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The Globalist

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

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Friday 27 May:

We bring you the latest as fighting rages in the east of Ukraine. Plus: Imran Khan gives the Pakistan government an ultimatum, Colombia’s presidential election and the latest aviation news.

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280527 May 2022
60 min

Friday 27 May: 

We bring you the latest as fighting rages in the east of Ukraine. Plus: Imran Khan gives the Pakistan government an ultimatum, Colombia’s presidential election and the latest aviation news.

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280426 May 2022
60 min

Thursday 26 May: 

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi embarks on a 10-day tour of the Pacific Islands. Plus: President Biden calls for action on gun laws, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán declares a ‘state of danger’, and Norway’s public broadcaster ditches Facebook.

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280325 May 2022
60 min

Wednesday 25 May: 

What are Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign-policy aims? Plus: Russian troops try to encircle Ukrainian special forces in the Donbas region, a dispatch from our team at the World Economic Forum, and the latest business news. 

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280224 May 2022
60 min

Tuesday 24 May: 

We ask if US policy towards Taiwan is about to change. Plus, an historic customs agreement between Ukraine and Poland, Olaf Scholz’s first Africa tour and the latest fashion news.

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280123 May 2022
60 min

Monday 23 May: 

We look at the effectiveness of the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports. Plus: Australians have been to the polls, the crisis in Sri Lanka deepens, and we check in with our team at the World Economic Forum.

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280020 May 2022
60 min

Friday 20 May: 

We discuss President Biden’s trip to Asia and his goals to strengthen ties in the region. Plus: we preview this weekend’s elections in Australia, catch up on the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, and hear about a symphony that is out of this world.

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279919 May 2022
60 min

Thursday 19 May: 

Is a trade war between the EU and the UK on the horizon? Plus: Covid spreads in North Korea, the first Russian soldier goes on trial for war crimes in Ukraine, and the latest transport headlines.

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279818 May 2022
60 min

Wednesday 18 May: 

We have the latest on Russia’s invasion as Ukraine ends its fight for Mariupol. Plus: crisis simmers in Sri Lanka, a look at Cuba’s new penal code and the latest news from the world of tech. 

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279717 May 2022
60 min

Tuesday 17 May: 

We discuss the possibility of unilateral action on the Northern Ireland protocol and hear the latest on the conflict in Ukraine from Kharkiv. Plus: Yemen’s Sana’a airport finally reopens, and it’s the first day of the Cannes Film Festival.

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279616 May 2022
60 min

Monday 16 May: 

We give you the latest from Ukraine and discuss the election results in Lebanon. Plus: Singapore’s European Film Festival.

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279513 May 2022
60 min

Friday 13 May: 

The latest on the war in Ukraine and Finland’s move to become part of Nato. Plus: a spying scandal rocks the Spanish government, a senior Catholic cleric is arrested in Hong Kong, and a report from Turin on Eurovision.

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279412 May 2022
60 min

Thursday 12 May: 

We give you the latest from Helsinki and Stockholm as Finland and Sweden prepare to announce Nato bids. Plus: a look at the second global coronavirus summit, the battle in the US over abortion laws and Sweden’s Eurovision entry.

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279311 May 2022
60 min

Wednesday 11 May: 

Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi heads to Washington to meet Joe Biden. Plus: Beijing and Shanghai ratchet up coronavirus restrictions, a look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest and a review of today’s papers.

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279210 May 2022
60 min

Tuesday 10 May: 

Voters in the Philippines go to the polls. Plus: the resignation of Sri Lanka’s prime minister, dock workers blockading Russian cargo and an interview with the Swiss entry to this year's Eurovision.

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27919 May 2022
60 min

Monday 9 May: 

Russia expert Mark Galeotti unpacks the significance of Moscow’s ‘Victory Day’ celebrations. Plus: Hong Kong’s new leader, a flick through today’s papers and the return of London Craft Week.

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