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Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace.

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958 31 Jul 2015
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Friday 31 July: 

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace.

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957 30 Jul 2015
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Thursday 30 July: 

Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield is joined by guests Nina Schick and Ivor Gaber to discuss the day’s top stories, from the growing migrant crisis in Europe to China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we take a look at espionage as the US announces the release of the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

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956 29 Jul 2015
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Wednesday 29 July: 

Andrew Tuck is joined by Kathleen Burk and Martin Plaut to discuss the day’s top stories: from a look back at US president Barack Obama’s Africa tour to an analysis of the current conflict between the PKK and Turkey. We also ask what impact the death of Mullah Omar will have on the Taliban. Plus: we discover why Disneyland Paris is under investigation.

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955 28 Jul 2015
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Tuesday 28 July: 

We assess the day’s top stories, from the last-minute Nato summit called by Turkey to US president Barack Obama’s speech to the African Union. We also take a look at what kind of justice has been served in the case of Libya’s Saif Gaddafi and assess the latest remarks by UK prime minister David Cameron on London’s “dirty money”.

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954 27 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Monday 27 July: 

Tim Marshall and Daniella Peled discuss the day's top stories: from President Barack Obama's trip to Ethiopia to the escalating violence in Turkey. Plus: we examine the remarks from the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, about the anti-Moroccan stand in his country.

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953 24 Jul 2015
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Friday 24 July: 

Turkish fighter jets bomb the Islamic State in Syria for the first time and the US Congress grills Kerry and Obama officials over the Iran nuclear deal. Robert Fox and Raffaello Pantucci discuss these and the day’s other main news stories.

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952 23 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Thursday 23 July: 

James Schneider and Alessio Patalano discuss the day’s main news stories: Nikkei buys the ‘Financial Times’, Japan releases photos of Chinese offshore rigs in the East China Sea and Nigeria’s president tries to push the US to offer it weapons.

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951 22 Jul 2015
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Wednesday 22 July: 

Mary Dejevsky and Shashank Joshi discuss the main news stories of the day: former Soviet leader Gorbachev urges Moscow and Europe to rebuild trust, Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebels agree to pull back weapons in eastern Ukraine and the European Court condemns Italy for failing to provide recognition for same-sex couples.

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950 21 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 21 July: 

Isabel Hilton and James Boys discuss the day’s main news stories: the latest feud within the Republican Party, the results of the Chinese anti-corruption push and a new bank launched by Brics countries.

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949 20 Jul 2015
00:29:51

Monday 20 July: 

Sebastian Borger and John Everard discuss the biggest stories of the day, including US defence secretary Ash Carter’s visit to Israel, the new British anti-terrorism plan and the increasing anti-EU sentiment in Europe.

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948 17 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Friday 17 July: 

Monocle’s Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Nina Schick and Xenia Wickett to discuss the day’s top stories, from Germany’s vote on the Greek bailout to the violence in Kashmir. Plus: we assess the timing of Bill Clinton’s remarks about the “three strikes” bill.

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947 16 Jul 2015
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Thursday 16 July: 

We discuss the day’s top stories with Daniella Peled and Robert Fox, including the latest from Greece as the parliament passes the reforms necessary to secure yet another bailout. We also look at Japan’s new defence bill and examine Israel’s reaction to Iran’s nuclear deal. Plus: as some of Yemen’s government returns to Yemen, we ask how much of the country is left to govern.

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