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ICYMI – Trump acquittal, new WTO director-general

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump concluded Saturday with his acquittal. Seven Republicans joined all of the Senate Democrats and two independents in voting to convict, but it was not enough to reach the 67-vote two-thirds majority they needed.

And just three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.

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Graphic: Senate acquits Trump

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala to make history as head of WTO

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