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856 11 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Wednesday 11 March: 

As Sweden ends a decade long arms deal with Saudi Arabia, we ask what happens when defence deals meets human rights? Plus, we assess the latest US sanctions on Ukrainian rebels as Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Mary Dejevsky and Sebastian Borger for their take on the day’s news.

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855 10 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 10 March: 

As US Republican senators try to interfere with Iran’s nuclear talks and India’s prime minister starts his five-day trip to three island nations, John Everard and Kathleen Burk join Monocle’s Tom Edwards to discuss these and other stories making the headlines today.

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854 9 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Monday 9 March: 

With the leader of Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Isis and a key gas deal between Russia and China set to be finalised, Jane Kinninmont and Isabel Hilton examine the day’s top stories.

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853 6 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Friday 6 March: 

As Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is released from prison and Isis militants bulldoze large parts an ancient Assyrian city, Martin Plaut and Jeffrey Kofman discuss these and the other main stories of the day.

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852 5 Mar 2015
00:29:05

Thursday 5 March: 

Why UK prime minister David Cameron only wants to attend one election debate, we look at the soaring popularity of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Daniella Peled and Ivor Gaber discuss the day's top stories.

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851 4 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Wednesday 4 March: 

We hear how Vladimir Putin has urged an end to political killings after the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder, why Ireland is launching a new incentive to attract emigrants, and Mary Dejevsky and Quentin Peel discuss the day’s other top stories.

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850 3 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 3 March: 

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his controversial speech and Russian has been bidding farewell to murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Commentators Kathleen Burk and James Schneider discuss these and the day’s other top stories.

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849 2 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Monday 2 March: 

Is Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov more dangerous to Vladimir Putin dead than alive? Commentators Robert Fox and John Everard discuss this and the day’s other main news stories.

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848 27 Feb 2015
00:57:04

Friday 27 February: 

Andrew Mueller and guests discuss the day’s top stories and we meet the author of a new visual history of the blues. Plus, film reviewer Anna Smith gives us her tips for the best on the big screen and we catch up with our correspondent in Tunis.

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847 26 Feb 2015
01:00:00

Thursday 26 February: 

Andrew Mueller and guests discuss Israel and America’s spat over efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme and reflect on Austria’s reform of a historic law on Islam. Plus we take a look at the French weekly printed press and leaf through the best new books.

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846 25 Feb 2015
00:58:52

Wednesday 25 February: 

Will Amnesty International’s call to abandon UN veto powers fall on deaf ears? We also learn how Turkey is dealing with Isis and look at the diplomatic ambitions of Benjamin Netanyahu, with Tim Marshall, Isabel Hilton and Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield.

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845 24 Feb 2015
01:00:00

Tuesday 24 February: 

Shashank Joshi and James Schneider debate how schools can prevent the spread of religious extremism, we ask if Yemen’s president can wrestle back control of his country from Houthi rebels, and celebrated architect Bjarke Ingels discusses new book 'Big, Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation'.

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