Boycotts

Honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 1:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z said though he boycotted the Grammys almost two decades ago, he's better served helping the Recording Academy grow instead of abandoning it. At Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala on Saturday — where Jay-Z earned the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award — he said he initially...
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January 27, 2018 - 3:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main opposition negotiating body says it will boycott a peace conference in Russia next week. The High Negotiations Committee announced the boycott of the Russia-backed conference in Sochi in a tweet after a vote held in Vienna, Austria, where a U.N.-led conference was being...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017 file photo, immigrant rights advocates speak out against immigration policies of President Donald Trump while placing themselves in mock detention in Albuquerque, N.M., to mark May Day. The U.S. Justice Department is including New Mexico's most populous county in an effort to pressure cities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Bernalillo County was one of roughly two dozen jurisdictions to receive warning letters Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, from the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
January 24, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called sanctuary cities seeking public safety grant money, warning state and local officials they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The move prompted immediate...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to meet Argentinian President Mauricio Macri prior to their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 10:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin dismissed talk of an Olympic boycott on Wednesday despite some of Russia's top athletes being barred from competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Several of the country's top medal hopes, including six-time short-track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, were barred from...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating United States' Donald Young during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 16, 2018 - 3:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic confirmed after his first-round win that men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the ATP Tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised. Djokovic, who is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, people participate in a Jewish Voice for Peace gathering on Hanukkah to challenge Islamophobia and fight against racism, in Durham, N.C. Israel has published a list of 20 organizations from around the globe whose members are set to be denied entry for advocating for boycotts against the country including the U.S.-based Jewish Voice for Peace, which counts more than 13,000 members. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 2:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up its fight against a movement it views as a serious threat. Israel last year enacted a law that would...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:26 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two executives for U.S. Figure Skating warned against any potential boycott of the Pyeongchang Olympics by the United States. USFS President Sam Auxier, asked Wednesday about Sen. Lindsey Graham's comments that North Korea competing in next month's games should prompt a U.S...
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Supporters of incumbent Vladimir Putin vote to officially nominate him for presidency in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Putin is set to easily win a fourth term in office in the March 18 election, with his approval ratings topping 80 percent. Slogan in the background reads 'A strong president is a strong russia!'. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 26, 2017 - 1:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, wouldn't comment on the Election Commission's decision to bar...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who submitted endorsement papers necessary for his registration as a presidential candidate, center, sits at the Russia's Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Russian election officials have formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president. (Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 12:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year's vote. The Central Election Commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader isn't eligible to...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2017, file photo, Lorde performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Lorde's "Melodrama" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Lorde has cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer after appeals by pro-Palestinian activists. The New Zealand musician said in a statement Sunday that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 25, 2017 - 7:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Lorde on Sunday cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer after appeals by pro-Palestinian activists. The New Zealand music star said in a statement that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier...
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