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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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Friday 17 August:

We ask why Uyghurs in China face persecution in their homeland. Plus: crunch talks between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, Australian citizenship tests and the extraordinary life of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin.

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177517 Aug 2018
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Friday 17 August: 

We ask why Uyghurs in China face persecution in their homeland. Plus: crunch talks between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, Australian citizenship tests and the extraordinary life of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin.

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177416 Aug 2018
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Thursday 16 August: 

Amid the trade spat between Washington and Ankara we ask how many friends Turkey has left. Plus: India’s ambitions for a manned space mission and why Emmanuel Macron’s summer holiday irritates the French.

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177315 Aug 2018
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Wednesday 15 August: 

We get the latest on the collapse of a motorway bridge in Italy and ask whether Brits who voted to leave the EU have since changed their minds. Plus: the entrepreneur behind one of the world’s best-known fragrance houses and the man who thinks his family are the rightful heirs to the Monaco throne.

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177214 Aug 2018
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Tuesday 14 August: 

We learn why peace in Gaza looks ever-more imperative to Israel. Plus: what to expect from Imran Khan’s premiership, just how much trouble is Paul Manafort actually in and why you should never steal sand from a Sardinian beach.

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177113 Aug 2018
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Monday 13 August: 

We review another tumultuous weekend in US politics and consider Taiwan’s shrinking list of allies. Plus: why fringe alt-right groups might be gaining traction in Australia, a review of last week’s TCA television industry event and a peek inside the latest issue of Monocle.

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177010 Aug 2018
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Friday 10 August: 

We hear worrying news concerning detained journalists from Europe’s so-called last dictatorship. Plus: a scandal at Tokyo Medical University, Australia builds infrastructure in Samoa and political subtexts in children’s classics.

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17699 Aug 2018
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Thursday 9 August: 

We consider the repercussions in Argentina after the senate votes against relaxing its abortion laws and discuss the talking points of Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump in Helsinki after the details are leaked to the press. Plus: Zambia deports Zimbabwe’s former finance minister in defiance of a court order, Pakistan’s prime minister in waiting Imran Khan and Malaysia’s former prime minister pleads not guilty to three new counts of money laundering.

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17688 Aug 2018
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Wednesday 8 August: 

We hear from Iran as Trump’s sanctions take hold and take a look at the worrying surge in hate crime following Italy’s election to power of Salvini. Plus: politicians and responsibility and what – if anything – has changed in Russia since the World Cup.

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17677 Aug 2018
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Tuesday 7 August: 

We ask whether nuclear capabilities might be on the cards for Germany and consider the responsibilities of the media when it comes to airing extreme vies. Plus: tense times for China and Taiwan, how sport helped end apartheid in South Africa and the biographer of Austria’s Sebastian Kurtz.

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17666 Aug 2018
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Monday 6 August: 

As the US secretary of state admits that North Korea may not be committed to denuclearisation, we ask what happens next. Plus: peace talks in Yemen, how football leads the way for race relations in Australia and the US reconsiders a law that brought about the end of the golden era of Hollywood’s.

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17653 Aug 2018
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Friday 3 August: 

As Mike Pompeo starts a tour of Asia, we learn more about how the US might hope to challenge China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Plus: the latest on the situation in Zimbabwe, a look at Burberry’s brand-new branding and the last instalment in this week’s series on the politics of succession.

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17642 Aug 2018
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Thursday 2 August: 

We assess an extraordinary request by the US president for his attorney general to end a special counsel investigation into his dealings with Russia. Plus: tensions erupt in Zimbabwe following the election result, how economics steers politics, extradition fears for the former Thai prime minister and what Huawei’s rise to number-two smartphone-maker means for China.

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17631 Aug 2018
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Wednesday 1 August: 

Politicians across Europe’s far right are drumming up anxiety over migration but will it resonate with voters? Plus: the next face of the US Democrats and why the 22-year-old 'Mission Impossible' franchise might save Paramount.

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176231 Jul 2018
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Tuesday 31 July: 

We look at the curious state of the GOP with just under 100 days until the midterm elections. Plus: why a media merger in Australia has sparked a political row, Russia causes a stir with pension reforms and the delicate process of bringing a star to the screen posthumously.

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176130 Jul 2018
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Monday 30 July: 

We check in on the UK prime minister’s diplomatic charm offensive with her Austrian and Czech counterparts. Plus: Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election, how political succession-planning works (and sometimes doesn’t) and Nasa turns 60.

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