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Ready for action

The French capital has done much to clean, tidy and tighten itself up ahead of the opening ceremony.

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Identity politics

Carlota Rebelo meets the veteran graphic designer whose national branding for Portugal became weaponised in the country’s recent elections. Does he have any regrets?

Global

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The Agenda: Design

Copenhagen’s high hopes, a royal rumble in Saudi Arabia and Ecuador’s collaborative communities.

Global

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Persuasive manoeuvres

We celebrate the countries that have mastered the subtler arts of global influence.

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Home stretch

Downtown Dubai’s breathtaking skyline might be awe-inspiring but, along with its neighbouring districts, it’s a highly liveable part of the city.

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A nose for business

Wake up and smell the possibilities. Monocle meets the entrepreneurs and perfumers creating distinctive fragrances that look after our wellbeing and represent key elements of the uae’s history and heritage.

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Sartorial start-ups

Fashion is about more than just good clothes; what we wear can be a statement of our ideals, heritage and taste. Monocle profiles three fashion companies putting big ideas into practice, from a shoe brand updating tribal…

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Meet your makers

We meet the studios and artisans installing hand-sculpted furniture, creating art from desert sand and adding a dash of nostalgia to clients’ work and home spaces. From one-off ceramics to industrial design, these firms are…

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Lasting impressions

Expo 2020 Dubai showed the world that the UAE can host a global event and the site’s sustainability ambitions are now helping it to secure a future as a vibrant business and residential hub.

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Beyond business class

Three Lufthansa alumni hatched a plan to rethink high-end travel with new Dubai-based airline Beond. Ultra-long haul routes and Ferrari-designed seats are just a few of the reasons that they are already off to a flying…

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Time to deliver

Careem started life in mobility but quickly expanded into food deliveries, managing payments and more. The company prides itself on improving the lives of its users and its employees alike. Here’s how it became a Middle…

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Firm Favourites

Business in the UAE is booming but it’s not just tall towers shooting skyward, oil services or aviation. Here we profile a breadth of start-ups and smart ideas from AI and app development to design and film production –…

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Inner space

From a picture-perfect beach club on the Atlantic coast to a series of discreet holiday villas, a sense of intimacy is at the heart of three new Portuguese openings that have caught our eye.

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The peacemaker

Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has become the face of diplomacy against a country seemingly hell-bent on ignoring common sense.

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Living with war

We travel across Ukraine to find a nation fighting a war but also a people trying to prepare for a better future.

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25 things to make you happy

Summer is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a modest checklist of ideas to set you on the right course – to make life just a bit nicer. So grab your swimmers…

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Crest of a wave

The Galician port city is establishing itself as a hub of entrepreneurship, technology, international trade – and exceptional weather. Welcome to ‘Galifornia’.

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Spread the word

Starting out as an online-only news source challenging the legacy media brands, ‘Observador’ soon grew to include a radio station, podcasts, branded publications and a smart printed periodical. Sign us up.

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Winds of change

The president of Central America’s climate upstart stole the show at Cop26 – but he’s not done yet.

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Great awakening

The Portuguese island is shaking off its sleepy reputation to show that it’s much more than a sedate stop-off for cruising pensioners in search of a glass of fortified wine.

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