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The Globalist

The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.

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Friday 25 May:

We break down the debate on Ireland’s abortion referendum and ask if Germany’s approach to Beijing is an endorsement of China as the world’s new superpower. Plus, we analyse Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest crackdown in Turkey ahead of elections and get the day’s business and newspaper headlines.

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171525 May 2018
1 hour

Friday 25 May: 

We break down the debate on Ireland’s abortion referendum and ask if Germany’s approach to Beijing is an endorsement of China as the world’s new superpower. Plus, we analyse Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest crackdown in Turkey ahead of elections and get the day’s business and newspaper headlines.

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171424 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 24 May: 

We examine Emmanuel Macron’s continuing charm offensive as he heads to Moscow and hear highlights of Monocle’s extensive interview with Brazil’s impeached former president Dilma Rouseff, who thinks she was the victim of a coup. Plus: a review of the newspapers and the latest business headlines.

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171323 May 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 23 May: 

We discuss a Palestinian demand by for a full investigation into Israel at the International Criminal Court and evaluate Bernie Sanders’ next move in Vermont. Plus: the newspapers and the latest business news from Cairo.

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171222 May 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 22 May: 

What's on the agenda for today’s meeting between Moon Jae-In and Donald Trump in Washington? Plus: how the roles of trusted relationships between the UK and its allies are changing and why China is trying to land on the dark side of the moon.

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171121 May 2018
1 hour

Monday 21 May: 

We ask what’s next in Venezuela after Maduro claims another victory and discuss Russia’s influence in Syria and Lebanon, after a sit-down between Assad and Putin. Plus: a flip through the papers, business in Tokyo and a look at the expense of marriage in Hong Kong.

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171018 May 2018
58 min

Friday 18 May: 

We speak to Theresa May as she visits Macedonia, learn whether this weekend’s Venezuelan election will bring about any change, look at the shifting state of Austrian politics and discuss why whiskey can be so expensive.

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170917 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 17 May: 

We look at why Turkey has become involved in a diplomatic spat with Israel regarding the latter’s treatment of Palestinians. Plus: how the female vote will help shape the next US election and a tour of waterside living in Wellington, New Zealand.

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170816 May 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 16 May: 

We discuss the latest clashes between Israel and Palestinian protestors. Plus: a look at Iran's relationship with Europe and a chat with Umesh Pandey, the former editor of ‘The Bangkok Post’.

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170715 May 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 15 May: 

We discuss why Donald Trump has made a U-turn on his policy regarding Chinese company ZTE, weigh up the challenges that lie ahead in Malaysian politics and hear from respected architect Jim Olsen on how to build structures that sit well within nature.

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170614 May 2018
1 hour

Monday 14 May: 

We look at the challenges in, and uncertain future of, Italian politics. Plus: we learn about the result of Iraq’s election at the weekend and recap the best of this year’s Eurovision performances.

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170511 May 2018
1 hour

Friday 11 May: 

After a week of summits and bridge-building in Asia, we look at the future of the region with a focus on China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. Plus, we analyse Russia’s role in Armenia, speak to watchmaker George Bamford, meet film-director Michel Hazanavicius to discuss his new film ‘Redoubtable’ / ‘Godard Mon Amour’, and learn why Costa Rica wants to become the world’s first decarbonised society.

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170410 May 2018
1 hour

Thursday 10 May: 

We examine Italy’s continuing political deadlock, look at US foreign policy following Donald Trump’s reversal on the Iran nuclear deal, check in with the Cannes film festival and visit the V&A’s new event.

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17039 May 2018
58 min

Wednesday 9 May: 

We preview Malaysia’s contentious election, look at a major regional summit between China, Japan and South Korea, and discuss the latest in Lebanese politics.

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17028 May 2018
58 min

Tuesday 8 May: 

We head to Yerevan to ask if Armenia is about to break its political deadlock and examine free speech, or its absence, in Cambodia, as its last independent newspaper is sold. Plus, we punch our ticket to find out which city has the best tram drivers in Europe.

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17017 May 2018
58 min

Monday 7 May: 

We get the early results in Lebanon’s first election in nine years and consider the future for Iran’s relatively moderate president if Donald Trump tears up his nuclear deal. Plus: Mo Salah, the Egyptian football player blazing a trail in the English game and opening fans’ eyes to Islam.

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