Similarly, the commitment to extend NATO’s mission in Afghanistan in 2017 made possible by Mr. Troops was badly needed to sustain the still fragile Afghan government. The Taliban movement, which had been hoping to wait out a Western withdrawal, may now give greater consideration to peace talks.
In 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the nation’s highest immigration appellate body, recognized Guatemalan married women unable to leave their relationships as one such particular social group qualifying, under some circumstances, for asylum. Last week, the attorney general vacated that decision by taking back another, similar case in which the BIA had already decided that the applicant may qualify for asylum on similar grounds. Regardless, Sessions did not just undo the protection offered one woman or one ruling.
Indeed, it’s not often that a preview of violent video games begins with condolences to the victims of a mass shooting. Tyler stood onstage, flanked by someone in a giraffe costume on one side and dancers dressed as candy canes on the other, and offered deepest sympathies to the victims and their families in Orlando. Her somber moment at this festive video game promotional event drew a loud round of applause from a packed auditorium..
Israel launched the offensive last Tuesday in what it said was a response to heavy rocket fire out of Hamas controlled Gaza. The military says it has launched more than 1,300 airstrikes, while Palestinian militants have launched more than 800 rockets at Israel. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza says 166 people have been killed, including dozens of civilians.
MARYANN HAMMERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Maryann Hammers writes regularly for The Times. And Still Playing Solo : Grammy nominated drummer Terri Lyne Carrington is looking for a recording company that will appreciate her eclectic sound. She be at La Ve Lee tonight.
One person he is in touch with is Joseph diGenova, even though the firebrand lawyer did not formally join his legal team. (More on that below.) But the president appears to have been promoting that night’s show because Hannity’s guest was diGenova. He declared that Attorney General Jeff Sessions “has a duty to fire Rod Rosenstein,” called Comey a “dirty cop” and described Mueller’s team as “legal terrorists.”.
Professor SCHNAPPER: This is a good decision for employers. At the end of the day, employers want the victims of sexual harassment to come forward and complain about it. That the employer in this case was asking for the right to fire people who object to sexual harassment made no sense at all.