Boycotts

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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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the annual Volunteer of Russia 2017 award ceremony at the Megasport Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Putin has moved an inch closer to announcing his intention to seek re-election in the next March's vote, saying he would weigh the move based on public support.(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 1:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won't boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International Olympic Committee has banned the Russian team from games as...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Mississippi for the state's bicentennial and help open two museums, including one dedicated to civil rights. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will help open the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
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December 04, 2017 - 7:08 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Qatar's ruling emir will attend a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council this week in Kuwait, his government said Monday, a summit coming amid a boycott of the energy-rich country by three of the council's members. The ongoing dispute has threatened to tear apart the six-member...
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Craig Warner of Palo Alto, Calif., leaves a bell at a memorial site for Kate Steinle on Pier 14 Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in San Francisco. In this fiercely liberal city, city leaders remained attached to San Francisco's sanctuary city status despite a not guilty verdict in a killing that sparked feverish immigration debates because the man who fired the gun was in the country illegally after being deported five times. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 02, 2017 - 4:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all. President...
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Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the hearing of the petitions, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection in a repeat presidential poll. The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's reelection in August citing irregularities and illegalities in the vote count and failure by the electoral commission to allow scrutiny of its servers to dispel opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
November 14, 2017 - 4:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court is poised to hear petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat presidential poll. The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's re-election in August. It cited irregularities and illegalities in the vote count and the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Four prominent film critics groups announced Nov. 7, 2017, they will bar Walt Disney Co. films from receiving awards consideration over the company’s decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from advance screenings of its films and access to its talent. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 07, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies. In a statement Tuesday, Disney said it was restoring access...
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Residents look out from their balconies as flames from a burning barricade rise up during clashes between opposition protesters and police after the election result was announced, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Clashes erupted after Kenya's election commission said President Uhuru Kenyatta had won the election that was boycotted by the main opposition group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 06, 2017 - 3:24 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two petitions have been filed in Kenya's Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat election which the main opposition group boycotted. Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu, Swahili for My Vote My Voice, a coalition of rights groups and civil society...
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The Rev. Dinah Tatman, center, with Greater New Vision Ministries, Inc., announces details of a new economic boycott flanked other clergy members looking on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo. Tatman said African-Americans are subjected to excessive force by police, criminalized for minor infractions and saddled with long sentences. She also cited economic disparities, efforts to diminish voting rights and political redistricting that has made it harder for black people to have their voices heard. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 9:30 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Black St. Louis faith and civic leaders involved in recent protests over the acquittal of a former white police officer in the killing of a black suspect are calling for supporters to boycott a dozen businesses, including Target and a grocery store chain. The group issued its call...
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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga leaves after making a statement to the media in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. In his first public statement since President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the Oct. 26 election, Odinga called the election a "sham" and said he wants a new vote to be held. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet another vote and that the opposition would continue to protest in the streets. Odinga's...
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