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Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military's Feb....

Hong Kong’s delayed legislative elections set for December

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory's legislative elections will take place in December, more...

Israeli academic won’t receive prize after signing petition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest...

China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — China's government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it...

EXPLAINER: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. ...

US weighs joint approach to Beijing Olympics with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human...

Myanmar forces arrest comedian, break up doctors’ protest

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar arrested the country’s best-known comedian on Tuesday as they continue to crack down on people they accuse...

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed...

Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of Georgia's most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state's sweeping new election law, acknowledging...

Georgia’s new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state’s largest businesses for not...

China pressures brands to reject reports of Xinjiang abuses

BEIJING (AP) — China stepped up pressure Monday on foreign shoe and clothing brands to reject reports of abuses in Xinjiang, telling companies that...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following...

Doctors protest in Myanmar as crackdown claims more lives

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Health care workers marched through Myanmar's second-biggest city Sunday as part of a broad civil disobedience movement against last month's...

In Oregon, Democrats seek to end GOP boycotts of Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Walkouts by Republicans in Oregon's Legislature have become so frequent, with GOP lawmakers torpedoing progressive legislation, that Democrats want to...

PR firms: Golden Globes must reform or stars will boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 Hollywood publicity firms that collectively represent the majority of stars in film and television said they will...

Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers

MILAN (AP) — The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation suit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages from...

Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

TOKYO (AP) — A coalition of 180 rights groups on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported...

India’s opposition shuns Parliament, backs farmers’ demands

NEW DELHI (AP) — Major Indian opposition parties boycotted the opening day of Parliament’s budget session on Friday in solidarity with protesting farmers engaged...

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

ZURICH (AP) — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. ...

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S....

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S....

Easing dispute, UAE announces reopening of borders to Qatar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Friday that it would reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar after...

Venezuela’s socialists take control of once-defiant congress

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Parading giant portraits of Hugo Chavez and independence hero Simon Bolivar, allies of President Nicolas Maduro retook control of Venezuela's...

Central African Republic votes amid fears of unrest

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic held presidential and legislative elections Sunday amid fears of violence after a campaign period marked...

Saudi Arabia says end to yearslong Qatar boycott ‘in reach’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Friday that an end to the yearslong boycott of Qatar by the kingdom...

New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City's...

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the...

Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a...

India’s festive mood raises fears of surge of coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — The crowds filling shopping areas ahead of the Diwali festival of lights on Saturday are raising hopes of India's distressed...

Algeria votes on new constitution amid opposition boycott

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted Sunday on whether to approve a revised constitution that imposes term limits, promises new freedoms and is aimed...

Anti-France protests continue, as Macron seeks understanding

KARACHI (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Pakistan on Sunday burned effigies of France's leader and chanted anti-French slogans, as President Emmanuel Macron tried...

AP Explains: Why France sparks such anger in Muslim world

PARIS (AP) — Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is...

AP Explains: Why France sparks such anger in Muslim world

PARIS (AP) — Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is...

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services...

Ivory Coast tensions rise as president seeks 3rd term

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition activists are threatening to block access to polling stations Saturday in an effort to disrupt the presidential election...

Muslims call for French goods boycott to protest caricatures

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims in the Middle East and beyond on Monday broadened their calls for boycotts of French products and...

France reacts to boycott calls; Erdogan ups Macron insults

PARIS (AP) — French authorities denounced Turkish “propaganda” against France that they said was aimed at fanning hate at home and abroad, and asked...

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the...

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on...

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv...

Trump gives award to Kuwait’s ruling emir

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...

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

LONDON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to...

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

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...

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead...

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

BEIJING (AP) — An...

UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Cleveland’s 3 major teams link to fight for social change

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s...

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla....

Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980

EDITORS — With the...

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

GENEVA (AP) — IOC...

Starbucks latest to say it will pause social media ads

Starbucks is the latest...

Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

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