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Navient rejects $3.2 billion takeover bid from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity

From Reuters Top News:   (Reuters) – Student-loan servicer Navient Corp has rejected a $3.2 billion takeover bid from two investors, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Navient’s board voted on Monday to reject the $12.50 per share offer from hedge fund Canyon Capital Advisors LLC and private-equity

China rejects Australian parliament cyber attack claims as 'baseless' and 'irresponsible'

From The Guardian World:   Australian security and counter-terrorism Foreign ministry spokesman says speculation and sanctions will only ‘poison the atmosphere for cooperation’ Liberal, Labor and National party platforms were hacked during a breach of the Australian Parliament House network earlier this month. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP China has hit back

Visegrad summit in Israel cancelled after Poland withdraws

From Al Jazeera:   Tensions between the Israeli and Polish prime ministers over comments involving WWII have been escalating since last week [Reuters] A two-day summit of Central European leaders in Israel is cancelled after Poland withdrew on Monday, accusing Israel‘s acting foreign minister of “racist” and “totally unacceptable” statements. 

Morning mail: UK Labour splits, Al-Araibi mistakes, Facebook 'digital gangsters'

From The Guardian World:   Guardian Australia’s morning mail Morning mail: UK Labour splits, Al-Araibi mistakes, Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ MP Luciana Berger arrives at a press conference in Westminster where she announced she and six other Labour MPs would leave the party. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Tuesday: Seven MPs leave the

Trump seeks to rally US-based Venezuelans against Nicolás Maduro

From The Guardian World:   Venezuela President to speak at Florida International University in Miami White House previews appeal to Venezuela military A supporter of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, listens as he speaks in Caracas on Monday. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump will speak on Monday in

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

From Reuters Top News:   RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” to influence the vote’s outcome, a state election board official said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Mark Harris, Republican candidate

U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker

From Reuters Top News:   FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a keynote speech at the opening of the EU Industry Days 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy

Hillsborough trial: 'officer did not discuss consequences of opening gate'

From The Guardian World:   UK news David Duckenfield gave no orders before or shortly after issuing command, court told David Duckenfield has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA The South Yorkshire police officer in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough gave no orders

Nigeria's electoral commission allows resumption of campaigning after vote delay: statement

From Reuters Top News:   ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning, the body said in a statement, after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday. On Saturday, the commission’s chairman told parties to stop campaigning, despite the election being