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981 13 Aug 2015
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Thursday 13 August: 

After explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, our correspondent reports on what’s known and what remains unsaid. Plus, months before a general election in Burma, we ask why its parliamentary speaker has been ousted from his role as ruling party chair. And we find out more about Italy’s Agnelli family that has emerged as the largest shareholder in ‘The Economist’.

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980 12 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 12 August: 

After Dutch prosecutors say some debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may be from a Russian-made missile system, we discuss what will happen next. We also talk about Saudi and Russian perspectives on tackling Isis – and Syria’s president Assad. Plus: we reflect on the news that publishing group Pearson has agreed to sell its 50 per cent stake in The Economist Group.

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979 11 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 11 August: 

After Greece has agreed much of the bailout deal with its creditors, we ask: can the country finally breathe a sigh of relief? Plus, as Google overhauls its company structure, Monocle’s technology correspondent explains what ‘Alphabet’ is all about. Also, we survey the designs hoping to become the new flag for New Zealand, take a look at the North American papers and get the business headlines.

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978 10 Aug 2015
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Monday 10 August: 

After a bomb blast in Istanbul and shooting outside the US consulate there, our Istanbul bureau chief reflects on rising violence in Turkey. Also, as South Korea warns the North of a ‘harsh’ response to land mine blasts in the DMZ, we ask whether it’s just tough talk or a sign of imminent action. Plus: we review the North American papers and hear the latest media industry news.

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977 7 Aug 2015
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Friday 7 August: 

Fox News is mopping up the mess after last night’s Republican debate. Who came out on top? Who withered away? Then we cross to Istanbul for the day’s news headlines in Turkey. Plus, North Korea is ordering all the nation’s clocks back by 30 minutes to establish its own time zone. What’s prompted the shift in time?

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976 6 Aug 2015
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Thursday 6 August: 

We take look at the state of Turkish media as 18 journalists may be sent to prison after publishing photos of an abducted prosecutor. Then we ask how Malaysia Airlines might manage a rebrand while it remains in the headlines. We also ask why some cities struggle with the concept of round-the-clock transport. And it’s debate day in America but will it all be just drinks among friends?

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975 5 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 5 August: 

We hear about Israel’s prime minister launching a campaign to encourage America’s Jewish population to stand against Obama’s nuclear deal. We look at a defence meeting between Japan and South Korea. Plus, fresh from the success of the Lego movie, could Pez candies and their colourful dispensers be in for the Hollywood treatment? We’re also treated to a special in-studio performance from Brazilian singer, Nina Miranda.

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974 4 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 4 August: 

Barack Obama hopes his clean energy plan will be a legacy-making achievement but with some states already flagging legal action, we ask whether the legal battle could outlast his presidency. We also hear the chief of Qantas throwing some harsh words at the Hong Kong government, after it grounded the airline’s proposed low-cost subsidiary. Plus: we take a look at the German automakers snapping up Nokia’s digital-mapping service and check-in to the revamped Paris luxury landmark, the Hotel Ritz.

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973 3 Aug 2015
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Monday 3 August: 

As the US secretary of state resumes security talks in Egypt, we look at the challenging relationship between the nations. We also discuss the $5,000 helicopter ride that has finally cost Australia’s house speaker her job after weeks of mounting pressure. Plus: with Canada heading to the polls, we take a look at the sluggish economy that could make forming another majority government a tough feat for the country’s prime minister.

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972 31 Jul 2015
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Friday 31 July: 

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page details the week in statistics.

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971 30 Jul 2015
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Thursday 30 July: 

We discuss the future of Syriza, investigate new clues in the hunt for flight MH370 and focus on pétanque's bid to get Olympic recognition.

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970 29 Jul 2015
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Wednesday 29 July: 

We discuss Turkey’s attacks on the PKK, explore the aftermath of a Finnish politician’s controversial remarks and look at a planned multibillion-dollar facelift for New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Plus: Monocle’s fashion director talks Alexander Wang and Hermès.

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