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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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Wednesday 7 December:

We ask what life is really like in an under-siege Aleppo and discuss the appointment of France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Plus: are compilation CDs more popular than ever?

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13257 Dec 2016
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Wednesday 7 December: 

We ask what life is really like in an under-siege Aleppo and discuss the appointment of France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Plus: are compilation CDs more popular than ever?

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13246 Dec 2016
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Tuesday 6 December: 

Jay Garner’s deputy in the Iraq War tells us about the fight to retake Mosul and we discuss the legacy of Italy’s outgoing prime minister Matteo Renzi. Plus: why is Lego undertaking its biggest organisational shake-up in its history?

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13235 Dec 2016
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Monday 5 December: 

Turbulence in Italy after PM Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat, Uzbekistan votes for its new leader and a Brexit hearing starts in the UK Supreme Court.

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13222 Dec 2016
00:31:15

Friday 2 December: 

We discuss General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the man appointed as the new US defence secretary, and unpack François Hollande’s shock statement that he won’t run for a second term. Plus: a report from Art Basel Miami Beach.

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13211 Dec 2016
00:30:18

Thursday 1 December: 

We hear Trump’s latest remarks on Pakistan, find out about the future challenges for Colombia following the new Farc deal and discuss why Helsinki’s Guggenheim plans got rejected.

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132030 Nov 2016
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Wednesday 30 November: 

We discuss the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, analyse German fears over Russian hacking and judge the merits and future of the new Colombian-Farc peace deal. Plus: we look at Copenhagen’s love affair with cycling.

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131929 Nov 2016
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Tuesday 29 November: 

We discuss French politics, business news and Donald Trump’s candidates for secretary of state. Plus: we meet French artist Richard Orlinski.

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131828 Nov 2016
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Monday 28 November: 

We discuss the political fortunes of France’s presidential contender François Fillon, analyse the strategy behind Donald Trump’s voter fraud claim and ask how cities can prepare for cyberattacks.

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131725 Nov 2016
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Friday 25 November: 

Should there be recounts in key US battleground states? We also discuss whether one of the EU’s top officials is preparing to contest Germany’s federal election and ponder whether Eurovision be responsible for a new agreement on free movement.

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131624 Nov 2016
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Thursday 24 November: 

Does Austria's far-right presidential candidate have the power to take the country out of the EU if he wins next month's election? We also weigh up Nato’s response to Russian aggression and look at the impact that Donald Trump’s election is having on luxury retail.

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131523 Nov 2016
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Wednesday 23 November: 

We ask whether the term “alt-right” is anything more than a rebranding exercise by US white supremacists and why Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to change his country’s constitution. Plus: why are South Korea and Japan sharing military intelligence?

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131422 Nov 2016
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Tuesday 22 November: 

We ask whether Donald Trump is preparing to ditch some of his more controversial policies and the UK’s former ambassador to Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan tells us what makes for good diplomacy. Plus: the latest aviation news.

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131321 Nov 2016
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Monday 21 November: 

We ask if an outgoing US president should break with convention to criticise their successor’s policies and discuss whether François Fillon can stop Marine Le Pen from becoming France’s new president. Plus: why is Italy’s top chef threatening to leave the country?

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131218 Nov 2016
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Friday 18 November: 

We ask what the world should make of Donald Trump’s meeting with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and discuss Hungary’s new nuclear deal. Plus: why is Slovenia making water a fundamental right for its citizens?

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131117 Nov 2016
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Thursday 17 November: 

We discuss Trump’s meeting with Shinzo Abe in New York and look at Marine Le Pen’s chances at the French presidency. Plus: Estonia’s chief information officer explains the benefits of his country’s e-Residency programme.

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