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A leading expert on Iraq assesses the impact of the successful Kurdish plan to recapture Mount Sinjar and how it could weaken the Islamic State's grip on the rest of the country. We'll also leaf through the Asian newspapers to find out what's hot - and what's not - in Sydney.

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815 19 Dec 2014
00:56:37

A leading expert on Iraq assesses the impact of the successful Kurdish plan to recapture Mount Sinjar and how it could weaken the Islamic State's grip on the rest of the country. We'll also leaf through the Asian newspapers to find out what's hot - and what's not - in Sydney.

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814 18 Dec 2014
00:57:45

Cuba expert Stephen Wilkinson is joined by commentators in Brazil and Venezuela to discuss the US announcement of a rapprochement with the communist isle.

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813 17 Dec 2014
00:57:34

We discuss the next steps for the US and Cuba’s diplomatic relations, learn how China inked a deal with Serbia and Hungary to bring high-speed rail to those nations, and get the latest news from Latin America.

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812 16 Dec 2014
00:56:54

As the rouble tumbles we look at what options Russia has to stop its economy from tanking, we also hear from Lithuania as it prepares to retire the lita in favour of the euro, and assess the presidential chances of Jeb Bush.

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811 15 Dec 2014
00:59:57

We discuss John Kerry's diplomatic tour and Denmark’s claims to the North Pole, review the Asian papers and explain how military thinking invades civilian life and culture.

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810 12 Dec 2014
00:56:50

We hear from the lawyer of a former Guantanamo inmate now in Uruguay, leaf through the Asian newspapers, and head to Argentina to hear our correspondent’s tips for a Friday night in Buenos Aires.

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809 11 Dec 2014
00:56:50

The latest from Washington as a vote on a $1.1trn spending bill to keep the US government operating past midnight is delayed, we profile Berlin’s new mayor Michael Müller as Klaus Wowereit departs after thirteen years in the role, and take a look at the latest edition of the Nikkei Asian Review.

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808 10 Dec 2014
00:56:24

We discuss the reaction as Brazil’s truth commission details human-rights abuses committed under the country’s military rule. Plus we look at the US sanctions set to affect Venezuela and assess the US-Canada price gap.

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807 9 Dec 2014
00:56:22

After the US Senate intelligence committee's report on the CIA’s use of torture, we ask what prospect of redress? Plus, we find out why President Robert Mugabe has fired his deputy and several ministers, and learn about Liet International: the song contest for regional and minority languages.

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806 8 Dec 2014
00:056:30

Daniella Peled and Kathleen Burk discuss today’s top news stories, we get the latest from Madrid, and review the best in new film talent at Singapore International Film Festival.

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805 5 Dec 2014
00:57:39

A look at developments in the case against Uhuru Kenyatta, we profile the possible next US defence secretary, watch a little morning TV in Latin America, and review the Asian newspapers with Somnath Batabyal.

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804 4 Dec 2014
00:59:32

Among the topics in this edition of the Monocle Daily: we discuss Italian corruption, US ambassadorial appointments, journalism in Germany, the hidden meaning of Catalan cava advertisements, and Art Basel – Miami Beach.

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