Today in One Paragraph
Several staffers at Breitbart News resigned over the website’s handling of an alleged assault of a reporter by Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Hundreds of migrants were detained by authorities after crossing into Macedonia from Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he’s pulling Russian troops from Syria. And President Obama met with Jason Rezaian, a reporter who was recently freed from imprisonment in Iran.
Resignations at Breitbart. Reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, along with several other staff members, resigned from the company over the way the site handled Fields’s recent assault accusation against Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. In a statement, Shapiro said Breitbart News’s editors “undercut” Fields’s story and “shaped the company into Trump’s personal Pravda.” (Rosie Gray and McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed News)
Migrants Enter Macedonia. Hundreds of refugees crossed from Greece into Macedonia by skirting a border fence, authorities said. The migrants were detained by the Macedonian police on arrival, and a spokeswoman said they would be sent back to Greece. (Ognen Teofilovski, Reuters)
Mission ‘Accomplished.’ Vladimir Putin announced that most Russian military forces will withdraw from Syria starting Tuesday, saying in a meeting at the Kremlin that the mission “on the whole has been accomplished.” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces have recently captured rebel-and ISIS-held territory with the help of Russian “airstrikes”, approved the withdrawal, according to a statement from his office. The decision comes amid peace talks in Geneva aimed at resolving Syria’s civil war. (BBC News)