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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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Tuesday 26 July:

We discuss the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and analyse Turkish press freedom following the recent attempted coup. Plus: our luxury expert explains why LVMH has sold the Donna Karan International brand and our man in Auckland reveals why New Zealand wants to eradicate all pests by 2050.

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122926 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 26 July: 

We discuss the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and analyse Turkish press freedom following the recent attempted coup. Plus: our luxury expert explains why LVMH has sold the Donna Karan International brand and our man in Auckland reveals why New Zealand wants to eradicate all pests by 2050.

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122825 Jul 2016
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Monday 25 July: 

We sit down with the editor of Bavarian Public Radio to discuss the recent attacks in the German state. Plus: we look to Turkey as its opposition parties join a pro-democracy rally to condemn the failed coup and ask why Europe’s busiest airport is struggling to cope with queues.

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122722 Jul 2016
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Friday 22 July: 

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vows to “Make America safe again”, we look at safety and politics and ask why Japan is starting to worry about a potential president Trump. Plus: how smoking might have become too trendy for France.

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122621 Jul 2016
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Thursday 21 July: 

We’re live in Istanbul as president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares a three-month state of emergency in response to the failed coup. Plus: Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump and we find out about the mayor of Turin’s contentious plans to make her city go vegetarian.

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122520 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 20 July: 

We look to Berlin as British prime minister Theresa May heads to her first face-to-face meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel and then cut across to the US as Donald Trump becomes the 2016 Republican presidential candidate. Plus: we unpack Israel’s controversial impeachment bill.

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122419 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 19 July: 

New UK prime minister Theresa May hosts her first cabinet meeting; we discuss the key points on her agenda. Plus: day one of the Republican National Convention from the US and Australia's new defence industry minister.

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122318 Jul 2016
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Monday 18 July: 

We check in with our Istanbul bureau as the number of people detained over Friday’s failed coup rises to 6,000. Plus: we report on Delegates Unbound on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention and stop by Rome’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Club.

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122215 Jul 2016
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Friday 15 July: 

We hear from a survivor of yesterday’s attack in Nice, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 80 people. Plus: we analyse the outlook for France as a nation and ask whether any security measures could have prevented an attack of this kind.

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122114 Jul 2016
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Thursday 14 July: 

We discuss unpopular Brexiteer Boris Johnson’s reappearance at the top table of UK politics, ask if new plans from the EU will help tackle the continent’s refugee crisis and check out the nominees for this year’s Stirling architecture prize.

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122013 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 13 July: 

We find out why Turkey might be about to take a softer approach to the Syria issue on its doorstep. Plus: we profile mooted French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron and preview The Entrepreneurs: Live.

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121912 Jul 2016
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Tuesday 12 July: 

We find out what was said in David Cameron’s final cabinet meeting as prime minister of the UK, analyse how Europe might receive Theresa May and learn why China is not impressed with the Hague’s ruling on the South China Sea.

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121811 Jul 2016
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Monday 11 July: 

We dissect the issues that facilitate the ongoing cycle of violence between US police and minorities, find out why David Cameron is at the Farnborough International Airshow and get the latest stories from the luxury industry.

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12178 Jul 2016
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Friday 8 July: 

We're live in Dallas as the city wakes up from a night of violence after five police officers were killed by snipers during protests. Plus: the business headlines, top stories from Turkey and a look back at the week in stats.

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12167 Jul 2016
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Thursday 7 July: 

Lessons from the Chilcot report: is it possible to create a legal framework for the military decision-making of future cabinets? Plus: Beijing issues a warning to the US over the South China Sea and we get the latest news from the world of technology.

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12156 Jul 2016
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Wednesday 6 July: 

We examine the findings of the Chilcot report into the UK's involvement in the Iraq War. Plus: as Hillary Clinton and the president attend their first rally together, could Obama alone be enough to secure her his seat in the Oval Office?

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