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Boris Johnson, Iran, Puerto Rico: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the Conservative leadership election in Britain, President Trump’s meeting with Pakistan’s prime minister and the protests in Puerto Rico. ImageBoris Johnson, a hard-line Brexiteer, is expected to win the Conservative leadership contest today.CreditKirsty O’Connor/Press Association, via Associated Press New British prime […]

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Apple Reportedly in ‘Advanced Talks’ to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business for $1 Billion

Apple is reportedly in “advanced talks” to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business. The deal is pegged to be around $1 billion and would include Intel’s expansive patent portfolio along with the entire modem team. Intel and Apple have been in discussions about the modem business acquisition since 2018 itself. The Apple-Intel discussions began last summer, […]

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Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power

CARACAS, Venezuela — Much of Venezuela, including the capital, Caracas, was without electricity Monday evening, as the country suffered its fourth major blackout in less than five months. The country’s communications minister, Jorge Rodríguez, blamed “an electromagnetic attack” on Venezuela’s hydroelectric system for the power failure. He provided no details about who might have been […]

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Hong Kong, Brexit, India: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering escalating tensions in Hong Kong, mass protests in Puerto Rico and the scientific flaws in the ‘Lion King.’ ImageCreditPhoto by Tyrone Siu/Reuters The gap between the rich and poor is at its widest in nearly half a century, and nearly one […]

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