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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 18 January:

We discuss President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s lengthy sentence and ask if South Korea’s political scandal has now arrived at the door of one of the country’s most prominent businessmen. Plus: why is there so much fake wine in China?

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136318 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 18 January: 

We discuss President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s lengthy sentence and ask if South Korea’s political scandal has now arrived at the door of one of the country’s most prominent businessmen. Plus: why is there so much fake wine in China?

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136217 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 17 January: 

Will Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin make a pact over Crimea? We also discuss what we know about the UK government’s plans for Brexit and speculate as to whether Emmanuel Macron could be an outside bet to become France's next president.

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136116 Jan 2017
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Monday 16 January: 

Is the two-state solution the only realistic route to peace in the Middle East? Plus: Monocle's Belgrade correspondent tells us why a Serbian train is causing tensions with Kosovo and we discover the process of writing an obituary.

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136013 Jan 2017
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Friday 13 January: 

We discuss the first of France’s candidate debates, which will decide the left-wing challenger in this year’s presidential race. Plus: could Ban-Ki-Moon soon be the leader of South Korea?

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135912 Jan 2017
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Thursday 12 January: 

Analysis of Donald Trump’s first press conference in 167 days. Plus: the best of the Pitti Uomo fashion event in Florence – and why is the number of refugees entering Germany on the decline?

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135811 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 11 January: 

Should the unsubstantiated report on Donald Trump's involvement with the Russian government have been published? Plus: Barack Obama's farewell, Japan's ageing population and why FM radios across Norway have gone silent.

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135710 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 10 January: 

What happened when the UK’s foreign secretary met Donald Trump's team? We discuss the meeting that’s shrouded in mystery. Plus: Cyprus peace talks, Polish press freedom and a look at January's fashion calendar.

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13569 Jan 2017
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Monday 9 January: 

The departure of the UK’s ambassador to the EU has ignited a political storm as Brexit looms ever closer. We ask William Patey, Britain’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, and John Everard, former ambassador to North Korea, what makes a good diplomat. Plus: cartoonist Jonathan Guyer on how to lampoon an authoritarian regime and a look at Pitti Uomo in Florence.

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13556 Jan 2017
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Friday 6 January: 

After Marine Le Pen suggests that France return to the Franc currency, we look at how delicate the Euro might be in 2017. Plus: Rodrigo Duterte’s secret online propaganda and the latest from the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas.

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13545 Jan 2017
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Thursday 5 January: 

Ukraine suggests it might ban French far-right leader Marine Le Pen but is it symptomatic of larger fears over a splintering Europe? Meanwhile in Washington, we look at why Ford's support of Donald Trump is expected. Plus: a weapons industry for Thailand and the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas.

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13534 Jan 2017
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Wednesday 4 January: 

Italy’s new prime minister steps away from his predecessor with a crackdown on migrant repatriation. Meanwhile in China, highways are brought to a standstill by some of the worst smog pollution ever seen. Plus: the UK’s rocky road to Brexit and how Starbucks’ smartphone app might soon know a little too much about your snack-time weaknesses.

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13523 Jan 2017
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Tuesday 3 December: 

Updates from our Istanbul bureau chief on the security situation in the city as the manhunt for the gunman who attacked a nightclub continues. We also discuss the domestic political challenges facing Angela Merkel and find out why English fizz is the toast of the wine industry.

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13512 Jan 2017
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Monday 2 December: 

We ask what 2017 has in store and get the latest on the hunt for the gunman who attacked a nightclub in Istanbul. Plus: what is it like to be threatened with diplomatic expulsion?

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135030 Dec 2016
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2016: hospitality in review : 

Monocle’s Markus Hippi sits down with a panel of guests to look back at the year’s biggest food and drink trends and cast an eye toward 2017.

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134929 Dec 2016
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2016: design in review: 

Monocle's Edits editor and 'Section D' presenter Josh Fehnert is joined by design journalist Katie Treggiden, 'ArchDaily' editor James Taylor-Foster and 'Financial Times' fashion editor Jo Ellison to look back at the past year in design, fashion and architecture.

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