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Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

Sep. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest of the boycott policy, the International Judo Federation (IJF) said...

Qatar Airways posts $639 million loss if latest fiscal year

Sep. 18, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

Qatar Airways is reporting an annual loss of $639 million (2.3 billion riyals) as it struggles with a boycott by neighboring countries against the Persian Gulf state. The results were worse than the $69 million (252 million riyal) loss a year earlier. The state-owned airline said Wednesday that revenue increased...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

4 Nations tournament canceled because of Swedish boycott

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Four Nations women's hockey tournament in November because it can't guarantee its players' participation due to an ongoing pay dispute. The federation announced the decision Friday and noted the uncertainty regarding their players' status...

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

Sep. 12, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursday. She was 88. Family spokesman James Peterson confirmed Abernathy died at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following complications...

Players in England want racist social media accounts deleted

Sep. 4, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse. The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged a...

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Sep. 2, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to...

Netanyahu calls to boycott Israeli channel behind HBO show

Sep. 1, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for a boycott of an Israeli TV channel for producing the new HBO docudrama "Our Boys," which he condemned as anti-Semitic. Netanyahu says the series slanders Israel internationally. The show, co-created by Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers,...

Kansas faculty protests higher visibility for Chick-fil-A

Aug. 28, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Faculty advocating LGBTQ rights are denouncing the University of Kansas' more visible relationship with Chick-fil-A and calling for a boycott of the restaurant chain. The Kansas City Star reports they are upset that a Chick-fil-A outlet moved this year from the basement of one...

Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early election

Aug. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle. Guaidó said in an interview with The Associated Press that it would be a...