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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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Thursday 23 November:

What kind of nation will emerge for Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s transfer of power gets underway? We cross to Harare for analysis. Plus: Lebanon’s prime minister suspends his resignation, China’s Arctic ambitions and our guide to selling a 747 jet.

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158423 Nov 2017
1 hour

Thursday 23 November: 

What kind of nation will emerge for Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s transfer of power gets underway? We cross to Harare for analysis. Plus: Lebanon’s prime minister suspends his resignation, China’s Arctic ambitions and our guide to selling a 747 jet.

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158322 Nov 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 22 November: 

As Zimbabwe celebrates the resignation of Robert Mugabe, we ask what lies ahead for the nation’s leadership. Plus: a meeting between the leaders of Syria and Russia, uncertainty in Germany, the reality of being a spy and the director of ‘The Florida Project’.

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158221 Nov 2017
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Tuesday 21 November: 

With Angela Merkel saying she'd prefer fresh elections to governing with a minority government, we ask whether it's the end of an era in Germany. Plus: Zimbabwe’s political crisis continues and why Melbourne’s lord mayor put his city front and centre in support of marriage equality.

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158120 Nov 2017
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Monday 20 November: 

With Robert Mugabe refusing to step down, we ask what’s next for Zimbabwe. Plus: Cambodia’s government defies the US, the limits of spy fiction and why gay marriage in Australia could be bad news for New Zealand.

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158017 Nov 2017
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Friday 17 November: 

A leading member of Zimbabwe’s opposition tells us what the country might look like after Robert Mugabe. We also discuss whether Angela Merkel is able to form a German government and find out how Helsinki is expanding its underground train network. Plus: what does Russia have to offer tourists?

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157916 Nov 2017
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Thursday 16 November: 

Will the military takeover in Zimbabwe allow journalists to work freely in the country? We ask whether Lebanon’s embattled prime minister, Saad Hariri, will attempt to seek asylum in France. Plus: we have the latest on Australia’s same-sex marriage bill, and raise a glass to Beaujolais nouveau.

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157815 Nov 2017
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Wednesday 15 November: 

The latest on Zimbabwe unrest that increasingly looks like a coup, reaction to the result of Australia’s gay marriage poll and why Germany may extend the eight-hour working day.

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157714 Nov 2017
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Tuesday 14 November: 

We discuss how the European Union could start fighting fake news, the future of the Polish far-right and take in the biggest announcements from the Dubai Air Show. 

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157613 Nov 2017
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Monday 13 November: 

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri says he’ll be back in Beirut to formalise his resignation within days; we analyse the latest developments in the Saudi soap opera. Plus: Trump in the Philippines, what's good about Russia and Mariano Rajoy returns to Catalonia.

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157510 Nov 2017
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Friday 10 October: 

As Spain considers holding a referendum on whether to allow referendums, we ask whether they are a good way of determining policy. We also explore the latest on developments in Saudi Arabia, tell you why the Vatican is banning the sale of duty-free cigarettes and examine the world's strangest border crossing.

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15749 Nov 2017
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Thursday 9 November: 

What does Donald Trump’s Asia trip tell us about his foreign-policy ambitions? Plus: Tony Blair’s former communications chief explains how government ministers are told to resign and we discuss how the debate on Catalan secession is causing economic problems in the region.

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15738 Nov 2017
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Wednesday 8 November: 

Can Theresa May clean up the halls of Westminster? Plus: why Vladimir Putin isn't celebrating the Russian revolution, Australian same-sex marriage and Lisbon’s Web Summit.

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15727 Nov 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 7 November: 

Zimbabwe’s power struggle, what to expect from Donald Trump’s visit to South Korea and why Finland doesn’t want to join Nato.

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15716 Nov 2017
1 hour

Monday 6 November: 

Reactions to US president Donald Trump’s Asia tour, the latest twist in the debate over the future of Berlin’s Tegel Airport, plus a round-up of the day’s fresh front pages.

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15703 Nov 2017
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Friday 3 November: 

We look ahead to Donald Trump’s Asia tour, assess Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the troubled Rakhine region and ask why Finland thinks it’s clever to publish everyone’s tax and income information.

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