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A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.

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As David Cameron prepares to meet his European counterparts to lobby for EU reform, we assess his prospects for success. Then we’re live in Paris as the country hosts a conference to debate the future of its military; and can hi-tech toilets boost Japan’s economy?

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926 28 May 2015
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Thursday 28 May: 

As David Cameron prepares to meet his European counterparts to lobby for EU reform, we assess his prospects for success. Then we’re live in Paris as the country hosts a conference to debate the future of its military; and can hi-tech toilets boost Japan’s economy?

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925 27 May 2015
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Wednesday 27 May: 

We take a look at the latest scandal in the football world after several senior Fifa officials were arrested under corruption charges. We also examine why France’s most powerful man Bernard Arnault wants to acquire the popular daily newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ and discuss the latest news from the technology world.

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924 26 May 2015
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Tuesday 26 May: 

We assess Australia’s proposal to strip dual nationals of their Australian passport as a way to counter terrorism and examine the revamp of Malaysia Airlines. Plus we analyse Taiwan's plan to settle the conflict in the South China Sea and hitch a ride on Oslo’s new bumblebee highway.

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923 25 May 2015
00:30:00

Monday 25 May: 

We assess the latest from Iraq following prime minister Haider al-Abadi’s statement that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Isis within days and as the last results from Spain’s disputed local elections are coming in, we ask if the country is entering a new political era. We also review the best from Cannes and Eurovision.

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922 22 May 2015
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Friday 22 May: 

We ask how much of Syria and Iraq Isis really controls, learn about a proposed new megacity in Turkey and get a primer on this weekend’s Polish election.

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921 21 May 2015
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Thursday 21 May: 

We ask why Isis plunders and destroys archaeological sites, hear about Russia’s place at the Riga summit and preview tonight’s second Eurovision semifinal in Vienna.

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920 20 May 2015
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Wednesday 20 May: 

We take look at Thailand’s growing migration crisis, learn why Ban Ki-moon isn’t in North Korea today and hear how Cuban rum is set to give the US market a shot in the arm.

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919 19 May 2015
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Tuesday 19 May: 

We discuss why Thailand’s former prime minister is in court today and learn about the new naval force in Italy created to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Plus: a preview of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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918 18 May 2015
00:30:00

Monday 18 May: 

After the fall of Iraq’s Ramadi to Isis, we look at what the future holds for the military campaign there. Plus, the latest on the unrest in Macedonia and we ask whether Barack Obama will ever close Guantánamo.

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917 15 May 2015
00:30:00

Friday 15 May: 

As three leaders of a failed coup in Burundi are arrested, we ask what will happen to all the power president Pierre Nkurunziza holds. We also turn to Syria as the wave of destruction by Isis approaches the ancient town of Palmyra and take a look back at the life of the great BB King, the King of the Blues.

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916 14 May 2015
00:30:00

Thursday 14 May: 

We get the latest from Burundi after an attempted coup led to heavy fighting in the capital and head to Rome where the Vatican has recognised Palestine as a state. We also separate our ‘fatos’ from our ‘factos’ as Brazilians and Portuguese agree to disagree on language.

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915 13 May 2015
00:30:00

Wednesday 13 May: 

As the biggest ever global school ranking is published, we find out who tops the list. We also discuss the mayor of Tehran’s plans to convert the notorious Evin Prison into a public park and discover why Copenhagen wants traffic wardens to become the city’s new tour guides.

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