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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 6 October:

Can the UN do anything to curb North Korean aggression? Plus: Monocle’s Chris Cermak on the US Supreme Court, the latest headlines from Latin America and we voyage to Taiwan for this week’s pop extravaganza.

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28646 Oct 2022
30 min

Thursday 6 October: 

Can the UN do anything to curb North Korean aggression? Plus: Monocle’s Chris Cermak on the US Supreme Court, the latest headlines from Latin America and we voyage to Taiwan for this week’s pop extravaganza.

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28635 Oct 2022
30 min

Wednesday 5 October: 

What’s driving rare protests in Afghanistan? And is the damage to the UK’s Conservative Party brand irreparable? Plus: the business headlines and Monocle’s Guy De Launey rounds up the news in the Western Balkan

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28624 Oct 2022
30 min

Tuesday 4 October: 

The latest from Tokyo as North Korea fires a missile over Japan for the first time since 2017. Plus: why Russian jews are leaving the country, an update on SpaceX’s plans to send four people to the International Space Station and Monocle’s Natalie Theodosi brings us the week’s fashion news.

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28613 Oct 2022
30 min

Monday 3 October: 

Have high-level talks paved the way for the expansion of Nato? Plus: Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks ahead to the Brazilian presidential run-off, Juliet Linley reviews the day’s papers from Zürich and Paul Brannagan on the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

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286030 Sep 2022
30 min

Friday 30 September: 

Mark Galeotti, author of ‘Putin’s Wars’, has the latest as Russia annexes four Ukrainian regions. Plus, Lebanon attempts to find its next president, the day’s business headlines and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller brings us his mirthful take on the past seven days.

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285929 Sep 2022
30 min

Thursday 29 September: 

We have the latest as Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her former adviser are handed jail terms. Plus: Cuba, an update from the World News Media Congress in Zaragoza and pop and politics in Brazil.

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285828 Sep 2022
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Wednesday 28 September: 

How do Western intelligence agencies know so much about Russia’s war aims? Plus: members of the Oath Keepers go on trial over the 6 January riots, what the Italian press is saying about the country’s new government and Monocle’s Nic Monisse brings us the week’s design news.

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285727 Sep 2022
30 min

Tuesday 27 September: 

How will Ukraine respond to Russia’s bid to annex swaths of its territory? Plus: we explore false reports of a coup in China and run through the day’s main business news, while Brazilian investigative journalist Chico Felitti tells us why his nation has finally fallen in love with podcasts.

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285626 Sep 2022
30 min

Monday 26 September: 

How will Italy’s new leader Giorgia Meloni govern the nation? Plus: we take the temperature in Pennsylvania ahead of the US midterms, economist Vicky Pryce explains why the pound and euro have slumped against the dollar and Monocle’s David Phelan tells us about his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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285523 Sep 2022
30 min

Friday 23 September: 

As protests in Iran continue, following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, we analyze the situation - and where the country goes from here. Then, more bad news for Boeing and a check-in from Sao Paolo as Brazil enters the final week of election campaigning. Plus, Andrew Mueller reveals his musical prejudices on What We Learned.

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285422 Sep 2022
30 min

Thursday 22 September: 

As Russians take to the streets to protest and flights to leave the country sell out, we take a closer look at a population faced with the threat of mobilisation. Plus, we bring you reflections on this year’s Innotrans and round up the headlines from our Latin American affairs correspondent. Plus, we turn to Brazil to look at the art of the political jingle.

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285321 Sep 2022
30 min

Wednesday 21 September: 

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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285220 Sep 2022
30 min

Tuesday 20 September : 

As Russia struggles to spin its failures in Ukraine, we ask whether public opinion in the country is changing and what impact that will have on future war efforts. Plus, we look at mounting pressure on Iran’s controversial morality police and hear from Monocle’s team covering the InnoTrans railway trade fair in Berlin.

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285119 Sep 2022
30 min

Monday 19 September: 

As the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II draws to a close, we get the latest on the ground from Westminster and Windsor and reflect on 10 days of mourning across the globe.

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285016 Sep 2022
30 min

Friday 16 September: 

After a week of successes for Ukraine’s military, we explore what we know so far about a mass grave outside the city of Izium. Plus: we head to the ancient city of Samarkand to ask what Putin and Erdogan might be discussing, check in on Brazil’s upcoming presidential race and look at a country in mourning for this week’s What We Learned.

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