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FILE - In this May 28, 1957, file photo, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, left, Rev. Robert S. Graetz, center, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talk outside the witness room during a bombing trial in Montgomery, Ala. Abernathy's church and home were bombed as well as the home of Graetz, who has an all-Black congregation. A wave of bombings took place after full integration on buses that resulted from the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott. Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)

White minister who supported Montgomery bus boycott dies

Sep. 21, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott and who became the target of scorn and bombings for doing so, died Sunday. He was 92. Graetz died of complications of Parkinson’s disease at his home in Montgomery surrounded by his wife,...

FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. The White House said Friday that Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit to Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, who, along with Oman, has sought dialog to end a boycott that fellow Gulf Cooperation Council that’s targeted Qatar since June 2017. The emir's eldest son was to accept the award on behalf of his father in a private ceremony. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Trump gives award to Kuwait's ruling emir

Sep. 18, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has bestowed a top U.S. honor on Kuwait's ruling emir, who has played a central role in resolving a yearslong four-nation boycott of Qatar and is now ill and receiving treatment in the U.S., the White House said Friday. Trump awarded the Legion of Merit to...

3 Kansas City Council members boycott committee meeting

Sep. 16, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Kansas City Council members boycotted a committee meeting Wednesday because Mayor Quinton Lucas has not removed another council member as leader of the committee for what they called racist and unethical behavior. Council members Kevin O’Neill, Melissa Robinson and Eric...

FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019  file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour “freeze” Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content.  (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

Sep. 16, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation....

The house of U.S. civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks, rebuilt by artist Ryan Mendoza, is on display in the courtyard of an 18th century Royal Palace, in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. It’s the latest stop for the house in a years-long saga that began when Parks’ niece saved the tiny two-story home from demolition in Detroit after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as US race tensions rise

Sep. 15, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: the imposing central courtyard of the Royal Palace in Naples. It’s the...

Visitors to Chongli, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, past by the Olympics logo in Chongli in northern China's Hebei Province on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to remove the games from Beijing because of widespread human rights violations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

Sep. 9, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games because...

In this image made from video taken in August 2020, parents confront authorities outside a school in Tongliao in Northwestern China's Inner Mongolia region. Ethnic Mongolians, including students and parents, in China’s Inner Mongolia region are demonstrating their anger in rare public protests against a new bilingual education policy that they say is endangering the Mongolian language. (AP Photo)

US paper says reporter was held in China's Inner Mongolia

Sep. 4, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An American newspaper says one of its journalists was detained and then expelled from China’s Inner Mongolia region while covering tensions over a new policy that reduces the use of the Mongolian language in education. The Los Angeles Times said in a story published online Thursday...

FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles speaks during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela. Capriles broke on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, with U.S.-backed leader Juan Guaido, whose coalition has vowed to boycott the crisis-torn nation's upcoming congressional elections claiming they're rigged. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Venezuela opposition politician breaks with US-backed Guaidó

Sep. 2, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular opposition politician in Venezuela broke on Wednesday with U.S.-backed leader Juan Guaidó, whose coalition has vowed to boycott the crisis-torn nation's upcoming congressional elections claiming they're rigged. Henrique Capriles said he’s determined to fight...

UAE: UN court doesn't have jurisdiction in Qatar dispute

Aug. 31, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Arab Emirates asserted Monday that the U.N.'s highest court does not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Qatar alleging “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens” amid a boycott by four Arab nations. Lawyers for the UAE want the...

Women wearing face masks against the coronavirus walk past United Arab Emirates and Israeli flags at the Peace Bridge in Netanya, Israel, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. The UAE flag was displayed to celebrate last week's announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

Aug. 29, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued a decree Saturday formally ending the country's boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries. The announcement now allows trade and commerce between the UAE, home to oil-rich Abu...