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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 10 August:

We hear the latest from on the ground in Beirut and find out why the US health secretary is in Taiwan. Plus: the good news items you might have missed over the past seven days.

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229110 Aug 2020
60 min

Monday 10 August: 

We hear the latest from on the ground in Beirut and find out why the US health secretary is in Taiwan. Plus: the good news items you might have missed over the past seven days.

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22907 Aug 2020
60 min

Friday 7 August: 

We hear about the difficulty of delivering aid in Beirut as many Lebanese people call on Emmanuel Macron for help. Plus: we look ahead to this weekend’s election in Belarus and flip through the morning newspapers.

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22896 Aug 2020
60 min

Thursday 6 August: 

We hear the latest from the ground in Beirut and unpack some of the greater implications of the explosion in Lebanon’s capital. Plus: a round-up of the latest aviation news and Disney’s dreadful quarter.

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22885 Aug 2020
60 min

Wednesday 5 August: 

We get the latest from Beirut where a port warehouse blast has so far killed 78 people. Plus: the results of five key primaries in the US, the whereabouts of the former Spanish king and the German state’s budget for art.

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22874 Aug 2020
60 min

Tuesday 4 August: 

As protests in Russia’s far east continue, we ask whether demonstrators are having an impact on the government in Moscow. Plus: we look at the reaction to the opening of Genoa’s new San Giorgio bridge and pay tribute to LA’s Chateau Marmont.

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22863 Aug 2020
60 min

Monday 3 August: 

We get the latest from Hong Kong, after Carrie Lam pushes back planned legislative elections. Plus: we unpack the situation in Zimbabwe as protests continue, learn about a magazine launched during lockdown and get our regular round-up of the week’s good news.

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228531 Jul 2020
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Friday 31 July: 

We dive deeper into the political saga unfolding in Belarus as the president looks to seal his sixth term in office. Plus: we hear about a boost in popularity for Emmanuel Macron and recount the most intriguing stories of the past seven days.

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228430 Jul 2020
60 min

Thursday 30 July: 

We examine the latest woes for Boeing as it announces an end to 747 production. Plus: Turkey’s controversial new social-media law and why Belgrade is scrutinising its street names.

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228329 Jul 2020
60 min

Wednesday 29 July: 

We hear the latest from Spain as the country deals with new coronavirus outbreaks. Plus: politics and the pandemic in Hong Kong and the year’s Emmy nominations.

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228228 Jul 2020
60 min

Tuesday 28 July: 

US senators unveil a coronavirus relief bill, the ongoing political crisis in Mali and Poland leaves the Istanbul Convention. Plus: women leaders in a pandemic and the legacy of Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto.

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228127 Jul 2020
60 min

Monday 27 July: 

Protests erupt in Russia over the arrest of a local governor; Rodrigo Duterte’s state of the nation address in the Philippines; and Tokyo’s Olympics. Plus: a look at the global box office and the world of cinema.

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228024 Jul 2020
60 min

Friday 24 July: 

We unpack Mike Pompeo’s policy speech on China and gauge reaction from Beijing. Plus: what we’ve learned over the past seven days and a “cheeky” ploy by museums to entice visitors once again.

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227923 Jul 2020
60 min

Thursday 23 July: 

We discuss Washington’s renewed interest in the Arctic, as Mike Pompeo heads to Denmark for bilateral talks. Plus: why China has been ordered to close its consulate in Houston, and is Belgrade finally getting a metro?

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227822 Jul 2020
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Wednesday 22 July: 

We discuss a new report suggesting that several UK governments ignored signs that Russia was interfering in British politics. Plus: Turkey’s ambitions in Africa and the arrest of Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

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227721 Jul 2020
60 min

Tuesday 21 July: 

We hear the latest on the EU’s recovery fund, unpack threats to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial hub and discuss protests in Russia’s far east. Plus: we technology headlines and the morning papers.

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