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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 17 May:

Angela Merkel warns that long-term peace is in danger unless the EU can justify its future. Plus: a UK exhibition lays bare the scale of Yemen’s conflict and a tribute to Australia’s former prime minister Bob Hawke.

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197017 May 2019
1 hour

Friday 17 May: 

Angela Merkel warns that long-term peace is in danger unless the EU can justify its future. Plus: a UK exhibition lays bare the scale of Yemen’s conflict and a tribute to Australia’s former prime minister Bob Hawke.

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196916 May 2019
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Thursday 16 May: 

The US removes non-essential staff from diplomatic posts in Iraq as tensions with Iran rise. Plus: Sudan’s transition of power, Cannes Film Festival gets political and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy’s exit from Brexit.

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196815 May 2019
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Wednesday 15 May: 

Iona Craig discusses tensions in the Gulf following fresh talks between Yemen’s warring sides. Plus: Ukraine’s view on the EU, the entertainment industry takes on women’s rights in Georgia, and Madonna and Eurovision.

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196714 May 2019
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Tuesday 14 May: 

Robert Fox assesses the international repercussions of rising tensions between the US and Iran. Plus: New Zealand and France discuss reining in big-tech firms, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah reveals how real-life politics informs his twisted short stories and Ben Rylan pays tribute to screen legend Doris Day.

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196613 May 2019
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Monday 13 May: 

We take a look at US foreign policy as we ask what president Trump risks by cosying up to Hungarian strongman Victor Orban. We also hear the latest on the US-China trade war and find out what Mike Pompeo hopes to accomplish in Russia. Plus: what’s the EU really for and a look at the day’s papers.

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196510 May 2019
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Friday 10 May: 

What next for the stand-off between Iran and its old foes? Also in the programme: will tech companies’ attempts to limit online propaganda also make it harder to ensure its creators are brought to justice? Plus: a round-up of the day’s business news.

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19649 May 2019
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Thursday 9 May: 

We look at yesterday’s elections in South Africa and ask what’s next for the ANC. Plus: Change UK MEP candidate Gavin Esler joins us to explain how his party hopes to fight Brexit and an update from the Venice Biennale.

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19638 May 2019
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Wednesday 8 May: 

As Iran pulls out of commitments to its nuclear deal, can the remaining signatories hold it together? Plus: Europe’s far-right parties and the EU elections, Huawei and the west and Monocle’s culture editor in Venice.

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19627 May 2019
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Tuesday 7 May: 

As talks between the UK’s two main political parties resume, we ask if Labour and the Conservatives can hope to find common ground over Brexit. Plus, we unpack a new UN report into the catastrophe facing the planet’s biodiversity, get the latest from Israel and on more missile tests from North Korea.

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19616 May 2019
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Monday 6 May: 

Final campaigning took place in South Africa this weekend ahead of this week’s election. Plus: North Macedonia’s election, we start our series on the mood of a nation and Penguin publishes the speeches of Greta Thunberg.

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19603 May 2019
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Friday 3 May: 

We get the latest on the unrest in Venezuela, discuss Australia’s election before tonight’s debate and hear why some London councils have banned ice-cream vans. Plus: the Vatican’s women’s magazine’s new editorial team.

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19592 May 2019
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Thursday 2 May: 

New Zealand’s media organisations have agreed to limit their coverage of the man who stands accused of carrying out attacks on mosques in Christchurch, a nationalist party enters the government in Estonia and we unpack the extradition trial of Julian Assange in London. Plus: France’s anti-street harassment law, which has already resulted in 447 fines.

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19581 May 2019
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Wednesday 1 May: 

We get the latest from Venezuela as opposition leader Juan Guaidó seeks to oust Nicolás Maduro. Plus: we delve into the ANC ahead of the South African elections, look at whether the UK’s Labour party will back a second Brexit referendum and get today’s business news.

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195730 Apr 2019
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Tuesday 30 April: 

We start in Japan where, today, 85-year-old Emperor Akihito is abdicating after three decades. Then: who will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission? Plus: a look at the latest tech stories and front pages of the day.

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195629 Apr 2019
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Monday 29 April: 

As Spain’s Socialists win the elections, we examine the repercussions of the far-right Vox party’s gains. Plus: thousands of tribal leaders converge in Afghanistan to establish a framework for negotiations with the Taliban, US-China trade talks resume – and what do Chinese authorities make of the public’s appetite for western media?

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