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944 11 Jun 2015
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Thursday 11 June: 

It has been a year since Isis captured the Iraqi city of Mosul; we ask what happens next now that more American troops are going in. Then, flip phones are on the rise in Japan and we meet Stephen Willacy, city architect in Aarhus, Denmark. Plus Monocle’s Quality of Life issue hits the newsstands today – our editors reveal which cities made the cut this year.

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943 10 Jun 2015
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Wednesday 10 June: 

We discuss Turkish politics, look at HSBC’s global woes, unpick the delicate diplomacy of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she visits China, our man in Budapest discusses his book ‘Tower of Basel’ and we delve into the world of Iranian start-ups.

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942 9 Jun 2015
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Tuesday 9 June: 

Following the G7 summit this past weekend, we look at how Obama has managed to repair the relationship with Angela Merkel after it had been damaged by US spying revelations. We also bring you an update on the civil war in Yemen and discuss how sales of new Airbus planes are facing competition from the second-hand market.

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941 8 Jun 2015
01:00:00

Monday 8 June: 

We discuss how the parliamentary elections in Turkey will change things both at home and overseas as the AK Party loses its majority for the first time in 13 years. We also ask whether this week’s G7 summit could see sanctions extended against Russia and delve into the world of investigative journalism for the first part of our weekly series.

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940 5 Jun 2015
01:00:00

Friday 5 June: 

We learn why Hosni Mubarak is set for a retrial in Egypt for the killing of protestors, look ahead to the Turkish elections and learn the aims of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Ukraine.

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939 4 Jun 2015
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Thursday 4 June: 

We ask what Russia and Iran’s foreign ministers will be talking about in Moscow, learn why Burma is trying to attract more women to politics and get the business news from Iceland.

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938 3 Jun 2015
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Wednesday 3 June: 

We discuss the ins and outs of Latvia’s mysterious electoral system ahead of today’s vote, learn why Angela Merkel has invited Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Germany and get the latest business news from Greece.

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937 2 Jun 2015
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Tuesday 2 June: 

We discuss who’s turning up for the party as Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir is sworn into office again, analyse the missing press freedoms in Turkey and look at the New York soccer stars who will take on Cuba’s national team in Havana.

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936 1 Jun 2015
01:00:00

Monday 1 June: 

We look at the prominent names on the blacklist Russia has produced and hear what the results at Italy’s local elections tell of PM Matteo Renzi's support. We also browse through the day’s European papers.

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935 29 May 2015
01:00:00

Friday 29 May: 

We delve into the recent words of Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani who says that Syria’s powerful anti-government group won’t attack the West unless provoked. Plus, Serbia backs a proposed gas pipeline that will lessen Europe’s dependence on Russia and we get the latest business stories from Shanghai.

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934 28 May 2015
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Thursday 28 May: 

As the European Commission’s migrant quota proposal faces heavy opposition, we discuss the possibility of the proposal becoming a reality. Plus, could renaming Nicolas Sarkozy’s party help him become president of France again and we see how rural Japanese towns are dealing with an ageing population.

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933 27 May 2015
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Wednesday 27 May: 

As France and Germany make plans to deepen European ties without the need to rewrite a treaty, we ask what this means for Britain’s renegotiation strategy. We also discuss Iraq’s chances of banishing IS forces from Ramadi and take a look at a super sale in France after Russia pulls out of a contract to buy two warships worth more than €1bn.

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