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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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Thursday 17 January:

With the UN Security Council poised to approve the deployment of observers to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen, we ask why it has been able to reach consensus over this war after disagreeing on Syria. Plus: the UK’s hopes for international trade after Brexit, Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade and the latest from Paris Fashion Week.

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188417 Jan 2019
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Thursday 17 January: 

With the UN Security Council poised to approve the deployment of observers to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen, we ask why it has been able to reach consensus over this war after disagreeing on Syria. Plus: the UK’s hopes for international trade after Brexit, Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade and the latest from Paris Fashion Week.

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188316 Jan 2019
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Wednesday 16 January: 

After the worst defeat for a British government in modern history, we assess how the UK will proceed with its plan to leave the EU. Plus: Chechnya resumes its crackdown on gay people, the ballooning number of streaming platforms vying for business and a tribute to Broadway legend Carol Channing.

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188215 Jan 2019
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Tuesday 15 January: 

As the UK parliament votes on whether to accept Theresa May’s Brexit deal, we assess the chaos and uncertainty clouding one of the country’s most consequential days in politics. Plus: Donald Trump moves to conceal discussions with Vladimir Putin and the sale of newspaper publisher Gannett looms.

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188114 Jan 2019
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Monday 14 January: 

As the US government shutdown becomes the longest of its kind in the country's history, we ask how much longer the stalemate can continue. Plus: France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters take to the streets once more, a closer look at the shadowy figure known as ‘Putin's chef’ and what the City of Culture title can do for a place.

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188011 Jan 2019
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Friday 11 January: 

How is the government shutdown affecting daily life in the US? Plus: how Angela Merkel’s allies are building defences against rising populism, Turkey considers its options in Syria and a wrap of the CES electronics fair.

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187910 Jan 2019
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Thursday 10 January: 

The UK’s parliament is due to vote on the Brexit deal within days but few are certain of what will come next. Plus: the future of Japanese investment, the Congo’s troubled election and the latest from Pitti Uomo.

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18789 Jan 2019
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Wednesday 9 January: 

We assess the US secretary of state’s tour of the Middle East and how it could impact Iranian diplomacy. Plus: Italy’s flirtation with an anti-EU league, Carlos Ghosn speaks out and more from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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18778 Jan 2019
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Tuesday 8 January: 

With US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering from surgery, we explain why her health could directly impact a political generation. Plus: why an Australian senator used taxpayer money to attend a far-right gathering and AI enters the bathroom at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas.

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18767 Jan 2019
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Monday 7 January: 

Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas predicts who’ll blink first as Donald Trump’s demand for a wall on the US border with Mexico continues to put a freeze on government business.

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18754 Jan 2019
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The best of The Big Interview: Barry Jenkins: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the year’s best interviews on ‘The Big Interview’. The director of ‘Moonlight’, which won the Oscar for best picture in 2017, talks about everything from getting into film-making while growing up in a rough neighbourhood, to adapting James Baldwin to the screen in his new drama ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, and the responsibility that comes with having a voice.

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18743 Jan 2019
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The best of The Big Interview: Dave Eggers: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the year’s best interviews on ‘The Big Interview’. Dave Eggers is the author behind bestselling and award-winning books such as ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, ‘What is the What’ and ‘The Circle’. He met Monocle’s Ed Stocker to talk about his work, influences and more.

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18732 Jan 2019
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The best of The Big Interview: Sally Field: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the year’s best interviews on ‘The Big Interview’. Sally Field won an Oscar for best actress in ‘Norma Rae’ in 1980 and another in 1985 for ‘Places in the Heart’. She has now written a memoir, ‘In Pieces’, and talks to Georgina Godwin about childhood trauma and losing herself in acting.

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18721 Jan 2019
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The best of The Big Interview: Esa-Pekka Salonen: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the year’s best interviews on ‘The Big Interview’. The Finnish composer and conductor, currently principal conductor for London’s Philharmonia and conductor laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, muses over the idea of danger in classical music, pushing virtuosos’ comfort zones and giving back to the system.

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187131 Dec 2018
1 hour

The best of The Big Interview: Jane Mayer: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the year’s best interviews on 'The Big Interview'. Investigative journalist Jane Mayer became the first female Washington correspondent for ‘The Wall Street Journal’ in 1984 and has been a staff writer at ‘The New Yorker’ since 1995. She talks about corruption in Washington, increasing hostility towards the press and her determination to expose the truth.

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187028 Dec 2018
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The best of The Big Interview: Robert Harris: 

In this special edition of ‘The Globalist’, we look back at some of the year’s best interviews on ‘The Big Interview’. Robert Harris is the author of numerous bestsellers, including ‘Fatherland’, ‘The Fear Index’ and ‘An Officer and a Spy’. He talks about his new novel, ‘Munich’, ancient Rome and why it’s difficult to write political fiction in the modern world.

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