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David Plaisant reporting from Trieste: The ever-present Bora wind isn’t the only thing that provides an air of frisson in this intriguing city: it’s also down to its complex history and fascinating geography. photographer…
Copenhagen saddles up for the world's biggest urban cycling contest, Russia's "Silicon Valley" gets to live by its own rules, and Istanbul, the call to prayer becomes easier to the ear.
Last year we ran a feature on Ambassadogs. After a considerable amount of diplomatic pressure we are delighted to throw open the chancery gates for ‘Ambassadogs II’.
Haiti is picking up the pieces – but sooner or later another natural disaster will strike. Here, Monocle looks at the best nations to call in a crisis and tools you need for the job.
Mayor Bloomberg gives the go-ahead for a new park in New York, Brazil overhauls in libraries in a bid to address its social problems, and Canada goes scouting for new Scientific talent.
The afterlife of a battleship (make mine a megayacht please), why Nigeria’s best brains are heading home and South Korea’s peculiar porn problem
France's blogging love affair, plus a green oasis in Spain and our Q&A with the Mayor of Berlin.
Meet the Jazilians: the Japanese population in Brazil shares culture with the nation it calls home while interpreting traditional values within a Latin American society. It is a balancing act still finding the middle ground…
Plagued by scandal and financial woes, Italy has long been making headlines for the wrong reasons. We meet five people striving for change in the country.
Iraq tries to lure tourists with its unique attractions, including the option of a romantic night in Saddam Hussein’s palace. In Lebanon, a Jewish landmark gets restored and in Botswana, the presidential elections get under…
Somalia is a failed state. But its Aden Abdulle international airport – once a no-go zone – may hold the key to its recovery.
Slovenian hero Martin Strel has swum solo the entire lengths of the Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze and Amazon, winning Guinness World Records for the first three. He’s become the chunky embodiment of Slovenia: plucky, brave…