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The Briefing, 636

Thursday 17 April

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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Time to speak up

Thursday 17 April

The BRIC nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – a diplomatic group bound by little more than some similar economic constraints have not grown into the positive diplomatic force for change that was once envisioned, says…

There are few predictions one can make with confidence regarding the situation in Ukraine. But here is one: Russia’s fellow BRICs (Brazil, India and China) will have absolutely no influence over any diplomatic solution.

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The Globalist, 644

Thursday 17 April

We analyse the state of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, preview today’s elections in Algeria, discuss the business news in Prague, and review the morning newspapers with Staffan Sonning of Swedish Radio.

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The Monocle Daily, 638

Wednesday 16 April

The latest from Ukraine, we find out how the director of Africa’s oldest national park fell victim to an ambush, and ask whether the current trend of having a beard has reached its peak.

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Midori House, 631

Wednesday 16 April

We discuss the continuing crisis in Ukraine, why Saudi Arabia’s spy chief was pushed aside, and we also look at Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s outburst at the press. Plus, a look at the significance of the self…

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The Briefing, 635

Wednesday 16 April

The latest on the search for survivors as a ferry carrying over 450 people – most of them school children – capsizes off the coast of South Korea. We also learn why Sudan’s president has banned all political meetings, and…

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A bumpy landing

Wednesday 16 April

Sydney will soon have a much-needed second airport. But the city already has a more conveniently situated hub nearby so any newcomer has a fight on its hands, says Monocle’s Phil Han.

It’s been one long 70-year wait but it looks like Sydney-siders can celebrate – the city is finally getting a second airport. The federal government has approved a AU$2.4bn (€1.6bn) plan for the new site that will be built…

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The Globalist, 643

Wednesday 16 April

The latest from eastern Ukraine, we preview Thursday’s Algerian presidential elections, talk business in the UAE, and review today’s newspapers with Darren McCaffrey.

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The Monocle Daily, 637

Tuesday 15 April

We’re in Donetsk to discuss Ukraine’s “anti-terrorism campaign”, ask whether community service can redeem Silvio Berlusconi, and find out how university newspapers are filling in the void for local news reporting.

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Midori House, 630

Tuesday 15 April

Why the US has denied Iran’s new ambassador to the UN a visa, we hear why South Korea’s spy agency is in the middle of a scandal, and explain why the UK is concerned about its maritime security if Scotland votes for inde…

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The Briefing, 634

Tuesday 15 April

We get the latest on the kidnap of Jordan’s ambassador to Libya in Tripoli, go live to Australia as Sydney’s second international airport gets the go ahead, and ask why an ancient dialect is being revived by the Turkish…

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The Globalist, 642

Tuesday 15 April

We survey the state of the Syrian war, discuss Joko Widodo’s “political safari”, get the business news from Shanghai, and review today’s newspapers with Peter Cardwell.

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The Monocle Daily, 636

Monday 14 April

Veteran Balkans journalist, Tim Judah, details his experiences in Horlivka, Steven Bodzin brings us the latest from the fires in Valparaiso, and author Mónica Bello discusses the finding of a Portuguese galleon off the…

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