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The Monocle Daily, 1109

Thursday 11 February

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special…

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Thursday 11 February

We revisit the theme of heritage this week and explore why we should learn to cherish the history of our cities, from the importance of conservation in one of the world’s oldest medinas in Tunis to a tour of Vienna’s less…

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The Briefing, 1111

Thursday 11 February

We hear how the Netherlands wants to rethink border-patrol forces, learn why France’s foreign minister is stepping down and find out about a Russian collection of priceless art going on show in Paris.

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Thursday 11 February

We unpick Indonesia’s new economic policies and hear how Norway is capitalising on alternative maritime resources at the expense of its oil business. Plus: we ask whether the UK’s terraced houses should be considered a…

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Sarah Shaffi, online editor and producer at ‘The Bookseller’ reviews debut novels by Sunil Yapa and screenwriter Shirley Barrett as well as ‘The Ballroom’ by Anna Hope, which explores the love story between two asylum…

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Wednesday 10 February

We discuss the presidential primaries, the efficacy of UN sanctions and the profitability of São Paulo’s Carnival celebrations. Plus: a look at the state of Canadian-Indian relations and a round-up of the week’s entertai…

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Wednesday 10 February

Seán Dagan Wood of ‘Positive News’ and designer Paul Blackburn explain how they rebranded the magazine for an evolving readership and Edward Neale tells us how his company Reunidas is rediscovering and reviving Brazil’s…

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Wednesday 10 February

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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Wednesday 10 February

We analyse why Bernie Sanders connected with more female Democrat voters in New Hampshire than Hillary Clinton, get the latest aviation headlines and check in with the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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In the latest instalment of our special documentary series, which seeks to answer some of the toughest questions that are confronting the world today, we focus on the issue of ageing populations.

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The Globalist, 1118

Wednesday 10 February

We recap yesterday’s New Hampshire primary vote, ask what Benjamin Netanyahu’s aims are for Israel’s media and hear why the fashion industry is gathering in Kiev.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 238

Wednesday 10 February

In this week’s theatre review Monocle’s Ben Rylan talks to Matt Wolf, theatre critic for the International New York Times, about the 50th anniversary Broadway production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, the latest incarnation of…

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The Monocle Daily, 1107

Tuesday 9 February

We discuss the New Hampshire presidential primary with Jason Horowitz from ‘The New York Times’ and political commentator James Boys. We also analyse Israeli laws governing NGOs with Daniella Peled, talk architecture news…

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