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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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Thursday 18 April:

Will Sudan's former president, Omar al-Bashir, ever face trial at the International Criminal Court? We also discuss General Khalifa Haftar’s advance on Libya, bring you the latest business headlines from Bloomberg and discuss James Murdoch's investment in the comic-book industry.

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194118 Apr 2019
30 min

Thursday 18 April: 

Will Sudan's former president, Omar al-Bashir, ever face trial at the International Criminal Court? We also discuss General Khalifa Haftar’s advance on Libya, bring you the latest business headlines from Bloomberg and discuss James Murdoch's investment in the comic-book industry.

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194017 Apr 2019
30 min

Wednesday 17 April : 

Why has Donald Trump blocked an attempt to end the war in Yemen? We also ask whether far-right parties should be barred from TV debates, discuss Huawei’s criticism of politicians and hear from the man who is relaunching one of the UK’s most iconic publications.

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193916 Apr 2019
30 min

Tuesday 16 April : 

We discuss how Taipei might respond to China’s aggressive military drills. We also talk about the cultural significance of Notre-Dame, examine the rise of the far right in Austria and find out why the Speaker of the UK’s House of Commons, John Bercow, has a cult following.

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193815 Apr 2019
30 min

Monday 15 April: 

Will high-level meetings between Japan and China pave the way for Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Tokyo? Plus: Australian journalists go on trial over breaching a court order, Finland’s elections produce no clear winner and Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision.

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14 Apr 2019
30 min

Salone special: Live from Salone del Mobile: 

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin presents a special weekend edition broadcast live from Salone del Mobile in Milan featuring some of the most celebrated names from the world’s leading design event.

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13 Apr 2019
30 min

Salone special: Live from Salone del Mobile: 

A special weekend edition broadcast live from Salone del Mobile in Milan. Georgina Godwin is joined by some of the most celebrated names in design including Maurizio and Christian Mussati, the founders of WonderGlass.

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193712 Apr 2019
30 min

Friday 12 April: 

Ben Rylan and Gillian Dobias host live from Milan Design Week where Alberto Alessi and David Chipperfield tell us about their redesign of the classic Moka coffee pot, and the creative directors of Jil Sander discuss a new collaboration with the artist Linda Tegg. Plus: in the studio Oli Stratford, editor in chief of ‘Disegno’ magazine, gives his Salone highlights.

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193611 Apr 2019
30 min

Thursday 11 April: 

Live from Milan Design Week: Ben Rylan talks good-looking workplaces with McKinsey Design’s Rob Mathis and Ben Sheppard, and Knoll’s design director Benjamin Pardo. Urbanism consultant Luca Ballarini also discusses the challenges of mobility in Italian cities and we meet the founder of Salone Satellite, Marva Griffin Wilshire.

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193510 Apr 2019
30 min

Wednesday 10 April: 

We kickstart our series of live broadcasts from Milan Design Week in conversation with Omer Arbel, founder of lighting company Bocci, and the designers of a brand new Panasonic screen. Plus: at Salone del Mobile we meet Johanna Vuorio, CEO of timber-furniture specialist Nikari.

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19349 Apr 2019
30 min

Tuesday 9 April: 

Could Libya be on the brink of a new civil war? Plus: why Donald Trump is threatening the EU with new tariffs, behind the scenes at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and the latest from Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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19338 Apr 2019
30 min

Monday 8 April: 

Could a coalition of nationalist parties threaten the EU’s future ahead of the bloc’s elections? Plus: the UK unveils plans for regulating the technology sector, the private life of Benjamin Netanyahu and Shazam’s long journey back to the big screen.

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19325 Apr 2019
30 min

Friday 5 April: 

We have the latest on the ongoing political stalemate in the UK parliament, a round-up of the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo and plenty of praise for nature documentaries.

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19314 Apr 2019
30 min

Thursday 4 April: 

We have the latest on the preliminary report into the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crash that occurred last month. Plus: Nissan’s former boss Carlos Ghosn is rearrested in Japan, Australia's government pins its hope on a new budget and we ask why vintage video gaming is making a comeback.

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19303 Apr 2019
30 min

Wednesday 3 April: 

We have the latest as the UK’s two main parties prepare to hold crucial talks on Brexit. Plus: a trade deal between the US and China appears to be nearing completion, Germany claims that Russia has violated a key nuclear-arms treaty and we assess the challenges facing Europe’s broadcasters.

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19292 Apr 2019
30 min

Tuesday 2 April: 

We have the latest as Greece’s prime minister begins his historic visit to North Macedonia. Plus: we profile the philosophy teacher who is hoping to rejuvenate right-wing politics in France, discuss Nasa’s row with the Indian government and find out why Europeans are still very much in love with radio.

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