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USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A boycott of next year's Beijing Olympics will not solve any geopolitical issues with China and will only serve to place athletes training for the games under a “cloud of uncertainty,” the head of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee wrote to Congress on Thursday. ...

Business group warns China boycotts spooking investors

May. 11, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An American business group warned Tuesday that government-instigated consumer boycotts of foreign shoe, clothing and other brands in China are making companies less willing to invest. That is adding to anxiety over Beijing’s plan for a list of...

House GOP leader renews criticism over All-Star Game shift

May. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The top-ranking House Republican on Tuesday renewed his party's attack on Major League Baseball for pulling the All-Star Game out of the Atlanta Braves stadium after Georgia Republicans enacted a restrictive new voting law, saying the sport's leaders were misled by...

EXPLAINER: English soccer leads social media racism boycott

Apr. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

There will be no goal clips, lineup announcements, banter between clubs or even title celebrations. Four days of silence across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by soccer leagues, clubs and players in England began on Friday in a protest against racist abuse that has been...

FIFA, UEFA joins English soccer's 4-day social media boycott

Apr. 29, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — English soccer's boycott of social media is spreading after FIFA and UEFA said they will join the players, clubs and organizations in a four-day protest against online abuse. The boycott will also be joined by English cricket and rugby clubs,...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions

Apr. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access — or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, clergy have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression measures targeting Black and Hispanic people. ...

Colorado Asian leaders demand apology from newspaper

Apr. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Leaders of Colorado’s Asian community have demanded an apology and are planning a boycott against The Villager newspaper in Greenwood Village for publishing a story on April Fools' Day that used extensive Asian stereotypes. The article, headlined...