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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 business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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Friday 30 September:

From presidential endorsements of US newspapers to the future of in-flight meals, we discuss the day’s top news stories with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Steve Bloomfield, Christopher Lord and Henry Rees-Sheridan.

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125330 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Friday 30 September: 

From presidential endorsements of US newspapers to the future of in-flight meals, we discuss the day’s top news stories with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Steve Bloomfield, Christopher Lord and Henry Rees-Sheridan.

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125229 Sep 2016
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Thursday 29 September: 

We look to Turkey as President Erdogan extends the country’s state of emergency and, as Marine Le Pen alters her moniker, we ask what’s in a name. Plus: Saudi lawsuits.

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125128 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 28 September: 

We discuss the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team’s findings on flight MH17, the death of Shimon Peres and peace in Colombia. Plus: what is the political purpose of referendums?

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125027 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 27 September: 

Andrew Tuck, Roger Boyes and Tom Rivers discuss the day’s top news stories, from the US presidential debate and peace in Colombia to the potential of an EU army and the prospect of Brexit.

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124926 Sep 2016
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Monday 26 September: 

Andrew Mueller, Isabel Hilton and James Boys discuss the day’s top news stories, from tonight’s US presidential debate and Russia’s role in the Syrian war to the situation in Calais and the Colombian Farc peace deal.

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124823 Sep 2016
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Friday 23 September: 

We discuss racial unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Brazil’s ongoing political crisis.

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124722 Sep 2016
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Thursday 22 September: 

We discuss the state of emergency in Charlotte, North Carolina, Syria’s civil war and Washington’s relationship with Riyadh. Plus: MI6 is about to recruit a lot more spies.

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124621 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 21 September: 

We discuss the day’s top news stories with Steve Bloomfield, Mary Dejevsky and James Rodgers, from Barack Obama’s legacy on the world stage to the aftermath of an airstrike on a Syrian aid convoy. Plus: the economic aftermath of Brexit.

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124520 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 20 September: 

We look to the UN as it suspends aid to Syria, get the latest on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as they argue over US security and check in with Jordan’s elections. Steve Bloomfield, Kathleen Burk and Jane Kinninmont discuss the top news stories of the day.

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124419 Sep 2016
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Monday 19 September: 

The man thought to be behind a bomb attack in New York is arrested. What do we know about him? We also discuss Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines. Plus: India’s long-standing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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124316 Sep 2016
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Friday 16 September: 

Donald Trump finally admits that President Obama was born in the US. Meanwhile, London Fashion Week gets underway and we discuss the most interesting news stories of the day.

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124215 Sep 2016
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Thursday 15 September: 

We ask if the EU is preparing to change its rules on freedom of movement and whether the UK and Argentina have finally buried the hatchet over the Falkland Islands. Plus: does it matter if our leaders aren’t all that healthy?

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124114 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 14 September: 

We ask if it’s right to criticise Britain and France for their role in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and discuss whether whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning should be given pardons. Plus: does the EU really need its own army?

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124013 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 13 September: 

We ask if Hungary should be expelled from the EU and discuss whether Belarus is becoming more democratic. Plus: what is the behind the enduring appeal of Roald Dahl’s children’s books?

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123912 Sep 2016
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Monday 12 September: 

We discuss Hillary Clinton’s health concerns and aggressive rhetoric between South and North Korea. Meanwhile, is it important to remember the name of the French foreign minister?

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