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The Briefing, 776

Thursday 30 October

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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The Globalist, 784

Thursday 30 October

We get our correspondent’s view on whether New Zealand will actually change its flag, we hear the latest on the Syrian town of Kobane as more fighters join the battle and we go through the day’s newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 778

Wednesday 29 October

As the death of Zambia’s president leaves a white man of Scottish descent in charge, we ask if race matters in the African nation. Plus an exploration of the history of cowardice.

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Midori House, 771

Wednesday 29 October

Jeffrey Kofman and Jim Hoare discuss the day’s top news stories, we talk transport with Tristan McAllister, look at the finances of WhatsApp with Pimm Fox and meet the new Finnish winner of the “World’s Funniest Person”.

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The Briefing, 775

Wednesday 29 October

We ask what Iraqi Peshmerga fighters will add to the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobane, hear from Amnesty International as Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appeals against a sodomy conviction, and we…

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Epoch and a hard place

Wednesday 29 October

Despite man’s blink-of-an-eye time on Earth so far wreaking monumental planetary change, Monocle’s Tom Edwards remains confident that we’ll find a way to turn things around.

There’s a popular analogy that if the entire development of our planet were represented by just one day, modern man would appear only as the clock strikes midnight. Despite this tiny fragment, such has been the ascent of…

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The Globalist, 783

Wednesday 29 October

We ask whether the government of Bashar al-Assad is quietly preparing for a siege of Aleppo, hear about the upcoming meeting between Chinese and Japanese security officials, and leaf through today’s European newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 777

Tuesday 28 October

A look at the future of Syria’s three-million refugees, analysis of Air France-KLM’s prospects as rumours fly that the airline could soon cut 7,500 jobs, and we mark the end of the Rob Ford-era in Toronto.

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Midori House, 770

Tuesday 28 October

The day’s top stories, we check in with our correspondent in Copenhagen, meet Anshuman A Mondal – author of new book Islam and Controversy – and talk music with Soul Clap.

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The Briefing, 774

Tuesday 28 October

Following Isis’s defeat in the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakha, we round up the latest from the region. Plus we hear the Russian foreign minister’s reaction to Ukraine’s parliamentary election and review the South American…

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The Globalist, 782

Tuesday 28 October

As Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko negotiates a coalition following the weekend’s elections, what are his chances of success? Plus we profile Indonesia’s first foreign minister and assess the race to govern California…

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The Monocle Daily, 776

Monday 27 October

We analyse what Ukraine's election results indicate, look a reality show aimed to keep Nepalese politicians accountable and learn how to dress for a Victorian funeral.

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Midori House, 769

Monday 27 October

Jane Kinninmont and Daniella Peled discuss the day’s top news, we talk politics with our man in Toronto and review the best Italian art exhibitions with Luca Mastrantonio from Corriere della Sera.

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The Briefing, 773

Monday 27 October

As Dilma Rousseff is re-elected president of Brazil, we ask what challenges lie ahead. Also we hear about Tunisia’s elections as secular party Nidaa Tounes takes the lead and we ask whether it’s right to speak of a new…

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The breakfast club

Monday 27 October

Morning meals in the Middle East showcase the region’s culinary pride in creating simple, tasty local dishes. Monocle’s Joseph Dana says the diverse menu is something to celebrate.

I have just returned from a lavish breakfast affair. In Turkey such occurrences are common, especially on the weekends. The Turkish breakfast, or kahvalti, which literally translates as “before coffee”, is an event typified…

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