LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that there will be “effectively a diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games by Britain, which joined the United States and others on Wednesday in a decision to pull its top officials from attendance of the Winter Games. The boycottContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will not send any American government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, making official a diplomatic boycott to pressure China for human rights abuses. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said that while American athletes would be able to compete in theContinue Reading

To Tang Chao, the apartment in northeast China was where he and his wife were going to start a new life together. They put down tens of thousands of dollars for it. But months past its scheduled completion, a concrete shell with wiring protruding from the walls and piles ofContinue Reading

President Biden said on Thursday that the United States was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing amid growing pressure to hold China accountable for human rights abuses. The boycott would mean that no U.S. government officials would attend the Games, which are slated to begin inContinue Reading

The Irish novelist Sally Rooney said on Tuesday that she would not allow the Israeli publishing house that handled her previous novels to publish her most recent book, “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” because of her support for Palestinian people and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. In an email,Continue Reading

Like Ms. Omarova, Ms. Raskin withdrew her nomination. “Sarah was subject to baseless attacks from industry and conservative interest groups,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. The treasurers have also set their sights on new federal rules and regulations intended to strengthen the government’s ability to act on climate change.Continue Reading

JERUSALEM — Unilever said on Wednesday that it had sold the Israeli arm of the ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, nearly a year after Ben & Jerry’s set off a fury in Israel by saying it would stop selling its products in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Unilever, a BritishContinue Reading

Vodka, a drink that was popularized in the West by James Bond and that has long been one of Russia’s most visible exports, is now the target of international anger over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In New Hampshire, where liquor and wine are sold through state-run stores, Gov. ChrisContinue Reading