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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 24 September:

We review Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel’s diplomatic trip to the US, Comcast’s path to the world’s largest pay-TV operator and the confusing state of Brexit opposition. Plus: why did Australia’s public broadcaster sack its managing director?

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179324 Sep 2018
30 min

Monday 24 September: 

We review Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel’s diplomatic trip to the US, Comcast’s path to the world’s largest pay-TV operator and the confusing state of Brexit opposition. Plus: why did Australia’s public broadcaster sack its managing director?

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179221 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 21 September: 

Have ordinary Russians had enough of the Kremlin meddling in domestic politics? We also discuss the reliability of Brazil’s polling data, find out why the world’s elite rugby players have to cover their tattoos during Japan’s World Cup and check-in with Monocle’s Jamie Waters at Milan Fashion Week.

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179120 Sep 2018
30 min

Thursday 20 September: 

Brett Kavanaugh: does Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court have the moral rectitude for the job? We also examine Shinzo Abe’s tenure as Japan’s PM, take you on a tour of the home of Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov and tell you about a giant spider’s web that has covered a Greek beach.

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179019 Sep 2018
31 min

Wednesday 19 September: 

Why has the German government forced the country’s domestic spy chief from his post? Plus: a diplomatic spat between Austria and Italy over South Tyrol, the latest business headlines and how the wonderfully named Red Star Belgrade have managed to return to football’s top table.

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178918 Sep 2018
30 min

Tuesday 18 September: 

Why is one of Emmanuel Macron's key political allies leaving his job at the Élysée Palace? Plus: the latest on the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria, one of the world's most famous architects and the winners and losers at the Emmy awards.

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178817 Sep 2018
30 min

Monday 17 September: 

Can the new billionaire owners of ‘Time’ magazine turn around the publication’s fortunes? Plus: London mayor Sadiq Khan wants to make a second Brexit referendum a possibility, plus a diplomatic spat between Switzerland and Russia.

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178714 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 14 September: 

Ralph Atkins from ‘The Financial Times’ tells us about some of the stories making the headlines across Europe. We also put Swiss design in sharp focus, review the international front pages and tell you all you need to know about London Fashion Week.

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178613 Sep 2018
29 min

Thursday 13 September: 

We discuss Donald Trump’s decision to authorise sanctions against countries that interfere in US elections. Plus: what gets the Swiss watch industry ticking and fitness in Zürich.

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178512 Sep 2018
30 min

Wednesday 12 September: 

How should Brazil’s lawmakers respond to political chaos in the country? We also ask whether Slobodan Milosevic’s controversial legacy is stoking tensions in the Balkans, review the Polish front pages and sharpen our focus on fashion weeks in New York and London.

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178411 Sep 2018
30 min

Tuesday 11 September: 

The impact of the US-China trade war on the Swiss franc, the complexities in defining sustainable investing and a round-up of the day’s international front pages.

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178310 Sep 2018
30 min

Monday 10 September: 

Following Sweden’s general election, we look at the rise of right-wing parties across Europe and the most pressing challenges facing the continent. Plus: we ask what it takes for bricks-and-mortar businesses to fight back against e-commerce giants and discover some of the year’s biggest central European publishing phenomena.

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17827 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 7 September: 

As US defence secretary James Mattis makes the trip to Afghanistan, we assess his agenda. Plus: a preview of Russia’s local elections, violence in Brazilian politics and Monocle heads to Maison & Objet.

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17816 Sep 2018
30 min

Thursdy 6 September: 

How will the UN respond to claims that elite Russian soldiers tried to assassinate a former spy on UK soil? We also discuss fears of contagion in emerging markets, railway diplomacy on the Korean peninsula and take you behind the scenes at the London Art Book Fair.

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17805 Sep 2018
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Wednesday 5 September: 

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo touches down in Islamabad, a cross-party leftist alliance is launched in Germany and we profile the new French environment minister. Plus: the London Design Biennale opens to the public.

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17794 Sep 2018
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Tuesday 4 September: 

The US Senate begins its hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, there are five days to go until Sweden votes for a new government and we hear about a former presidential candidate in Slovenia who has created an armed group. Plus: Haruki Murakami’s radio show in Tokyo.

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