Mozambique's Renamo boycotts parliament and threatens secession

Mozambique`s main opposition party Renamo on Monday boycotted the opening of parliament in protest at last October`s election results as its leader threatened to create a parallel government.

Australian Open prize hits record $32 million
Australian Open prize hits record $32 million

Australian Open organisers said Friday they had raised the prize money for the year`s first Grand Slam to a record Aus$40 million (US$32 million), with the singles winners taking home Aus$3.1 million each.

ENSF temporarily suspends boycott of statehood day celebration

Following an appeal made by Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, the Eastern Naga Students' Federation (ENSF) has temporarily suspended its proposed boycott of the Statehood Day celebration in four districts of Nagaland.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott
David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott
F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott

Formula One's mid-grid strugglers are determined to carve out a fairer distribution of wealth, but they are not contemplating a boycott of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

US Grand Prix boycott cannot be ruled out, says Force India boss
US Grand Prix boycott cannot be ruled out, says Force India boss

Formula One`s cash-strapped smaller teams could boycott Sunday`s U.S. Grand Prix unless their complaints about the division of revenues are heard, Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Saturday.

More villages to boycott poll over Haryana girl's self-immolation

Over half-a-dozen villages and four Gurgaon colleges Monday extended their support to Pinky Chauhan, who set herself afire last month to protest "intentional" poor marking by her college management, and decided to boycott Wednesday's Haryana assembly election.

Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter
Russia World Cup not under discussion, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated that Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup is not up for discussion.

UK deputy PM says Russia should not host FIFA World Cup

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

British MP calls for English Premier League boycott

A British lawmaker called on Tuesday for fans to boycott English Premier League football matches in protest at the high number of foreign players taking part in the competition.

Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.

Newcastle fans planning mass walkout after 69 minutes

Newcastle United fans, "angry and frustrated" by their team`s poor season, are planning a 69th-minute walk-out protest during their final home Premier League match against Cardiff City on Saturday.

Algeria opposition to boycott Bouteflika inauguration

Algerian opposition parties are to boycott the inauguration Monday of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after his re-election in a campaign he was too sick to participate in, an opposition leader said.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.

Muslim clerics to boycott marriage of drunkards, dowry seekers

Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people.

US warns visitors to Sochi to stay vigilant

The United States updated its travel alert Friday for the Sochi Winter Olympics, and specifically warned American gays about stringent new anti-gay laws.

Kanye West tells fans to boycott Louis Vuitton

Rapper Kanye West has urged his fans not to purchase anything from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton as the head of the company Yves Carcelle reportedly refused to meet him.

Mauritania holds elections despite wide boycott

Mauritania holds nationwide elections on Saturday overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party that calls its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".

Cong boycotts Goa Assembly session, draws criticism of Speaker

Congress MLAs today boycotted the session of Goa State Legislative Assembly, drawing criticism from Speaker Rajendra Arlekar who termed the move as "politicising of the legislative functioning".