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The Briefing

A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.

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Monday 20 February:

How do Swedes feel about Donald Trump trashing their country? We also discuss whether the UK's upper chamber could block the process of leaving the EU and find out whether a rocket launch in Cape Canaveral has ushered in a new era of private space travel.

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137820 Feb 2017
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Monday 20 February: 

How do Swedes feel about Donald Trump trashing their country? We also discuss whether the UK's upper chamber could block the process of leaving the EU and find out whether a rocket launch in Cape Canaveral has ushered in a new era of private space travel.

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137717 Feb 2017
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Friday 17 February: 

We try to make sense of the dismay and confusion that emerged from Donald Trump’s press conference last night. Meanwhile in the UK, former prime minister Tony Blair comes to the rescue of Brexit remainers. Plus: we check in with the Munich Security Conference.

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137616 Feb 2017
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Thursday 16 February: 

We look at the future of gun control in the US and ask what to expect from today’s meeting between the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Plus: why the Venezuelan government has ordered CNN en Español to be taken off air and the controversy surrounding a new set of palm trees in front of Milan’s Duomo.

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137515 Feb 2017
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Wednesday 15 February: 

We ask if Russia has violated an arms-control treaty by deploying a missile and find out why the Syrian peace talks due to start in Astana today have been delayed. Plus: print and innovation at the Zeit Festival of Smashing Ideas.

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137414 Feb 2017
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Tuesday 14 February: 

Donald Trump’s national security advisor steps down over his dealings with Russia, Italy’s Matteo Renzi calls for a leadership challenge in his party and we ask if the Parthenon could be Gucci’s new summer catwalk.

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137313 Feb 2017
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Monday 13 February: 

Last night North Korea launched a new missile. We ask whether it was a rocket test or a test for Donald Trump. Plus: Emmanuel Macron’s campaign manager claims that Russia is interfering with the French elections, Nigeria’s government comes to the rescue of the country’s biggest airline and on this year’s World Radio Day we chat about why now is the best time for audio lovers.

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137210 Feb 2017
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Friday 10 February: 

Why has Donald Trump changed his mind about the ‘One China’ policy? We discuss Rupert Murdoch's relationship with politicians and get a round-up of the latest technology from our correspondent David Phelan.

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13719 Feb 2017
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Thursday 9 February: 

What should we make of the appointment of senator Jeff Sessions? We also discuss whether Vladimir Putin could be the only candidate in next year's Russian presidential election and ask why 2016 was such a bumper year for music.

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13708 Feb 2017
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Wednesday 8 February: 

Does Donald Trump’s new education secretary know anything about education? We also speak to Monocle's Brussels correspondent about how Brexit is being covered there and hear from Henry Rees-Sheridan regarding Stockholm Design Week.

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13697 Feb 2017
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Tuesday 7 February: 

Will the US travel ban be reinstated? We also discuss the trial of the former premier of Catalonia. And what should we know about the man who has banned Donald Trump from speaking at Westminster?

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13686 Feb 2017
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Monday 6 February: 

What do Marine Le Pen and her supporters believe? We discuss whether the Republican party is doing enough to rein in President Trump. And why does the Super Bowl have such a history of controversy?

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13673 Feb 2017
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Friday 3 February: 

We get the latest from Paris on the suspected terror attack on soldiers near the Louvre museum. Plus, what implications will Donald Trump’s rhetoric have on the bonds between European nations? And we learn about Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Munich Security Conference.

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13662 Feb 2017
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Thursday 2 February: 

We discuss US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Australian PM Malcom Turnbull, which has caused a diplomatic rift. Plus, the specifics of Iran’s divisive missile test, why Romanians are taking to the streets, and we celebrate a well-loved bookshop’s turn in fortunes.

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13651 Feb 2017
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Wednesday 1 February: 

We're joined by US journalist Michael Goldfarb to reflect on the past 10 days of social unrest in the country. Plus: why Ban Ki-moon has cast aside his hopes of becoming South Korea’s president and a cinema news round-up.

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136431 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 31 January: 

Where next for the US now that Donald Trump has fired the acting attorney-general? Plus: we wonder where all the UK's opposition politicians have gone and preview our upcoming Monocle 24 event, ‘The Menu Live’.

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