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The Foreign Desk, 109

Saturday 6 February

The global economy is in trouble again: Europe is stagnant, China is slowing down and we still haven’t really recovered from 2008. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Tom Keene, the editor at large of ‘Bloomberg News’…

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The Curator, 225

Saturday 6 February

Our favourite moments from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including coverage of the Iowa caucus, a report from the Sundance Film Festival and a Midori House session from Malian singer Rokia Traoré.

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The Monocle Daily, 1105

Friday 5 February

We review the day’s Asian newspapers, speak with a British diplomat about the future of the Syrian peace process and review the best of this year’s Brazilian carnival songs.

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Midori House, 1083

Friday 5 February

More than $10bn (€9bn) in aid money is headed to Syria but as peace talks stall in Geneva we wonder whether this is an admission of defeat. We also take a look at the thousands of Iraqi migrants heading home after too many…

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The Briefing, 1107

Friday 5 February

​We’re live in Spain as negotiations continue in an attempt to form a coalition government and we hear why a new report predicts it would take less than three days for Russian forces to occupy the Baltic nations. Plus: we…

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The Globalist, 1115

Friday 5 February

We look to Aleppo with the news that Syrian rebels may be losing their grip on the city and we ask whether Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd will become a new secretary-general of the UN. Plus: the day’s business…

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The Monocle Daily, 1104

Thursday 4 February

We discuss the security situation in Libya and analyse US-Colombian relations before looking to tonight’s Democratic presidential debate. Plus: we bring you highlights from the latest issue of ‘Nikkei Asian Review’ and…

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The Urbanist, 225

Thursday 4 February

This week we’ve joined forces with ‘The Cinema Show’ to bring you a special episode on the relationship between our cities and the big screen. We explore how movies can shape a city as a brand, chat with James Sanders about…

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Midori House, 1082

Thursday 4 February

Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria crumble further as Russia vows to press ahead with airstrikes. Meanwhile, Germany aims for a decidedly different tone in Kremlin relations while Ukraine’s president sees an…

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The Briefing, 1106

Thursday 4 February

We look to London as world leaders get together for a Syria donor event. Meanwhile, the EU finally approves the €3bn package to help Ankara cope with Syrian migrants. Plus: why Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is not the…

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The Globalist, 1114

Thursday 4 February

We look to Russia as President Putin prepares to court foreign investors and we ask what to expect from the US and India’s aircraft-carrier collaboration. Plus: a look at the day’s European newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 1103

Wednesday 3 February

As talks on Syria collapse in Geneva a day ahead of a donor conference to find a cash-injection for the country, we ask two analysts whether there’s any hope left. We also discuss Obama as he makes his first visit to a US…

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Midori House, 1081

Wednesday 3 February

There may be no universal solution to dealing with Isis but could Tunisia’s rocky political road hold some clues? One political candidate says yes. Meanwhile, despite calls from the US and its allies to uphold a peace…

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The Briefing, 1105

Wednesday 3 February

We take a look at the world’s reactions to the North Korean plan of launching a satellite, discuss why the Obama administration wants to quadruple the defence budget for Europe and learn how eagles can catch hostile drones…

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