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Wednesday 5 August

Despite its detractors, the British Library has stood the test of time. Josh Fehnert extols its virtues.

Libraries aren’t renowned for their liveliness but it’s been a busy few days for the UK’s national one. Although the blocky, postbox-red British Library is accustomed to crowds (more than 1.6 million visitors passed through…

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The Globalist, 983

Wednesday 5 August

As ASEAN members convene in Malaysia, we discuss the elephant in the room – the turbulent waters of the South China Sea. We also examine the tit-for-tat politics between Sweden and Russia and assess the balance of power in…

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The Monocle Daily, 972

Tuesday 4 August

As the violence against the PKK escalates and there is still no government in place, we ask exactly what is going on in Turkey. We also assess Cristina Kirchner’s legacy as the vote approaches in Argentina and find out why…

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Midori House, 960

Tuesday 4 August

Special guests Isabel Hilton and Axel Threlfall join Andrew Mueller to discuss the day’s top news stories, from America’s climate change policies and China’s stock market to the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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The Briefing, 974

Tuesday 4 August

Barack Obama hopes his clean energy plan will be a legacy-making achievement but with some states already flagging legal action, we ask whether the legal battle could outlast his presidency. We also hear the chief of Qantas…

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The Globalist, 982

Tuesday 4 August

We look at the US secretary of state’s agenda in Singapore as the city-state marks 50 years of independence. We’re also in Israel where the government has extended detention without trial to Israelis as well as Palestinians…

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The Monocle Daily, 971

Monday 3 August

As nearly 1,700 migrants try to make their way to the Eurotunnel overnight, we hear from both sides of the channel on the escalating crisis in Calais. We also turn our focus to Canada’s general election as the starting gun…

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Midori House, 959

Monday 3 August

We discuss the day’s top news stories with John Everard and Mary Dejevsky: the crisis in Calais, US-Egypt relations, Greek manufacturing and Joe Biden’s presidential prospects.

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The Briefing, 973

Monday 3 August

As the US secretary of state resumes security talks in Egypt, we look at the challenging relationship between the nations. We also discuss the $5,000 helicopter ride that has finally cost Australia’s house speaker her job…

Opinion

Little red dot

Monday 3 August

Singapore, a small Southeast Asian city-state, is surprisingly big on creative talent and ideas. Now, says Nolan Giles, it just needs to shout about them.

This weekend in Singapore is going to be a big one. Maybe the biggest in its history. Singapore’s National Parade Day celebrations will span across a four-day-long weekend, taking on extra significance this year as crowds…

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The Globalist, 981

Monday 3 August

As France bows to international pressure and cancels an order of warships bound for Russia, we ask what will happen to the ships – aside from the €1.2bn compensation bill. We also look at the taste for US brands in South…

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The Monocle Weekly, 317

Sunday 2 August

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene…

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The Recap, 22

Saturday 1 August

Highlights from the week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on President Obama’s speech to the African Union, thoughts on Ukraine’s prospects for EU membership and discussions of Turkey’s…

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The Foreign Desk, 82

Saturday 1 August

Steve Bloomfield hosts the first in a series of programmes looking at politics and the arts. Today we turn to politics and theatre. What is the relationship between the two? What exactly is ‘political theatre’? And how can…

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The Curator, 198

Saturday 1 August

We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat…

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