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The Monocle Daily, 794

Thursday 20 November

With President Obama about to unveil his plans to fix America's broken immigration system, we ask how he aims to do it. Plus: our first weekly chat about the latest issue of the Nikkei Asian Review, a tribute to the Duchess…

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The Urbanist, 162

Thursday 20 November

Inside story: parks and plazas are obvious public spaces but when the weather gets a little less pleasant, what are our indoor equivalents? From underground pathways to open and airy libraries, we take a look at what public…

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Midori House, 787

Thursday 20 November

Jim Hoare and Mary Dejevsky review the day's biggest news. We also leaf through the freshest Italian news weeklies and meet Australian artist Leila Jeffreys, who has spent the past few years taking photos of cockatoos.

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The Briefing, 791

Thursday 20 November

As Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits Estonia, we discuss his agenda. We also hear about Obama’s immigration plans, ask why North Korea is threatening to carry out a nuclear test and take a look at Norway’s new passport…

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Culture / Food & Drink

Start spreading the news

Thursday 20 November

Monocle 24’s Paul Noble recently took a fresh bite out of the Big Apple at Luksus restaurant in Brooklyn. He heartily recommends it – not least the craft beer that’s on offer.

I spent last week in New York, dividing my time between a mix of pre-Christmas shopping, a few meetings and plenty of good eating. This time was different as I kicked off a busy dining schedule not with a trip to the much…

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The Globalist, 799

Thursday 20 November

We look at whether the $500bn estimate to unite North and South Korea is accurate, hear from “America's Most Powerful Art Dealers” and learn why Slovakians are getting free bus rides.

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The Monocle Daily, 793

Wednesday 19 November

What’s next for Israel after yesterday’s attack and where do Colombia’s peace talks stand as Farc rebels confirm the kidnap of an army general? Plus we check out what’s changing in Parkdale and pay tribute to Japanese film…

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Business

The Entrepreneurs, 162

Wednesday 19 November

We visit the Granny’s Finest team in the Netherlands, discuss habit-forming products with Nir Eyal and talk fairtrade jewellery with Alan Frampton. We also meet Cathy Ridley from MovePlan, chat with and the duo behind…

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Midori House, 786

Wednesday 19 November

Daniella Peled and Nina Schick discuss the day’s biggest stories, British artist Stuart Semple explains the anxiety of his generation and theatre critic Matt Wolf reviews London’s new musicals and plays.

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Culture

Monocle Presents, 11

Wednesday 19 November

Nick Luscombe takes you on a whistle-stop tour of musical delights, including synth-pop from Chile, Helsinki-based musician Lavender Worm, a Peaking Lights remix from singer-songwriter Bart Davenport, a reissue of a classic…

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The Briefing, 790

Wednesday 19 November

Why is Israel demolishing the homes of some Palestinians who have killed civilians in Jerusalem? We also debate a UN committee's call for North Korea to be referred to the ICC, hear about growing ties between Russia and…

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Affairs / Defence

The enemy within

Wednesday 19 November

Islamic State’s presence in Istanbul is even greater than Joseph Dana realised – and yet the Turkish media is more interested in the president’s new palace. What’s the story?

Last week I found myself sitting around a table of foreign and local journalists in the back of a secluded restaurant in Istanbul. It was one of those iconic episodes that conjures images of this city as a hive of foreign…

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