Brexit was be
 
 
UK millionaire, wife’s bodies found in Thailand
BANGKOK: The bodies of a wealthy British retiree and his Thai wife were found buried on their own property on Tuesday a week after an alleged contract killing that implicated the woman’s brother, police said. Alan Hogg was shot while his wife Nhot Suddaen was bludgeoned to death with a hammer at their villa in the northern province of Phrae by men paid 50,000 baht ($1,540). Their bodies were discovered on Tuesday morning in grave
   
Britain needs a fair deal on EU exit: Hungary
UNITED NATIONS: The European Union (EU) must negotiate a fair deal for Britain to leave the bloc and avoid at all costs it leaving with no deal, which would have a profound impact on countries like Hungary, its foreign minister said on Monday. EU leaders were unanimous at a summit in Salzburg last week in saying British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for partial membership of the EU’s customs union for goods amounted to “cherry
 
 
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