Latest Boycotts News

- Benn Fields holds a high jump trophy, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Salisbury Mills, N.Y. Fields will forever be known as a U.S. Olympian, he will also always wonder about what might have been had the U.S. government not spearheaded a boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

BOYCOTT GAMES: Fields harbors no anger despite missing '80

Aug. 2, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In the grand scheme of things, Benn Fields knows he's lucky. His career as an elite high jumper has taken him around the globe more than once — to Nigeria, Mexico, Guatemala, the Middle East, even Russia. Many of those trips came while selling track and field...

FILE - In this July 1980, a statue of Lenin sits outside of Lenin Stadium, main stadium for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow., (AP Photo/File)

BOYCOTT GAMES: 1980 U.S. team finds overdue recognition

Aug. 1, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Many of the names are familiar. Others don't quite ring a bell. There were 474 U.S. athletes primed to take their talents to the Moscow Olympics in 1980. The U.S. government, in the throes of a Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union, put an end to those plans. Of those 474...

FILE - In this file photo Oct. 18, 2017, grime music artist Wiley during an event in London. British Police are investigating after a stream of anti-Semitic comments were posted on Wiley’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, Wiley's management company have dropped the artist, and twitter have banned him for seven days after posts Friday and Saturday July 25, 2020.  (Ian West/PA via AP)

Twitter faces backlash over handling of anti-Semitic posts

Jul. 27, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley’s social media accounts. The boycott, under the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, followed complaints that Twitter was too slow...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, speaks at the Iranian Materiel Display at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, Hook told journalists Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US diplomat says America keeps pushing to end Qatar crisis

Jul. 26, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, a U.S. diplomat said Sunday. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook acknowledged the...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said Wednesday, July 22, 2020, it launched international arbitration seeking at least $5 billion from four boycotting Arab countries for blocking its flights from their airspace and their markets, years into a simmering political dispute between the nations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Qatar Airways sues, seeks $5B from boycotting countries

Jul. 22, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said Wednesday it launched international arbitration seeking at least $5 billion from four boycotting Arab countries for blocking its flights from their airspace and their markets, years into a simmering political dispute between the...

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

Jul. 17, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 International Olympic Committee members from around the world praised him in an online...

UN court rules in Qatar's favor in aviation boycott case

Jul. 14, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Qatar won a legal battle Tuesday in its efforts to end a long-running aviation boycott by Arab neighbors when the United Nations’ highest court ruled in its favor in a procedural dispute linked to the boycott. The International Court of Justice rejected an appeal by...

Missouri governor signs bill for free COVID-19 testing

Jul. 13, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday signed a number of bills into law, including legislation to ensure free COVID-19 testing and a requirement that hospitals perform rape kits when needed. Here's a glance at what Parson approved: ALLERGY MEDICINE Local governments soon will no longer...

Masking order blocked by state judge in Louisiana city

Jul. 10, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A state judge on Friday blocked a northwest Louisiana city from enforcing a masking requirement recently issued by the mayor in hopes of fighting the spread of the new coronavirus. The restraining order was issued by state District Judge Craig Marcotte in a lawsuit filed by five...

President Donald Trump listens as Robert Unanue, of Goya Foods, speaks during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'A slap in the face:' Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Jul. 10, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking....