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The Briefing, 1382

24 February 2017

We ask how VX, a substance on the UN’s list of weapons of mass destruction, was obtained for use in the alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam. We also find out why Turkish diplomats are heading to Germany and get the latest…

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The Globalist, 1390

24 February 2017

We focus on the route ahead for peace in Syria, learn about Japan's emperor – and his successor – and discuss the future of aviation with Bjørn Kjos, the CEO of Norwegian.

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The Monocle Daily, 1379

23 February 2017

The battle for Mosul and the future of US-Mexico relations. Plus: we meet Marie-Pierre Lannelongue, editor of ‘M, le Magazine du Monde’, and check in with our fashion director at Milan Fashion Week.

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The Urbanist, 280

23 February 2017

In this special live episode of The Urbanist, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to Arne Olsson, managing director of Folkhem, Martin Barry, founder of Resite, Elizabeth Reynolds, director of Urben and Nick…

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Midori House, 1348

23 February 2017

We ask whether Donald Trump’s treatment of Mexico has hindered his plans to deport people from the US and discuss the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. Plus: should we be wary of a website that claims to tackle fake news in…

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The Briefing, 1381

23 February 2017

We look closer at what Martin Schulz’s campaign to unseat Angela Merkel could mean for Germany and wider Europe. Plus: why Poland and the EU are in deadlock regarding the role of the Polish constitutional court and why the…

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Defence briefing

Trouble brewing in the Balkans, the cost of expanding the US navy and Israel's latest missile innovation.

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The Globalist, 1389

23 February 2017

Can an oil deal with Russia return Libya to stability? And in France the eternal 'third man', François Bayrou, withdraws from the race to stand in an alliance with Emmanuel Macron in April’s presidential elections. Plus:…

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The Monocle Daily, 1378

22 February 2017

We discuss China’s military ambitions in the South China Sea, analyse the wisdom of Bavaria’s full-face-veil ban, review the Asian newspapers and find out why Quebec is boosting maple-syrup production.

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Midori House, 1347

22 February 2017

Are populist politicians making people angrier? We also discuss Bavaria's plans to ban the full-face veil even though it only has a small Muslim population – and why has the president of Iceland been forced to clarify his…

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The Briefing, 1380

22 February 2017

A look at the relationship between Israel and Australia. We also ask why South Africa wants out from the International Criminal Court and preview this week's ‘The Menu: Live’.

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The Globalist, 1388

22 February 2017

Why centre-left politician Martin Schulz is gaining ground on Angela Merkel in Germany's election race, the prison sentence given to Israeli soldier Elor Azaria for an unprovoked killing and the reason Ivanka Trump’s name…

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The Monocle Daily, 1377

21 February 2017

We discuss Emmanuel Macron's trip to London, find out who's calling the shots regarding Europe in the White House and ask if Donald Trump's new national-security adviser is bad news for Russia. Plus Neil Irwin of the ‘New…

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Midori House, 1346

21 February 2017

We ask if Nato members spend enough on defence and discuss whether there is such a thing as absolute free speech. We also ask if China can do more to curb the excesses of North Korea and whether other countries will benefit…

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