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    The Monocle Daily, 1104

    Thursday 4 February

    We discuss the security situation in Libya and analyse US-Colombian relations before looking to tonight’s Democratic presidential debate. Plus: we bring you highlights from the latest issue of ‘Nikkei Asian Review’ and…

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    The Urbanist, 225

    Thursday 4 February

    This week we’ve joined forces with ‘The Cinema Show’ to bring you a special episode on the relationship between our cities and the big screen. We explore how movies can shape a city as a brand, chat with James Sanders about…

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    Midori House, 1082

    Thursday 4 February

    Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria crumble further as Russia vows to press ahead with airstrikes. Meanwhile, Germany aims for a decidedly different tone in Kremlin relations while Ukraine’s president sees an…

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    The Briefing, 1106

    Thursday 4 February

    We look to London as world leaders get together for a Syria donor event. Meanwhile, the EU finally approves the €3bn package to help Ankara cope with Syrian migrants. Plus: why Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is not the…

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    The Globalist, 1114

    Thursday 4 February

    We look to Russia as President Putin prepares to court foreign investors and we ask what to expect from the US and India’s aircraft-carrier collaboration. Plus: a look at the day’s European newspapers.

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    The Monocle Arts Review, 234

    Thursday 4 February

    The Independent’s literary editor Arifa Akbar reviews the latest book releases: ‘The Noise of Time’ by Julian Barnes; ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’ by Yann Martel; and ‘The Passion of Mademoiselle S: Letters to a Lover’…

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    The Monocle Daily, 1103

    Wednesday 3 February

    As talks on Syria collapse in Geneva a day ahead of a donor conference to find a cash-injection for the country, we ask two analysts whether there’s any hope left. We also discuss Obama as he makes his first visit to a US…

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    The Entrepreneurs, 225

    Wednesday 3 February

    We take a tour of London’s contemporary-art scene and explore the experiential frontier of travelling with start-up SideStory. We also sit down with James Bidwell of SpringWise, whose company uses a global network to hunt…

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    Midori House, 1081

    Wednesday 3 February

    There may be no universal solution to dealing with Isis but could Tunisia’s rocky political road hold some clues? One political candidate says yes. Meanwhile, despite calls from the US and its allies to uphold a peace…

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    The Briefing, 1105

    Wednesday 3 February

    We take a look at the world’s reactions to the North Korean plan of launching a satellite, discuss why the Obama administration wants to quadruple the defence budget for Europe and learn how eagles can catch hostile drones…

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    The Foreign Desk,

    Wednesday 3 February

    Is Britain going to leave the EU? In the first episode of the Foreign Desk Explainer, we look at the troubled relationship between Britain and the rest of Europe. The Foreign Desk Explainer is a five-minute nugget of inf…

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    The Globalist, 1113

    Wednesday 3 February

    We ask whether there is any hope for successful Syria talks in Geneva and look at the latest developments in Cuba opening up for business. Plus: we get the day’s business news from Athens.

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    The Monocle Arts Review, 233

    Wednesday 3 February

    Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews Brazilian TV shows, including the new season of ‘Amor & Sexo’, a show about sex and relationships, and the perennial ‘Silvio Santos’. Plus: a healthy cooking show with Bela Gil.

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    The Monocle Daily, 1102

    Tuesday 2 February

    As the race to the White House takes a new turn, Monocle meets voters on all sides of the Republican divide. We also discuss the Olympic committee’s decision to allow Brazil to host the games despite the Zika virus. Plus…

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    Section D, 225

    Tuesday 2 February

    On this week’s Section D we turn our attention to the notion of “the room” – how to decorate, design and construct it – with a trilogy of reports from France, the UK and Switzerland.

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