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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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Friday 19 August:

Uncertainty about the security of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant continues. Plus: we explore the bilateral ties between Russia and Myanmar, Taiwan and the US agreed to start trade talks, and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.

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286519 Aug 2022
60 min

Friday 19 August: 

Uncertainty about the security of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant continues. Plus: we explore the bilateral ties between Russia and Myanmar, Taiwan and the US agreed to start trade talks, and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.

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286418 Aug 2022
60 min

Thursday 18 August: 

The view from Kyiv and Istanbul on Ukraine, Turkey and Nato high-level talks. Plus: two years on from Belarus’s pro-democracy protests, lessons from a journalist kidnapped in Afghanistan and a roundup of urbanism news.

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286317 Aug 2022
60 min

Wednesday 17 August: 

As Indonesia celebrates its independence day, we discuss President Joko Widodo’s plan to act as a diplomatic bridge between Russia and Ukraine. Plus: French troops officially leave Mali, cartel-driven violence in Mexico and the latest aviation news.

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286216 Aug 2022
60 min

Tuesday 16 August: 

Has a compromise been reached between the EU and Tehran on the Iran nuclear deal? Plus: former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison’s secret ministerial posts, Kenya’s long-awaited election results and the latest film news.

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286115 Aug 2022
60 min

Monday 15 August: 

How serious is the risk of nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine? Plus: one year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands’ prime minister makes a power grab and the latest arts and culture news.

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286012 Aug 2022
60 min

Friday 12 August: 

Russia turns down Switzerland’s offer to represent Ukraine’s interests in Moscow. Plus: North Korea declares victory over coronavirus, the latest on Kenya’s general election and highlights from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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285911 Aug 2022
60 min

Thursday 11 August: 

Reports of a new Russian army corps to restore the offensive in Ukraine. Plus: Republican backlash after the FBI raid of Trump’s estate, heatwaves in Europe dry up major rivers and a check-in from Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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285810 Aug 2022
60 min

Wednesday 10 August: 

Zelensky urges Western nations to ban all Russian travellers. Plus: Poland toughens its rhetoric in its standoff with Brussels, a look at the life and legacy of the late Japanese designer Issey Miyake and a flick through today’s papers.

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28579 Aug 2022
60 min

Tuesday 9 August: 

Fears of nuclear disaster grow at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia plant. Plus: Kenya’s presidential elections, Joe Biden’s big win in the US Senate and a flick through today’s papers.

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28568 Aug 2022
60 min

Monday 8 August: 

As Antony Blinken visits South Africa, we examine the Biden administration’s new strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa. Plus: Lithuania’s bold stance on Taiwan, the latest art news and a flick through today’s papers.

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28555 Aug 2022
60 min

Friday 5 August: 

We discuss the brewing crisis in Taiwan that has dominated the Asean meeting. Plus: Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán take centre stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a review of the papers and the latest business news.

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28544 Aug 2022
60 min

Thursday 4 August: 

China conducts live-fire military drills. Plus: Sri Lanka’s new economic plan, an alliance between Italy’s centre-left and centrists, and Japan’s ‘roll-the-dice train’.

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28533 Aug 2022
60 min

Wednesday 3 August: 

Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip to Taiwan. Plus: warnings of growing global nuclear tensions, the illegal-funding scandal engulfing Imran Khan’s party and a chat with the producers of ‘ABBA Voyage’.

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28522 Aug 2022
60 min

Tuesday 2 August: 

China is on alert as Nancy Pelosi tours Asia. Plus: UN peacekeepers open fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar’s state of emergency is extended and the British Museum considers a Parthenon partnership.

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28511 Aug 2022
60 min

Monday 1 August: 

Finland debates whether to put a stop to Russian tourist visas. Plus: Senegal goes to the polls amid a crackdown on the opposition, a flick through the day’s papers, and a round-up of climate news.

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