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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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Wednesday 31 August:

The chairman of the Britain’s defence committee tells Monocle that the UK may need to increase its defence spending by 50 per cent. Meanwhile, former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres increases his lead in the race to become the next secretary-general of the UN. Plus: security in Kyrgyzstan and the first commercial flight to Cuba.

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126331 Aug 2016
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Wednesday 31 August: 

The chairman of the Britain’s defence committee tells Monocle that the UK may need to increase its defence spending by 50 per cent. Meanwhile, former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres increases his lead in the race to become the next secretary-general of the UN. Plus: security in Kyrgyzstan and the first commercial flight to Cuba.

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126230 Aug 2016
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Tuesday 30 August: 

Washington delivers a sharp rebuke of Turkey’s efforts against the Isis just days after Joe Biden’s visit. Meanwhile, as the health of Uzbekistan’s long-time ruler fades, we look at the future without him. Plus: the rise of cyber warfare, the business news from Milan and how one Japanese ski community is defying gloomy predictions.

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126129 Aug 2016
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Monday 29 August: 

As Italy mourns more than 290 victims of last week’s earthquake, we cross to Perugia to assess the local media coverage and the prime minister’s handling of the disaster. Plus: a ceasefire in Syria draws closer, the imminent impeachment of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and the day’s newspapers with Baria Alamuddin.

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126026 Aug 2016
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Friday 26 August: 

Italy declares a state of emergency following its devastating earthquake and Angela Merkel continues her European tour. Plus: what will be Barack Obama’s legacy? We hear from Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at LSE and Jan Halper-Hayes, worldwide vice-president and UK chairman of Republicans Overseas.

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125925 Aug 2016
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Thursday 25 August: 

We report live from Italy’s earthquake-recovery zone, discuss the role of blockchain technology in the banking sector and look at the future of bricks-and-mortar shopping malls. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and the day’s top business news.

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125824 Aug 2016
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Wednesday 24 August: 

We discuss security in Kenya, journalism in Hungary, business in the Balkans, tourism in Paris and politics in Ukraine. Plus: Barack Obama’s presidential legacy vis-à-vis gay rights and a review of the morning newspapers.

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125723 Aug 2016
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Tuesday 23 August: 

As an opinion poll reveals mixed feelings about Angela Merkel’s open-door policy, we assess Germany’s attitude towards the refugee crisis. Meanwhile, as Australia asks why its laws allow foreigners to make contributions to local politicians, we look at the phenomenon globally. Plus: business news from Norway and a review of the morning newspapers.

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125622 Aug 2016
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Monday 22 August: 

As Nicolas Sarkozy tries to muscle into the Élysée Palace, we assess his chances of becoming the French conservative candidate in next year’s presidential election. We also look back on Barack Obama’s presidency and assess this year’s Paralympic Games with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Plus: business in Milan, defence in Japan and architecture in Australia.

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125519 Aug 2016
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Friday 19 August: 

We ask how Turkey can improve its relationship with Germany and find out why airline maintenance has caused a diplomatic row between China and North Korea. Plus: Is it ever a good idea to change your national flag?

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125418 Aug 2016
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Thursday 18 August: 

We ask how the closure of Manus Island’s detention centre will affect Australia’s asylum policy and discuss the defections of high-profile North Koreans. Plus: Why are young people in China fascinated with one of the country’s former leaders?

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125317 Aug 2016
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Wednesday 17 August: 

We speak to the politician who helped secure the release of the last UK detainee being held at Guantanamo Bay, ask why Russia is using Iranian airbases to launch attacks in Syria and hear from Latin America’s biggest basketball promoter.

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125216 Aug 2016
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Tuesday 16 August: 

Our Istanbul bureau chief examines the changing dynamics of President Erdogan’s rule one month after Turkey’s failed coup. Plus: why Japan is developing a missile, Kosovo and Fiji take home Olympic gold and UK punk music turns 40.

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125115 Aug 2016
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Monday 15 August: 

As tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia, we ask how realistic the Kremlin’s ambitions might be. Plus: Rio’s refugee team, the French city banning the ‘burkini’ and Finland’s little-known connection to Native Americans.

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125012 Aug 2016
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Friday 12 August: 

We ask whether Germany’s new anti-terror proposals will make the country safer and hear from Rafaela Silva, winner of Brazil’s first gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Plus: is China using K-pop stars as political pawns?

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124911 Aug 2016
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Thursday 11 August: 

We speak to the GOP’s representative in the UK about whether it’s too late for her party to ditch Trump. Plus: we ask what you need to consider when you are commissioning a plane for a world leader and head to Japan as the country celebrates its first ever Mountain Day.

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