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William Barr, North Korea, Pinterest: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the scheduled release today of Robert Mueller’s report, North Korea’s claim that it has tested a new weapon, and the growing number of abortion bans in the U.S. ImageAttorney General William Barr on Capitol Hill last week.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times […]

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Tencent gaming phone apparently in works, but who will build it for them?

Tencent is reportedly in talks with the likes of Asus, Razer, and Black Shark about launching a gaming phone. It’s believed the new smartphone could be dual-branded with the manufacturer. Chinese internet colossus Tencent is apparently thinking about launching a gaming smartphone. It won’t be doing it alone, however, as it’s tipped to team up […]

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Taiwan Is Hit by Powerful Earthquake

A strong earthquake shook Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, rekindling memories of a deadly tremor that hit the island a year ago. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit at 1:01 p.m. and was centered off the coast of Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, according to a preliminary assessment by the United States Geological Service. Powerful shaking was felt […]

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Gunmen Ambush Pakistan Bus, Killing 14

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday ambushed a bus on a highway and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle, a local official said. The official, Jehangir Dashti, said it was unclear who was behind the killings, which took place before dawn. He said about three dozen people had been […]

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