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A daily bulletin of news & opinion

27 February 2015
A higher power

People have been flying unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-controlled planes for fun for a very long time, so why all the fuss about drones? It’s because they can kill you, says Monocle’s Tristan McAllister.

What is a drone? Up until a few years ago the thing to which the word “drone” referred was a “continuous, low humming sound”. One could hear a drone or something could drone. The word is oddly perfect, acting as a noun and…

Tristan McAllister

London

Business / Craft

Making a point

In a competitive world driven by technological advances, some artisan producers are staying resilient and challenging the mass-produced industry. Monocle films visits entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Cape Town and Mallorca who…

Delivering insights into the people, places and products shaping the financial week ahead. Hear from the finest minds and freshest thinkers as they take you beyond the numbers to get to the heart of the day’s big issues.

Medical tourists flock to Asia by the millions, brain-controlled gadgetry gets closer to reality, and the Cricket World Cup beckons big advertisers – in the latest Nikkei Asian Review

Edits / Magazines

The Forecast

With cutting-edge commentary, long-form articles and fresh thinking from the Monocle editorial team, The Forecast is a new annual packed with key insights into the year ahead. Available now.

THE MAGAZINE

Japan-o-rama: can cute and kooky kick-start team Nippon again? Does Japan want to be taken seriously or will it become the Italy of Asia (a bit too slow for real global success)? A Monocle Special Report

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Edits / Travel

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From organically growing their first ventures to exploring new horizons, crafty entrepreneurs know it’s the small touches that make their businesses stand out – whether they are making spectacles in London or tableware in…

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A look at the increasingly strained and strange relationship between Israel and the US Democrat party, we review the weekend's Asian newspapers, and get tips for a perfect Friday evening in in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Swiss Guard and cookbook-author David Geisser on what different Popes and his fellow guardsmen like to eat, a restaurant in Barcelona that focuses on ‘Pan Con Tomate’ (tomato with bread), and the week’s culinary headlines…

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Andrew Mueller and guests discuss the day’s top stories and we meet the author of a new visual history of the blues. Plus, film reviewer Anna Smith gives us her tips for the best on the big screen and we catch up with our…

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We discuss the Greek economy and Estonian elections, talk stats with Ben Page of Ipsos Mori and find out why some Turkish political candidates are donning Ottoman attire.

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Affairs / Aviation

A higher power

Friday 27 February

People have been flying unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-controlled planes for fun for a very long time, so why all the fuss about drones? It’s because they can kill you, says Monocle’s Tristan McAllister.

What is a drone? Up until a few years ago the thing to which the word “drone” referred was a “continuous, low humming sound”. One could hear a drone or something could drone. The word is oddly perfect, acting as a noun and…

Affairs

The Globalist, 870

Friday 27 February

Ukraine’s expulsion of Russian journalists is raising questions but is it all part of the propaganda war? And how is Gucci’s new direction being received on the Italian runways? We'll cross to Monocle’s man in Milan, Ivan…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 859

Thursday 26 February

Could the much-broken ceasefire be repairing itself as Ukraine starts withdrawing heavy artillery from the front lines? We also hear what Argentina is doing to its intelligence agency and check in on the highlights from…

Global

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The Urbanist, 176

Thursday 26 February

Timekeeping has a big impact on urban life, from iconic clocks and watchmakers to city-wide alarms and historic church bells. We find out about life as a bell-ringer and discover which timezone gives a city 15 minutes of…

Global

Affairs

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Thursday 26 February

Andrew Mueller and guests discuss Israel and America’s spat over efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme and reflect on Austria’s reform of a historic law on Islam. Plus we take a look at the French weekly printed press…

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Culture / Media

Spread the word

There is a weight of passion, wit, intellect and fun to be found on Italy’s screens, in its speakers and in its print. Monocle delves into the quirks of the country’s news and entertainment, and finds the best of its lea…

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