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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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Friday 18 October:

The latest on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and Canada’s election, with opinion polls showing that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party and the Progressive Conservatives are neck and neck. Plus: Brazil’s singles chart.

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207218 Oct 2019
1 hour

Friday 18 October: 

The latest on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and Canada’s election, with opinion polls showing that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party and the Progressive Conservatives are neck and neck. Plus: Brazil’s singles chart.

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207117 Oct 2019
1 hour

Thursday 17 October: 

Does international diplomacy have written rules? We consider this question and also ask whether the proposed new Brexit deal will have the support of politicians in Westminster. Plus: The science behind a 20-hour non-stop flight and a look inside the latest edition of Monocle magazine.

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207016 Oct 2019
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Wednesday 16 October: 

Has Madrid’s stance on Catalan independence emboldened the secessionists? Plus: James Verini on life as a war reporter, former ambassador Sir David Warren on Japan’s monarchy, and the value of televised political debates.

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206915 Oct 2019
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Tuesday 15 October: 

Could a Brexit deal be agreed this week? Plus: Cuba’s relationship with its Communist party, the challenges facing France’s wine producers and Slovenia’s attempts to attract tourists who want eco-friendly holidays.

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206814 Oct 2019
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Monday 14 October: 

The latest on Typhoon Hagibis, Japan’s worst storm in decades. Plus: Scotland’s leader calls for another vote on independence, we ask whether diplomatic immunity should be scrapped and the Monocle 24 team get excited about the season finale of ‘Succession’.

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206711 Oct 2019
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Friday 11 October: 

Two Trump donors are embroiled in a legal case over campaign funding. Plus: Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Adam LeBor on the Nobel Peace prize, the Berlin Wall and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Kosovo’s pop music.

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206610 Oct 2019
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Thursday 10 October: 

How dynamics are shifting after the Turkish assault on northern Syria. Plus: is there something wrong with how Brexit is reported and why is Iceland trying to attract foreign artists to its recording studios?

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20659 Oct 2019
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Wednesday 9 October: 

The White House has officially refused to cooperate in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Monocle’s Americas editor at large, Ed Stocker, explains what’s likely to happen next.

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20648 Oct 2019
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Tuesday 8 October: 

Why has the US blacklisted dozens of Chinese firms? Plus: why Germany might be on the brink of recession, MP Jess Phillips on the peculiarities of her job and Monocle senior editor Robert Bound reviews the day’s papers.

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20637 Oct 2019
58 min

Monday 7 October: 

Donald Trump accuses his political opponents of treason, Emmanuel Macron flexes his muscles on the European stage and Monocle’s Petri Burtsov brings us the news from Finland. Plus: Japan’s space agency works with Nasa.

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20624 Oct 2019
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Friday 4 October: 

Why is Russia building China’s missile defence system? Plus: Kosovo’s parliamentary elections, a round-up from our Zürich bureau with Monocle contributing editor Jessica Bridger, and Fernando Augusto Pacheco returns with his Global Countdown.

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20613 Oct 2019
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Thursday 3 October: 

We ask why Iraq’s government has imposed curfews across much of the country. Plus: prolific Chinese satirist Badiucao speaks to us about his life as a cartoonist in exile, we profile the Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine and Monocle’s Athens correspondent, Daphne Karnezis, brings us the headlines from Greece.

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20602 Oct 2019
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Wednesday 2 October: 

UK PM Boris Johnson’s ‘final’ Brexit offer and Ljubljana loses half of its international-flight network after the bankruptcy of Adria Airways. Plus: a look at this year’s Frieze London art fair.

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20591 Oct 2019
58 min

Tuesday 1 October: 

As China marks 70 years of communist rule, we discuss how Hong Kong views the celebrations. Plus: Trump’s new headache about his phone calls to Australian PM Scott Morrison and a look at the legacy of Eurovision mastermind Jon Ola Sand, who steps down as head of the contest next year.

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205830 Sep 2019
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Monday 30 September: 

We discuss Austria’s election results and why they are bad news for the country’s far right, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitious plan to make the country self-sufficient in defence by 2023, and how Finland is trying to support peaceful coexistence between people and the country’s wolf population.

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