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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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Tuesday 25 July:

A look at Jared Kushner’s explanations on his relations with Russia, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s popularity struggle, plus a round-up of the week’s top aviation news.

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149725 Jul 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 25 July: 

A look at Jared Kushner’s explanations on his relations with Russia, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s popularity struggle, plus a round-up of the week’s top aviation news.

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149624 Jul 2017
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Monday 24 July: 

We look at Rodrigo Duterte’s legacy in the Philippines so far, ask what’s next for France’s Front National and find out how Chinese news agency Xinhua’s new style guide is reflecting the country’s politics.

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149521 Jul 2017
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Friday 21 July: 

We discuss the consequences for the frontline in Syria as US president Donald Trump decides to end the CIA’s clandestine programme providing weapons to rebel groups. Plus: why is the UK threatening to return nuclear waste to the EU?

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149420 Jul 2017
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Thursday 20 July: 

As the latest round of Brexit talks comes to a close, we unpack the developments of this week’s negotiations. Plus: we ask what the ‘rebel’ state of Malorossiya is all about, hear about Hong Kong’s book fair and take a peek at the newspapers.

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149319 Jul 2017
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Wednesday 19 July: 

We discuss the challenges of US diplomacy under Rex Tillerson, analyse human rights in Russia and Chechnya, and find out why Australian senators are quitting. Plus: we look at business news in Greece and the UK, and Bloomberg’s Chris Cooper shares what elderly millionaires spend their cash on in Japan.

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149218 Jul 2017
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Tuesday 18 July: 

As Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Hungary, we'll discuss the Israeli prime minister's meeting with a government accused of antisemitism. Plus: take-off for a new low-cost airline in France and our series on the perils of Brexit examines why the UK is in such a rush to adopt EU laws.

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149117 Jul 2017
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Monday 17 July: 

Germany and France want to collaborate on a new European fighter jet but can they do it without the help of the UK? Plus: Brexit’s impact on Northern Ireland, the nostalgic appeal of postcards and Finland’s penchant for esoteric sports.

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149014 Jul 2017
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Friday 14 July: 

How Donald Trump’s visit to Paris will shape the US-French relations, a font type that may have exposed corruption in Pakistan and an interview with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

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148913 Jul 2017
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Thursday 13 July: 

We discuss the legal woes of the Trump administration, the stability of EU-Ukraine relations and business stories from Scandinavia. Plus: the future of the Indian space programme.

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148812 Jul 2017
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Wednesday 12 July: 

Donald Trump Jr releases compromising emails as more details emerge of his meeting with a Russian lawyer. Will this be too much even for the GOP? Plus: the US and Qatar sign an agreement to fight terrorism and we examine plans for a joint EU-Japan mission to Mercury.

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148711 Jul 2017
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Tuesday 11 July: 

A look at the new round of peace talks on Syria and what life will be like for Mosul after Isis. Plus: the logistics of space tourism and the diplomacy of getting world leaders’ names right.

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148610 Jul 2017
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Monday 10 July: 

We dissect the US president’s performance at the G20. We’re also in Cyprus, where talks to reunite the divided island have collapsed, and we hear about the near month-long demonstration criticising the Turkish government’s crackdown following last year’s coup.

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7 Jul 2017
6 min

Special feature: Balkan coalitions: 

All this week our Globalist series has been looking at coalitions. And there’s one region that is packed full of them: the Western Balkans. Every independent country that emerged from the former Yugoslavia has a multi-party government of one sort or another. But, of course, some of them work better than others. Monocle’s Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, gives us the low-down.

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14857 Jul 2017
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Friday 7 July: 

We look ahead to a G20 summit that will include a hotly anticipated handshake between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We also ask if Cyril Ramaphosa will be the new leader of South Africa’s ANC and look at how much proof a historian needs.

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6 Jul 2017
5 min

Special feature: Turkey’s coalitions: 

The pursuit of one-man rule by Turkey’s president is in stark contrast to the country’s long history of power-sharing. Indeed, although Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attempted to dismantle opposition and silence his critics, Turkey’s politics hasn’t always been this way. Monocle’s features editor Christopher Lord tells Rhys James about the country’s experience of coalitions.

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