PUBLISHED JUN 20, 2019

Skimm This: China and North Korea, UK Prime Minister, and Phone Bone

It’s June 20th. Today, we Skimm’d This:


  • For the first time in almost 15 years, a Chinese president touched down in North Korea. President Xi is there to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and they may be talking about a mutual frenemy… the US. We’ll explain.

  • The final two candidates in the race to be the next UK prime minister were announced today. Now, the battle begins for former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. We’ll give you the rundown on these two chaps.

  • It’s World Refugee Day, and the UN has some updated numbers. Think: more people are displaced than ever before. We’ll tell you more.

  • And finally: if you were worried about phone radiation… it’s time to pivot.



theSkimm:Today, China’s President Xi Jinping and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un kicked off a two-day summit with the red-carpet treatment. This is the first time in almost 15 years that a Chinese leader has visited North Korea. And some are saying this is China playing mediator between North Korea and the US. We’ll explain why that’s a big deal. Meanwhile, it’s off to the races for the next UK prime minister. Meet your final two contestants: former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. We’ll tell you what to expect going forward. Also on today’s episode: a new UN report says more people are displaced than ever before, and a new 21st century problem is a real pain in the neck.

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