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    The Curator, 225

    Saturday 6 February

    Our favourite moments from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including coverage of the Iowa caucus, a report from the Sundance Film Festival and a Midori House session from Malian singer Rokia Traoré.

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    The Sessions at Midori House, 49

    Saturday 6 February

    US singer Lissie is in the studio this week to play tracks from her new record ‘My Wild West’ and to tell us why she’s switched Hollywood for her own wild mid-west.

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    The Monocle Daily, 1105

    Friday 5 February

    We discuss the prospect of elevated Saudi involvement in the Syrian war and speak with the UK’s special representative for Syria. Meanwhile, Tristan McAllister analyses US transport policy and Sagra Maceira de Rosen expl…

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    The Cinema Show, 9

    Friday 5 February

    Alongside the team behind Monocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’, we’re trekking through a metropolitan maze as we explore how cities are depicted on screen. We hear from ‘Detroit Free Press’ on how its city has been given the cine…

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    The Menu, 225

    Friday 5 February

    We taste some of the best Turkish wines and check in at a Viennese café-cum-reception desk called Zur Rezeption. Plus: we enjoy some Hepple Gin, created by British chef Valentine Warner.

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    Midori House, 1083

    Friday 5 February

    More than $10bn (€9bn) in aid money is headed to Syria but as peace talks stall in Geneva we wonder whether this is an admission of defeat. We also take a look at the thousands of Iraqi migrants heading home after too many…

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    The Briefing, 1107

    Friday 5 February

    ​We’re live in Spain as negotiations continue in an attempt to form a coalition government and we hear why a new report predicts it would take less than three days for Russian forces to occupy the Baltic nations. Plus: we…

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    The Globalist, 1115

    Friday 5 February

    We look to Aleppo with the news that Syrian rebels may be losing their grip on the city and we ask whether Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd will become a new secretary-general of the UN. Plus: the day’s business…

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    The Monocle Arts Review, 235

    Friday 5 February

    Film critic Anna Smith and Monocle’s Gillian Dobias talk about this weekend’s cinema. ‘Trumbo’ is a look at Hollywood in the 1940s when many leading industry figures were blacklisted for their political beliefs; ‘Janis:…

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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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