Top Headlines for July 17, 2018

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Clarification: China Tech Players List

    In an article July 5, The Associated Press reported that people working in the American video surveillance industry have accused Hikvision of including features in its products that transmitted images to its China headquarters without its customers’ knowledge. Hikvision has denied such allegations as 'completely false' and says it never has received reports from customers or law enforcement that such features have been installed by the company, a government or a third party.
  • EU Enlargement Commissioner Arrives in Macedonia

    The European Union’s enlargement commissioner has arrived in Macedonia to formally announce the start of preparations for the Balkan country to open accession talks with the bloc next year.
  • Obama to Deliver Mandela Address in Likely Rebuke to Trump

    Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth.
  • Rights Court Rules Against Russia in Church Protest

    Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that the Russian government violated the rights of the Pussy Riot punk collective during the group’s 2012 protest inside a Moscow cathedral.
  • 5 Dead in Helicopter Crash at South Korean Marine Base

    Five people were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash at a South Korean marine base in the southeastern city of Pohang, the Defense Ministry said.
  • India’s Top Court Calls for New Law to Curb Mob Violence

    India’s highest court is asking the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in mob violence and lynchings that have mostly followed rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef eaters and cow slaughterers.
  • Woman Killed, 5 Men Injured in Shooting Outside Florida Home

    A woman has been killed and five men injured in a shooting in front of a Florida home.
  • Libyan Coast Guard Rescues Some 160 Europe-Bound Migrants

    Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted some 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.
  • Rights Groups Urges Myanmar to Make Amends for Seized Land

    Myanmar’s government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still causing farmers harm even under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • Candidate From Sharif’s Party Escapes Gun Attack in Pakistan

    Pakistani police say a candidate running for a seat in parliament from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political party has escaped an assassination attempt in eastern Punjab province.
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