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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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Wednesday 3 June:

We get the latest from the US after Donald Trump threatens military action to suppress the protests sweeping the country. Plus: the next phase of Germany’s economic recovery plan and a look at the business headlines.

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22433 Jun 2020
60 min

Wednesday 3 June: 

We get the latest from the US after Donald Trump threatens military action to suppress the protests sweeping the country. Plus: the next phase of Germany’s economic recovery plan and a look at the business headlines.

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22422 Jun 2020
60 min

Tuesday 2 June: 

We get the latest on the protests sweeping the US as Donald Trump lashes out at demonstrators and state governors. Plus, we check in on how South Korea is handling the pandemic, hear why Wizzair is ready to soar again and flip through the morning papers.

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22411 Jun 2020
60 min

Monday 1 June: 

As tensions escalate in the US, we look at the state of race relations and President Trump’s handling of the situation. Plus: China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, retail news and how e-bikes are getting cities moving.

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224029 May 2020
60 min

Friday 29 May: 

Is China’s new security law for Hong Kong effectively the end of ‘one country, two systems’? Plus: Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media and why Berliners are already missing Tegel airport.

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223928 May 2020
60 min

Thursday 28 May: 

We head to Brussels to get the details of a new coronavirus stimulus package announced by the European Commission. Plus, we get the latest from Canada on the saga of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and hear a love letter to London from our editor.

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223827 May 2020
60 min

Wednesday 27 May: 

We head to Hong Kong to get the latest on the backlash against Beijing’s proposed security law. Plus: we round-up the latest transport-business news and hear about yet another new streaming service: HBO Max.

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223726 May 2020
60 min

Tuesday 26 May: 

We ask whether the UK PM’s chief adviser will really have no regrets about his breach of lockdown restrictions. Plus: we assess a year since India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, was re-elected, take a look at Australian soft power in the Pacific and ask why Gucci is going seasonless.

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223625 May 2020
60 min

Monday 25 May: 

We get the latest from the National People’s Congress in Beijing and hear about increasing unrest in Hong Kong. Plus: we check in on Italy post-lockdown and round-up the good news you might have missed in the past seven days.

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223522 May 2020
60 min

Friday 22 May: 

We speak to Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization and ask whether there are reasons to be optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine. Plus: the latest from Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu is ordered to appear at his corruption trial and a round-up of the business news.

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223421 May 2020
60 min

Thursday 21 May: 

Emmanuel Macron was once at the forefront of radical politics – is it coming back to bite him? Plus: we analyse tensions in Westminster, ask why Japan’s top prosecutor is in trouble and hear the latest technology news.

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223320 May 2020
60 min

Wednesday 20 May: 

We get the latest on the spat between China and Taiwan over input to the World Health Organization and discuss Thailand’s international flight ban. Plus: the headlines in climate and energy, and the morning papers.

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223219 May 2020
60 min

Tuesday 19 May: 

We report on the latest woes for Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, as he battles to extend the country’s lockdown. Plus: a new Franco-German initiative to bring Paris and Berlin closer, and we meet the organiser of Hong Kong’s Gay Games.

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223118 May 2020
60 min

Monday 18 May: 

As the World Health Assembly meets, we dissect the delicate diplomacy of public health and politics in Asia. Plus: the business decisions driving the reopening of Europe’s football leagues and a round-up of the week’s positive news stories.

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223015 May 2020
60 min

Friday 15 May: 

Israel’s unity government is put on hold due to cabinet disputes, we examine the global manufacturing and supply chain and hear from Bulgaria’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant. Plus: what have the paparazzi been up to?

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222914 May 2020
60 min

Thursday 14 May: 

We look at plans from the European Commission for a phased reopening of borders in time for summer, discuss Jacinda Ardern’s leadership during the pandemic and get an update on the film industry.

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