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US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
China threatened to take "firm countermeasures" in response to Washington's plans to stage a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympic Games over human rights abuses.
UK bars and clubs close in solidarity with anti-spiking boycott
Campaigners have called for a one-night boycott of bars and nightclubs on Wednesday in protest at rising cases of young women being drugged via drinks or needles, often a prelude to sexual assault.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian Serbs will shut down government over genocide denial law
Bosnian Serb politicians have pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions in protest over a recent move by a top international envoy to outlaw genocide denial.
Ben & Jerry's to stop sales in Palestinian territories
The announcement was one of the strongest and highest-profile rebukes by a well-known company of Israel’s policy of settling its citizens on war-won lands.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia's Muslim and Croat leaders boycott Russia's foreign minister
Two of the representatives of Bosnia's presidency not present at the meeting say Lavrov should have started his visit in the capital Sarajevo rather than the Serb part of the country.
How effective will a boycott of French goods be in Muslim countries?
While President Erdoğan urged people in Turkey to avoid buying them and Qatar took them off the shelves, no country has yet put an official boycott policy in place on French products
Europe's Muslims being treated like Jews before WWII, says Erdogan
Turkey's president calls for a boycott of French products in a growing row over Emmanuel Macron's remarks about Islam
Back to school: Hong Kong students boycott class
Hong Kong students staged a protest on Monday after weekend protests resulted in violence.
Boycotting Israel is anti-Semitic, new Trump envoy says
"If there is an organized movement to economically strangle the state of Israel, that is anti-Semitic," Elan Carr said on his first day on the job.
Arkansas publisher embroiled in legal battle over law banning Israel boycotts
One of more than 25 states to put anti-BDS legislation on the books, Arkansas is a battleground in a conflict that's gone national.
MEPs renew call for diplomatic boycott of World Cup
Move wins support of around 60 politicians from 16 member states
Egypt 2018 Presidential Elections: Top 10 Facts
Egyptians go to the polls on March 26 and for three days, they will cast their votes to elect the country's president, in a race pitting the incumbent president Abdel Fattah el Sisi against little kno
Maduro bans opposition from 2018 election
Venezuela's president says opposition boycott of mayoral elections disqualifies them from next year's presidential vote
North Korea: President Trump unveils new sanctions aimed at choking reclusive state's economy
Donald Trump unveiled sweeping new US sanctions against North Korea on Thursday as part of the latest effort to halt the country’s nuclear weapons
US Democrats boycott votes, delaying confirmation of Trump's nominees
US Democrats have stepped up their opposition to Donald Trump, by boycotting a planned committee hearing to confirm his Cabinet picks.
Union leaders call for Africa Cup of Nations boycott
The leader of Gabon’s main civil service union called for a boycott of the African Nations Cup (CAN) on Wednesday (January 12), saying the money the country is spending on hosting the tournament would
Zhukov downplays possible boycott with Russia's participation in Rio Olympics in the balance
The head of Russia's Olympic Committee says he expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire team will be banned from Rio over allegations of state-sponsored doping.
U.S. women's soccer team threatens Rio Olympic boycott over wage inequality
The United States women’s soccer team could boycott this summer’s Rio Olympics unless their demands for equal pay as the men’s national side are met
EU sparks row with Israel over settlement made goods labels
A row has erupted between the European Union and Israel over the labelling of products “Made in Israel.” New guidelines mean Israeli producers must
Iran boycotts Frankfurt Book Fair over Salman Rushdie appearance
Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an
Miss Renzi tucks in, French minister makes a Royale apology
After France’s environment minister called on people to stop eating a certain chocolate spread to save the rainforests, the wife of Italy’s prime
Cold War sports: how Moscow and the West played for supremacy
The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the
Movie-makers and critics pull out of Istanbul Film Festival amid censorship row
Nearly two dozen movie-makers and a group of international critics have pulled out of the Istanbul Film Festival, amid a censorship row. The
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Tymoshenko case: should the EU boycott Euro2012?
In this edition of Utalk, Lesya from Paris asks: “Do you think the possibility of EU countries boycotting Euro 2012 in Ukraine will help Yulia