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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 18 February:

We have the latest as leading Democrats Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg go on the attack. Plus, the UK Labour Party attempts to resurrect itself, a look ahead to Rio Carnival and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells us why some of Raphael’s greatest work is returning to the Sistine Chapel.

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215918 Feb 2020
1 hour

Tuesday 18 February: 

We have the latest as leading Democrats Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg go on the attack. Plus, the UK Labour Party attempts to resurrect itself, a look ahead to Rio Carnival and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells us why some of Raphael’s greatest work is returning to the Sistine Chapel.

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215817 Feb 2020
1 hour

Monday 17 February : 

Are trade talks between the EU and the UK about to become increasingly hostile? Plus, leading economist Paul Krugman on the nature of politics in the US, Monocle’s editor, Andrew Tuck on the latest edition of the magazine and we discuss Croatia’s cultural heritage.

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215714 Feb 2020
1 hour

Friday 14 February: 

The FT’s political editor, George Parker, and the former spin doctor Sean Kemp unpack a dramatic week in Westminster. Plus: what to expect from the Munich Security Conference, reflections from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and the best and worst of South Korean pop music.

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215613 Feb 2020
1 hour

Thursday 13 February: 

Are the US and the Afghan Taliban preparing to broker a peace deal? Plus: Venezuela’s political crisis, the Chinese leadership’s handling of coronavirus and what makes a great live television programme?

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215512 Feb 2020
1 hour

Wednesday 12 February: 

Can Bernie Sanders win the race to the White House? Will Sudan’s former leader Omar al-Bashir appear before the International Criminal Court? Plus: why Air Serbia is expanding, and promoting classical music.

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215411 Feb 2020
1 hour

Tuesday 11 February: 

What will it take to end the war in Yemen? Plus: Australia’s high court rules that its indigenous population cannot be deported, a brief history of failed infrastructure projects and Monocle’s culture editor, Chiara Rimella, has the latest on Serpentine Pavilion 2020.

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215310 Feb 2020
1 hour

Monday 10 February: 

Why are the Democrats' centrists squabbling ahead of the New Hampshire primary? Plus: national governments try to contain coronavirus, Japan’s diplomatic ties with Kosovo and Fernando Augusto Pacheco analyses the Oscars.

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21527 Feb 2020
1 hour

Friday 7 February: 

Monocle’s transport correspondent, Gabriel Leigh, tells us how to stress test an airport and our design editor, Nolan Giles, reports from the Stockholm furniture fair. Plus: we discuss Emmanuel Macron and the future of France’s nuclear deterrent, while Fernando Augusto Pacheco is in the studio with his global countdown.

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21516 Feb 2020
1 hour

Thursday 6 February: 

What impact will President Donald Trump’s acquittal have in the upcoming US election? Plus: a liberal German is elected with the help of the far-right, Joshua Wong on democracy in Hong Kong and we remember Kirk Douglas.

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21505 Feb 2020
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Wednesday 5 February: 

The chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses continues and Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address. Plus: why has Algeria pardoned more than 3,000 prisoners? And author Ziya Tong on her book ‘The Reality Bubble’.

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21494 Feb 2020
1 hour

Tuesday 4 February: 

We examine the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU, get the latest from Des Moines following a confusing night for the US Democrats and unpack Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s global tour. Plus: how Vienna wants to reward car-free travel with tickets to concerts and museums.

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21483 Feb 2020
1 hour

Monday 3 February: 

We unpack what to expect from the Iowa caucuses as process to select the US presidential candidates begins, while Isabel Hilton and Tessa Szyszkowitz discuss the coronavirus and the future of the relationship between the UK and the EU. Plus: Sweden’s defence exercise and Milan’s car ban.

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214731 Jan 2020
1 hour

Friday 31 January: 

Former head of communications in Downing Street, Lance Price, explains the UK’s exit from the EU. Plus: we profile Democratic Party presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, delve into the week’s stranger stories and host a very special edition of The Global Countdown.

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214630 Jan 2020
1 hour

Thursday 30 January: 

We have the latest as New South Wales announces an inquiry into Australia’s bushfires. Plus: John Bolton’s book causes a political storm in Washington, why Italy’s newsstands want greater public funding and Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov on Austria’s hotel industry.

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214529 Jan 2020
1 hour

Wednesday 29 January: 

Should people be placed in quarantine to help combat coronavirus? Plus: the lack of Russian outrage over Vladmir Putin’s constitutional reforms, a profile of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, and Monocle’s take on Japan’s cinematic renaissance.

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