Boycotts

People walk in a market in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week and tumbled another 7 percent on Monday as the central bank's measures failed to restore investor confidence. (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)
August 14, 2018 - 5:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, greets supporters as he arrives for his Cambodian People's Party's campaign rally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodians voting in the general election on Sunday, July 29, will have a nominal choice of 20 parties but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power or not vote at all. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
July 28, 2018 - 6:03 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodians voting in Sunday's general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33 years in power, or do not vote at all. The key factor virtually ensuring a walkover by Hun Sen's party is the...
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In this July 17, 2018, photo, Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist and daughter of Kem Sokha, the jailed leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, poses for a portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kem said she can't go home because she fears she, too, will be arrested as part of a government crackdown that has banned the political party her father led, shut down news outlets and scattered hundreds of Cambodian politicians, human rights activists and journalists into exile in the U.S., Australia, Thailand and other countries. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh. "He...
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Nelson Chamisa, centre, head of the MDC opposition alliance is seen during a press briefing at the party headquarters in Harare, Wednesday, July, 25, 2018. Chamisa urged supporters to vote " overwhelmingly for change" in upcoming election scheduled for july 30, 2018, the first election since the November resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 25, 2018 - 9:57 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party won't boycott Monday's historic election despite a biased electoral commission that is acting in the interests of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the party's leader said Wednesday. Nelson Chamisa, head of the MDC opposition coalition, urged...
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FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump's clothing company is shutting down after some stores dropped her line and she decided ethics restrictions were holding back its ability. In an email to CNBC, Ivanka Trump said: "When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would...
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July 02, 2018 - 2:34 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has denied entry to a Jewish-American activist for advocating boycotts of the Jewish state. Israel's immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel Sunday and was refused entry at the airport. Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said "...
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June 27, 2018 - 3:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Nations' highest court has begun hearing a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of "discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens" amid a yearlong boycott by four Arab nations. The UAE denies the allegations. The International Court of...
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In this Friday, May 4, 2018, photo, a couple walk by the sea with the city skyline in the background, in Doha, Qatar. The diplomatic crisis gripping the energy-rich country of Qatar, the worst to grip the Gulf region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, will turn a year-old on June 5. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 04, 2018 - 1:51 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The diplomatic crisis gripping the energy-rich country of Qatar will enter its second year on June 5. Here's a look at the ongoing dispute, the worst to grip the Gulf region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. ___ A COUNTRY TARGETED Qatar is a nation about the...
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In this Friday, May 4, 2018, photo, a couple walk by the sea with the city skyline in the background, in Doha, Qatar. The diplomatic crisis gripping the energy-rich country of Qatar, the worst to grip the Gulf region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, will turn a year-old on June 5. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 03, 2018 - 6:36 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The diplomatic crisis gripping the energy-rich country of Qatar will enter its second year on June 5. Here's a look at the ongoing dispute, the worst to grip the Gulf region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. ___ A COUNTRY TARGETED Qatar is a nation about the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, workers carry material at a construction site in the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes this year and advance 1,400 more units that are currently in the planning stage. Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi condemned Lieberman’s announcement as “Israeli colonialism, expansionism and lawlessness” and called on the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to launch an investigation. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
May 25, 2018 - 12:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is calling on the European Union to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel. Israel says the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that the bloc opposes boycotts...
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