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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 16 November:

We ask whether further resignations from Theresa May’s cabinet will force her from her job. Plus: the latest on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, why Japan’s new cyber-security minister has never used a computer and plans to pedestrianise the centre of Paris.

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184016 Nov 2018
1 hour

Friday 16 November: 

We ask whether further resignations from Theresa May’s cabinet will force her from her job. Plus: the latest on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, why Japan’s new cyber-security minister has never used a computer and plans to pedestrianise the centre of Paris.

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183915 Nov 2018
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Thursday 15 November: 

As UK prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet endorses a draft Brexit agreement, we ask how the news has been received in Europe. We learn what Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and US vice president Mike Pence hope to achieve on a trip to Australia. And if you’re stuck with what to give a Trump supporter for Christmas, we might just have the answer.

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183814 Nov 2018
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Wednesday 14 November: 

Following a violent start to the week, a ceasefire has been declared in Gaza once more. We ask what provoked this latest eruption and how long peace can be expected to hold. Plus, ask if sanctions are having an effect on Russia, what happens once Italy’s budget deadline with the EU elapses, and is some literature too saucy for students?

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183713 Nov 2018
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Tuesday 13 November: 

As Southeast Asian leaders are joined by Vladimir Putin at the Asean Summit in Singapore, we ask where Donald Trump is. Plus: the brutality that underpins political oppression in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the company that plans to start microchipping workers.

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183612 Nov 2018
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Monday 12 November: 

We look at the legitimacy of the poll in eastern Ukraine, ask if the UK could be on the verge of a constitutional crisis and examine Mike Pence’s visit to Japan.

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18359 Nov 2018
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Friday 9 November: 

We look at the increasingly tense relationship between China and Australia, find out why far-right demonstrators are expected on the streets of Warsaw this weekend and get the latest on Robert Mueller’s inquiry into the presidential election.

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18348 Nov 2018
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Thursday 8 November: 

As Greece removes 10,000 priests from the state’s payroll, we ask if it can ever become a secular nation. Plus: we examine how an EU army would operate and find out why it is quite a big deal that Kim Jong-un now has an official portrait.

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18337 Nov 2018
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Wednesday 7 November: 

This special edition unpacks an extraordinary night in US politics that has seen a record number of women win seats in Congress. We also discuss press freedom in Hong Kong and the future of the workplace, and find out why Russians are struggling to get hold of Montenegro’s most popular wine.

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18326 Nov 2018
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Tuesday 6 November: 

As millions of Americans head to the polls to vote in one of the most decisive midterm elections in modern history, we hear from our teams on the ground in New York and Vermont. Plus, the UK’s new military training base in Oman and a cultural delight in Malmö: the Disgusting Food Museum.

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18315 Nov 2018
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Monday 5 November: 

As the US reintroduces sanctions on Iran, we assess the impact they will have on Iran and its neighbours. Plus: why Madrid and Catalonia are in disagreement over the fate of independence leaders for the region and we speak to documentary-maker Adam Curtis and choreographer Rosie Kay.

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18302 Nov 2018
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Friday 2 November: 

Will fear-mongering over immigration determine the outcome of the US midterms? We also find out about some of the quickest political U-turns in history, explore Ukraine’s relationship with Russian Orthodoxy and find out why the relationship between Macedonia and Greece is beginning to take off.

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18291 Nov 2018
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Thursday 1 November: 

Why has the US decided to intervene in the conflict in Yemen? Plus: the potential outcomes of Jerusalem’s mayoral race, why K-pop is coming between South Korea and Japan and how India built the world’s tallest statue.

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182831 Oct 2018
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Wednesday 31 October: 

As Angela Merkel confirms she won’t lead her party past 2021, we discuss what a post-Merkel Germany, and Europe, might look like. Plus: a look at relations between Brazil and China, and we learn why Mexico City has abandoned building its new airport.

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182730 Oct 2018
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Tuesday 30 October: 

We analyse why Sweden is heading towards a snap election, learn what was on the table at the meeting between Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, discuss the increase in antisemitism being seen across the globe, and look at where sport and diplomacy meet.

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182629 Oct 2018
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Monday 29 October: 

What should we know about Brazil’s new president? We also assess the threats to Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition, and explore the Swiss art market. Plus: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé and contributing editor Jessica Bridger review the papers from our Zürich headquarters.

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