|Devolved govt sees 2 billion to 11 billion pound Brexit hit to Scottish economy|
Leaving the European Union will sap Scotland's economy by between 1.7 billion and 11.2 billion pounds ($14.76 billion) by 2030, depending on which new trade relationship Britain chooses, the Scottish government said on Tuesday. Its estimate was based on studies by economic think tanks and Britain's finance ministry looking at the different trade agreements potentially selected by Britain after its vote to leave the EU, as well as the uncertainty facing the economy until its choice is clear. "Pursuing an option short of full EU membership risks damaging Scottish exports, makes the country a less attractive location for overseas investors and reduces future economic growth and prosperity," the devolved Scottish government said in a statement.
|Russian soldier gets life for killing Armenian family of 7|
|YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to life in prison for killing a family of seven outside a military base in Armenia, which sparked a major crisis in relations between the two historic allies.|
|Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016|
|WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.|
|Congo opposition strikes to call for Kabila to step down|
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila began a general strike on Tuesday to demand he steps down when his mandate expires in December. Police fired teargas to disperse a few hundred protesters who had gathered at the headquarters of the largest opposition party in the Kinshasa district of Limete, a Reuters witness said. In the city centre rush hour seemed lighter than usual, and in the surrounding suburbs, especially opposition strongholds such as Limete, many Congolese stayed at home and shops were boarded up. ...
|Sports court confirms Russia ban from Rio Paralympics|
|Russia is banned from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program, after losing an appeal at sport's highest court. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced its urgent verdict ...|