Boycotts

April 11, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A founder of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel was blocked from entering the United States in what he said was a "politically motivated" move. Omar Barghouti was traveling to the U.S. for a speaking tour but was not allowed to board his flight from Israel's Ben...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 09, 2019 - 8:09 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on Israel's election (all times local): 3:05 a.m. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in national elections as exit polls show his Likud party gaining ground on its main rival. Addressing a jubilant gathering of supporters early Wednesday, Netanyahu...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political...
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February 24, 2019 - 2:35 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three rebels, a counterinsurgency police officer and an army soldier were killed during a gunbattle in Kashmir on Sunday, officials said, as shops and businesses shut down to protest a sweeping and ongoing crackdown against activists seeking the end of Indian rule in the...
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In this February 2009 photo released by Li Nanyang, Communist Party veteran Li Rui, left, chats with his daughter Li Nanyang at their home in Beijing. Li Nanyang boycotted her father's funeral Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. (Li Nanyang via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 12:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime. Li Rui's memorial was held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, where many...
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Spike Lee poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses. Lee said on Instagram that "It's Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don't Have A Clue When It...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:29 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade has called for a boycott of the West African nation's Feb. 24 elections, accusing the current president of locking down the vote. Wade returned to Dakar Thursday as hundreds greeted him at the airport, cheering and wearing T-shirts...
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February 03, 2019 - 4:36 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government released a report Sunday claiming to reveal close links between the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel and militant groups. Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry, which leads the country's efforts against the boycott movement, said it uncovered...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Gladys Knight arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 10:58 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Gladys Knight says her singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl will bring people together. NBC's "Today" show reported Friday that Knight wrestled with whether to join a boycott over the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo, Israeli Singer Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision song contest, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barzilai is releasing a new single that reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. Barzilai, 26, spoke to The Associated Press ahead of the release of...
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