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The Urbanist, 202

Thursday 27 August

How does a remote city such as Reykjavik mark its spot on the map? Listen in as we chat to the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson; find out how the city’s bookstores are bringing the community together and why geothermal…

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Midori House, 977

Thursday 27 August

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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The Briefing, 991

Thursday 27 August

After two journalists are shot live on air in the US, we ask how one reports the story without glamorising the act. Plus, we find out why some analysts have suggested that Turkish nationals could be involved in last week’s…

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The Globalist, 999

Thursday 27 August

As the Indian city of Ahmedabad is brought to a standstill over protests for more jobs and college places, we hear about caste inequality in the state of Gujarat. Plus we discuss the rising militarisation of Australia’s…

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The Monocle Daily, 988

Wednesday 26 August

As Serbia and Kosovo reach an agreement, we examine what each has gained from the deal and how this places both states closer to the European Union. Then, we turn our focus to the US presidential elections and see how Latin…

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Midori House, 976

Wednesday 26 August

Special guests Raffaello Pantucci and Sebastian Borger join Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to discuss the day’s top news, from Europe’s migrant crisis and Republican China-bashing to the UK’s Iraq war inquiry and Nato/Russian…

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The Briefing, 990

Wednesday 26 August

As the US and Turkey work through the fine print of a deal to include Turkey in the fight against Isis, our Istanbul bureau chief reflects on the extent of any agreement. We also look to Zimbabwe after President Mugabe…

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Wednesday 26 August

As New York’s mayor considers a radical way to control panhandlers in Times Square, Megan Billings considers what this would mean for the city.

Last week New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio made headlines by entertaining a proposal to remove the pedestrian plaza from Times Square. The mayor, along with the state’s governor and police chief Bill Bratton, has been rem…

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The Globalist, 998

Wednesday 26 August

As South Sudan’s president prepares to sign a peace deal aimed at halting the country’s civil war, we ask whether it will go ahead. Also, after the UN security council holds its first meeting to discuss LGBT rights under…

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The Monocle Daily, 987

Tuesday 25 August

After nearly three months Turkey still has no government and as Ahmet Davutoglu is named interim prime minister, we assess the latest on the political situation of the country. We also head to Beirut, as protests and vio…

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Midori House, 975

Tuesday 25 August

Special guests Peter Fleming and Roger Boyes join Monocle’s Markus Hippi to discuss the day’s top news stories, including Lebanon’s political paralysis, the Chinese economy, German demographics and the future of Greece’s…

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The Briefing, 989

Tuesday 25 August

After North and South Korea agree to end a stand-off, we ask, could this really be the start of a new peace? As migrants take the Western Balkan route in the hope of reaching the presumed security of Europe, our correspo…

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The Globalist, 997

Tuesday 25 August

We discuss global reaction to China’s economic slowdown, reflect on Germany’s response to asylum seekers and get the business news from Stockholm. We also hear about an award-winning wine from Australia’s Yarra Valley and…

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The Monocle Daily, 986

Monday 24 August

As South Korea switches off its loudspeakers and North Korea stands down its troops, we examine the deal reached between the nations. Then, as UK and Iran reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, we discuss the thawing…

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Midori House, 974

Monday 24 August

Guests Kathleen Burk and Phil Clark join Monocle’s Tom Edwards to discuss the day’s top news stories, from Europe’s migrant crisis and China’s economy to UK-Iran diplomatic relations.

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