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Midori House, 786

Wednesday 19 November

Daniella Peled and Nina Schick discuss the day’s biggest stories, British artist Stuart Semple explains the anxiety of his generation and theatre critic Matt Wolf reviews London’s new musicals and plays.

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The Briefing, 790

Wednesday 19 November

Why is Israel demolishing the homes of some Palestinians who have killed civilians in Jerusalem? We also debate a UN committee's call for North Korea to be referred to the ICC, hear about growing ties between Russia and…

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The enemy within

Wednesday 19 November

Islamic State’s presence in Istanbul is even greater than Joseph Dana realised – and yet the Turkish media is more interested in the president’s new palace. What’s the story?

Last week I found myself sitting around a table of foreign and local journalists in the back of a secluded restaurant in Istanbul. It was one of those iconic episodes that conjures images of this city as a hive of foreign…

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The Globalist, 798

Wednesday 19 November

We check in with Japan as they prepare to head to the polls then take a close look at the best way to deal with hostage situations as the US reviews its policy. Plus: the divisions the proposed 182-metre-high Statue of…

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The Monocle Daily, 792

Tuesday 18 November

What was Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction to the attacks in Jerusalem? We also have the latest on Brazil's Petrobras scandal and look at a few surprises in UAE's new list of terrorist organisations.

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Midori House, 785

Tuesday 18 November

Michael Binyon and Alessio Patalano discuss the day's major news stories, we get a round-up of fresh French weeklies and music journalist Pete Naughton reviews new music releases.

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The Briefing, 789

Tuesday 18 November

Four people have been killed at a synagogue in Jerusalem; how much tension can the city bear? We also discuss unrest in Mexico, hear from Japan as prime minister Shinzo Abe prepares to dissolve parliament and review the…

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At street level

Tuesday 18 November

While the nations at Europe’s periphery are being primed for EU membership, a trip to Sarajevo reveals the true extent of the continent’s social divide says Monocle 24’s Alice Bloch.

This weekend I read that Europe’s new foreign-policy chief has pledged to make Bosnia and Herzegovina a priority. Up for discussion as she met with ministers yesterday: moving the war-wounded state closer to EU membership…

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The Globalist, 797

Tuesday 18 November

Just who is keen to invest in Iran if, as a deadline on nuclear talks looms, western sanctions are relaxed? We also take stock with the head of the UN Population Fund and Joseph Dana tells us about the challenges facing…

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The Monocle Daily, 791

Monday 17 November

As Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos suspends talks with rebel group Farc, are we watching the end of a two-year push for peace? We also look at the “golden visa” scandal in Portugal and read up on how the Brothers…

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Midori House, 784

Monday 17 November

Robert Fox and Phil Clark discuss the day’s biggest news stories. We also hear who Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan thinks discovered the US and check in on the Italian arts scene.

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The Briefing, 788

Monday 17 November

As Australia and China strike a landmark free-trade deal, we get the analysis from Alessio Patalano. We also profile Burkina Faso’s new interim leader and learn about the antics of “Jimmy Jump”.

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In it to win it

Monday 17 November

David Plaisant has had enough of the UK’s increasingly distant relationship with the European Union – and points out the lessons of history that encourage a far more touchy-feely approach.

What if Britain did leave the European Union – what kind of country would it become? Would it really make any difference to what is, outside of its capital, an already inward-looking island nation? Would a European exit…

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The Globalist, 796

Monday 17 November

We check in with our Tokyo bureau chief as Japan heads for recession and ask why the Russian president ducked out of the G20 talks early. Plus we assess the surprising upset in the Romanian elections and what it means for…

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