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June 2016

Chart a fresh course. Rub-a-dub-dub, time to buy a sub. Our editors, correspondents, first mates and midshipmen take to the high seas to cover disputes, handsome hulls and good tackle.

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Making a splash

The sea is full of surprises, inspiring maritime nations, nautical architecture, shipping families and more. In this issue we celebrate everything the world’s waters have to offer – and one of us had to prise himself away…

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Defence briefing

Why one of the biggest fights for Italy’s defence minister is her own standing – and some naval natter.

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Going native

Hawaiian food is about more than sticking a pineapple on a pizza and calling it fusion. At the Livestock Tavern it means home cooking in every sense.

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Asia briefing

Taiwanese roll the dice, Japan’s youth head for the ballot box and Hong Kongers hop in a dragon boat.

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Pleasure island

The Princes Islands in the Sea of Marmara are strewn with summer homes but none recall Turkey’s mid-century moment like this 1950s retreat. In fact, there’s still an echo of those times in its clean lines – and the occas…

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Blinded by the sun

Africa’s tropical island of São Tomé isn’t so much a paradise lost as an opportunity squandered. Monocle reports on why corruption and misguided ambition are blights on an otherwise unspoilt landscape.

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Salone del Mobile briefing

Every April designers, architects, manufacturers and buyers descend on Milan for the world’s premier furniture fair. Some 2,000 exhibitors display their wares at the fairgrounds in Rho while others opt for Fuorisalone, the…

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Design briefing

Surfboards, bathtubs and house boats – and a special focus on Milan's Salone del Mobile for good measure.

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