Opinion

Lessons in Britishness

Wednesday 29 July

The number of Chinese parents hoping to send their children to top British schools is on the rise, but at what cost?

You arrive at the airport with only the minimum amount of time to spare in order to sweep through check-in and security before making it to your gate just as boarding begins. But there’s no concern as everything is well…

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The Globalist, 978

Wednesday 29 July

We discuss the future of the UK in the EU, investigate nationalism in Hungary and the recent Chinese stock-market tumble, talk business in Melbourne and take a journey across Sardinia. Plus: we review the morning newspapers…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 108

Wednesday 29 July

Donald Hutera, theatre critic for ‘The Times’ reviews ‘What’s it all About? Bacharach Reimagined’, an all-singing, all-dancing interpretation of the songwriter’s most-loved hits, an open-air performance of ‘Seven Brides for…

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The Monocle Daily, 967

Tuesday 28 July

We analyse Barack Obama’s speech at the African Union in Ethiopia, learn why Boston has pulled out of the race to host the Olympic games and hear how Rio has restarted its tram system.

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Section D, 198

Tuesday 28 July

As the Olympic Games in Rio approach, our correspondent dons a hard hat and takes a look at the near-completed Olympic Village. Plus we visit the ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ exhibition in Ramallah, Josh Fehnert meets…

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Midori House, 955

Tuesday 28 July

We assess the day’s top stories, from the last-minute Nato summit called by Turkey to US president Barack Obama’s speech to the African Union. We also take a look at what kind of justice has been served in the case of…

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The Briefing, 969

Tuesday 28 July

We discuss today’s Nato meeting and Barack Obama’s speech at the African Union headquarters, focus on today’s top luxury and technology news and find out why the Swiss raided a French lake to help thirsty cows.

Opinion

No rest for the Greeks

Tuesday 28 July

The country may be hobbled by debt and unemployment but Sunday trading hours, which have finally come into force, may meet with some resistance.

Last week, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras managed to cobble together enough support in parliament to pass a second round of reforms demanded by his country’s creditors. It must have left a bitter taste in the mouth…

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The Globalist, 977

Tuesday 28 July

We discuss politics in Ukraine, tourism in Barcelona, television in Australia and business in Greece. Plus: our Hong Kong bureau chief describes a favourite journey to Malaysia.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 107

Tuesday 28 July

Country music expert Baylen Leonard discusses a new covers album by family duo Watkins Family Hour, Americana artist Eilen Jewell’s latest release ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ and a new track from Grammy-nominated country…

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The Monocle Daily, 966

Monday 27 July

We look at Turkey’s intentions for dealing with IS, hear about a Greek plan to reinstall the Drachma and learn why a Kentucky distillery is playing music to its brandy.

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Culture with Rob Bound, 198

Monday 27 July

Myths are like history only they’re not real. But they’re reasonable, kind of. To answer the question “How do you make a myth?” we talk to classicist Natalie Haynes about their enduring appeal. We also ask art historian…

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Midori House, 954

Monday 27 July

Tim Marshall and Daniella Peled discuss the day's top stories: from President Barack Obama's trip to Ethiopia to the escalating violence in Turkey. Plus: we examine the remarks from the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb…

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The Briefing, 968

Monday 27 July

We discuss the latest news from Turkey, analyse Russia’s strategy in the Kuril Islands and review the newly unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo.

Opinion

Early to bed, early to rise…

Monday 27 July

Japan’s government has launched a campaign to encourage government employees to finish at the office earlier than usual, but will it work?

It’s been nearly a month since Japanese government employees started leaving the office early for yu-katsu.

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