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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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Wednesday 23 June:

What will the election of Iran’s new president mean for the Middle East? Plus: fresh concerns over the Covax scheme, why major US cities vote for the Democratic Party and Monocle’s Tom Edwards tell us why he struggles to support England’s national football team.

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253523 Jun 2021
60 min

Wednesday 23 June: 

What will the election of Iran’s new president mean for the Middle East? Plus: fresh concerns over the Covax scheme, why major US cities vote for the Democratic Party and Monocle’s Tom Edwards tell us why he struggles to support England’s national football team.

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253422 Jun 2021
60 min

Tuesday 22 June: 

We discuss the long-term impact of the withdrawal of US troops on Afghanistan, ahead of meetings between Joe Biden and the Afghan government. Plus: we hear about Barnaby Joyce’s return as Australia’s deputy prime minister and look at the biggest arts news stories.

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253321 Jun 2021
60 min

Monday 21 June: 

We discuss Sweden’s brewing political crisis and check in with the founder of the Women Political Leaders summit, Silvana Koch-Mehrin. Plus: the latest technology news and a flip through the morning papers.

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253218 Jun 2021
60 min

Friday 18 June: 

A look ahead to the weekend’s regional election in France, a look at the state of US foreign policy after an eventful week for president Biden, plus the renaissance of night trains in Europe.

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253117 Jun 2021
60 min

Thursday 17 June: 

As violence resumes in the Holy Land, we assess the response Israel’s new leaders might take and profile prime minister Naftali Bennett. Plus: we get the lowdown on the forthcoming Iranian elections and ask if North Korea could be about to pivot away from its antagonistic foreign policy.

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253016 Jun 2021
60 min

Wednesday 16 June: 

We speak to Monocle’s reporter in Geneva ahead of the US-Russia summit later today. Then, we ask how much worse things could get in Sofia, where almost the entire Bulgarian government is mired in scandal. Finally, an aviation expert assesses what the end of the Airbus-Boeing dispute might mean for the aerospace industry.

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252915 Jun 2021
60 min

Tuesday 15 June: 

We look ahead to the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva and ask what the Spanish government can do to cool dissent over Catalonian separatists in Madrid. Plus: we head to Rome where drivers are fighting diners for control of the city’s streets.

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252814 Jun 2021
60 min

Monday 14 June: 

We recap the G7 summit and look ahead to Joe Biden’s meeting with Recep Erdogan. Plus: we get the latest from Peru and roundup the latest luxury and retail news.

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252711 Jun 2021
60 min

Friday 11 June: 

We look ahead to Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Myanmar, as the jailed opposition leader is slapped with further corruption charges. Plus: we look at how the papers are covering the G7 summit and unpack the latest finance news.

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252610 Jun 2021
60 min

Thursday 10 June: 

Joe Biden touches down on British soil to meet Boris Johnson. Plus: Venice Biennale and is Netanyahu’s decision to give the go-ahead to a far-right march through Jerusalem an attempt to undermine his successors?

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25259 Jun 2021
60 min

Wednesday 9 June: 

We hear the latest on discussions between the EU and UK over Northern Ireland and discuss how better to approach vaccine equity. Plus: the headlines in retail and luxury.

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25248 Jun 2021
60 min

Tuesday 8 June: 

We discuss Mexico’s election after AMLO’s majority shrinks and Peru’s too-close-to-call presidential poll. Plus: ahead of the G7 we ask what type of relationship Joe Biden hopes to forge with Boris Johnson and hear why some are trying to create a scandal out of Sanna Marin’s breakfast expenses.

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25237 Jun 2021
60 min

Monday 7 June: 

We discuss growing calls for the release of patient data from China, which might provide vital evidence about the origins of coronavirus. Plus: the latest on Ethiopia’s regional crisis, the potential return of supersonic flight and Monocle’s Alexis Self on premature obituaries.

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25224 Jun 2021
60 min

Friday 4 June: 

As G7 finance ministers meet in London, we ask what will be on their agenda. Plus: the UK orders modified vaccines to combat new coronavirus variants and 32 years on from the Tiananmen Square protests, is the Chinese government finally willing to confront their legacy?

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25213 Jun 2021
60 min

Thursday 3 June: 

Could this finally be the end for Benjamin Netanyahu’s premiership? Plus: Mali is suspended from the African Union and the UK government bails out Transport for London on the condition that it puts forward proposals for driverless trains. And, our summer film picks.

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