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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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Monday 27 September:

The latest from Berlin as Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats claim victory in the country’s federal election. Plus: the race to lead Japan’s ruling party, Simon Brooke reviews the day’s newspapers and we preview Paris Fashion Week.

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261727 Sep 2021
60 min

Monday 27 September: 

The latest from Berlin as Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats claim victory in the country’s federal election. Plus: the race to lead Japan’s ruling party, Simon Brooke reviews the day’s newspapers and we preview Paris Fashion Week.

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261624 Sep 2021
60 min

Friday 24 September: 

Why has president Erdoğan sent more troops to Turkey’s border with Syria? Plus: Monocle’s news editor Christopher Cermak previews Germany’s federal election, the latest on a crucial vote on same-sex marriage in Switzerland and Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference begins in Athens.

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261523 Sep 2021
60 min

Thursday 23 September: 

We discuss the geopolitical headache facing Narendra Modi and ponder whether anyone can stop Viktor Orban as he seeks another term in office. Plus: global business news and the latest from Art Basel.

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261422 Sep 2021
60 min

Wednesday 22 September: 

We unpack the major speeches from the United Nations General Assembly and get the morning newspaper headlines from the Middle East. Plus, why Sweden is proposing a ‘family week’ holiday.

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261321 Sep 2021
60 min

Tuesday 21 September: 

We discuss Justin Trudeau’s re-election in Canada’s snap election and hear about the fallout in Australia from the Aukus deal. Plus, we round up the latest fashion news with Dana Thomas.

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261220 Sep 2021
60 min

Monday 20 September: 

We find out how North Korea's neighbours are reacting to the recent escalation of nuclear weapons tests and discuss the future of the Mediterranean following this weekend's EU Med summit. Plus, the latest aviation news and an Art Basel preview.

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261117 Sep 2021
60 min

Friday, 17 September: 

We discuss why Taiwan is bolstering its defence capabilities and explore why this weekend’s election in Russia matters – despite being a foregone conclusion. Plus: The last instalment of our Canadian election series and our weekly reflection on the weird and wonderful things we’ve learned over the past seven days.

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261016 Sep 2021
60 min

Thursday 16 September: 

We discuss Xi Jinping’s rebuff of Joe Biden’s call for a meeting between the leaders and Angela Merkel’s farewell visit to Emmanuel Macron. Plus, our Canadian election series focuses on the Green Party.

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260915 Sep 2021
60 min

Wednesday 15 September: 

We discuss the EU’s strategy to boost trade and engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and hear about the opening of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague. Plus: the third instalment of our Canadian election series profiles NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

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260814 Sep 2021
60 min

Tuesday 14 September: 

We analyse the Norwegian election results and hear about China’s plans to send aid to Afghanistan. Plus: our Canadian election series shines a spotlight on Conservative leader Erin O’Toole.

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260713 Sep 2021
60 min

Monday 13 September: 

We discuss the Iran nuclear deal and look at why Taiwan and China are clashing over the Honduran elections. Plus, the first part of our series on the Canadian elections, and Iain Anderson reviews the day's papers.

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260610 Sep 2021
60 min

Friday 10 September: 

Russia and Belarus have begun vast military drills as the old Soviet allies consider closer ties. Plus, Bill Kristol on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, an update on Japan’s leadership race and Andrew Mueller on the week’s stranger news stories.

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26059 Sep 2021
60 min

Thursday 9 September: 

A look at the international reaction that Afghanistan’s new government is receiving, Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with Armin Laschet, who is hoping to be Germany’s next chancellor, and Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair.

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26048 Sep 2021
60 min

Wednesday 8 September: 

Poland upholds a state of emergency on the Belarus border. Plus: the US Department of Justice explores options to challenge Texas’s abortion law, Hong Kong’s quarantine-free travel scheme and Salone del Mobile.

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26037 Sep 2021
60 min

Tuesday 7 September: 

We discuss US secretary of state Antony Blinken’s campaign to create a united front to deal with the crisis in Afghanistan. Plus, a look at the G20 health ministers’ meeting in Rome and the biggest announcements at Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair.

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