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Monocle 24: The Globalist

English, Foreign/International, 1 season, 406 episodes, 2 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes
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Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.
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Elections in Europe and Iran. Plus: Belarus’s nuclear drills with Russia

We examine the latest developments in Iran’s presidential race and take stock of last week’s European Parliament elections. Plus: a closer look at Belarus’s participation in nuclear drills with Russia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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European elections: everything you need to know

News from this weekend’s EU elections. Plus: Brics foreign ministers meet in Nizhny Novgorod, the latest on Rafah and how might the detainment of a French scholar in Russia further strain relations with the West?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/202458 minutes, 27 seconds
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South Korea vies for influence on the African continent

We reflect on South Korea’s first summit with leaders from 48 African countries and how the country plans to increase its influence in the region. Plus: plans for teetotal cruises in Saudi Arabia, a roundup of retail news and an interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/7/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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World leaders gather in France to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day

We discuss what the events marking the anniversary of D-Day mean for diplomacy going forward. Plus: Netanyahu’s strategy in Gaza, the latest trade and economy news and the new dating app from Tokyo’s government.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202458 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ukraine’s operations in Syria and Australia’s foreign army recruit push

We discuss the alliance between Ukraine and Syrian opposition groups in attacking Russian mercenaries in Syria. Later: Australia’s push to bolster its armed forces by allowing foreign recruits, Joe Biden’s new measures to curb migrant arrivals at the US-Mexico border and why a Tokyo neighbourhood is banning drinking in public. Plus: a flip through the papers and art news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Israel and Hamas weigh up the latest Gaza ceasefire plan

Israel and Hamas weigh up the latest plan for peace in Gaza. Meanwhile, China has accused the UK’s MI6 of recruiting a couple as spies in the latest incident of alleged espionage going public. Plus: aviation news and why the Swiss Air Force is practising landing on motorways.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202458 minutes, 36 seconds
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Burkina Faso’s neglected crisis and security in Asia

Why neglect of Burkina Faso’s ongoing crisis is the ‘new normal’ and the results from Mexico’s historical election. Also in the programme: Samir Puri is in Singapore as leaders discuss security in Asia, Nick Bryant tells us what’s next for Donald Trump in the wake of his conviction and the latest culture news with Amah Rose Abrams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202458 minutes, 46 seconds
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A violent end to campaigning in Mexico and will US weapons be used to strike Russia?

Will Biden let US weapons strike Russia? How violence marred the final day of Mexican election campaigns and we take a look at who will be the next premier of the Netherlands. Andrew Mueller also delivers What We Learned. Plus: the latest news from the world of music and why fries are off the menu at the Paris Olympics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202458 minutes, 31 seconds
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UAE signs a free trade agreement with South Korea and South Africans go to the polls

Have South Africa’s elections marked the end of the ANC’s political dominance? We head to Prague for an informal Nato summit with foreign ministers, take a look back at the Bratislava Summit 2024 and assess the South Korea-UAE trade deal. Plus: the latest news from the world of aviation and a check-in from the Hay Festival.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202457 minutes, 24 seconds
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Special edition, no 2: Live from the Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong, presented by UBS

The latest in a series of special live editions recorded at the Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong. Tom Edwards hosts a discussion on ideas for better urbanism, featuring insights from Nobel economics laureate Paul Romer; Shirley Surya, curator of design and architecture at M+;  Angelle Siyang-Le, director of Art Basel Hong Kong; Jonathan Crockett, chairman for Asia at Phillips; and Monocle’s editors James Chambers and Nic Monisse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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Special edition, no 1: Live from the Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong presented by UBS

The first in a series of special live editions recorded at the Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong. Tom Edwards hosts a discussion on the global investor mindset featuring insights from the curator of the week-long AIC, Niall MacLeod; New York Times China correspondent, David Pierson; and the director heading leasing and operations for Henderson Land Development, Tom Andrews.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202459 minutes, 11 seconds
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Leaders from South Korea, China and Japan meet in Seoul

Tomohiko Taniguchi joins us from Tokyo as leaders from South Korea, China and Japan head to Seoul for their first trilateral meeting since before the coronavirus pandemic. Also in the programme: Maya Sharma updates us on the world’s largest elections in India as it enters its penultimate phase. Plus: the latest travel news with Gabriel Leigh and the highlights from Cannes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202459 minutes
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China responds to Taiwan’s new president with military drills

China has launched two days of military drills around Taiwan as “punishment” following the territory’s inauguration of its new president. Then: a “commitment for peace” between South Sudan’s government and rebel forces, and the EU signs off on a new bill legislating artificial intelligence. Plus: television news, a report from Lisbon by Design and this week’s ‘What We Learned’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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UK prime minister calls general election

We get the latest from George Parker as the UK’s prime minister, Rishi Sunak, sets the date for a general election. Also in the programme: Nina dos Santos discusses Emmanuel Macron’s visit to New Caledonia following violence in the French territory. Plus: business news with Rachel Pupazzoni and we speak to Julie Finch of Hay Festival as the hallowed literary gathering begins.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israeli officials shut down AP broadcast and Finland looks to stem migration from Russia

We assess why Israel shut down the Associated Press Gaza live video feed. Then: why the Finnish government has proposed emergency legislation to prevent any further migrants from entering the country via the border with Russia. Plus: we discuss the latest World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Development Index, look at Dakar’s independent art scene and speak to this year’s Booker Prize winner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202457 minutes, 28 seconds
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Protests in Mexico and Thailand’s plan to recriminalise cannabis

Mass protests take place in Mexico as the nation prepares for its general elections. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron calls a third meeting of his defence and security council to discuss the unrest in New Caledonia. Plus: Thailand’s plan to recriminalise cannabis, Japan’s changing attitudes to female emperors, Dakar’s independent art scene and the latest fashion news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/202454 minutes, 36 seconds
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Taiwan's new president is inaugurated

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5/20/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Michael Cohen’s testimony and South Africa’s case against Israel

Michael Cohen returns to the witness stand for cross-examination on his third day of testimony. Then: South Africa asks the International Court of Justice to order Israel to immediately withdraw from Rafah and we hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stephen Adly Guirgis. Plus: your weekend drinks menu with Maxim Kassir, head sommelier at The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202458 minutes, 48 seconds
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Vladimir Putin’s visit to China and the Arab League Summit in Bahrain

Vladimir Putin touches down in China for a two-day state visit and meeting with Xi Jinping. Meanwhile, Gaza is at the top of the agenda as the Arab League Summit begins in Bahrain. Plus: Dutch coalition talks, free speech in Tunisia, climate news and Design Miami.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202459 minutes, 41 seconds
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Georgia passes ‘foreign agents’ bill and Copenhagen Democracy Summit

Giorgi Tabagari tells us what’s next for Georgia as its parliament passes the ‘foreign agents’ bill. Also in the programme: Monocle’s Asia editor, James Chambers, on Singapore’s new prime minister and Suzanne Lynch gives us the latest from the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. Plus: Bernie Cho updates us on the NewJeans controversy that’s rocking the K-Pop world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202459 minutes, 2 seconds
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The latest from Rafah and a record number of internally displaced

We hear the latest as Israel invades Rafah from north and south. Plus: the UK arrests three men for assisting Hong Kong’s intelligence services, the Norwegian Refugee Council reports on a record number of internally displaced people around the world, the latest in arts and culture, and a preview of Cannes Film Festival.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/20241 hour, 22 seconds
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Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Ankara and Eurovision 2024

A spotlight on Greek-Turkish relations as prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Ankara. Then: presidential elections in Lithuania, how the Austrian Beer Party could bolster far-right support and a call from Somalia to end the UN’s decade-long political-assistance mission. Plus: the winners and losers from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Israeli strikes near Rafah and a setback for China’s expansion in central America

Israeli build-up continues outside Rafah despite US warnings that it will withhold weapons if a major invasion is launched. Then: disappointment for China as Nicaragua cancels a controversial canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific and Malaysia’s plan to offer orangutans to the biggest importers of its palm oil. Plus: we’re in Malmö, Sweden, with the latest from Eurovision.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Will the US stop additional weapons deliveries to Israel?

We examine at Western responses to Israel’s actions in Rafah, explore why all five Central Asian leaders have agreed to attend Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day celebrations and check in on South Korea’s scandal-plagued president Yoon Suk-yeol. Plus: we visit Marseille for the Olympic torch festival and hear from Greece’s Eurovision entrant.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Russia’s nuclear weapons drills and Xi Jinping arrives in Belgrade

We get the latest on the Rafah crossing as Israel and Hamas continue negotiations. Then: Russia is ready to hold nuclear weapons drills, China’s Xi Jinping touches down in Belgrade and we speak with Neil J Young about his new book ‘Coming Out Republican’. Plus: fashion news and the economics behind doner kebabs in Germany.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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A round-up of the day’s news

Join Monocle’s Emma Nelson for the current-affairs stories of the day, including the third phase of India’s general election with Maya Sharma, the latest aviation news with Greg Waldron of Flight Global and the papers with Agnes Poirer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202455 minutes, 55 seconds
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Palestinians told to evacuate eastern Rafah and Xi Jinping begins his European tour

The latest as Israel’s military orders Palestinians to evacuate eastern Rafah and we report as China’s president Xi Jinping arrives in France for the beginning of his European tour. Then: the importance of countering Russia’s influence in Africa as Moscow’s troops enter a military base in Niger. Plus: we’re in Bahrain to meet contemporary artist Rashid Al Khalifa, and the chef cooking for the stars.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Baltic ministers warn Nato and a secretive UN summit in Chile

Across the Baltic sea, GPS jamming has led to flights being cancelled, posing serious security risks. Could Russia be behind this? Then: the UN convenes a “mega-summit” of chief executives in Chile, the importance of Nordic influence in Africa and the latest World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders. Plus: we meet Swiss skier Marc Rochat of the documentary ‘La Roche’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/202458 minutes, 41 seconds
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Netanyahu’s Rafah raid and the GOP pressures Biden over campus protests

We discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to proceed with an offensive in Rafah, regardless of a hostage deal. Also in the programme: the latest on US university campus protests as Republicans ramp up their criticism of Joe Biden’s handling of the growing movement. Plus: China’s revised state-secrets law comes into force, trade news and London’s mayoral election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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The fate of Darfur, defence talks in Hawaii and EU expansion

As war closes in on Darfur’s besieged capital, we get the latest on the conflict in Sudan. Then: Japan, Australia, the US and the Philippines meet in Hawaii for defence talks, we hear the case for EU expansion and examine Georgia’s controversial foreign-agent bill. Plus: responsible tourism in Mallorca.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202459 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hamas delegation touches down in Cairo for talks

Egypt and Qatar flex their mediator muscles as a Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo for ceasefire talks, Greece apledges €2bn to build its own ‘Iron Dome’, Germany’s far-right is on trial and we hear about the continuation of Ukraine’s global relief programme despite the ongoing war. Plus: newspapers, aviation news and Madonnamania takes over Brazil.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202459 minutes
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IDA for Africa Heads of State Summit and Habitat’s 60th anniversary

Hannah McCarthy joins us to discuss the latest from Gaza. Also in the programme: Tara O’Connor explores the IDA for Africa Heads of State Summit in Nairobi, where leaders are meeting to discuss the continent’s financing and security. Also in the programme: we speak to Sebastian Conran, designer in residence at Habitat, as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary. Plus: a flick through the day’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mark Rutte meets Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul

Monocle’s Hannah Lucinda Smith on Mark Rutte’s visit to Istanbul to meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he seeks to woo support to become the next Nato chief. Also in the programme: Ed Stocker sits down with Lufthansa CEO Jens Ritter as the airline prepares to launch its new premium cabins known as Allegris. Plus: we discuss why the Indian city of Bengaluru is offering incentives for those who head to the polls and the latest news in film.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Blinken in China; Haiti’s ongoing crisis; the rise of Latin music

We discuss the state of relations between the world’s two most powerful countries as US secretary of state Antony Blinken visits China. Plus: the current humanitarian situation in Gaza, the UN warns that the crisis in Haiti is “catastrophic” and Spanish-language music sweeps global charts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Poland flexes its diplomatic muscles

As Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, and the UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak, visit Warsaw, we examine the role that Poland plays in the diplomatic field. Then: Donald Trump’s criminal trial; Taiwan wants to remove statues of Chinese dictator Chiang Kai-shek; and an exploration of the future of ticket resale with the managing director of Viagogo. Plus: aviation news and a lost Klimt painting is auctioned.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/202459 minutes, 7 seconds
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Global military spending reaches an all-time high

Paul Rogers of OpenDemocracy explains why global defence expenditure is at its highest level since records began. Elsewhere, Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, tells us about Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Iraq, the Maldives shifts its allegiance from India to China and we ask why the US is withdrawing troops from Niger. Plus: art and culture news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202458 minutes, 50 seconds
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Middle East tensions and the future of the US-Ukraine relationship

Monocle’s Middle East correspondent Leila Molana-Allen discusses the latest on tensions in the region. Also in the programme: Ukrainian MP Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze on the relationship between Washington and Kyiv following the US House of Representatives’ vote on military aid for Ukraine. Plus: a flip through the papers, Balkans news and an interview with Romanian artist Serban Savu.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israel’s airstrikes on Iran: what happens next?

Israel carries out airstrikes on Iran, with explosions heard in the city of Isfahan. How will Tehran respond? Meanwhile, the US votes on aid for Ukraine, which Kyiv says could make the difference between victory and defeat. Plus, a flick through the papers, music news and a report from Salone del Mobile.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/19/202458 minutes, 16 seconds
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The future of the EU according to the Enrico Letta report

We discuss what the future of the EU might look like following a report by former Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta. Also in the programme: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera on the importance of Brazil president Lula’s visit to Bogotá and Fiona O’Brien from Reporters without Borders explains the threats to Iranian journalists globally. Plus: we ask why the UAE is so unprepared for flooding and speak to architect Matteo Corbellini at Salone del Mobile.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202458 minutes, 47 seconds
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G7 foreign ministers meet in Capri

 The foreign ministers of the G7 nations touch down in Capri to discuss the crisis in the Middle East and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Then: Georgia’s controversial bill on ‘foreign influence’ and a look at the debate around South Africa’s National Health Insurance. Plus: newspapers, television news, 100 days to go before the Olympic Games and we speak with luxury home-appliance manufacturer Gaggenau. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202459 minutes
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Trump’s historic day in criminal court and Salone del Mobile starts

We discuss rising tensions in the Middle East amid fears of an Israeli military response to Iran’s weekend attacks. We also have the latest on Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial, Croatia’s parliamentary elections and Monocle’s team in Milan checks in from the first day of the 62nd edition of Salone del Mobile. Plus: a special interview with the former Commanding General of US Army Europe, Ben Hodges, on the laws of engagement in Ukraine, Gaza and beyond.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202458 minutes, 44 seconds
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Iran launches missile strikes in Israel and the Thailand-Myanmar border crisis

The latest on the conflict in the Middle East following Iran's reprisal attack on Israel. Then: after days of clashes, we discuss the unrest at the Thailand-Myanmar border. Plus: the implications of Senegal’s new presidency for regional dynamics and fashion news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/202459 minutes
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The sentencing of Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster, Truong My Lan

Bill Hayton discusses the sentence against Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan. Also in the programme: Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Plus: we get the highlights from the Watches & Wonders trade fair in Geneva and the latest news in the world of transport.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/12/202458 minutes, 39 seconds
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Will Iran retaliate against Israel?

We discuss the likelihood of a retaliation against Israel by Iran with Lizzie Porter and Bill Law. Also in the programme: we learn the outcome of South Korea’s parliamentary elections with Joon Ha and check in with Andrew Mueller at the Delphi Economic Forum. Plus” we hear why Pacific island leaders are granting whales and dolphins “legal person” status.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the US and the International Booker Prize 2024

We take the temperature of US-Japan relations as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits President Biden in Washington DC. Also on the programme: Ankara based journalist Victoria Craig on why Turkey is halting exports to Israel and Stephen Dalziel explains a new form of protest using saucepans by The Way Home group of military wives and mothers in Russia. Plus: the shortlist for this year’s International Booker Prize.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202458 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador and Zimbabwe’s new currency

With seven months to go until the US election, we discuss how things are shaping up as the old foes try new tactics. Plus: Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador, Zimbabwe’s new currency and Thailand’s response to unrest in Myanmar.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202458 minutes, 53 seconds
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Israel’s isolation grows six months into war against Hamas in Gaza

Six months into the conflict in Gaza, an absence of a clear resolution to a conflict that is increasingly isolating Israel remains. Then: Russia makes moves to overrun Ukrainian defences before more Western aid arrives, we ask whether China will use artificial intelligence to disrupt elections in the US, South Korea and India, and we take a look inside Oneworld’s first dedicated lounge in Europe. Plus: a global and Swiss paper review.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Benny Gantz calls for early elections in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival and member of the war cabinet, Benny Gantz, calls for early elections, Myanmar’s opposition carries out a drone attack on junta-controlled Naypyidaw, Moscow declares that Russia and Nato are now in “direct confrontation” and we celebrate the life and legacy of Gaetano Pesce. Plus: Andrew Mueller takes a look at what we learned this week.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/202458 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nato at 75: Old enemies, new faultlines

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Nato. We assess the alliance’s future at a worrying time for global security. Then we hear why the Philippines’ navy is preparing for the worst-case scenario in the South China Sea and discuss the future of UK and US arms sales to Israel. Plus: McKinsey experts on the future of the urban environment, and the life and legacy of Guadeloupe’s grand storyteller Maryse Condé, who has died at the age of 90.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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EU leaders head to Lithuania to show solidarity

Emmanuel Macron hosts Antony Blinken in Paris for talks on Ukraine and Gaza, and EU leaders head to Lithuania while Belarus conducts military drills near its border. Plus: we discuss Bassirou Diomaye Faye as he is sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president and explore the world of Heath Ceramics with studio director Tung Chiang. Also in the programme: the first politician generated by artificial intelligence.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/202457 minutes, 24 seconds
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A round-up of the day’s news

Join Monocle’s Emma Nelson as she goes through the current affairs stories of the day, including Portugal’s new prime minister being sworn in and a review of the front pages with analyst Charles Hecker. Plus: aviation news with FlightGlobal’s Greg Waldron in Singapore.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/20241 hour, 13 seconds
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Turkey’s local elections: a test for Erdogan

Voters head to the polls in Turkey to vote in local and mayoral elections in what’s being seen as a test for President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan. Plus: the return of Isis, Australia’s diplomatic deficit and Austria’s vacancy tax.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202459 minutes, 10 seconds
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How is Beijing trying to woo foreign investment?

China rolls out the red carpet for global chief executives at Beijing’s development forum. Plus: Narendra Modi’s government faces criticism following the arrest of another opposition leader, news from the world of film and France launches its first-ever cheese museum.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is a grain deal in sight for Poland and Ukraine?

As farmers protest across Europe, we get the latest on a possible grain deal between Poland and Ukraine. Then: protesters take to the streets in Hungary over a corruption case and the latest threats to Slovakia’s public broadcaster. Plus: design news and why Italians talk with their hands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/28/202458 minutes, 43 seconds
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Emmanuel Macron in Brazil and Robert F Kennedy Jr announces running mate

We discuss Emmanuel Macron’s three-day state visit to Brazil, Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, reports from Oakland as Robert F Kennedy Jr announces his presidential running mate and we join Monocle’s Asia editor, James Chambers, from The Chiefs conference in Hong Kong. Plus: Karl Lagerfeld’s last Paris residence sells for double the starting price. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202458 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tensions rise between France and Germany over Ukraine

We discuss tensions between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, and what they mean for Ukraine. Plus, plans for a significant upgrade to the security alliance between the US and Japan, Boeing’s management reshuffle and technology news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202459 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is there a way out of Haiti’s nightmare?

The crisis in Haiti continues to spiral as political parties edge closer to forming a security council. Will a new government halt the Caribbean nation’s nosedive? Plus: fugitive separatist Carles Puigdemont plans to run in Catalan elections, the latest trade and economy news and a special interview with ambassador Mark Green.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/202458 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s road to EU membership and the Lula-Bolsonaro furniture row

Bosnia and Herzegovina could be given the green light to begin EU accession talks. We discuss what this means with Monocle’s Balkans correspondent Guy de Launey. Plus: Washington pushes for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a row about palace furniture ramps up between Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro, and we get the latest fashion news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/202453 minutes, 54 seconds
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EU summit in Brussels and Vietnam’s president resigns

We discuss what will be on the agenda at the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels with associate editor at Politico, Suzanne Lynch. Also in the programme: we get the latest on Vietnam president Vo Van Thuong’s resignation and find out why Canada is stopping future arms shipments to Israel. Plus: we flick through the April issue of Monocle as it hits newsstands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/202459 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hopes build for a ceasefire in Gaza and Slovakia’s presidential election

As negotiations in Doha resume, we discuss the likelihood of a temporary truce in Gaza after months of devastating war. Plus: protests in Argentina, US domestic politics and why Slovakia’s forthcoming presidential election is crucial for the EU.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/202458 minutes, 53 seconds
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Famine in Gaza and the Kremlin’s future elite

Israel denies the EU’s accusation that it is using starvation as a weapon of war. Plus, Hong Kong’s Article 23 security legislation nears a vote and Mark Galeotti introduces the Kremlin elite of the future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202459 minutes, 3 seconds
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South Korea’s Summit for Democracy and an EU-Egypt migration deal

We get the latest from Gaza, explore the relevance of the third Summit for Democracy and question an EU cash-for-migration deal with Egypt. Plus: the director of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, and how to legislate happiness in California.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202458 minutes, 51 seconds
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Russia’s election and US-Japan talks on Ukraine

We discuss this weekend’s presidential election in Russia, which will grant Vladimir Putin another six-year term. Plus: US efforts to involve Japan in providing additional military support to Ukraine, the future of government in the Netherlands and theatre news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202458 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ukraine gets new military funding and a survey on democratic fixes

We speak with Ukrainian MP Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze about the EU’s new military fund, South Korea and the US finish up their Freedom Shield drills amid tensions with North Korea, a Pew Research survey tells us how to fix democracy and Celine prepares to launch a new makeup line.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/14/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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Germany’s AfD ruling and the Aukus submarine deal

Germany rules on whether the far-right Alternative für Deutschland party should be designated as a suspected extremist organisation. Sudha David-Wilp, director of the German Marshall Fund’s Berlin office, gives us the latest. Meanwhile, we ask: is the Aukus submarine deal on the brink of collapse, following the US navy’s decision to cut submarine budgets? Plus: a report from Mipim in Cannes and this year’s Hay Festival line-up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/202457 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sipri’s report on global weapons sales and Mipim 2024

Siemon Wezeman, senior researcher with the Sipri Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, tells us about the think tank’s latest report on global weapons sales. Plus: Joe Biden hosts Poland’s president and prime minister in Washington, Mipim kicks off in Cannes and a special interview with director Brian Knappenberger about his ground-breaking new docuseries, ‘Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Portugal’s elections and the 96th Academy Awards

We get the latest results from Portugal’s elections and ask what’s next for the nation’s government as the far-right gains ground. Plus: we discuss the likelihood of a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza before Ramadan, get the headlines from the Balkans and find out who wins big at the 2024 Academy Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202457 minutes, 10 seconds
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Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and David Cameron’s visit to Berlin

We review Joe Biden’s final State of the Union address before the US presidential election in November. Plus: Latvia becomes the first EU country to ban agricultural products from Russia and Belarus, the latest on the ongoing Israel-Hamas ceasefire talks and David Cameron’s trip to Berlin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/202458 minutes, 26 seconds
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EPP Summit and Venezuela sets its presidential-election date

The latest developments from the European People’s Party Congress in Bucharest with Nina dos Santos. Plus: can Venezuela’s opposition navigate the presidential election’s tight deadlines? Adam Hancock reports from Kuala Lumpur ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/202458 minutes, 27 seconds
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Olaf Scholz’s hesitancy on Ukraine and US sanctions on Emmerson Mnangagwa

Following Germany’s embarrassing military leak, we discuss the country’s policy on the war in Ukraine. Plus: we give you the latest on the US’s decision to impose fresh sanctions on Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Monocle’s Tom Edwards checks in from the Sustainable Cities in Action Forum in Dubai.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Super Tuesday

Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, checks in ahead of the biggest presidential primary election day, as Donald Trump looks set to win the ballot. Plus, South Korea makes good on its legal threats against striking doctors, China’s premier refuses to speak to the global press, and the second instalment of our week-long M370 series.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Giorgia Meloni meets with Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau

We discuss the latest on the Israel-Hamas war and Giorgia Meloni’s North America trip. Plus: Lynne O’Donnell on the Taliban’s plan to build a cricket stadium, France’s historic abortion vote and architecture news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202459 minutes, 2 seconds
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Alexei Navalny’s funeral and Biden and Trump visit the Texas-Mexico border

Russia analyst Stephen Dalziel discusses the atmosphere surrounding Alexey Navalny’s funeral in Moscow and the future of the opposition movement in Russia. Plus: the latest on Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s visits to two Texas-Mexico border cities, film news and a special interview with two-time Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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What unites Ukraine and the Western Balkans?

We get the latest from a Western Balkans summit that includes Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Then: the latest battle for Pacific Island influence between the US and China, what Japan can do about its record-low birth rate and how Christian nationalism is rising in the US. Plus: technology news with David Phelan and fine wines in the Arabian Peninsula.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/29/202458 minutes, 34 seconds
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Joe Biden meets Congress leaders and Europe’s EV battle

We discuss whether Joe Biden and Congress can avoid a US government shutdown, the latest on North Korea’s nuclear threats and the electric-vehicle race between China’s BYD and France’s Renault. Plus: why France is banning “steak” from non-meat product labels.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/202458 minutes, 43 seconds
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Russia’s advances in Ukraine and Israel heads to the polls in municipal elections

We discuss the latest from the war in Ukraine amid reports of Russian advances in three key locations. Then, as Israelis head to the polls in the country’s municipal elections, we’ll unpack what results at the local level say about the electorate’s confidence in the national government. And: why train lovers are steaming over the relocation of a British locomotive to Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Hungary’s parliament votes on Sweden’s Nato bid

We head to Budapest where a parliamentary vote looks set to approve Sweden’s Nato accession. Plus: protests by Europe’s farmers continue, South Korea’s healthcare woes and a round-up of art and culture news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Who will be Nato’s next leader?

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, we look ahead to who might replace Jens Stoltenberg as the secretary general of Nato later this year. Then: the latest on Israel’s bombardment of Rafah and Andrew Mueller’s ‘What We Learned’. Plus: is rebranding always a good idea?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/202458 minutes, 9 seconds
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Warsaw special

We’re broadcasting live from the Polish capital to assess the state of the fast-changing nation. We discuss the role that Poland has played in the diplomatic arena, take a look at Warsaw’s green ambitions with architect Marlena Happach and talk about the future of the media industry with voices from Polityka Insight and ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. Plus: Polish hospitality with Puro hotel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/22/202458 minutes, 33 seconds
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Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to form tri-state confederation

G20 foreign ministers gather in Rio de Janeiro as a diplomatic spat engulfs Brazil and Israel. Then: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger juntas confirm their commitment to form a new tri-state confederation, the Philippines conducts joint air patrols with the US and we hear from Portugal’s foreign minister, João Cravinho on Ukraine and Israel. Plus: the commercial airport set to open on Italy’s Amalfi Coast this summer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202458 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sergey Lavrov’s Latin American tour

Israel’s war cabinet sets a date for the ground invasion of Rafah, while Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, continues his Latin American tour in Venezuela. Sweden’s defence minister, Pål Jonson, tells us about his country’s path to Nato. Plus: the EU’s mission to protect vessels against Houthi attacks, turmoil at Austrian property company Signa and a round-up of fashion news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202458 minutes, 52 seconds
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Japan’s support for Ukraine and an interview with Kyriakos Mitsotakis

We discuss the latest from the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction, and Andrew Mueller sits down with Greece’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, at the Munich Security Conference as it becomes the first Orthodox-Christian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. Plus: TV highlights with critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/202458 minutes, 52 seconds
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A looming ground offensive in Rafah

As world leaders pile pressure on Israel to abandon plans for a ground offensive in Rafah, we get the latest from the region. Then: key themes at the Munich Security Conference and Chad’s refugee crisis with Sudan. Plus: a preview of the Singapore Air Show, newspapers and this week’s ‘What We Learned’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nato gets a defence-spending boost

As Nato defence ministers gather in Brussels, the alliance’s secretary-general talks about a spending boost by its members. We also profile Pakistan’s new prime minister, look at the same-sex marriage bill in Greece and hear about the merger between Korean Air and Asiana. Plus: a check-in from the World Governments Summit in Dubai.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/15/202458 minutes, 6 seconds
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Indonesia votes

It’s election day in the world’s third-largest democracy: we get the latest from Jakarta. Then: we discuss Ukraine’s view on Nato and US funding, the latest setback to the EU-Mercosur trade deal and hear why cabin crew in the US and the UK are on strike. Plus: a new exhibition profiling Yoko Ono.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/202457 minutes, 56 seconds
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The view of Nato from Poland and Saint Laurent’s new Parisian bookshop

We discuss Poland’s foreign policy and the future of Nato. Plus: Egypt’s mediation role in Israel’s conflict with Hamas, a round-up of headlines from the US and Saint Laurent’s new bookshop in Paris.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/202458 minutes, 58 seconds
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The latest on the conflict in the Middle East and Finland’s election results

We have the latest on the Israel-Gaza war. Plus: we head to Helsinki for the Finnish election results, Colombia’s Supreme Court battle and Australia announces a new domestic military drone programme.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/202458 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pakistan’s controversial election and Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin

We head to Islamabad for the latest on Pakistan’s general election. Plus: Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin, a round-up of aviation news and the design of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic medals is revealed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202458 minutes, 53 seconds
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Olaf Scholz’s US trip, the latest on Ukraine and Dutch coalition talks

We discuss German chancellor Olaf Scholz’s trip to Washington, as he tries to bolster US support for Ukraine. Plus: the Dutch coalition talks, Zimbabwe’s abolishment of the death penalty, fashion news and the UAE’s luxury property boom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/8/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Will Republicans block Biden’s bill on border security and Ukraine?

We discuss the bill worth $118bn (€109bn), which will be debated by the US Senate today. Plus: protests in Senegal after parliament delays the presidential election, Marine Le Pen meets with the Alternative for Germany party and we catch up with J A Bayona, director of ‘Society of the Snow’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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Antony Blinken’s latest Middle East trip and Pakistan’s elections

We discuss Antony Blinken’s fifth Middle East trip since the 7 October attacks and how US strikes in the region are affecting talks. Plus: Pakistan’s elections, Liz Truss’s comeback bid and the headlines in Southeast Asia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/6/202459 minutes, 19 seconds
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US strikes back

We get the latest on the US response to the drone attacks in Jordan, assess how Azerbaijan’s presidential election will impact the wider region and review the day’s papers. Plus: we meet designer Camille Jaillant of Olistic The Label and look at last night’s Grammy Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202458 minutes, 41 seconds
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Australia-New Zealand regional security

We start in Brussels to discuss the outcome of the EU Summit, before heading to Melbourne, where Australian and New Zealand defence and foreign ministers are meeting to talk about regional security. Plus: a report from the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair and a catch-up with Grammy-winning composer Lorne Balfe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202459 minutes
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Will Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief army commander step down?

We ask Ukrainian journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk about the fate of the country’s armed-forces commander, General Valery Zaluzhny. Also in the programme: we assess the situation in Myanmar as the junta-imposed state of emergency comes to an end and we find out why the Catalan amnesty bill has failed to pass in the Spanish congress. Plus: we speak to Eszter Áron, creative director of Aeron, at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israel-Hamas hostage talks, austerity measures in Argentina and the future of the department store

We bring the latest on the Israel-Hamas hostage talks as Qatar’s prime minister meets US officials in Washington. Plus: Javier Milei’s economic bill is debated in Argentina’s parliament, a round-up of art news, and is the future of the department store in danger? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202457 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tensions between Iran and Pakistan, and fresh turbulence for Boeing

We discuss how Israel’s war in Gaza is increasing tensions between Iran and Pakistan. Plus: the annual Corruption Perceptions Index, why three coup-hit nations have left the Economic Community of West African States and why Boeing is losing market share to Airbus. We also meet Jeffrey Wright, star of the Oscar-nominated ‘American Fiction’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/30/202458 minutes, 48 seconds
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Can the CIA broker a deal between Israel and Hamas?

Will the director of the CIA, William Burns, be able to negotiate a truce and hostage deal when he meets his Egyptian and Israeli counterparts, as well as Qatar’s prime minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani? Following Finland’s presidential election on Sunday, we look at the future of the country. And with layoffs and strikes across the country, we examine what’s happening in the US media. Plus: why Guggenheim Bilbao is halting its expansion into a Basque nature reserve.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202459 minutes, 53 seconds
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Israel’s tense relationship with allies

As Israel considers a buffer zone inside Gaza and criticises Qatar, is it at risk of pushing away allies? Also in the programme: the US says that it’s ready to send Turkey a shipment of F-16 fighter jets and we look ahead to the Finnish elections. Plus: why 2024 is set to be a good year for champagne.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/202459 minutes, 28 seconds
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The EU far-right eyes farmers’ protests

As farmers across Europe take to the streets, how do their protests link with the far-right movement in the EU? Then: the Philippines refuses to help the ICC’s drug-war probe, we assess the Red Sea disruption’s effect on global trade and look at the women serving in Ukraine’s armed forces. Plus: the diplomacy of alcohol as Saudi Arabia prepares to open its first liquor store – serving diplomats only.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/25/202456 minutes, 47 seconds
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New Hampshire primary and Germany’s train strikes

We have the latest from the all-important face-off between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary. Plus: the Turkish parliament votes on Swedish accession to Nato, Germany’s six-day train strike begins and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/202457 minutes, 38 seconds
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The EU’s role in Gaza

We discuss the EU’s role in Gaza as European foreign ministers met separately yesterday with their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts. Plus: an on-the-ground report from the New Hampshire primary, Ukraine strikes Russian gas and Madrid’s new graffiti police.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202458 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nato prepares for its biggest drills since Cold War

We discuss Nato’s preparations for the ‘Steadfast Defender 24’ exercises, which will test the alliance’s ability to defend its eastern flank that borders Russia. Plus: a flick through the day’s papers, the latest climate news and a dispatch from Singapore Art Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pakistan’s strikes in Iran and the Somalia-Ethiopia maritime dispute

We discuss the regional fallout following Pakistan’s retaliatory strikes in Iran. Plus: the Somalia-Ethiopia dispute over the Somaliland maritime deal, media freedom in Ukraine following reports of press intimidation and a special interview with Alexander Payne, the director of ‘The Holdovers’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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China’s faltering economy and Japan Airlines’ first female president

Georgina Godwin is joined by Yossi Mekelberg for the latest in the Middle East as tensions flare in the region. Then, we look at China’s economy, examine why Nordic artists are calling for a Eurovision 2024 boycott and discuss Japan Airlines’ new president.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/18/202458 minutes, 31 seconds
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Iran launches missile strikes in Iraq and North Korea’s foreign minister visits Moscow

We discuss the regional spillover of the war in Gaza following Iranian missile strikes in Iraq and Syria. Plus: North Korea and Russia’s growing alliance, a check-in from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting and the latest music news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202459 minutes, 8 seconds
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China’s push for influence in Africa

The latest on the Iowa caucuses, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s tour of Africa and the international reaction to another Houthi missile attack. Plus: the Iceland volcano eruption’s effect on infrastructure and a look through the morning’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/20241 hour, 11 seconds
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Taiwan’s election, the Yemen strikes and news from the Balkans

We assess what’s next for Taiwan following elections on the island and China’s reaction to the results. Plus: Middle East specialist Sanam Vakil discusses the fallout following strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest on aid to Ukraine, Denmark’s new monarch and highlights from the Emmy Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/15/202458 minutes, 43 seconds
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US-led air strikes on Yemen’s Houthis

US and UK forces have carried out air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen with mission support from the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Bahrain. Targets reportedly include sites in the capital city, Sana’a, the Red Sea port of Al-Hudaydah, Dhamar and the northwestern Houthi stronghold of Sa’ada. We discuss the political consequences of South Africa’s case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. Plus: an eventful week in US politics ahead of this year’s presidential election, Greece plans an initial public offering of Athens International Airport and the latest theatre news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ and a look ahead to Taiwan’s election

We assess the possibility of the International Court of Justice ordering Israel to halt its campaign in Gaza. Plus: Taiwan’s all-important election this weekend, Poland’s political meltdown and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/11/202459 minutes
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Today’s Nato-Ukraine Council meeting and a dispatch from the Consumer Electronics Show

We discuss today’s Nato-Ukraine Council meeting against a backdrop of increased Russian attacks. Plus: the humanitarian situation in Gaza, a dispatch from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Seoul’s new seatless subway carriages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/10/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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South Korea’s pre-election turmoil and a look ahead to the World Economic Forum

We ask Nik Gowing whether the Israel-Gaza war could spark a wider conflict in the region – and beyond. Plus: Steven Borowiec updates us on South Korea’s political crisis ahead of national elections and, with less than a week to go, we look ahead to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Iraq prepares for the exit of US-led troops

Antony Blinken’s latest multi-stop tour of the Middle East, Iraq’s preparations for the exit of US-led troops and Ecuadorean president Daniel Noboa’s plan to hold a referendum on security measures. Plus: the business news and the winners of the Golden Globe Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202458 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fears of wider Middle East war, Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap and Thailand’s tourism push

We discuss the effect of the Israel-Gaza war on Lebanon and the potential for a broader fallout after a series of Israeli strikes on Hezbollah. Then: the latest on Russia’s war in Ukraine, following the biggest prisoner swap since the beginning of the invasion. Plus: Louis Vuitton’s first luxury hotel, film news and Helsinki’s annual light-art festival.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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Iran drone attacks and US-Mexico border crossings

We give you the latest on Iran following the cancellation of president Ebrahim Raisi’s trip to Turkey and discuss the US decision to reopen border crossings with Mexico. Plus: the release of the explosive Epstein papers and business news with economist Vicky Pryce. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/4/202457 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wednesday 3 January

Georgina Godwin hosts a pacy round-up of the day’s biggest news, current affairs and business stories.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/202458 minutes, 1 second
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Tuesday 2 January

Georgina Godwin hosts a pacy round-up of the day’s biggest news, current affairs and business stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/2/202458 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bring on 2024: Monocle Radio’s forecast for the year ahead

We discuss some of the biggest themes of the year to come, from defence to elections and diplomacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202433 minutes, 31 seconds
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Friday 29 December

In-depth coverage of the day’s main news stories around the world, anchored from London by Georgina Godwin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thursday 28 December

In-depth coverage of the day’s main news stories around the world, anchored from Midori House in London by Georgina Godwin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/28/202327 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wednesday 27 December

In-depth coverage of the day’s main news stories around the world, anchored from Midori House in London by Emma Nelson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Boxing Day recap of 2023

Tom Edwards looks back at the year in music and film, and recaps some of 2023’s biggest moments in fashion. Plus: a survival guide to Christmas and New Year’s parties.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/26/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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Christmas Day recap of 2023

Tom Edwards looks back at the year in design and architecture. We also visit a wooden-toy factory in Finland and Andrew Mueller recaps the past 12 months with a special ‘What We Learned’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ford’s Theatre, Washington

A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by Emma Nelson. Plus: Chris Cermak reports on ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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France’s political crisis, Japan’s shifts its defence export rules and must-watch Christmas films

French president Emmanuel Macron faces a political crisis over a hardline immigration bill and Japan looks to formalise a policy change that will enable it to export several dozen Patriot missiles to the US. Plus: the day’s newspapers, the latest headlines in the UAE and a review of the Christmas films that you need to see this year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/21/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Red Sea crisis, Donald Trump’s Colorado disqualification and Christmas in Lapland

We have the latest on the Red Sea shipping crisis and the decision of Colorado’s Supreme Court to kick Donald Trump off the ballot. Plus: the day’s newspapers, the latest business news and a look at Christmas in Lapland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/20231 hour, 1 minute
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Fears of Israel-Hezbollah war and the state of media in the US

We discuss the possibility of an all-out war between Israel and Hezbollah. Plus: we look ahead to next year’s election in South Africa, bring you the latest urbanism news and flick through the day’s papers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/19/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Egypt’s presidential election results and Wagner’s African gold trade

Yossi Mekelberg discusses the weekend developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Plus: the latest on Egypt’s presidential election results, the Wagner group’s gold trade operations in Africa, a flip through the papers with Vincent McAviney and theatre news with Matt Wolf, a critic at ‘The New York Times’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Trouble for Biden in US swing-state polls and Japan’s political crisis

We discuss the latest on the battle for the White House as Donald Trump surges in key swing-state polls and Joe Biden grapples with inflation, as well as a looming impeachment investigation. Then: Moncole’s Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, discusses the political fallout from Japan prime minister Fumio Kishida’s latest scandal. Plus: Vladimir Putin’s Year of the Family 2024 agenda, a flip through the papers and Andrew Mueller’s take on the news of the week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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The EU summit, Putin’s annual call-in and Serbia’s election campaign

We discuss Ukraine’s EU membership bid as Hungary vows to stand firm against its accession. Plus: the latest on Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in, questions over Emmanuel Macron’s political future and Serbia’s messy election campaign. And: an interview with Bob van den Oord on the future of luxury travel and hospitality.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/14/202354 minutes, 22 seconds
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Buying quiet: how Israel’s bribes to Hamas backfired

We examine Benjamin Netenyahu’s alleged scheme to bribe Hamas through Qatar Plus; Tim Bale explains how, in the UK, Tory factions are pulling the strings on Rwanda; Liz Cheney’s message to the GOP; and film critic Karen Krizanovich reveals how Japan is breathing life into the US box office.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Volodymyr Zelensky heads to Washington DC. How is Ukraine’s president faring at home and abroad?

We examine Volodymyr Zelensky’s efforts to bolster unity amid a rift between the Ukrainian leader and his top general. Plus: pro-democracy activist Nathan Law unpacks Hong Kong’s “patriots only” elections, a flick through today’s papers and a look at Swarovski’s new flagship store on Fifth Avenue. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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The latest on Israel-Hamas and Egypt’s presidential election

We get the latest on the war between Israel and Hamas, examine the results of Egypt’s presidential election and debate Japan prime minister Fumio Kishida’s uncertain political future. Plus: the dispute between Guyana and Venezuela over Essequibo, art news and a dispatch from the Monocle Christmas Market.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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Republicans block aid for Ukraine: what now?

Natasha Lindstaedt discusses divisions within Congress after Republican senators blocked billions in new funding for Ukraine. Plus: a flick through the latest issue of Monocle’s seasonal newspaper, ‘Alpino’, the latest TV and film news and a new ski season kicks off in Europe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202359 minutes, 3 seconds
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The resurgence of Isis in Africa and reports of crimes against women by Hamas

We discuss the rise of Islamist extremism in the Sahel region of Africa and Christina Lamb examines widespread reports that rape was used as a tool of terror in the Hamas attacks. Plus: the latest from Cop 28, the future of luxury travel and Portugal unveils plans for a new Lisbon airport.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Putin’s surprise visit to the Middle East

As fighting in Gaza rages on, we examine Vladimir Putin’s trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss the Israel-Hamas conflict. Plus: Austria pushes to speed up EU accession talks with the Western Balkan and the latest theatre news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/6/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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Impact of the Israel-Hamas war on France, Ukraine and regional spillover

We report on how the Israel-Hamas war is altering the political landscape in France, impacting US military aid to Ukraine and threatening to draw in more actors amid increasing tensions in the Middle East. Plus: papers, the latest on the Alaska Air-Hawaiian Airlines deal and business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cop 28, Venezuela’s referendum and an India-US murder-plot scandal

A look at how the Cop 28 summit is going with Andrew Freedman, senior climate reporter at Axios. Plus: Venezuela’s referendum and a murder conspiracy in Delhi.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/202358 minutes, 15 seconds
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Seven days of ceasefire, key deal reached at Cop 28 and ArtReview’s Power 100 list

After three people were shot by Hamas in Jerusalem, we discuss the latest from the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Middle East. Bloomberg’s Akshat Rathi examines how an agreement on a key climate deal was reached on the first day of Cop 28. Plus: The EU announces new Slapp protections, the latest film news and a look at who topped ArtReview’s Power 100 list.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cop 28 kicks off in Dubai – and why France is number one in our Soft Power Survey

As Cop 28 begins in Dubai, Politico’s Suzanne Lynch discusses the controversy over the UAE’s motives for hosting the summit and what is expected to come out of it. Plus: William Yang on Taiwan’s economic ties with India, a Saudi Arabian investment fund’s purchase of a stake in Heathrow, Interpol’s centenary and why France tops our Soft Power Survey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Blinken returns to Israel: what does he want to achieve?

As US secretary of state Antony Blinken returns to Israel later this week, Gregg Carlstrom breaks down what he might be hoping to achieve. Plus: why Ukraine is top of the agenda at the meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Finland temporary closure of its border with Russia, the latest business news and a trip to the World Architecture Festival in Singapore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202358 minutes, 52 seconds
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Israel-Hamas truce extension: what comes next?

We unpack the extended truce deal between Israel and Hamas. Plus: a special interview with former Ireland president Mary Robinson, a look at the Marrakech International Film Festival and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Israel-Hamas latest, climate news, Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

We have the latest on the war between Israel and Hamas. Plus: the Philippines considers returning to the ICC, the latest climate news and Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Israel-Hamas truce; a report from the Finland-Russia border

As a four-day ceasefire is announced in the Israel-Hamas conflict, we look at how the first two hours of humanitarian pause have unfolded and what comes next. Plus: Finland closes all but one of its border crossings with Russia, what the Dutch election results mean for the right in Europe and the historic HMV shop on London’s Oxford Street reopens. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Will the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas hold?

Israel and Hamas are due to exchange hostages this morning but will it actually happen and what comes next? We also discuss the virtual G20 summit, hear why Poland’s plans to create a major aviation hub have hit turbulence and assess what the calls for an Olympic Truce at the Paris games is all about. Plus: we meet iconic sculptor Antony Gormley. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/202359 minutes, 41 seconds
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Israel and Hamas agree to a hostage deal

We give you the latest from the Middle East as Israel and Hamas agree on a hostage deal. Then we discuss Ukraine’s special operation on the Dnipro river with defence specialist Alessio Patalano. And as voters head to the polls in the Netherlands, we ask whether the elections are a litmus test for European politics. Plus: the Guggenheim appoints its first female director.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/22/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Yoon Suk Yeol’s UK visit, Finland’s border woes and the latest from Israel and Gaza

We give you the latest from the Israel-Gaza conflict and discuss South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to the UK. Also in the programme: Andrew Mueller sits down with Timo Kivinen, commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, to find out more about Finland’s recent border tensions with Russia. Plus: music news with Will Hodgkinson, pop and rock critic at ‘The Times’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/21/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Russia’s view on the Israel-Hamas war, Argentina’s new president and literature in Ukraine

We discuss Vladimir Putin’s position on the Israel-Hamas war and the outcome of Argentina’s presidential election. Also in the programme: Daniel Gorman, director of English Pen, tells us about the state of books and literature in Ukraine and Carlota Rebelo interviews Christian Kroll, CEO of sustainable search engine Ecosia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/202359 minutes, 1 second
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How do you fact-check an active conflict?

Uncovering disinformation from the Middle East. Plus: how Germany’s past affects its interactions with Israel today, the latest from the Balkans and how theatres capture the zeitgeist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202358 minutes, 19 seconds
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Russia cracks down on the media ahead of elections

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s Shaina Low on the latest from Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital, Vladimir Putin approves new media restrictions ahead of next year’s presidential election and Taiwan’s opposition unites on a joint ticket. Plus: why Finland is considering closing its border with Russia and the state of democracy in Madagascar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/202359 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can Israel be peer pressured?

Will growing calls from foreign states force Israel into a ceasefire? Plus: Xi Jinping visits the US for the first time since 2017, democratic elections are under threat in the UK and controversy strikes New Zealand’s Bird of the Century vote.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/15/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tensions on the Israel-Lebanon border, Nord Stream revelations and the Dubai Airshow

We give you the latest as tensions rise on the Israel-Lebanon border. Also in the programme: we discuss Ukraine’s role in the Nord Stream pipeline explosion, and writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied discusses the EU’s warnings of genocide in Sudan. Plus, Monocle’s transport correspondent, Gabriel Leigh, on the Dubai Airshow.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/14/202358 minutes, 18 seconds
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Time for action to prevent urban warfare?

‘Haaretz’ journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer joins us from Tel Aviv to discuss the latest updates from the Middle East and we discuss urban warfare in Gaza with expert Antônio Sampaio. We get a roundup of the day’s headlines with Vincent McAviney, discuss a meeting of Indian and US ministers in New Delhi, and assess the outcomes of last night’s presidential debate in Argentina.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Does Doha hold the key to peace in the Middle East?

We discuss the latest on the conflict in Gaza and whether Qatar can create stability in the Middle East. Plus: Myanmar and Russia hold their first joint naval drills, a flick through the day’s papers and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent roundup of the week’s news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/202359 minutes, 17 seconds
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European trade unions’ Israel protest

European trade unions are refusing to handle Israeli arms, while in the US, the House of Representatives has voted to censure its only Palestinian-American member for her comments on the conflict. We speak to Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid as protests ramp up over acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s attempts to negotiate with Catalan separatists. Plus: the latest culture news and how Paris’s business district is hoping that students will take over empty office blocks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israel’s post-war plan for Gaza

We discuss the history of Israel and Palestine’s changing borders with former Gaza correspondent James Rodgers. Plus: France’s self-styling as international peace negotiators and Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, resigns. We also examine how poetry is being weaponised by Russia in Ukraine with the president of Pen Ukraine, Volodymyr Yermolenko. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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The safety of journalists, Blinken in Tokyo and the changing luxury market

Fiona O’Brien, UK bureau director for Reporters Without Borders, explains how the conflict in Israel and Gaza has been the deadliest for journalists. Plus: the US keeps its laser-sharp focus in Southeast Asia, an update on Poland’s future government and the luxury market leaves China for India.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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‘A tsunami of human suffering’: the experience of medics in Gaza

The latest from the Israel-Hamas conflict as tensions flare at Israel’s northern border with Lebanon; the experience of medics working under bombardment in Gaza; a look at the papers with journalist Vincent McAviney; and Joe Biden’s unexpected challenger. Plus: we look ahead to Cop 28, hear the headlines from the Balkans and find out about a bevy of new K-pop boy bands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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A leaked Israeli document and public trust in Ukraine’s government wanes

Sari Bashi, programme director of Human Rights Watch in West Bank, and journalist Robin Lustin join Emma Nelson to discuss the leaked Israeli government proposal for Gaza and the new emergency radio station for the territory. We also examine public trust in the Ukrainian government and why Latin America’s aviation industry is booming. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s wry musings on the past week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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Antony Blinken to return to Israel and settler violence in the West Bank

International Crisis Group’s Palestine analyst, Tahani Mustafa, joins Georgina Godwin to discuss the purpose of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s second visit to Israel and the reported increase in settler violence in the West Bank. Plus: we explain the biggest challenges addressed at London’s AI Safety Summit and why Switzerland is handing out iodine pills. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/202357 minutes, 6 seconds
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The WHO’s Gaza warnings, the EU’s Balkans strategy

The World Health Organization warns that civilians in Gaza face a looming health crisis, Ursula von der Leyen continues her Balkans tour and we hear from The Netherlands’ ambassador for the Arctic. Plus: is the future of the pharmacy in jeopardy and how is climate change affecting cheesemakers?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/1/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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The humanitarian situation in Gaza, The Nordic Council meets

As Israel intensifies its attacks on Gaza, we assess the humanitarian situation on the ground. Also on the show, The Nordic Council meets in Oslo, the US and South Korea begin joint air drills and we speak with the mayor of Tromsø, Gunnar Wilhelmsen. Plus: Portuguese newspaper ‘A Mensagem’ unveils a mural in Lisbon’s port.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Israeli forces expand the ground offensive in Gaza

We get the latest after a weekend of fighting in Gaza as the Israel Defence Forces claim to have killed “dozens” of Hamas fighters overnight. Plus: the United Auto Workers union votes on a new deal with Ford, the latest business news with Natasha Lindstaedt and the team behind the art-and-radio project Five Radio Stations.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/202359 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can Europe’s leaders find common ground on the Israel-Gaza conflict?

We discuss the European Union’s fractured approach to the Israel-Gaza conflict. Will the bloc’s leaders come to an agreement on their stance? Plus: Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s visit to Washington and highlights from the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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How are Israel’s neighbours reacting to the conflict on their doorstep?

Neighbouring countries respond to the Israel-Gaza conflict and how Russia is capitalising on the situation. We also have a look through the morning’s papers and hear from president and CEO of Arctic360, Jessica Shadian. Plus: China’s youngest-ever space crew and the latest in television newsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Macron’s diplomatic balancing act in the Middle East

We discuss the relationship between the US and Israel, French president Emmanuel Macron’s proposition for an anti-Islamic State coalition and Germany’s newest political party. Plus: China’s bizarre propaganda TV series ‘When Marx Met Confucius’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/25/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Who is ‘Venezuela’s Margaret Thatcher’?

The latest from the Middle East and why Israel is arming its civilians, the so-called ‘Venezuelan Margaret Thatcher’ storming the opposition primaries and the fallout of Australia’s Indigenous Voice referendum. Plus: Why a French auction of the former Senegalese president’s possessions has been suspended and an arts-news round-up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Japan, the US and South Korea cause a stir with aerial drills

The latest from Israel, unprecedented joint drills between South Korea, the US and Japan, and the Swiss election results. Plus: we hear from our Monocle team in the Arctic Circle and the Vienna Contemporary’s new artistic director. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/202359 minutes, 33 seconds
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Biden’s pledge, the US House speaker race and Argentina’s elections

The latest from the Middle East, why the US battle to become the next House speaker has descended into chaos and a look ahead to the weekend’s elections in Argentina. Plus: we discuss Russia’s nuclear presence in Belarus and Matt Wolf gives you the latest theatre news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gaza latest, Lavrov in North Korea and another US House speaker vote

Journalist Stefanie Glinski and analyst Victor Tricaud give us the latest on the Israel-Hamas conflict. We also look at Olaf Scholz’s Egypt trip and an attack on a synagogue in Berlin. University College Dublin’s Scott Lucas talks us through the chaos in the US Congress as Jim Jordan scrambles for enough support to become the next US House speaker. Plus: Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, visits North Korea.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wednesday 18 October

UCL’s Julie Norman discusses Joe Biden’s high-stakes visit to Israel in the wake of a devastating blast at a Gaza hospital. We also examine what Ukraine’s use of US-made long-range missiles means for the country’s counteroffensive. Plus: Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping strengthen ties at the Belt and Road Summit and Bottega Veneta launches its own academy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/18/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tuesday 17 October

The latest on the fighting between Israel and Hamas from ‘Haaretz’ journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer in Tel Aviv, as well as a look at the situation at the Egypt-Gaza border. Also in the programme: Vladimir Putin prepares to make his first trip to a major global power since the International Criminal Court arrest warrant to meet Xi Jinping at the Belt and Road Summit. Plus: why Italy’s population is in crisis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/202357 minutes, 19 seconds
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Monday 16 October

The results are in after Poland’s general election. Also in the programme: we discuss Australia’s historic “Indigenous Voice to Parliament” referendum, review the papers and give you the latest business news. Plus: Disney turns 100.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/20231 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Friday 13 October

We get the latest on the Israel-Hamas war from Allison Kaplan Sommer in Tel Aviv. Plus: the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, heads to Beijing, Australia gets ready to vote in a historic referendum and a dispatch from Frieze London. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 12 October

Israel forms a unity government as fighting with Hamas continues. A former CIA officer tells us how Israeli and US intelligence could have missed what Hamas had planned. Plus: Volodymyr Zelensky makes a surprise visit to Brussels for a Nato meeting and Thailand’s new prime minister courts foreign investment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday 11 October

The latest from Israel and the implications for Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future as the conflict between Israel and Hamas enters its fifth day. Plus: a leak in a Finnish gas pipeline is ‘not an accident’ and how businesses are changing Tokyo’s skyline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tuesday 10 October

The latest on the Israel-Gaza crisis: we examine the various international players impacted by the violence and take the long view. Plus: as populist right-wing parties are coming to power across Europe, what can we expect in Poland’s upcoming elections?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Monday 9 October

The latest on the Israel-Hamas war from Tel Aviv. We consider Israel’s security failings and ask what Washington’s next move might be. Plus: the day’s newspapers and Bavaria’s election results. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Friday 6 October

The latest on the Russian missile strike in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. Plus: New York mayor, Eric Adams, head to Latin America; Michelin moves into the hotel ratings space; and Peter Frankopan chats Cheltenham Literature Festival with fellow attendee and panellist, Georgina Godwin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thursday 5 October

What’s on the agenda for Ukraine as leaders from the European Political Community meet. Also in the programme: following Kevin McCarthy’s ejection as House Speaker, Jim Jordan throws his name in the hat. Plus: the latest with papers and why French workers are leading the way when it comes to returning to the office.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Wednesday 4 October

Kevin McCarthy is ousted as speaker of the US House of Representatives: Now what? Plus: Thailand’s prime minister maps out his foreign policy ambitions, the latest business news, Mali’s escalating crisis and a special interview with the British Film Institute’s new festivals director.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/4/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tuesday 3 October

Donald Trump’s latest legal woes as he attends the first day of a civil fraud case against him. Plus: developments following the EU foreign ministers meeting in Kyiv, tech news and what the Earth’s hidden eighth continent can reveal about our past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Monday 2 October

We discuss the latest US government shutdown news with Julie Norman, the Saudi-Israel normalisation deal and Russia’s ramping up of conscription. Plus: news from the world of urbanism and the culture of wonderful toilets in Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/202359 minutes, 6 seconds
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Friday 29 September

A look ahead to the Slovakian elections with Rikard Jozwiak. Meanwhile, tensions are high in Washington as lawmakers try to avoid a shutdown and Taiwan unveils its first domestically made submarine. Plus: we examine the Austrian far-right’s links with the Taliban, the Académie française elects a new permanent secretary and the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ adds new words. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thursday 28 September

Spain struggles to form a government and a historic dispute reignites between Venezuela and Guyana. We also hear from Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, as Russia mulls over an import ban on Japanese seafood, and discuss Russia’s claims that Black Sea fleet commander Viktor Sokolov is alive. Plus: fashion news and the Charlie Watts auction at Christie’s.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202359 minutes
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Wednesday 27 September

We give you the latest on the mass exodus from the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Also in the programme: a diplomatic spat between Austria and Romania over Schengen and news from the Balkans. Plus: will there soon be a new hotline between the US and China for crises – in space?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/27/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tuesday 26 September

Ukraine claims that Russia’s Black Sea fleet commander has been killed. Plus: Joe Biden’s attempts to win over Pacific Islands leaders at the White House, a visa scandal in Poland and the latest aviation news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/26/202358 minutes, 43 seconds
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Monday 25 September

Former diplomat Lew Lukens discusses the looming US government shutdown, as time runs out for Congress to act. Plus: how stable are Libya’s political structures and what price will Russia and China expect for helping to reconstruct Derna? And what can asteroid dust tell us about our origins? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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Friday 22 September

Poland has decided to stop sending weapons to Ukraine: how did it get to this point? Plus: Rupert Murdoch steps down as chair of Fox and News Corp, Estonian filmmaker Ilmar Raag explains why saunas are being sent to the Ukrainian frontline and a flick through today’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thursday 21 September

The diplomatic row between India and Canada over the killing of a Sikh leader continues. Plus: Guatemala’s deepening political crisis, a look ahead to Eswatini’s election and a flick through the latest issue of Monocle magazine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wednesday 20 September

Is the South Caucasus heading for war? Plus: an update on the Sahel region, France and Germany desire a new ‘inner circle’, and we go troll hunting in America.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/20/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tuesday 19 September

Will the UN General Assembly step up its action on climate change? We also discuss the Iran-US prisoner swap, the latest on the conflict in Sudan and Justin Trudeau’s claim that the Indian government was involved in the killing of a Sikh leader on Canadian soil. Plus: why are young Germans among the unhappiest in Europe?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Monday 18 September

Ukrainian forces make gains in the east as the country’s domestic drone production ramps up. Plus: takeaways from Kim Jong-un’s extended visit to Russia, Greece’s new opposition leader and tourism in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/18/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friday 15 September

Are American voters buying “Bidenomics”? We unpack Joe Biden’s latest effort to fine-tune his economic agenda. Plus: the US plans to withhold millions in military aid to Egypt, a lookahead to London Fashion Week and the latest art news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thursday 14 September

Humanitarian efforts ramp up as the death toll from flooding in Libya rises. Plus: a look at China’s ‘interconnected living’ plan for Taiwan, Brazil begins the first trials of pro-Bolsonaro rioters who stormed the country’s centres of power in January and a flick through today’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202358 minutes, 38 seconds
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Wednesday 13 September

The US House of Representatives opens an impeachment inquiry into president Biden. Our Washington correspondent Christopher Cermak has the details. Also in the programme: why Germany is buying more oil from India, president Macron’s plan to transform what critics call “ugly France” and how a severe lemon shortage is affecting Peruvians.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/13/202358 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tuesday 12 September

Kim Jong-un reportedly arrives in eastern Russia for arms talks with Vladimir Putin, as Moscow seeks to replenish its dwindling stockpile. Who has the upper hand and how will the meeting be portrayed for home audiences? Plus: Israel’s supreme court prepares to rule on its own future and we discuss the British parliamentary researcher accused of spying for China.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Monday 11 September

We look back at the G20 summit in India, which concluded yesterday, and discuss its key points. Plus: the start of joint military exercises between Armenia and the US, a flick through the day’s papers and a round-up of stories from the Asia-Pacific region.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/20231 hour, 35 seconds
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Friday 8 September

As G20 agrees to grant membership to the African Union, what else is on the agenda at the summit in India? Plus: the US Department of Defense will cut support for Hollywood directors whose films are censored by China and the return of a Paris-Berlin train service.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Thursday 7 September

Antony Blinken visits Kyiv as a Russian airstrike kills Ukrainian civilians. Plus: the mood in Russia ahead of elections on Sunday, Japan shoots for the moon and our music curator on The Rolling Stones’s first album in 18 years.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/202358 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wednesday 6 September

Southeast Asian leaders meet in Indonesia to debate how to deal with the violence in Myanmar. Plus: a new metro system opens in Lagos, a round-up of business headlines and might a new name for India be on the cards?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/6/202356 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tuesday 5 September

Who is Ukraine’s new defence minister, Rustem Umerov? Monocle’s Kyiv correspondent, Olga Tokariuk, profiles the Crimean Tatar with experience in Russian negotiations. Plus: US officials visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Palestine, Olaf Scholz’s government slumps in the polls and we review the latest Indian newspapers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/5/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday 4 September

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meets with Vladimir Putin in Sochi to discuss grain deals, we get the lowdown on the Chinese economy with Patricia Thornton and Mexico’s opposition selects a female candidate with Indigenous roots to run for office. Plus: France debates the height of ceilings, we get a roundup of news from the Nordics with Helsinki correspondent Petri Burtsoff and we check in with Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202357 minutes, 9 seconds
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Friday 1 September

We present a special episode of ‘The Globalist’ live from Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Munich. Hear from our editors and correspondents, including Monocle’s editor in chief, Andrew Tuck, Asia editor and Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, and Europe editor at large, Ed Stocker. Plus: Charles Hecker discusses Russia’s allies and enemies, and David Bodanis explores the politics of cartography in the wake of China’s new national map.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202359 minutes, 21 seconds
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Thursday 31 August

Military leaders seize power in Gabon. What does the takeover mean for stability in the wider region? Plus: an update on the Lachin corridor crisis, the latest urbanism news and Andrew Mueller’s ‘What We Learned’.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wednesday 30 August

We discuss Imran Khan’s suspended conviction and rising tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over Fukushima’s wastewater. Plus: our Washington correspondent, Chris Cermak, flicks through the day’s papers and we look ahead to Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Munich.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/30/202358 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tuesday 29 August

Historian Alex von Tunzelmann and Monocle’s Kyiv correspondent, Olga Tokariuk, explain the logistics of Ukraine’s elections. Also in the programme: former Afghan politician Shukria Barakzai gives us the latest on the crackdown on women’s rights in Afghanistan. Plus: Finnair’s new Arctic Express service and the latest business news with Isobel Hamilton.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202359 minutes, 38 seconds
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Monday 28 August

A vibrant show from Monocle’s Zurich studio presented by Emma Nelson. We’ll discuss the latest from Ukraine, as well as China and the US’s latest trade talks. Plus: journalist Bruno Kaufmann examines Greenland’s geopolitical significance, we talk technnology and the latest from the travel industry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/28/202359 minutes, 8 seconds
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Friday 25 August

After the suspected death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, we look at the history of Russia’s relationship to its dissidents with Charles Hecker and the knock-on effect for African nations with Mark Galeotti. We also discuss Donald Trump’s surrender to authorities in Atlanta, Georgia and examine the rise of country music in the US. Plus: the newspapers from Zürich and the latest fashion and TV news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202358 minutes, 38 seconds
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Thursday 24 August

Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner mercenary group, is presumed dead in a plane crash. We give you the latest from Moscow. Also in the programme: US Republican presidential candidates have their first debate in Milwaukee without Donald Trump and a report on the Brics summit in South Africa after Vladimir Putin addresses the bloc’s leaders virtually. Plus: Zimbabwe’s elections and a literary celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/202358 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wednesday 23 August

Monocle’s Asia editor brings us the latest on Thailand’s new prime minister. Plus, we hear about the new party set to shake up Dutch politics, India’s imminent moon landing and a roundup of business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/23/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tuesday 22 August

We discuss the Brics summit in Johannesburg, the US sale of Tomahawk missiles to Australia and why Georgians are frustrated with Russian business owners. Plus: the latest developments in technology, a round-up of the news from Zürich and the backlog of ships in the Panama Canal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/22/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday 21 August

The latest from Niger, as Ecowas doubles down on its threat of military action, a crackdown on journalists ahead of elections in Zimbabwe and how Russia is weaponising Ukrainian passports. Plus: the latest from the Balkans and how the World Cup Final has changed women’s football.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Friday 18 August

The US, Japan and South Korea gather for unprecedented trilateral talks, Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, makes a deal with the Catalan separatist party and World Cup fever takes over Brisbane ahead of Sunday’s final. Plus: the latest papers from Zürich, a roundup of the climate news with Monocle’s Edmonton correspondent, Sheena Rossiter, and the rise of Brazilian wine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday 17 August

How will Hawaii get back on its feet following treacherous wildfires? Plus: the significance of South Africa’s meeting on the ‘moonshot pact’, why China’s economy is struggling and swimmers plunge into the Seine for the first time since 1923.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/17/202357 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wednesday 16 August

China’s foreign minister visits Russia and Belarus: we discuss what’s on the agenda. Plus: the latest aviation news, a flick through the day’s papers and might Switzerland soon have a 27th canton?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/16/202358 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tuesday 15 August

Donald Trump is indicted on criminal charges for the fourth time. Plus: a look at Germany’s position on the war in Ukraine, Cuba’s looming economic crisis and a flick through today’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/202358 minutes, 28 seconds
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Monday 14 August

We get the latest from Kyiv with Ukrainian MP Lisa Yasko, a roundup of the morning’s papers with Paul Waldie, Europe correspondent at ‘The Globe and Mail’ and interview former Polish foreign minister, Radek Sikorski MEP, on how Poland has changed in recent years. Plus: the results of the Argentinian elections and why zine culture is on the rise in Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/14/202357 minutes, 58 seconds
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Friday 11 August

We discuss Biden’s Chinese technology investment ban with David Schlesinger and ask ‘LatinNews’ editor for the Andean region, Lewis Harrison, how the assassination of a presidential candidate in Ecuador could sway voters. Plus: we find out the latest transport news with Monocle’s Gabriel Leigh, receive an update from the Women’s World Cup and Monocle’s contributing editor, Andrew Mueller, gives us a schooling in this week’s biggest lessons.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thursday 10 August

West African leaders meet in Abuja after the military junta in Niger refuses to reinstate the country’s president, Mohamed Bazoum. Plus: political uncertainty in Thailand shakes investor confidence, culture news and a Canadian breed of cow that could help cut greenhouse-gas emissions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wednesday 9 August

Is Belarus’s Lukashenko aggravating Poland without direction from Putin? Also in the programme: we discuss why India is banning makers of military drones from using Chinese parts, get the latest from France’s bubbling wine harvest and flick through the day’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/9/202357 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tuesday 8 August

Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, examines what is behind the US’s summer of strikes. Also in the programme: we discuss a foiled assassination plot in Ukraine; Tomohiko Taniguchi, former special advisor to the cabinet of Shinzo Abe, joins us to discuss the Iran-Japan talks; and the latest news from the Baltics and Scandinavia. Plus, the search for a mythical monster intensifies in Loch Ness.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/8/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Monday 7 August

We discuss the events from the Ukraine peace summit in Jeddah and find out about Niger’s emboldened Islamic insurgents following the country’s coup. Also in the programme: we round up the latest fashion news and flick through the day’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Friday 4 August

Saudi Arabia leads Ukraine peace talks this weekend. Plus: Donald Trump appears in court in Washington DC, China plans limits on children’s access to tech and the eternal appeal of the shark movie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/202358 minutes, 42 seconds
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Thursday 3 August

ECOWAS demands that the leaders of Niger’s coup cede power by this Sunday – but does it have enough leverage? Also in the programme: We discuss Poland’s ever-increasing role in the Russia-Ukraine War, find out about Eurostar’s newest rival and flick through the day’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/3/202358 minutes, 39 seconds
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Wednesday 2 August

Donald Trump’s indictment: the former president faces fresh charges. Plus, we discuss developments in the Sahel region, Bill Hayton gives us the latest on Myanmar’s declaration of clemency for former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and Ellah Wakatama joins us to look at the Booker Prize longlist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/2/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tuesday 1 August

Italy is the latest European country to rethink its ties with China but how easy is it to decouple? Plus: Israel proposes a new rail line to Saudi Arabia, and the latest theatre news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/1/202359 minutes, 24 seconds
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Monday 31 July

We discuss the fate of Niger as experts fear that the situation could exacerbate regional instability. Plus: the latest charges against Donald Trump, Brazil’s ambitious green transition package and a roundup of Asia-Pacific stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/31/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friday 28 July

President Putin concedes that Ukraine has intensified its counteroffensive as Moldova expels 45 Russian diplomatic staff over “unfriendly actions”. Plus, Taiwan’s efforts to bolster its defence capabilities, updates on the Niger coup and an ode to the pleasures of skinny dipping.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thursday 27 July

The Russia-Africa summit begins in St Petersburg. Also in the programme: Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, announces his resignation and the country’s first new leader since 1985. Plus, a check-in from the Women’s World Cup and a flick through the day’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wednesday 26 July

The Belarusian ministry of emergency situations is arming its personnel to prepare for potential armed conflict. Plus, we discuss why crime in Ecuador is increasing ahead of the country’s elections in August, the latest in the world of aviation and investigate what Elon Musk is up to over at Twitter HQ.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/26/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tuesday 25 July

Israel passes a controversial bill to limit the Supreme Court’s power. Plus: French president Emmanuel Macron’s Pacific tour, Cambodia’s one-horse election race, and, as thousands of people are evacuated from Greek islands, we ask: how do repatriation flights work?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/25/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Monday 24 July

We react to Spain’s snap election on Sunday and the Kyiv City Council’s temporary ban on the public use of Russian-language art and culture. Plus, Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, presses ahead with his contentious judicial overhaul today and Dutch politicians officially bar cruise ships from docking in Amsterdam’s city centre.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Friday 21 July

Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, speaks to Nato’s deputy secretary general, Mircea Geoana, at the Aspen Security Forum. Plus: Wagner mercenaries train Belarusian special forces close to the Polish border, thousands of anti-government protesters in Peru call for the president’s resignation and we celebrate “Barbenheimer” in our culture round-up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thursday 20 July

Protesters storm the Swedish embassy in Baghdad. Plus: MI6 invites Russian defectors to spy for Britain, a look ahead to the Spanish election and the Women’s World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/20/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday 19 July

A US national is detained in North Korea and Washington deploys submarines near Busan. Hazel Smith of Soas University of London explains the situation. Plus: Saudi Arabia signs a major arms deal with Turkey and Germany recommends an unusual solution for extreme heat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/19/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tuesday 18 July

After Russia withdraws from the Black Sea grain deal, we unpack the global implications. Plus: a new ground-breaking Alzheimer’s drug, the EU-Tunisia migration deal and a roundup of business news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/20231 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Monday 17 July

We hear from Khartoum as violence in Sudan escalates. Plus: Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida tours the Middle East, the latest transport news and a new edition of ‘The Monocle Companion’, celebrating ideas for a better world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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Friday 14 July

Russia analyst Stephen Dalziel on the forthcoming training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in Romania. Plus: international concern over threats to the electoral process in Guatemala, aviation news and Andrew Mueller’s weekly round-up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 13 July

Journalist Lili Bayer brings us the latest from the Nato summit in Vilnius and Petri Burstoff is in Helsinki ahead of the US-Nordic Leaders’ Summit. Also in the programme: Andrew Walker flicks through the day’s papers and Monocle’s Natalie Theodosi tells us about a new sustainable fashion scheme in France.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wednesday 12 July

Monocle’s team in Vilnius tells us why Volodymyr Zelensky is critical of Nato. Plus, the Finnish government’s racism scandal, the latest business news and how the Portuguese government is encouraging young people to pick up more books.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/12/202357 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tuesday 11 July

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan greenlights Sweden’s Nato accession as the military alliance kicks off a summit in Vilnius. Monocle’s Andrew Mueller gives us the latest from the Lithuanian capital. Plus: the UN warns of civil war in Sudan, the latest technology news and a new device deployed in Japanese train stations to help confused foreign tourists.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday 10 July

We discuss the US’s controversial decision to send cluster munitions to Ukraine. Plus: a flick through the day’s papers and South Korea’s plans to revamp its foreign policy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday 7 July

Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, on Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Turkey. Also in the programme: the significance of the G7 justice ministers meeting in Tokyo, updates on Wagner leader Yevgeniy Prigozhin and Russia, plus a look at the UAE’s self-driving cars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Thursday 6 July

We discuss the future of Nato – will Sweden be in it? Also in the programme: campaigning for Spain’s general election begins and Japan Airlines launches a clothing rental service. Plus: the latest technology news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday 5 July

We discuss the threats to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Russian workers are told to evacuate. Also in the programme: why are China and the US limiting exports of each other’s semiconductors? Plus, the mail-order catalogue that changed perceptions of masculinity in the US.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tuesday 4 July

We give you the latest on Israel’s major military operation in the West Bank. Plus: the Hong Kong police’s bounties for self-exiled activists, the inauguration of Thailand’s new government and the soft power of military hospital ships. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday 3 July

Riots continue to rock France and threaten to impede preparations for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, Russia expert Jenny Mathers examines the fate of Wagner troops in Africa and we discuss the future of local news in Canada as Meta and Google block content. Plus: film critic Karen Krizanovich on the latest in Hollywood and new space technology is put under the microscope. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202357 minutes, 1 second
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Friday 30 June

We speak to NYU professor and ACLU president Deborah Archer about the US Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action, get the latest from France as riots rock major cities and give you an update on this week’s EU Council summit in Brussels. Plus: Andrew Mueller unpacks a whirlwind week in Russia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday 29 June

Wagner sets up camp in Belarus – but what will they do next and who will they be fighting for? Why do so many people not like the way Joe Biden is handling the economy? Plus: Japan prepares to release wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific and the latest headlines from the UAE.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/202357 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wednesday 28 June

We discuss how the Russian propaganda machine is trying to retell the weekend’s events to its citizens and explain how Russian influence may sway Polish voters. Plus: an exploration of the decades-long evolution of the word ‘diva’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/28/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tuesday 27 June

New Zealand’s prime minister, Chris Hipkins, visits China for trade talks as Saudi Arabia sends a top delegation to an economic forum in Tianjin. Kiwi journalist Lisette Reymer and China analyst Isabel Hilton discuss what’s on the agenda and why Beijing is turning its attentions to the Middle East. Plus: the latest claims from Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Progizhin and Guatemalans go to the polls in an election mired by democratic backsliding.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday 26 June

We discuss how the weekend’s events were received in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and by Nato members. Plus: lessons from the second Greek election in two months, the parents in China turning to the tutoring “black market” and the ambassadors championing two wheels in Brussels. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday 23 June

Nations look to shake up the world’s financial architecture in Paris, an examination of the technology being used in the search for the lost submersible near the wreck of the Titanic and a round-up of the morning’s papers. Plus: lessons from Monocle’s 2023 Quality of Life series and what’s behind a new wave of Moroccan filmmakers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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Thursday 22 June

We give you the latest as the UK and Ukraine host a joint reconstruction summit in London. Meanwhile, Narendra Modi is accused of weaponising yoga. Plus: we head to Vienna for the latest episode in our Quality of Life series, Matt Wolf brings us the news from the world of theatre and Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco interviews South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/20231 hour, 39 seconds
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Wednesday 21 June

Ukraine’s counteroffensive and the challenges facing NGOs, the latest from the Paris Air Show and illegal Chinese “police stations” in South Korea. Plus: a spotlight on Copenhagen and the Grammy Awards’ new African category.See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/21/202358 minutes
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Tuesday 20 June

France challenges the ‘Sky Shield initiative’, a new German-led air-defence plan. Plus: violence breaks out in the West Bank, the rise of Hindu nationalism in Nepal and the latest music news.See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/20/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday 19 June

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, visits Beijing in a bid to ease relations between the US and China. Plus: the latest on the conflict in Ukraine, a roundup of the day’s papers and a profile of Miami’s mayor, Francis Suarez, who is now a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/19/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friday 16 June

We give you the latest as African leaders begin their peace mission in Ukraine. Plus: a new rural plan for France, a check-in from the Brussels Urban Summit and Andrew Mueller’s rundown of the week’s more unusual stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thursday 15 June

Western allies are negotiating a security agreement with Kyiv – but will it fall short of Ukraine’s demands? Meanwhile, demand for sea salt in South Korea grows ahead of Japan’s planned release of ‘treated’ water from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Plus: a special interview with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wednesday 14 June

Donald Trump’s historic court appearance – where does it leave the former US president? Plus: Israel joins Africa’s largest military exercise in Morocco, the business news and a special interview with Indian diplomat and politician, Shashi Tharoor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tuesday 13 June

Donald Trump is set to be arraigned in Florida today. We head to Miami for the latest. Plus: Ukraine’s counteroffensive, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg’s possible replacements and why are Germany and France celebrating their friendship with free train tickets?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202357 minutes, 9 seconds
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Monday 12 June

Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, embarks on a weekend tour to Latin America. How will this strengthen alliances and partnerships in the region? Plus: Nato’s biggest air drills start in Germany, Zimbabweans face a currency crash and Chinese investors flock to Saudi Arabia for an annual business conference.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202358 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friday 9 June

China enters Taiwanese airspace and Japanese waters. Is this business as usual or a serious escalation? Plus: the EU’s “Hogwarts for ambassadors”, the latest fashion news and the White Cube gallery heads to Seoul.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Thursday 8 June

Former US vice president Mike Pence bids for the 2024 Republican nomination. Plus: the fallout continues from the Kakhovka dam blast, the Japanese military reconsiders its tattoo ban and the toad species that is wreaking havoc in Australia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/20231 hour, 44 seconds
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Wednesday 7 June

Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka dam: what we know about the breach. Plus: US secretary of state Antony Blinken visits Saudi Arabia, Brazil says goodbye to a bossa nova legend and why the French military working with science-fiction writers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/7/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tuesday 6 June

Russia and Ukraine blame each other for an explosion at the Kakhovka dam near Kherson that could trigger widespread flooding. Plus: naval drills in Indonesia bring together Chinese, Russian and US forces, reports of mass arrests in Kyrgyzstan and our technology correspondent is in California for the launch of the first Apple headset.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Monday 5 June

Journalist Maria Romanenko gives us the latest from Ukraine and we discuss the shifting power dynamics in the UAE. Plus: do you need to speak English to become Spain’s next leader? We also look at the stories dominating the papers in Scandinavia with Monocle’s Oslo correspondent, Lars Bevanger.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday 2 June

Asia’s top security meeting kicks off but China refuses to talk to the US on the sidelines. Plus: several media groups are banned from Opec’s production meeting this weekend; we check in on how Nigeria’s new president is faring and we ask, “What is lake cow bacon?” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thursday 1 June

Veteran political strategist Norm Sterzenbach unpacks Ron DeSantis’s 2024 launch. Plus: fears that Polish democracy is under threat, secret talks between Qatar and the Taliban, and award-winning author Leila Slimani talks about her latest novel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/1/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wednesday 31 May

Russia analyst Mark Galeotti gives us the latest on the drone attacks in Moscow. Plus: a look ahead at Spain’s snap election, the business news and why flip phones are making a comeback.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tuesday 30 May

Tensions rise in east Asia as large-scale military drills kick off near South Korea’s Jeju Island. Also in the programme: Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, visits Oslo and South American leaders meet in Brasília to discuss relaunching the UNASUR bloc. Plus: food made using recycled breath could soon be on the menu for astronauts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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Monday 29 May

Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, unpacks the hard nationalism dominating Turkish politics as provisional results from the run-off election come in. Plus: Prime minister Modi unveils India’s new parliament building, and Karen Krizanovich is back from Cannes with all the latest from the Croisette. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Friday 26 May

War correspondent Tim Mak has the latest from the second day of the Kyiv Security Forum, as Ukraine makes its Nato intentions clear. Plus: this year’s Arctic Challenge Exercise, tensions are stirred by rallies in Serbia and how staying in bed could help astronauts in space.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 25 May

Florida governor Ron DeSantis launches his presidential bid, we examine the state of Hungarian democracy and French far-right politician Marine Le Pen is hauled over the coals at a hearing investigating Russian influence in the National Rally party. Plus: the latest transport news with Monocle’s Gabriel Leigh. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/20231 hour, 16 seconds
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Wednesday 24 May

Political and financial instability in Lebanon; the US and India vie for influence in the Pacific Islands as China looms large; and South Korea’s Nuri rocket is set to launch from the Naro Space Center. Plus: the biggest news coming out of the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tuesday 23 May

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant loses its external supply for the seventh time since Russia’s invasion. Plus: Thailand’s new government pledges to rewrite the constitution, a round-up of today’s papers and the latest fashion and retail news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202359 minutes, 44 seconds
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Monday 22 May

Monocle’s Asia editor and Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, tells us about Japan’s aims ahead of the G7 leaders meeting in Hiroshima; Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, is expected to throw his hat in the ring for US president; and we examine the state of Cambodian democracy ahead of the July elections. Plus: the latest from the Venice Biennale with Monocle’s Nic Monisse and Andrew Mueller’s astute analysis of the week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friday 19 May

Fiona Wilson, Monocle’s Asia editor and Tokyo bureau chief, tells us about Japan’s aims ahead of the G7 meeting in Hiroshima; then Florida governor Ron DeSantis is expected to enter the 2024 presidential race, and we examine the state of Cambodian democracy ahead of the July elections. Plus: the latest from the Venice Biennale with Monocle’s Nic Monisse, and Andrew Mueller’s analysis of the week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thursday 18 May

We report on the last-minute extension of the Black Sea grain deal, Belarus’s opposition prepares for democracy and we hear from Pakistan as former prime minister Imran Khan announces that he expects to be arrested again. Plus: Charles Hecker brings us the morning’s papers and the latest in the world of urbanism with Monocle’s Sheena Rossiter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday 17 May

We report on Justin Trudeau’s trip to South Korea. Plus: Thailand’s Move Forward party looks to make history, a flick through today’s papers and the latest business news.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202359 minutes
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Tuesday 16 May

A Chinese ‘peace’ envoy arrives in Ukraine as Volodomyr Zelensky pushes for military supplies abroad, South Africa sticks to its controversial stance on Russia and the EU plans to build internet cables under the Black Sea. Plus: we check in with film critic Karen Krizanovich as the Cannes Film Festival begins, and Monocle’s Fiona Wilson talks food diplomacy, as carbonara pancakes are on the menu in Hiroshima ahead of the G7 summit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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Monday 15 May

Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, and the editor of Free Turkish Press, Yavuz Baydar, join Emma Nelson to discuss Turkey’s elections. Also in the programme: Volodymyr Zelensky kicks off a European tour after meeting the Pope and Andrew Mueller explains Australia’s complex relationship with China. Plus, Eurovision’s winners celebrate in style with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Friday 12 May

Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, gives us the latest on Turkey’s elections, which will take place on Sunday. Also in the programme: the UK agrees to send long-range missiles to Ukraine and Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, heads to the US. Plus: Andrew Mueller reflects on Donald Trump’s sexual-assault verdict and Liverpool welcomes Ukraine for the Eurovision Song Contest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thursday 11 May

The arrest of Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan ignites protests across the country. Plus: Russia hands over chairing the Arctic Council to Norway, and the latest aviation news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/202359 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wednesday 10 May

The Asean summit kicks off in Indonesia. Plus: the tit-for-tat diplomatic spat between China and Canada, train trouble in Switzerland and a special interview with Slovenia’s Eurovision entrant.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tuesday 9 May

Russia marks its Victory Day in the shadow of Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Also in the programme: Chile’s far-right parties draft a new constitution and we talk about innovation in agriculture with the UAE’s climate minister. Plus, broadcaster Nina dos Santos on the papers, Bidisha Mamata on culture news and we meet Sweden’s Loreen ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, which kicks off tonight.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday 8 May

We ask: how will Serbia’s gun laws change in response to two mass shootings in a week? Plus: a US nuclear-armed submarine is to visit South Korea, a flick through the day’s newspapers, and Sweden’s quest to build the world’s first e-motorways. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Friday 5 May

As Germany’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, heads to Kenya, we check in with journalists in Nairobi and Berlin, Chatham House’s Quentin Peel outlines how King Charles III’s coronation will be covered outside the UK, and Nato plans to open its first office in Asia. Plus: Monocle Radio’s Andrew Mueller offers an irreverent round-up of the week’s news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Thursday 4 May

Lynne O’Donnell reports from Goa as the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation nations meet. Plus: anti-mafia raids across Europe, a flick through today’s papers and the latest theatre news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/4/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wednesday 3 May

The EU’s budget commissioner visits Hungary to discuss unlocking EU funds. Plus: why China is increasingly banning people from leaving the country, former US president Donald Trump’s Scotland trip and the growing issue of spaceport congestion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tuesday 2 May

The latest on the conflict in Sudan. Plus: Uzbekistan’s president wins a referendum to extend his powers, the latest technology news and we hear from Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202358 minutes, 12 seconds
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Monday 1 May

In the show, we ask how much hinges on Ukraine’s counteroffensive. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s insights from the Delphi Economic Forum, Balkans news with Guy De Launey and a look ahead to the Met Gala. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202356 minutes, 45 seconds
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Friday 28 April

China’s defence minister, Li Shangfu, attends a security summit in India. Also in the programme: the latest on the situation in Sudan with Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Ukraine’s looming counteroffensive and Italy’s prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, visits London. Plus: Jessie Ware comes to Midori House to talk about her latest album.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday 27 April

China pushes ahead with the largest-ever expansion of its nuclear arsenal, while Asean nations discuss a nuclear-free zone. Also in the programme: men in Belarus are summoned for military training and tensions are rising between Serbia and Kosovo. Plus: the business news with journalist Chris Johnston and a look ahead to our Design Issue, with Monocle’s Nic Monisse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/27/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wednesday 26 April

South Korea’s president, Yoon Suk-yeol, visits the US, the deteriorating political and economic situation in Tunisia, and a conversation with the secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council about violence in Central America. Plus: Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, on animation and Japanese soft power.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Tuesday 25 April

An update on the war in Ukraine as Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, visits New York. Also in the programme: leaders from the largest-ever coalition around energy in the North Sea meet in Belgium and Spanish authorities exhume the remains of a fascist leader. Plus, the papers with Charles Hecker and a culture round-up with Amah-Rose Abrams.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday 24 April

The latest on Sudan as fears grow that the country is on the brink of a full-scale civil war. Plus: why Belarus is parroting Russia’s nuclear rhetoric, Croatia’s “Be Manly” movement and the Malmö-Copenhagen metro route.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Friday 21 April

The European Commission prepares new sanctions against Russia, with special requests from Moldova. Plus: a new report on North Korea’s biological weapons programme, Air Serbia introduces 20 new routes and a check-in from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/202358 minutes, 44 seconds
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Thursday 20 April

The latest in Sudan, where thousands are fleeing intense fighting in Khartoum, Europe frets about the Brazilian president’s stance on Russia, and why trust in religion is floundering in Japan. Plus: Ukraine’s finance minister on the country’s path to recovery, and the latest film news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/20/202357 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wednesday 19 April

The strategies behind China’s attempts to control Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, the Norwegian environmental NGO branded as “undesirable” by Moscow and the halting of Absolut Vodka exports to Russia. Plus: we give you the latest from Milan’s Salone del Mobile and palaeontologist Stephen Brusatte joins us after Europe’s first T-rex sale. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/19/20231 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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Tuesday 18 April

The Fox News-Dominion defamation trial begins. Plus: the effect of Russian mercenaries on the conflict in Sudan, a flick through the day’s papers and a dispatch from our team at Salone del Mobile.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Monday 17 April

Ukraine after the leaks – an update on the mood and movements in the country over the weekend. Plus: a lookahead to the Thai elections, more unrest in France and our first coverage from this year’s Salone del Mobile.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Friday 14 April

The latest on the 21-year-old member of the US Air National Guard suspected of leaking intelligence documents. Meanwhile, Germany’s foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, visits China amid tensions over Taiwan, North Korea launches an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile and the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, heads to Vietnam. Plus: business news and Andrew Mueller’s weekly round-up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202358 minutes, 12 seconds
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Thursday 13 April

The US intelligence leak continues to cause a stir as documents suggest that Serbia might have provided lethal aid to Ukraine. Plus: Myanmar’s junta accepts responsibility for a deadly airstrike, Erdogan launches his re-election campaign and a famous statue from the British Museum returns to Tahiti.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wednesday 12 April

Emmanuel Macron confronts hecklers on a state visit to the Netherlands to present his vision for Europe’s future, as his comments on Taiwan spark international outrage. Plus: unrest in Ethiopia, the cities introducing tourism taxes and the Spanish restaurant set to reopen as a museum.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/12/202358 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tuesday 11 April

The Philippines and the US hold their largest-ever joint military exercises. Plus: Brazil’s Lula heads to China, India’s tiger census and the latest technology news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday 10 April

Monocle Radio’s Georgina Godwin brings us today’s edition of ‘The Globalist’, with Agnes Poirier on newspapers and a pacy round-up of headlines from the Asia-Pacific region.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Friday 7 April

Ukraine clarifies its stance on Crimea. Plus: an eventful week in Chinese foreign policy, depictions of mafia in the media and the latest theatre news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202358 minutes, 44 seconds
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Thursday 6 April

As Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, visits Turkey, we assess the current state of relations between the two countries? Plus: Australia’s Liberal Party opposes having an Indigenous voice in parliament, the latest tech news and unusual anti-bullying policies in Japan and South Korea.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wednesday 5 April

Tsai Ing-wen tours the Americas and China threatens retaliation. Plus: Donald Trump hands himself in and Monocle’s editor in chief, Andrew Tuck, discusses L’Oréal’s biggest acquisition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tuesday 4 April

Finland officially joins Nato. Plus: Donald Trump is set to face criminal charges in court, Emmanuel Macron arrives in China to meet Xi Jingping and the latest news from the Balkans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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Monday 3 April

The latest from Ukraine, Donald Trump’s indictment and impending court appearance, and Antony Blinken touches down in Europe. Plus: Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s tour of Belize and Guatemala, fashion news and Parisians vote on e-scooters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/20231 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Friday 31 March

We report: Spain’s prime minister seeks to boost his soft-power credentials with a trip to Beijing as Ursula von der Leyen says Europe must reassess its relations with China. Then: bankers in Switzerland who helped a close friend of Vladimir Putin are convicted of lacking diligence in financial transactions. Plus: we meet the singer who took over Syrian airwaves to replace the sounds of war with a lullaby of peaceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Thursday 30 March

Sweden summons Russia’s ambassador over Nato membership threats. Plus: Jair Bolsonaro returns to Brazil, King Charles III’s Berlin tour and a round-up of news from the UAE. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/20231 hour, 26 seconds
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Wednesday 29 March

We give you the latest from Ukraine as expectations of a counteroffensive against Russian positions mount. Also in the programme: Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou claims, “We are all Chinese,” during a historic visit to China. Plus: Russia’s plan to place nuclear weapons in its submarines in the Pacific and the second Summit for Democracy, an initiative launched by Joe Biden.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tuesday 28 March

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/28/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monday 27 March

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou visits China. Plus: the latest on the civil unrest in France with Agnès Poirier, Josh Cowls on the Tiktok controversy and a look ahead to Monocle’s April issue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Friday 24 March

Benjamin Netanyahu’s UK visit. Plus: Emmanuel Macron digs in his heels as pension-reform rallies erupt across France, Honduras switches ties from Taiwan to China and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thursday 23 March

We repot on the Federal Reserve’s crucial decision on interest rates. Plus: protesters in Lebanon try to storm the government headquarters, plans for urban ‘floating’ swimming zones in Seoul, and art collectors flock to East Asia for Art Basel Hong Kong. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/202357 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wednesday 22 March

Two Asian leaders visit countries at war: China’s Xi Jinping is in Moscow, while Japan’s Fumio Kishida travels to Kyiv. We ask what this reveals about how Asia views the conflict. Plus: the new Brexit deal faces its first parliamentary test in the UK and why the demand for transatlantic travel is soaring to record levels.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/202358 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tuesday 21 March

What next for Emmanual Macron after Monday’s no-confidence votes? Plus: a look at the latest market turbulence after the Credit Suisse deal, how Greece was trying to attract new business opportunities at this year’s Mipim property trade fair and how Finns have reacted to the news that their country has been ranked the world’s happiest for the sixth year running.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/202358 minutes, 48 seconds
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Monday 20 March

Xi Jinping heads to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin. Plus: an Asia-Pacific round-up, a flick through today’s papers, Saddam Hussein’s tourist-attraction superyacht and jewellers preparing for King Charles’s coronation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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Friday 17 March

Emmanuel Macron bypasses parliament to force through pension reform in France. Plus: Poland’s announcement that it will be the first Nato country to send fighter jets to Ukraine, Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s events and the latest theatre news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 16 March

As the leaders of South Korea and Japan meet in Tokyo, are we entering a new era in relations? Plus: Ankara hints at ratifying Finland’s Nato bid, a flick through the day’s papers and the latest film news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wednesday 14 March

Antony Blinken heads to Addis Ababa. Plus: violent clashes break out in Pakistan, Indonesia’s tourist motorbike ban, the latest business news and we head to Frankfurt for the world’s biggest bathroom gathering.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202357 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday 13 March

What’s China’s standing with the West after US president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen meet in Washington? Plus: unpacking the Nigeria elections fallout, a roundup of Asia-Pacific papers and all the winners and surprises on Hollywood’s biggest night. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friday 10 March

Can Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron mend Anglo-French relations at their summit in Paris? Plus: the Vatican returns three Parthenon sculpture fragments, the latest aviation news and the final episode of our series lifting the lid on the world of espionage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Friday 10 March

Can Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron mend Anglo-French relations at their summit in Paris? Plus: the Vatican returns three Parthenon sculpture fragments, the latest aviation news and the final episode of our series lifting the lid on the world of espionage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Thursday 9 March

Defence ministers warn not to jump to conclusions on who was behind the Nord Stream explosions; and the trial of four bankers accused of helping Putin deposit millions of francs in Switzerland kicks off in Zürich. Plus: India’s luxury-market boom, proposed plans to set a lunar time zone, and the latest segment in our spy series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Thursday 9 March

Defence ministers warn not to jump to conclusions on who was behind the Nord Stream explosions; and the trial of four bankers accused of helping Putin deposit millions of francs in Switzerland kicks off in Zürich. Plus: India’s luxury-market boom, proposed plans to set a lunar time zone, and the latest segment in our spy series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/20231 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Wednesday 8 March

Justin Trudeau orders a probe into alleged Chinese election meddling. Plus: the Taliban’s “gender apartheid” regime, the latest business news, Chanel at Paris Fashion Week and a special interview with former spy Mubin Shaikh.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Tuesday 7 March

Almost a month on from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, we unpack the consequences of the disaster and look at the particular impact on refugees. Plus: Imran Khan is banned from Pakistan’s airwaves, the latest business news and episode two of our spy series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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Monday 6 March

Ukraine’s battle for Bakhmut: is the eastern city about to fall to Russia? Plus: a special interview with James Olson, former chief of counterintelligence at the CIA; a round-up of stories from Asia; and a US Supreme Court copyright case involving Andy Warhol.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/202357 minutes, 32 seconds
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Friday 3 March

Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden meet at the White House. Plus: what to expect from China’s annual session of parliament, the effect of the war in Ukraine on Arctic security and Andrew’s Mueller’s What We LearnedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202357 minutes, 46 seconds
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Thursday 2 March

Bola Tinubu of Nigeria’s ruling party wins the country’s presidential election. Plus: escalating violence in the West Bank, business news and the latest from Paris Fashion Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Wednesday 1 March

Macron’s four-nation Africa tour: to what extent does this mark a “new era” for France’s relations with the continent? Plus: Serbia and Kosovo accept a provisional proposal to normalise ties, the latest business news and where are the world’s new cultural capitals? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tuesday 28 February

UK and EU leaders strike a deal on the Northern Ireland protocol. Plus: Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, arrives in Beijing for a three-day visit; China’s plans to build Asia’s largest observatory; and the latest transport news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/202359 minutes
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Monday 27 February

Nigerian election: we unpack the largest democratic exercise on the continent. Plus: the impact of recent earthquakes on Turkey’s leadership, the day’s newspapers and the latest arts and culture news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friday 24 February

We mark one year since the invasion of Ukraine with Kateryna Yushchenko, the country’s former First Lady. Plus: Nigeria heads to the polls, the day’s newspapers and the latest business news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thursday 23 February

Joe Biden’s meeting with Nato’s Bucharest Nine and a look ahead to the UN’s special session on Ukraine. Plus: a special interview with Austria’s minister for foreign affairs, a flick through today’s papers, a global statistics round-up and Laura Kramer speaks to ‘Liaison’ star Vincent Cassel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wednesday 22 February

We report on the international reaction to Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation speech, and why South Africa hosts maritime exercises involving Russia. Plus: an update on the devastating floods in Brazil, the day’s technology news and a newspaper round-up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/22/202358 minutes
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Tuesday 21 February

We report as China’s top diplomat heads to Russia: will Beijing consider supplying weapons for the war in Ukraine? Plus: arrests of opposition figures in Tunisia, the latest business news and Burberry’s first show under new chief creative officer, Daniel Lee.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202359 minutes, 6 seconds
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Monday 20 February

We bring you the latest from Kyiv as we begin our special coverage of the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine. Plus: Poland’s growing role in Europe ahead of President Biden’s visit, aviation news and all the winners, losers and surprises at the Bafta Film Awards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Friday 17 February

We report on Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg’s promise to help Turkey after the devastating earthquakes, Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi’s effort to mend relations between China and Europe and the biggest discussion topics from today’s newspapers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday 16 February

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has promised to give support to Iran. How will that affect relations between the two countries and the West? Also in the programme, we discuss whether Finland will join Nato before Sweden and look at India’s first new museum opening in a decade.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202358 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wednesday 15 February

The latest news from Nato’s meeting to discuss Ukraine. Plus: a look ahead to Nikki Haley’s 2024 campaign plan, an update from Turkey and the rise of the eco-thriller.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/15/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tuesday 14 February

The US military says that it has retrieved key sensors from the suspected Chinese spy balloon downed last week. Plus: Nato defence ministers meet in Brussels, business news with Bloomberg’s Yuan Potts and today’s papers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Monday 13 February

Protest leaders in Israel call for a nationwide strike. Plus: President Daniel Ortega releases 222 political prisoners in Nicaragua, the latest urbanism news with Kat Hanna and China’s new “floating feather” airport design. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/202358 minutes, 20 seconds
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Friday 10 February

After the quakes: what is the role of mayors in times of disaster? Plus: a look ahead to the forthcoming Nigerian election, the latest fashion news and Andrew’s Mueller’s What We Learned.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday 9 February

Ukraine and the UK: a new special relationship? Plus: what to expect from Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, Switzerland’s school for coronavirus sceptics and the latest aviation news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202359 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday 8 February

Jenny Mathers on the directions in which Ukraine and Russia are moving as Moscow prepares its spring assault. Plus: The latest on relief efforts in Turkey from the epicentres of the earthquakes, the day’s papers and the welcome return of the beaver.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/8/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tuesday 7 February

Hong Kong’s biggest national-security trial yet begins. Plus: a trade dispute between the EU and Washington, the latest TV news and how the war is changing Ukraine’s historically patriarchal society.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/202357 minutes, 40 seconds
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Monday 6 February

The political fallout of the sighting of a Chinese spy balloon above Montana. Plus: protests in India over the Adani scandal, the latest trade and economy news, and the 2023 Grammy Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/6/202358 minutes, 3 seconds
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Friday 3 February

The presidents of the European Commission and European Council, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Plus: the new “Hello Hong Kong” campaign, Chad’s new embassy in Israel and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 2 February

A look ahead to the EU-Ukraine summit. Plus: Belgium’s crackdown on Russian diamonds, the return of the ball season in Vienna, a flick through today’s papers and the latest from Copenhagen Fashion Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202358 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wednesday 1 February

Finland’s Nato dilemma: will the country go it alone without Sweden? Plus: the blockade of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Italy’s ‘silver tsunami’ and what does the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index reveal about the state of the world?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/202358 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tuesday 31 January

Monocle’s US Editor, Christopher Lord, joins us from Seattle as Boeing delivers the last 747 that it will ever build. Plus: how did New Zealand set the inflation target rate for the world? And what can we learn from Barnes & Noble’s expansion plans? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monday 30 January

US slaps sanctions on a Chinese company for allegedly supplying satellite images to the Wagner Group. Plus: Russia’s shifting focus after Western powers promise tanks for Ukraine, and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits South Korea and Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/30/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday 27 January

Today on the show, we unpack the ethical conundrum faced by Ukrainian journalists who must choose between professional duty and patriotism. Plus, India’s Modi documentary ban, the latest Nordic news, and Walt Disney turns 100. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/202358 minutes, 20 seconds
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Thursday 26 January

The reaction in Germany to Olaf Scholz’s decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Plus: classified documents are found at the home of Mike Pence, North Korea goes into lockdown and conceptual artist Marina Abramović on her work at the Bangkok Biennale.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/202359 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wednesday 25 January

As Finland’s foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, hints that the country might have to go it alone with its Nato application, we give you the latest from Helsinki. Plus: Lebanon’s former prime minister faces charges over the disastrous Beirut explosion of 2020 and why labels on wine bottles have led to a spat between Ireland and Italy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/25/202359 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tuesday 24 January

We report on the EU’s new sanctions against Iran. Plus: a look at South Africa’s worsening energy crisis and controversial plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia and China, the latest fashion news, and this year’s Oslo Design Fair. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/20231 hour, 49 seconds
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Monday 23 January

We report on new military support for Ukraine from western allies and on continuing protests in Peru. We also bring you the business news and, given the latest layoffs in the technology sector, ask, “Has the bubble burst?”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Friday 20 January

Defence leaders from dozens of countries and Nato meet at Ramstein Air Base to discuss arming Ukraine. Plus: China’s latest censorship crackdown and the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/202358 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 19 January

Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky make public statements about the war in Ukraine. Plus: Lebanon remains without a president, the latest culture news and the Tokyo baseball stadium that’s under threat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wednesday 18 January

How does Russia plan to change its military strategy in Ukraine? Plus: the resignation of Vietnam’s president, the latest art news and why a US county is still recounting ballots from the 2020 election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/18/202358 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tuesday 17 January

We head to Davos for a special show from the World Economic Forum. Plus: Russia and Belarus begin joint military exercises, and what next for Iranian-UK relations after the execution of Alireza Akbari? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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Monday 16 January

The latest on the conflict in Ukraine and the Russian assault on Soledar. Plus: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva accuses Jair Bolsonaro’s allies of aiding the attack on Congress in Brasília, Czech citizens vote on a new president and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/202359 minutes
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Friday 13 January

What’s on the agenda for today’s meeting between the US president, Joe Biden, and Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida? Plus: voters in India’s contested Kashmir region will soon be able to vote for the first time; the head of one of the world’s largest oil companies becomes president of the Cop28 talks; and the latest business news. Tweet (max 220 characters): The Globalist: Joe Biden’s meeting with Fumio Kishida. Plus: @shrutikapila on Kashmir residents being given the vote, @BillLaw49 on the choice of Sultan Al Jaber as president of Cop28 and business news with @davidhodari See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thursday 12 January

Russia claims control of Soledar but Ukraine remains silent. Meanwhile, is China pulling away from Russia and turning towards the Taliban? Plus: Pakistan receives a pledge of $9bn (€8.4bn) from the international community and a roundup from Art SG.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/202357 minutes, 13 seconds
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Wednesday 11 January

Tensions mount in Iran over imminent executions. Plus: Calls grow in Peru for President Boluarte to resign; Australia’s outback is hit by “a one-in-100-year flood”; political momentum grows towards reaching agreement on Northern Ireland protocol talks; a run through the day’s papers; and the latest business news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/11/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tuesday 10 January

Will new Western weapons help to turn the tide of the war in Ukraine? Plus: the latest on the attack on Brazil’s Congress; Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida, visits Europe; and find out about Monocle’s latest paperback, ‘The Monocle Companion: Fifty Essays for a Brighter Future’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/10/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Monday 9 January

China drops border controls as other countries implement travel restrictions. Plus: an upsurge in violence in Mexico, a flick through the day’s newspapers and the latest travel news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202359 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday 6 January

We discuss the West’s renewed efforts to send weapons to Ukraine. Plus: the US president, Joe Biden, announces a plan for the Mexican border, a flick through the day’s papers and Singapore Art Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/202358 minutes, 3 seconds
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Thursday 5 January

What will today’s funeral of Pope Benedict XVI look like? Plus: the latest on the US House of Representatives’ new speaker nominations, non-permanent members join the UN Security Council and India’s approach to the war in Ukraine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202358 minutes
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Wednesday 4 January

EU nations consider restrictions on travellers from China as Beijing eyes countermeasures. Plus: How the pandemic and war in Europe have contributed to India’s economic ascent, Burkina Faso expels the French ambassador and Russia’s weaponisation of culture in its war on Ukraine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/4/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tuesday 3 January

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monday 2 January

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/2/202359 minutes
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Friday 30 December

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/30/202246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Thursday 29 December

Guy De Launey brings the latest news live from Midori House in London.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202232 minutes
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Wednesday 28 December

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/28/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tuesday 27 December

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/202234 minutes, 45 seconds
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A look ahead to 2023

Monocle’s head of radio, Tom Edwards, looks ahead to 2023 with Rachel Cunliffe and Barbara Serra including a global response to Russia, a cost of living crisis, what’s next for the global economy at Davos and how the UK will cope with Eurovision.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/26/202230 minutes, 16 seconds
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What happened in 2022?

Monocle’s head of radio, Tom Edwards, examines 2022’s biggest news stories with Isabel Hilton and Marie Le Conte including the invasion of Ukraine, the elections that grabbed the headlines, protests around the world and the obituaries that shaped the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/202233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Thursday 22 December

Monocle’s Emma Nelson brings us today’s edition of The Globalist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202235 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wednesday 21 December

Vincent McAviney brings us today’s edition of The Globalist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/21/202235 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tuesday 20 December

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin brings us today's edition of The Globalist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/202233 minutes
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Monday 19 December

Vincent McAviney brings us today’s edition of The Globalist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/19/202233 minutes, 1 second
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Friday 16 December

The latest on China’s economic agenda as loosening coronavirus rules are leading to rising infection rates. Plus: the Biden administration looks to reassert US influence in Africa, the first-ever summit between the leaders of EU and Asean member states, and Andrew Mueller is back with What We Learned.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/16/202258 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thursday 15 December

Iranian-made drones have been shot down in Kyiv. Plus: the race to become the US Republican presidential nominee, urbanism news and Japan’s choice of “war” as kanji of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202258 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wednesday 14 December

We discuss the state of global unity on the war in Ukraine with Aliona Hlivco and Michael Binyon. Plus: Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters clash with police in Brasília as Lula unveils his new cabinet and a round-up of fashion news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/14/202258 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tuesday 13 December

The EU discusses further sanctions against Russia. Plus: a second person in Iran is executed for their involvement in the protests, the implications for China’s healthcare now that coronavirus restrictions are relaxed and the latest TV news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202257 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tuesday 13 December

The EU discusses further sanctions against Russia. Plus: a second person in Iran is executed for their involvement in the protests, the implications for China’s healthcare now that coronavirus restrictions are relaxed and the latest TV news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202257 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monday 12 December

The latest on the war in Ukraine and Hungary’s spat with the EU. Plus: Japan, the UK and Italy’s plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet, the business news and an interview with former Australian footballer and human-rights activist Craig Foster.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202258 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friday 9 December

We ask if Russia is opening up to diplomatic negotiation. Plus, the Finnish defence minister’s visit to Turkey, a case for Iowa remaining first in the US primaries and the world reacts to Britain’s new coalmine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/202257 minutes, 23 seconds
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Thursday 8 December

Russia appears to retaliate for a third attack on their airfields. Plus: the Finnish defence minister visits Turkey, the latest art news and we head to Senegal where Chanel has held its first fashion show in Africa.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202259 minutes
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Wednesday 7 December

We discuss reports of China operating more than 100 police stations abroad, plus: South Africa’s parliament votes on impeaching President Cyril Ramaphosa, Indonesia bans sex outside of marriage and what will Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s presidency mean for indigenous tribes in the Amazon?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/202259 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tuesday 6 December

Russia launches a fresh barrage of missiles towards Ukraine. Plus: Iran disbands its “morality police”, Georgia’s Senate run-off, the latest business news and Unherd launches its first print edition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/6/202259 minutes, 9 seconds
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Monday 5 December

China’s surveillance of protestors as the country eases Covid rules. Plus: the UN’s meet-and-greet with the Taliban in Afghanistan and an interview with Finland’s first culture ambassador. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/202258 minutes, 28 seconds
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Friday 2 December

According to Ukraine’s government, about 13,000 soldiers have been killed since the start of Russia’s invasion. Plus: Spain steps up its security after a letter-bombing campaign, Croatia prepares to join the Eurozone, the latest film news and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller brings us the week’s stranger news stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/202258 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday 1 December

The latest on the unrest in China and the easing of some coronavirus restrictions in response. Plus: the repercussions of the Belarusian foreign minister’s sudden death, Oath Keepers go on trial for the Capitol riots in the US and ArtReview’s annual Power 100. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thursday 1 December

The latest on the unrest in China and the easing of some coronavirus restrictions in response. Plus: the repercussions of the Belarusian foreign minister’s sudden death, Oath Keepers go on trial for the Capitol riots in the US and ArtReview’s annual Power 100. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wednesday 30 November

Nato foreign ministers meet in Bucharest to discuss how to support Ukraine in the winter months. Plus: Turkey plans for a ground operation in Syria, Qatar agrees to supply Germany with gas and Art Basel Miami Beach.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/202258 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tuesday 29 November

The Pentagon considers a new plan to provide Ukraine with precision bombs that could hit far behind Russian lines. Plus: Are Venezuela’s government and opposition finding some common ground? And how long will Beijing tolerate protests?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202258 minutes, 53 seconds
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Monday 28 November

Ukraine battles to restore power. Plus; China’s unrelenting zero-Covid policy, Kanye West’s presidential bid, a flick through today’s papers and a special interview with General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and General Sir Richard Shirreff, NATO’s former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202259 minutes
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Friday 25 November

Slovakia hosts the Visegrád Group’s V4 summit, Somalia launches a TV channel aimed at countering al-Shabaab propaganda and Taiwan heads to the polls in local elections. Plus: today’s papers and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/25/202258 minutes, 5 seconds