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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 23 September:

After a week of failures around the negotiating table for the US and Russia, we ask whether nations have Syria’s best interests at heart. Plus: we learn why India just bought €7bn worth of fighter jets from France and check in with our man at Milan Fashion Week.

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127223 Sep 2016
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Friday 23 September: 

After a week of failures around the negotiating table for the US and Russia, we ask whether nations have Syria’s best interests at heart. Plus: we learn why India just bought €7bn worth of fighter jets from France and check in with our man at Milan Fashion Week.

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127122 Sep 2016
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Thursday 22 September: 

After another night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, we ask why US police and the communities they serve are so divided. Plus: we analyse the heaviest bombardment of Aleppo in months, during a supposed ceasefire, and learn why the island of Saint Helena has paid €332m for an airport that’s been deemed too windy to use.

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127021 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 21 September: 

We find out why Russia is being accused of bombing an aid convoy in Syria and ask whether the UN has done enough to find homes for refugees. Plus: the latest gadgets with our technology correspondent David Phelan.

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126920 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 20 September: 

As world leaders gather in New York we discuss the effectiveness of the UN General Assembly in tackling the biggest issues of the day. Plus: we ask why the US is redesigining its hand grenades, get the latest from our Zürich bureau and learn about bathing culture across the globe.

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126819 Sep 2016
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Monday 19 September: 

We get the latest from New York and New Jersey as more explosive devices are found and ask a bomb-disposal expert about the challenges facing responders. Plus: Nato’s former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff, discusses the US election’s effect on the rest of the world.

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126716 Sep 2016
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Friday 16 September: 

European Council president Donald Tusk says that the EU is “strong like one fist”. As European leaders meet in Bratislava, we ask if he’s right. Plus: South Africa’s aero-defence show, Australia’s leading political interviewer Leigh Sales and the week in statistics.

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126615 Sep 2016
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Thursday 15 September: 

We analyse the powers at play as the ceasefire in Syria looks set to be extended. Plus: Serbia considers clamping down on migrants, Singapore Airlines hands back its A380 and why Mussolini is a topic best left out of sports television.

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126514 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 14 September: 

The president of the EU warns against “galloping populists” in his first State of the Union speech since the UK’s vote to leave. Plus: a new report criticises the Libya intervention and we ask why some conspiracy theories jump from the fringe to the mainstream.

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126413 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 13 September: 

As Luxembourg’s foreign minister says Hungary should leave the EU over its refugee policies, we ask whether this is a justified warning or just more squabbling. Plus: post-truth politics, a hands-on look at the iPhone 7 and the new campaign calling for a presidential pardon for Edward Snowden.

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126312 Sep 2016
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Monday 12 September: 

With a ceasefire in Syria due to take effect at dusk we ask whether the nation’s various rebel groups will take notice. Plus: why US media can’t stop reporting on Hillary Clinton’s health, Catalan independence and the day’s aviation news.

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12629 Sep 2016
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Friday 9 September: 

As French authorities thwart what seems to be another terror attack, we’re live in Paris for the latest. Meanwhile, 40 years after the death of Mao Zedong we explore what his cultural influence is in 2016. Plus: after dozens of people spent the night suspended in a cable car over the French Alps, we ask Monocle staff how they’d spend their time in the same situation.

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12618 Sep 2016
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Thursday 8 September: 

We discuss Donald Trump’s admiration of Vladimir Putin, analyse the future of Formula 1 and explore the communication channels used by diplomats in times of crisis.

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12607 Sep 2016
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Wednesday 7 September: 

We’re in Paris as the city announces plans to build its first refugee camp and our man in Milan discusses the future of Italy’s Five Star Movement. Plus: our Istanbul bureau chief explains the Nato-Turkey relationship as Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg confirms his first visit to Turkey since the failed coup attempt.

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12596 Sep 2016
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Tuesday 6 September: 

We discuss US-Philippines relations as Rodrigo Duterte publicly insults Barack Obama. Plus: the future of the newspaper, a review of the Latin American newspapers and our business editor reports from The Cannes Yachting Festival.

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12585 Sep 2016
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Monday 5 September: 

We discuss elections in Hong Kong and Germany, ask why Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is staying out of the US’s presidential politics and discover why Louis Vuitton is launching its first perfume brand in almost three decades.

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