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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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Tuesday 26 September:

We ask how Japan’s snap election could allow Shinzo Abe to respond to North Korean aggression and why Kurdistan’s controversial independence referendum matters to the rest of the region. Plus: Australia’s plans to create a space agency and a jelly-heavy diet for Italians.

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154226 Sep 2017
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Tuesday 26 September: 

We ask how Japan’s snap election could allow Shinzo Abe to respond to North Korean aggression and why Kurdistan’s controversial independence referendum matters to the rest of the region. Plus: Australia’s plans to create a space agency and a jelly-heavy diet for Italians.

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154125 Sep 2017
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Monday 25 September: 

Andreas Kluth – the editor in chief of ‘Handelsblatt Global’ – and Matthew Karnitschnig, chief Europe correspondent for Politico, give their analysis of Germany’s election result. Plus: a lookahead to the fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels and highlights from the Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

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154022 Sep 2017
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Friday 22 September: 

The UK prime minister Theresa May is set to give one of the most important speeches of her career in Florence – but will she be able to unlock the Brexit talks? Plus: how Auckland airport chaos may impact New Zealand’s elections and a browse through the day’s front pages.

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153921 Sep 2017
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Thursday 21 September: 

We look to Spain as increased tensions see police raid Catalan government buildings to prevent their independence referendum. Plus: UK prime minister Theresa May’s message to the UN and how South Korea is trying to convince the world that the 2018 Winter Olympics will be safe.

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153820 Sep 2017
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Wednesday 20 September: 

As Donald Trump refers to Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man”, we unpack the highlights from the UN General Assembly. Plus: the German media scene and what’s grounded thousands of travellers in New Zealand.

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153719 Sep 2017
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Tuesday 19 September: 

We ask whether there is a leadership crisis brewing in the UK and how questions over Theresa May’s future might affect the country’s Brexit discussions. Plus: how Italy cut its migrant numbers, a look at Germany’s art scene and how design firm Maison Deux is putting a modern spin on the classic children’s rocking horse.

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153618 Sep 2017
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Monday 18 September: 

Is the US stepping back as Russia takes the lead in the fight against Isis? Plus: we get the latest on yet another North Korean missile launch and look at both the upcoming German election and Australia’s imminent vote on same-sex marriage.

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153515 Sep 2017
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Friday 15 September: 

As North Korea fires another ballistic missile over Japan, we ask our Tokyo bureau chief what's next in terms of the tense situation between the two nations. Plus: what should we expect from Russia’s annual wargames?

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153414 Sep 2017
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Thursday 14 September: 

How healthy is trade within the EU and where is it headed post-Brexit? Plus: how Donald Trump will be received in hurricane-lashed Florida and a look at the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker prize.

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153313 Sep 2017
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Wednesday 13 September: 

With Isis seemingly on the retreat in Syria, where will its hundreds of fleeing fighters head next? Plus: we ponder whether the UK has a military future within the EU post-Brexit and debate how much influence film critics really have.

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153212 Sep 2017
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Tuesday 12 September: 

A look at the diplomatic implications of ongoing naval fall-outs between Iran and the US. We also ask whether the phrasing of referendum questions affects a vote's outcome and learn why politicians in Brussels are rethinking their drinking habits.

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153111 Sep 2017
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Monday 11 September: 

What effect will the US's newly toughened stance on North Korea have on the volatile nation? Plus: why Nato’s Jens Stoltenberg has declared that the world is at its most dangerous point in a generation and we look ahead to this week’s big Apple launch.

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15308 Sep 2017
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Friday 8 September: 

We look at the realities of reconfiguring the UK-Irish border in a post-Brexit landscape, learn who Norwegians might be voting for in next week’s election and hear how Vladimir Putin manages to stay in power in Russia.

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15297 Sep 2017
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Thursday 7 September: 

As pressure mounts on Aung San Suu Kyi over the growing crisis in Myanmar, we hear from professor of law Penny Green about the responsibilities of national leaders. Plus: Emmanuel Macron in Greece and Frank Gehry’s new tower in the south of France.

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15286 Sep 2017
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Wednesday 6 September: 

We look at the deteriorating relationship between Germany and Turkey, ask why Daca in the US is such a divisive topic and learn why the Catalan independence debate is coming to a head.

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