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Growing up fast

Wednesday 20 August

The city state of Singapore is expanding in numerous ways, from its famous skyline to the ambitions of its people. Monocle’s Jason Li reflects on the past, present and possible future of the nation he calls home.

Most people would agree that turning 49 years old puts you firmly in the middle-aged category but not when it comes to nation-building. The country of my birth, Singapore, hits this milestone this month – not quite an adult…

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The Globalist, 733

Wednesday 20 August

Gwen Robinson discusses the latest developments in Thailand’s government, we look at Sweden’s record influx of refugees, review the morning’s newspapers with Giles Winn, and learn how China’s television producers are get…

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The Monocle Daily, 727

Tuesday 19 August

The latest from Ferguson in Missouri, we look ahead to the Brazil’s presidential election, and discuss the current challenges faced by the UN.

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Midori House, 720

Tuesday 19 August

James Boys and Steve Bloomfield discuss the day’s news, we check in with our correspondent in Nairobi, and review what this year’s Green Man festival had to offer.

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The Briefing, 724

Tuesday 19 August

We assess the prospects for peace as a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is extended by 24 hours, bring you the latest on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and hear the story of record-collector Zero Freitas – the saviour…

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The Globalist, 732

Tuesday 19 August

We look at Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience, analyse US-Vietnam relations, discuss Hong Kong’s bamboo scaffolding, get the business news from Singapore, and review the newspapers with ITV’s Vincent McAviney.

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The Monocle Daily, 726

Monday 18 August

The latest from eastern Ukraine, we also ask who has the most at stake in an ICC investigation into Israeli and Hamas war crimes, learn how epidemics have affected societies throughout history, and discuss a recent gourmet…

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Midori House, 719

Monday 18 August

We discuss the biggest stories of the day with Nina Schick and Xenia Wickett, review new art exhibitions in the US, and find out why frustrated restaurateurs want to make you pay for fine dining in advance.

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The Briefing, 723

Monday 18 August

The latest on conflicting reports from northern Iraq suggesting that Kurdish fighters have retaken a dam outside the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, we hear from the streets of Recife as mourners pay their…

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Affairs / Diplomacy

Strength in numbers

Monday 18 August

European reactions to Russia have been mixed, with Finland reluctant to anger its massive neighbour. European nations must tackle this crisis by working together, says Markus Hippi.

When it comes to voicing your concerns, 1,300km makes a difference. That is the distance of the Finnish-Russian border, which I have been thinking about a lot when following the European reactions to Russia’s recent beha…

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The Globalist, 731

Monday 18 August

We forecast the future of the PKK, discuss criminal confessions on Chinese TV, chat with crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, get the business news from Shanghai, and review the morning papers with Peter Cardwell.

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The Monocle Weekly, 267

Sunday 17 August

Julian Mash takes us on a tour of London’s famous Portobello Road, Zoe Cormier talks sex, drugs and rock and roll and Michael Schmidt discusses his new biography of the novel.

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The Foreign Desk, 32

Saturday 16 August

Monocle foreign editor Steve Bloomfield presents a special edition of the programme from New York as we discuss the UN’s significance in the modern world. Featuring Sir Nigel Rodley of the UN Human Rights Committee, dipl…

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The Curator, 148

Saturday 16 August

A distillation of the best content from the past week on Monocle 24, including a report from Kurdistan, a holiday tour of Crimea, the life and career of Robin Williams and a review of the Mariinsky Ballet.

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The Monocle Daily, 725

Friday 15 August

We discuss the militarisation of the US police forces, get the latest from Ukraine and ask how the ebola should be covered in the media. We also review the day's Asian front pages and are taken out for the night in Tallin…

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