Boycotts

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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January 28, 2018 - 10:51 am
CAIRO (AP) — Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott of the March vote, saying it has lost all credibility. In a statement, they also called on Egyptians not to...
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Protesters gather during a rally at Pushkin square in Moscow, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Opposition politician Alexey Navalny calls for nationwide protests following Russia's Central Election Commission's decision to ban his presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 28, 2018 - 8:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian protests Sunday (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Russian protesters shouting slogans including "Putin is a thief!" gathered briefly around the Russian government's headquarters while marching through central Moscow. The lengthy march Sunday by the mostly young group...
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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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