Boycotts

A protestor holds a sign reading "God bless Hong Kong" during a demonstration by students and others at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. High school students thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong Thursday to debate political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 22, 2019 - 7:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they'll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June. Student union leaders from 10 universities said they want students to skip the first two...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Erika Grahm (24), of Sweden, fights for control of the puck with South Korea's Choi Jiyeon (10), of the combined Koreas team, during the first period of the classification round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The leading female hockey players in Sweden were refusing to attend a training camp Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland over a pay dispute with the country’s federation. A statement was posted on social media by Sweden player Erika Grahm, saying the action is being taken to “develop and create better conditions” in the national team to show “encouragement and respect” for current and future generations.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:47 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listen to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington. Israel's prime minister is holding consultations with senior ministers and aides to reevaluate the decision to allow two Democratic Congresswomen to enter the country next week. A government official said Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, that Benjamin Netanyahu was holding consultations about the upcoming visit of Omar and Tlaib, and that "there is a possibility that Israel will not allow the visit in its current proposed format." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 15, 2019 - 6:29 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump's domestic fight against political rivals at home. The U.S. president is...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he visits the El Paso Regional Communications Center after meeting with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 07, 2019 - 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Customers are threatening to boycott the Equinox and SoulCycle fitness chains after reports that the chairman of their parent company will hold a fundraiser for President Donald Trump. Representatives for the chains say, "Neither Equinox nor SoulCycle have anything to do with the...
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Hon. Sarah Adwoa Sarfo outside Ghana's Parliament in Accra, Ghana, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana as the head of a Congressional delegation to address Ghana's lawmakers on Wednesday. While in Ghana, Pelosi and other members of the U.S. Congress plan discussions on "regional security, sustainable and inclusive development and the challenges of tomorrow including the climate crisis." (AP Photo/Christian Thompson) hake with Ghanas Menbers of Paliament as she exit the chamber. Ghana,Accra. 31 jul;y 2019 AP IMAGES/CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
July 31, 2019 - 3:08 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday a congressional delegation to Ghana was "humbled" by a visit to the seaside gateway where many Africans were shipped to America as slaves. Pelosi's address to Ghanaian lawmakers contrasted with President Donald Trump's appearance on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2007, file photo, Vice President Dick Cheney, left, is joined by Virginia House of Delegates speaker, William Howell, R-Stafford, front right, and others in the the Pledge of Allegiance during a commemorative session of the Virginia General Assembly in Historic Jamestown's Memorial Church in Jamestown, Va. Academics, lawmakers, dignitaries and maybe even the president will gather in Virginia this week for events celebrating the beginnings of American democracy four centuries ago. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, marks the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of the House of Burgesses. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 29, 2019 - 6:17 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's black state lawmakers announced Monday that they will boycott a ceremony this week commemorating the beginnings of American democracy because President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said its members would not attend...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel D-N.Y., speaks during the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Venezuela at Capitol Hill in Washington. The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday, July 23, opposing an international effort to boycott Israel. “This issue has been politicized in a way that I find ugly and ultimately harmful to the US-Israel relationship,” said Engel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
July 23, 2019 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally. Democrats have been wrestling with...
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July 23, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, a rare bipartisan vote as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally. Democrats have been wrestling with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday, July 11, 2019, over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for public workers but has been beset by problems. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-...
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South Korean small and medium-sized business owners stage a rally calling for a boycott of Japanese products in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. South Korea and Japan last Friday, July 12, failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 15, 2019 - 5:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which he said threaten to shatter the countries' economic cooperation and could damage Japan...
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