Boycotts

October 23, 2017 - 5:35 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is embarking on one of the most perilous weeks in its political history, preparing for an election re-run that the main opposition group plans to boycott in a blow to a country once heralded as a beacon of regional stability. The tension building ahead of the planned...
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File - In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri, speaks to journalists after being released by a military court, in Beirut, Lebanon, . A Palestinian film festival on Sunday canceled the screening of a movie by Doueirifollowing pressure by activists who opposed his previous work in Israel. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 22, 2017 - 12:16 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian film festival on Sunday canceled the screening of a movie by a Lebanese-French director following pressure by activists who opposed his previous work in Israel. "The Insult," the latest movie by director Ziad Doueiri, was set to close the Palestinian Days of...
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FILE - This is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo showing Jemele Hill attending ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, who is African-American, received criticism from the network last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." On Monday, oct. 9, 2017, Hill targeted Jerry Jones, after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 3:53 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, who is African-American, received backlash last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist" after he suggested players be...
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October 06, 2017 - 1:41 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss says it will replace a mural featuring a Chinese character from one of his books after three authors said they would boycott an event due to the "jarring racial stereotype." The mural features illustrations from the author's...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News arrives in National Harbor, Md. More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, the luxury car maker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the...
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President Donald Trump and the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah shake hands at a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday Sept., 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 07, 2017 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Kuwait (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. The four Arab countries now boycotting Qatar say they "regrets" several comments by the Kuwaiti emir, signaling the diplomatic crisis is far from over. In a statement issued early Friday, Bahrain, Egypt,...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011file photo, a man shows his pet falcon at a Doha's Souq Waqif, Qatar. Qatar is scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by its neighbors and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 09, 2017 - 7:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by four Arab states and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022. Under the new policy announced by Qatar Airways and authorities on Wednesday, citizens of 33 mostly...
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August 04, 2017 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A liberal advocacy group that targeted Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly for advertiser boycotts in the past now has its sights set on Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. Media Matters for America said Friday it will begin asking Hannity's advertisers to shun him and ask thousands of its...
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July 25, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Israel has barred five Americans from entering the country because of their support for a boycott of the Jewish state. Israeli authorities say the Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have a long record of advocacy for the movement known as BDS. The boycott, divestment and sanctions...
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July 06, 2017 - 4:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. Malaysian group Perkasa, which supports a hard-line form of Islam and nationalism, this week called on its more than 500,000 members to...
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