Boycotts

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, center, walks towards a meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and other officials Monday April 16, 2018, at Philadelphia City Hall. Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 18, 2018 - 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement...
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U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, left, and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, answer questions after a pledging conference of Congo at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 13, 2018 where Congo took the extraordinary step of boycotting the international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
April 13, 2018 - 9:24 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. The rare and possibly unprecedented snub of the U.N.-led...
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ARCHIVO - Esta foto de archivo del 30 de enero del 2017 muestra maletas en el área de desembarque de Delta Air Lines en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson en Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Foto/David Goldman, Archivo)
March 03, 2018 - 3:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth's to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure...
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February 26, 2018 - 11:24 am
The many who suggested that the voices of high school students in the wake of the tragic high school shooing in Parkland, Florida would not make a difference because they are “just high school students” have been proven wrong by changes that are already taking place. During CNN’s town hall with...
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Kosovo Security Force honor guard members march during a military and police force parade in Kosovo capital Pristina on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018, marking the 10th anniversary of the country's independence. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 18, 2018 - 8:54 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, convened in a special session Sunday to celebrate the country's 10 years of independence — a ceremony boycotted by the country's ethnic Serb lawmakers. Speaker Kadri Veseli pledged that "the second decade of independence would be focused...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:22 am
The eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a soccer team. Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab Emirates. Rather than taking a short direct flight from Doha...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:44 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Opposition parties in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan are calling for a boycott of the upcoming early presidential election. The office of incumbent president Ilham Aliyev, who has ruled the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation since 2003, announced on Monday that the next...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, it is suing two New Zealanders it credits with convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
January 31, 2018 - 1:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law. The 2011 law opens the door to...
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A Turkish Forces vehicles is driven past people watching at the Oncupinar border crossing with Syria, known as Bab al Salameh in Arabic, in the outskirts of the town of Kilis, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen try to regain control. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 30, 2018 - 5:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister opened a Moscow-sponsored peace conference for Syria on Tuesday by saying that time is ripe to end the "painful" conflict the war-torn Arab country. Key Syrian opposition and rebels groups, however, boycotted the gathering which Moscow described as an effort...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, centre, shouts slogans as he attends a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Navalny has been arrested in Moscow as protests take place across the country. (AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman)
January 28, 2018 - 4:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters gathered across Russia Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration. Many of the crowds that turned out in generally frigid weather skewed...
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