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Sudan rebel faction, government hold 1st round of talks

Oct. 18, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's largest single rebel group Friday held its first round of direct peace talks with the country's transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown. The new transitional government and other rebel leaders kicked off talks Monday in South Sudan's capital,...

Grocery worker union ends Fred Meyer boycott

Oct. 12, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A union representing grocery workers from across Oregon and southwest Washington has reached a contract agreement with local grocery stores after 16 months of negotiations. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 ratified the new 3-year labor contract on Friday with Fred...

Sondland attorney slams call for boycott of hotel chain

Oct. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for a U.S. envoy at the center of an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump has slammed a Democratic congressman's call for a boycott of the Portland-based hotel chain that the diplomat founded. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon said Wednesday that no one "who...

Israel, US urge EU to take action against boycott movement

Sep. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli and U.S. officials warned Wednesday of a rise in attacks on Jews in western Europe and urged European Union leaders to stop funding organizations that support an international boycott of Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister of strategic...

Socialist bloc back in Venezuela congress after boycott

Sep. 24, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Socialist party lawmakers ended their two-year boycott of Venezuela's legislature Tuesday, seeking to renew their influence in the last branch of federal government still controlled by the opposition amidst a lengthy power struggle. Thirty-eight ruling party legislators heeded...

Grocery worker union calls for Fred Meyer Boycott

Sep. 23, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A local union representing grocery workers from across Oregon and southwest Washington has called for a boycott of Fred Meyer stores and departments in the region. Union officials say the move comes after recent alleged harassment of unionized employees. Oregon Public Broadcasting...

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...