It’s September 20th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
Millions of people hit the streets today as a part of a global climate strike movement, dialing up the expectations on world leaders ahead of a key UN summit next week.
Taiwan suffered another setback this week in its long-running standoff with China, as the island nation of Kiribati cut diplomatic dies and flipped its support to Beijing.
The votes from Israel’s parliamentary election are in, but Israelis are ending the week with few clues about who will lead them.
And finally: it turns out that bottle of “Japanese whisky” might not actually be from Japan.
theSkimm: The world was gripped by massive student-led climate strikes today. Some say the demonstrations were the largest climate protest in history. We’ll let you know what strikers want and what they’ll be watching for at a big UN climate summit on Monday. Meanwhile: Taiwan’s friend group got a bit smaller this week, as it loses support from two of its traditional backers in the Pacific. Also on today’s show: a quick update on Israel’s election, and the truth about Japanese whisky.