It’s October 16th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
theSkimm: Russian and Syrian troops swooped into parts of northern Syria this week, just days after US troops pulled out. Given the history between Russia and Syria this isn’t much of a surprise, but it could still have a big impact on the future of the ongoing Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s leader tried to deliver her ‘state of the union’ speech today, only to have opposition lawmakers shout her off the stage. Now, she’s facing fresh pushback from across the Pacific – in the US Congress. Also on today’s show: Ronan Farrow opens up on the process of reporting the Harvey Weinstein story, and one good Samaritan's clever move to help return a wallet.
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The Syrian Civial War has been going on since 2011. You may have heard of the Syrian refugee crisis. We broke down the timeline of this civil war here.
Hong Kong is in the middle of a political crisis over fears about China’s influence there.
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