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The Briefing, 1683

23 April 2018

We discuss the ways in which French president Emmanuel Macron is trying to establish himself on the world stage and look at what Australia’s banking commission has revealed about the country’s financial services. Plus:…

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The Globalist, 1691

23 April 2018

We assess Emmanuel Macron’s relationship with Donald Trump ahead of a state visit to Washington and get the latest on Italy’s failing attempts to create a government, as the battleground moves to a tiny state in the south…

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The Monocle Weekly, 459

22 April 2018

Microbiologist Dr Joseph Cook explains why his work studying ice sheets is becoming more urgent than ever – and why he’s now setting it to music with composer Hannah Peel. Plus, we welcome back London photographer Tom…

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The Big Interview, 82

22 April 2018

The author of numerous bestsellers, including ‘Fatherland’, ‘The Fear Index’ and ‘An Officer and a Spy’, sits down with Robert Bound to talk about his new novel ‘Munich’, as well as themes ranging from ancient Rome to…

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The Foreign Desk, 224

21 April 2018

When the US, the UK and France decided last week to launch airstrikes in Syria reactions were predictably divided. But has the idea that we shouldn’t intervene in other countries’ problems actually made them worse? Andrew…

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The Curator, 339

21 April 2018

Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi present a selection of highlights from the past week on Monocle 24. This week we celebrate Record Store Day, meet director Werner Herzog and learn the history of Toronto’s music scene through…

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The Monocle Daily, 1680

20 April 2018

We discuss the new lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee against those involved with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Plus, we look ahead to this weekend’s election in Paraguay we hear about whether tod…

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Midori House, 1642

20 April 2018

We unpack German nationalists’ mooted desire to shut Berlin’s most notorious nightclub, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s magnificent cape, Lars von Trier’s Cannes rehabilitation and a new law in France against…

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The Briefing, 1682

20 April 2018

We get the latest in the changing relationship between North and South Korea, examine Donald Trump’s attempt to boost weapons exports and visit to Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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The Globalist, 1690

20 April 2018

We assess reports that Spain’s ETA militant group is to dissolve, look at currency changes in Iran and discuss New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Plus: the view from Salone del Mobile with American artist Phillip…

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The Monocle Daily, 1679

19 April 2018

Can Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron find an agreement on the future of the eurozone? We will also hear from author Philip Murphy who has written about the future of the Commonwealth and Daniel Kalder who tells us what…

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The Urbanist, 340

19 April 2018

We get a return ticket to one of the most important themes covered on ‘The Urbanist’ – mobility. As cities push to be less dependent on cars and promote public transport, we look at three outposts to see what they are…

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Midori House, 1641

19 April 2018

Terry Stiastny and Robert Fox on how the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting might just have proved its utility, the risks of rolling back New York’s double-jeopardy law, worrying signs of Trumpism in Brazil and what…

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The Briefing, 1681

19 April 2018

Monocle’s Asia editor at large, Kenji Hall, explains Donald Trump’s relationship with Japan’s Shinzo Abe. Plus: Chinese military drills in the Taiwan Strait, a closer look at Austria’s imperial past and why Denmark wants…

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A high-speed victory, a strong vision for women in politics and some horse-trading too helped spark Jacinda-mania. But there’s one person who remains a sceptic: the Kiwi PM.

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