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The Foreign Desk, 42

Saturday 25 October

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield hosts a discussion on why Saudi Arabia continues to hold so much influence in the West and whether the relationship with the Arab Gulf kingdom is shifting. Featuring former US…

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The Curator, 158

Saturday 25 October

The week’s best interviews and reports ranging from coverage of a terror attack in Ottawa and a look back at the life of fashion-icon Oscar De la Renta, to a tour of Berlin’s Hansaviertel district and a new book about…

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The Monocle Daily, 775

Friday 24 October

We discuss elections in Brazil and Uruguay, analyse the process for choosing Olympic cities, and review the Asian newspapers with Heidi Wang.

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Midori House, 768

Friday 24 October

The day’s top stories with Ivor Gaber and Martin Plaut, we check in with our man in Montréal, and review the best new cinema releases with critic Tim Robey.

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The Briefing, 772

Friday 24 October

As European leaders agree on a new target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we ask how significant the deal is. Plus, we hear about the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank proposed by China, and review the…

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Eyes wide shut

Friday 24 October

Intrigued by the notion of a Champion’s League game being played behind closed doors, Monocle’s Robert Bound explores the idea of playing to the crowd.

For a recent radio interview, I spoke to a zoologist about animal sex. Turns out that pandas are really good at sex but really hate an audience and this is one of the key reasons they don’t (not can’t) conceive. One group…

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The Globalist, 780

Friday 24 October

What is behind Russia’s latest moves in the Baltic sea? We also get the latest on the Brazilian elections, and hear from a legal expert about the world’s responsibility to prevent mass atrocities by acting early.

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The Monocle Daily, 774

Thursday 23 October

As the Syrian government continues its air strikes against rebels in the country, we assess whether Bashar al-Assad’s regime is winning the war. Plus, the latest from the closing stages of Toronto’s mayoral campaign and we…

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The Urbanist, 158

Thursday 23 October

Water: this week we talk about one of the most essential elements in any urban environment and visit cities using water to their advantage. We also learn why others are battling over it, explore some of the world’s lost…

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Midori House, 767

Thursday 23 October

How Canada is choosing to tackle what it sees as an Islamic threat, we check in with our correspondent in Amsterdam, and find out why Hong Kong protestors have been singing along at the sit-ins.

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The Briefing, 771

Thursday 23 October

With Canada's prime minister vowing to “redouble” his nation’s fight against terrorist organisations, we reflect on yesterday’s shootings in Ottawa. Plus the latest from the European Council summit and business news from…

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Divided loyalties

Thursday 23 October

Angela Merkel may be a popular German leader but factions within the nation’s parties and an uneasy relationship with the far right should make the political landscape there one to watch, says Monocle’s Tomos Lewis.

It’s a Monday morning in Berlin and the mood is upbeat at the headquarters of Germany’s newest political party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which as the name suggests is meant to offer an alternative for Germany.

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The Globalist, 779

Thursday 23 October

We look at US-Philippines relations and the prospects for peace in South Sudan, discuss the business news from France and review the morning newspapers with Paola Totaro.

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The Monocle Daily, 773

Wednesday 22 October

As the lockdown of Canada’s parliament building continues, we report on the Ottawa gun attack. We ask how products branded with images of Hitler made it to the shelves and trace the life of Madrid’s first skyscraper.

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