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The Globalist

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

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Monday 12 April:

We get the latest on the unrest in Northern Ireland and ponder potential US involvement. South Korea’s ruling party takes a by-election hit, France shuts an elite school in a bid for education equality and we bring you part one of our series looking at space exploration. Plus, Andrew Mueller’s Good News Corner.

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246912 Apr 2021
60 min

Monday 12 April: 

We get the latest on the unrest in Northern Ireland and ponder potential US involvement. South Korea’s ruling party takes a by-election hit, France shuts an elite school in a bid for education equality and we bring you part one of our series looking at space exploration. Plus, Andrew Mueller’s Good News Corner.

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24689 Apr 2021
60 min

Friday 9 April: 

We get the latest from Belfast, following a wave of post-Brexit violence. Plus: we hear about China’s census and look ahead to the reopening of the UK’s hospitality sector.

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24678 Apr 2021
60 min

Thursday 8 April: 

We get the latest on the violent crackdown in Myanmar after the junta publishes a most-wanted list. Plus: we look to the future of financing for major airlines and dissect Libya’s progress, as the Greek and Italian leaders visit Tripoli.

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24667 Apr 2021
60 min

Wednesday 7 April: 

We get the latest from Northern Ireland as post-Brexit tensions turn violent. Plus: we discuss whether talks in Vienna will yield a replacement for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and hear why Norway may boycott the 2022 World Cup.

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24656 Apr 2021
60 min

Tuesday 6 April: 

UK prime minister Boris Johnson unveils plans to reopen the country for foreign travellers; the latest wave of jihadist violence in Mozambique; and a word from former UK prime minister Tony Blair. Plus: Greenland heads to the polls and the Dutch government announces that a live audience will be allowed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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24645 Apr 2021
60 min

Monday 5 April: 

The Biden administration's headache with North Korea, a look at the elections in Peru and Ecuador, and the week’s top tech news.

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24632 Apr 2021
60 min

Friday 2 April: 

We unpack the UK’s report on race and get the latest from Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court while the deadly crackdown continues. Plus: why did CCTV invent a French journalist?

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24621 Apr 2021
60 min

Thursday 1 April: 

We assess Emmanuel Macron’s speech as a third wave of coronavirus tears through France, and unpack Slovakia’s political crisis. Plus: could we finally be one step closer to a direct train service between Sweden and Finland?

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246131 Mar 2021
60 min

Wednesday 31 March: 

We discuss the WHO’s report into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and hear about a new comprehensive agreement signed between Beijing and Tehran. Plus: we head to Iceland as the countdown to Eurovision begins.

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246030 Mar 2021
60 min

Tuesday 30 March: 

We discuss Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans for the US and hear about the latest Western companies facing boycotts in China after criticising its human-rights abuses. Plus: how to make Germany’s media landscape more diverse.

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245929 Mar 2021
60 min

Monday 29 March: 

After a seven-year hiatus, we ask why France is reopening its embassy in Tripoli and what this means for Libya’s political future. Plus: an interview with UN secretary-general António Guterres; why Helsinki is on the brink of lockdown; and the new rules for cruise ships in Venice.

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245826 Mar 2021
60 min

Friday 26 March: 

We unpack Joe Biden’s first official news conference and hear about how sanctions are impacting relations between France and China. Plus: the latest climate and energy news and a checkup on music industry sales.

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245725 Mar 2021
60 min

Thursday 25 March: 

We unpack the EU’s new vaccine export plans and discuss Lebanon’s failed last-minute attempts to form a government. Plus: we peek behind the cover of Monocle’s brand-new April issue.

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245624 Mar 2021
60 min

Wednesday 24 March: 

As Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg welcomes US secretary of state Antony Blinken, we assess the future of the transatlantic alliance. Then: we examine the impact of the US border closures, profile the Poland 2050 party and hear how Sweden wants to charge polluting aircraft higher fees. Plus: newspapers from Zürich, film news and digital artworks.

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245523 Mar 2021
60 min

Tuesday 23 March: 

We unpack new European Union sanctions imposed on China, discuss whether Israelis are experiencing voter fatigue and hear about the world’s first tunnel for large ships being built in Norway.

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