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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 21 October:

We get the latest from protests in Thailand, as the government clamps down on the media. Plus: a punch-up between Chinese and Taiwanese diplomats and news from the arts world.

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234621 Oct 2020
60 min

Wednesday 21 October: 

We get the latest from protests in Thailand, as the government clamps down on the media. Plus: a punch-up between Chinese and Taiwanese diplomats and news from the arts world.

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234520 Oct 2020
60 min

Tuesday 20 October: 

We get the latest on the post-Brexit trade talks after several days of on-again, off-again rhetoric. Plus: we report on the first foreign trip for Japan’s new prime minister and look back at the life and legacy of Italian furniture designer Enzo Mari.

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234419 Oct 2020
60 min

Monday 19 October: 

With 15 days to go until election day, we look at early voting in the US; the status of the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh; Sweden increasing its defence spending by 40 per cent; plus our correspondent sends us a dispatch from upstate New York. Also tune in for Andrew Mueller’s Good News Corner.

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234316 Oct 2020
60 min

Friday 16 October: 

We look ahead to New Zealand’s election this weekend, get the latest on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings and turn to Bolivia. Plus: our regular ‘What We Learned’ segment and the dispute between Ukraine and Russia over borscht.

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234215 Oct 2020
60 min

Thursday 15 October: 

The European Union’s summit on Brexit begins. Plus: Chinese president Xi Jinping’s speech in Shenzhen, Hungarian writer Zsofia Ban tells us about the erosion of human rights in the country and Hege Saebjørnsen of Ikea explains the company’s new ‘buy back’ furniture scheme.

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234114 Oct 2020
60 min

Wednesday 14 October: 

The latest in the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, questions over whether sanctions are the best way for the EU to deal with Russia and Apple’s new product launch.

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234013 Oct 2020
60 min

Tuesday 13 October: 

As the deadline for a Brexit trade deal looms, we examine the EU’s position. Plus: Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing; elections in Northern Cyprus; and choosing the World Trade Organization’s new chief.

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233912 Oct 2020
60 min

Monday 12 October: 

Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail in Florida and why the Thai king’s love of Bavaria is giving Germany a headache. Plus: singer, model and former first lady of France Carla Bruni on her new album and how coronavirus has hit the music industry.

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23389 Oct 2020
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Friday 9 October: 

The latest developments in Nagorno-Karabakh, how the contentious topic of reproductive rights is again a hot topic in the US election and what we have learned in the past seven days.

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23378 Oct 2020
60 min

Thursday 8 October: 

How last night’s US vice-presidential debate changes the dynamic before next month’s election and why dogs are the latest weapon in the presidential campaign. Plus: what the Golden Dawn guilty verdicts mean for Greece.

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23367 Oct 2020
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Wednesday 7 October: 

As Boris Johnson wraps up his party’s conference, are there any signs that he can get the UK out of its current quandary? Plus: is a resolution in sight for Kyrgyzstan? Finally, we take a look through the morning’s papers and cover the latest transport headlines.

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23356 Oct 2020
60 min

Tuesday 6 October: 

After Donald Trump leaves hospital in a bid to project his strength in overcoming coronavirus, Brian Klaas tells us why it sets a dangerous example. Plus: the Quad nations meet in Japan and London Film Festival.

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23345 Oct 2020
60 min

Monday 5 October: 

We discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s hospitalisation on the US presidential election and head to Athens to hear about an investigation into an NGO’s role in migrant smuggling. Plus: the life and work of Kenzo Takada.

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23332 Oct 2020
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Friday 2 October: 

We look at what’s next in the Brexit saga as the EU announces that it will take legal action against the UK. Plus: we hear about the fallout from an outage that halted trading on Japan’s stock market and pick through the morning papers.

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23321 Oct 2020
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Thursday 1 October: 

We head to Belgium to hear about its new government, which came together more than 500 days after the country’s last election. Plus: we debate Japan’s increasing military budget and recap the Zürich Film Festival.

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