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US forces rescue abducted American in Nigeria 

In a statement, Jonathan Hoffman, the Pentagon spokesman, said the rescue operation was conducted on Saturday morning. The American was reportedly abducted in Niger Republic on Tuesday and subsequently moved to Nigeria. “U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31…

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Ex-Jacksonville City Council members sentenced to prison in fraud case;Katrina Brown sentenced to 33 months, Reggie brown gets 18 months in prison . 

Ashley Harding, ReporterJoe McLean, Reporter by News4Jax.  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The long-delayed sentencing hearing for ex-Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown reached a conclusion Thursday afternoon, with both receiving prison sentences. A judge handed Katrina Brown a sentence of 33 months followed…

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U.S. Opposes Pick to Lead World Trade Organization, Riling Member Nations-Trump administration was alone among body’s 164 members in opposing Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as director general 

 STAFF/REUTERS- Reports The Wall Street Journal By Laurence Norman in Brussels and Drew Hinshaw in Warsaw October 29, 2020 The U.S. opposed the selection of former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the World Trade Organization’s new leader, officials said Wednesday, the latest Trump administration challenge to the…

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Trump throws spinner in Nkonjo-Iweala’s WTO election 

The World Trade Organization’s ( WTO) bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is…

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