PUBLISHED OCT 17, 2019

Skimm This: Brexit, Syria Ceasefire, Auto Worker Strike

It’s October 17th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • The EU approved a brand new Brexit deal. It’s a big win for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, even though he’s still got to sell his fellow Brits on the deal this weekend.

  • Turkey announced a surprise ceasefire in Syria today after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

  • Union auto workers are looking over a new contract with General Motors that could end a month-long strike.

  • And Sin City might just have a saintly streak.


theSkimm: With just days to go before a Brexit deadline, UK and EU leaders shook hands on a new withdrawal agreement today. But that hardly means a Halloween Brexit is guaranteed. We’ll explain what could happen when British lawmakers vote on the deal on Saturday. Meanwhile, US pressure on Turkey to halt fighting in Syria appeared to pay off today, as Turkey agreed to a ceasefire to spare US-allied Kurdish fighters. Also on today’s show: how a picket line update could affect you, and something that happened in Vegas that maybe shouldn’t stay there.

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