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The Monocle Daily, 1253

31 August 2016

We ask how Donald Trump will be received when he travels to Mexico and look back at the life of Joe Sutter, the man who led the development of Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet. Plus: we discuss whether there is still a need for…

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Midori House, 1231

31 August 2016

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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The Briefing, 1255

31 August 2016

As Donald Trump prepares for a potentially awkward visit, we look at what Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto might have to gain by inviting the divisive GOP nominee. Plus: France’s economy minister flags a run for pres…

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The Globalist, 1263

31 August 2016

The chairman of the Britain’s defence committee tells Monocle that the UK may need to increase its defence spending by 50 per cent. Meanwhile, former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres increases his lead in the race…

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The Monocle Daily, 1252

30 August 2016

We speak to Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, about why Apple has been back-charged €13bn. Plus: we analyse the diplomatic row emerging over the status of refugees in Calais and hear why New…

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Midori House, 1230

30 August 2016

We ask whether Apple should have to pay more than £10m in back-dated taxes and discuss whether the UK can limit immigration and retain its access to the single market. Plus: have tourists ruined Venice?

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The Briefing, 1254

30 August 2016

The trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff enters its second day. Plus: Kenyan police thwart a suspected Isis cell, Tunisia’s new government cuts staff from its state airline and Greece’s government upsets…

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The Globalist, 1262

30 August 2016

Washington delivers a sharp rebuke of Turkey’s efforts against the Isis just days after Joe Biden’s visit. Meanwhile, as the health of Uzbekistan’s long-time ruler fades, we look at the future without him. Plus: the rise…

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The Monocle Daily, 1251

29 August 2016

We assess the US’s relationship with Kurdish forces after the former criticises Turkey’s aggression against them. Plus: the catchphrase came back to haunt Angela Merkel and the latest from the trial of Dilma Rousseff.

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Midori House, 1229

29 August 2016

We ask whether French mayors who are refusing to lift restrictions on burkinis are right to do so and discuss Uzbekistan’s leader, who has ruled the country with an iron first for the past 25 years. Plus: is refusing to…

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The Briefing, 1253

29 August 2016

We head to Madrid to ask whether a resolution to Spain’s political deadlock is imminent and cross to Canberra to check out Australia’s new crop of senators, who are back at school learning the intricacies of the nation’s…

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The Globalist, 1261

29 August 2016

As Italy mourns more than 290 victims of last week’s earthquake, we cross to Perugia to assess the local media coverage and the prime minister’s handling of the disaster. Plus: a ceasefire in Syria draws closer, the immi…

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The Monocle Weekly, 373

28 August 2016

Orchestra conductor Paul MacAlindin describes how he helped musicians form the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and we get a creative lesson in art history from Michael Bird, author of ‘Vincent’s Starry Night and Other…

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The Foreign Desk, 138

27 August 2016

When José Eduardo Dos Santos first came to power in Angola, Jimmy Carter was president of the US and Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union. Some 37 years later Dos Santos’s grip on power remains as strong as ever…

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