Global News 8/20/19 – Italy's PM resigns, Syria rebels pull out of key town, and Johnson doubles down on backstop as strategy is criticized

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy addressing the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. He delivered a fierce attack on the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. Credit Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy addressing the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. He delivered a fierce attack on the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. Credit Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

This Tuesday, Italy’s prime minister resigns from most dysfunctional Italian government in decades; Syrian rebels pull out of key town after five years; British PM Johnson doubles down on backstop demands as strategy is criticized at home; Facebook and Twitter shut down multiple Chinese government-run accounts sowing disinformation in Hong Kong; and Hong Kong British Consulate worker was arrested at Chinese border.