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The Briefing, 774

Tuesday 28 October

Following Isis’s defeat in the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakha, we round up the latest from the region. Plus we hear the Russian foreign minister’s reaction to Ukraine’s parliamentary election and review the South American…

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The Globalist, 782

Tuesday 28 October

As Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko negotiates a coalition following the weekend’s elections, what are his chances of success? Plus we profile Indonesia’s first foreign minister and assess the race to govern California…

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The Monocle Daily, 776

Monday 27 October

We analyse what Ukraine's election results indicate, look a reality show aimed to keep Nepalese politicians accountable and learn how to dress for a Victorian funeral.

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Midori House, 769

Monday 27 October

Jane Kinninmont and Daniella Peled discuss the day’s top news, we talk politics with our man in Toronto and review the best Italian art exhibitions with Luca Mastrantonio from Corriere della Sera.

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The Briefing, 773

Monday 27 October

As Dilma Rousseff is re-elected president of Brazil, we ask what challenges lie ahead. Also we hear about Tunisia’s elections as secular party Nidaa Tounes takes the lead and we ask whether it’s right to speak of a new…

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The breakfast club

Monday 27 October

Morning meals in the Middle East showcase the region’s culinary pride in creating simple, tasty local dishes. Monocle’s Joseph Dana says the diverse menu is something to celebrate.

I have just returned from a lavish breakfast affair. In Turkey such occurrences are common, especially on the weekends. The Turkish breakfast, or kahvalti, which literally translates as “before coffee”, is an event typified…

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The Globalist, 781

Monday 27 October

Dilma Roussef is narrowly re-elected president of Brazil as divisions within the country continue to hamper her leadership. Plus our views on the US midterm election and a trip to Istanbul’s newest brunch-spot.

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The Monocle Weekly, 277

Sunday 26 October

Tom Edwards and Robert Bound talk Sex on Earth with zoologist Jules Howard, hear from Neil McGinness – editor of Weekly World News, and discuss art and science with Dr. Daniel Glaser, director of the Science Gallery.

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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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