Boycotts

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, speaks with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2021 - 11:21 am
ZURICH (AP) — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. The International Ice Hockey Federation cited safety concerns and said it will seek a new country to co-host the tournament with Latvia or...
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Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 08, 2021 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next day. Others are facing similar repercussions at work for their participation in Wednesday's riot at...
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Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, left, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, address the media after a meeting at the foreign office in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 8:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi foreign minister on Friday expressed optimism the yearslong boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations, including the kingdom, may be nearing an end. His remarks came just hours after the top diplomat from mediator nation Kuwait described the ongoing talks...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 1990, file photo, David Dinkins delivers his first speech as mayor of New York, in New York. Dinkins, New York City’s first African-American mayor, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths, File)
November 24, 2020 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93. Dinkins' death Monday was confirmed by his assistant at...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)
November 19, 2020 - 8:01 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel.” The two...
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File - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo an Israeli worker transports wine bottles in a winery at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot, Tuesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 17, 2020 - 11:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won...
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People throng a market to shop ahead of the Diwalli festival in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Authorities in New Delhi have banned firecrackers and are appealing to people to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights at home. Coronavirus infections have been rising in the capital and authorities are worried large festival crowds will worsen the virus situation.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 13, 2020 - 2:35 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The crowds filling shopping areas ahead of the Diwali festival of lights on Saturday are raising hopes of India's distressed business community after months of lockdown losses but also spawning fears of a massive coronavirus upsurge. People who've restricted their purchases to...
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Street vendors use parasols reading "Abobo ADOland" in reference to the Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, who is known as ADO, at Abobo neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. International election observers in Ivory Coast said Monday that voter turnout was "extremely low" in parts of the country after leading opposition candidates called for a boycott to protest President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a controversial third term. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 02, 2020 - 10:04 pm
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's electoral commission said Tuesday that President Alassane Ouattara had overwhelmingly won a third term in office after his two main opponents boycotted the election. Ouattara received 94.27% of the vote in Saturday's election, the commission said. The voter...
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A man paints the grave stone of a relative in white, as a symbol that the soul of the deceased remains in peace, as members of the family stand by, during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
November 02, 2020 - 7:58 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — International election observers in Ivory Coast said Monday that voter turnout was “extremely low” in parts of the country after leading opposition candidates called for a boycott to protest President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a controversial third term. Tensions...
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Muslim activists from various organizations participate in a protest against France, near the French Consulate, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most revered prophet. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
November 01, 2020 - 1:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is France singled out for protests and calls for boycotts across the Muslim world, and so often the target of deadly violence from the extremist...
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