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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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Friday 20 May:

Is Russia trying to hold the world’s grain supplies to ransom? We also look forward to the World Economic Forum and pay tribute to Greek composer Vangelis who has passed away at the age of 79.

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276520 May 2022
30 min

Friday 20 May: 

Is Russia trying to hold the world’s grain supplies to ransom? We also look forward to the World Economic Forum and pay tribute to Greek composer Vangelis who has passed away at the age of 79.

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276419 May 2022
30 min

Thursday 19 May: 

Has Russia finally conquered what is left of Mariupol? We bring the biggest news from Cuba and Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the Lebanese music charts.

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276318 May 2022
30 min

Wednesday 18 May: 

We discuss Nato expansion ahead of Mevlot Cavusoglu’s meeting with US counterpart Anthony Blinken and look at the possibility of a trade war between the EU and the UK. Plus: Japan’s gradual opening to tourists.

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276217 May 2022
30 min

Tuesday 17 May: 

Turkey's president says that he is opposed to Finland and Sweden joining Nato but what does that mean for security in the region? We profile France's new prime minister Élisabeth Borne, the first woman to hold the post in 30 years, and get the latest business news from Bloomberg.

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276116 May 2022
30 min

Monday 16 May: 

Reports suggest that Russia has lost a third of its ground combat forces in Ukraine. We discuss the implications for Finland and Sweden as they prepare their Nato applications. Plus: North Korea and Eurovision.

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276013 May 2022
30 min

Friday 13 May: 

How is Russia viewing Finland’s attempts to join Nato? Plus: an update on Lebanon’s election and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto speaks to Alessandro Cattelan, the host of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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275912 May 2022
30 min

Thursday 12 May: 

Why are Finland’s leaders calling for the country to apply to join Nato “without delay”? Plus, we discuss France’s new left-wing coalition, find out why the sale of Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt is going down badly in Argentina and give you Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s special pop countdown from Turin.

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275811 May 2022
30 min

Wednesday 11 May: 

What role are Western spy agencies playing in the war in Ukraine? Plus: Monocle’s Beirut correspondent on Lebanon’s elections, Vicky Pryce on the World Bank and we speak to Finland’s Eurovision entry, The Rasmus.

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275710 May 2022
30 min

Tuesday 10 May: 

What is behind French president Emmanuel Macron’s plans for a “new European community”? Plus: emergency talks over power-sharing in Northern Ireland, the Australian campaign trail and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco previews this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.

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27569 May 2022
30 min

Monday 9 May: 

What does Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day speech tell us about Russia’s war objectives? Plus: Beijing and Shanghai impose further lockdown measures, Brazil’s Lula launches his presidential campaign and, as it’s Europe Day, we find out about the man who imagined a united continent.

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27556 May 2022
30 min

Friday 6 May: 

The latest from Ukraine: new evacuation efforts begin for the hundreds of civilians trapped inside Mariupol’s steelworks and Monocle’s Ed Stocker reports from Berlin, where he met refugee Masha Gontar. Plus: Japan’s plans to finally reopen to tourism.

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27545 May 2022
30 min

Thursday 5 May: 

How is Russian state-run media portraying prospective Nato members? Plus: why Chile’s leftist leader is in trouble, broadcaster Juliet Linley reviews the papers from Zürich and Japan’s pop charts.

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27534 May 2022
30 min

Wednesday 4 May: 

Why is the Belarusian army conducting fresh military drills? Plus: France’s conservatives consider a pact with president Emmanuel Macron, Bloomberg’s Yuan Potts brings us the day’s business news and David Phelan on the latest gadgets.

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27523 May 2022
30 min

Tuesday 3 May: 

Is the US Supreme Court preparing to overturn the nationwide right to abortion? Plus: divisions among EU member states on how soon they should end their dependence on Russian energy, the latest business news and plans for the first space hotel.

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27512 May 2022
30 min

Monday 2 May: 

As US House speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest-ranking US official to go to Kyiv to meet the Ukrainian president, we ask whether America’s efforts will be enough. Plus: Narendra Modi in Europe, the future of the French left and Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s tribute to Régine, the self-proclaimed inventor of the disco.

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