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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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Tuesday 6 December:

Russia launches a fresh barrage of missiles towards Ukraine. Plus: Iran disbands its “morality police”, Georgia’s Senate run-off, the latest business news and Unherd launches its first print edition.

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29426 Dec 2022
60 min

Tuesday 6 December: 

Russia launches a fresh barrage of missiles towards Ukraine. Plus: Iran disbands its “morality police”, Georgia’s Senate run-off, the latest business news and Unherd launches its first print edition.

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29415 Dec 2022
60 min

Monday 5 December: 

We discuss China’s surveillance of protesters as the country eases its coronavirus rules. Plus: the UN’s meet-and-greet with the Taliban in Afghanistan and an interview with Finland’s first culture ambassador.

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29402 Dec 2022
60 min

Friday 2 December: 

According to Ukraine’s government, about 13,000 soldiers have been killed since the start of Russia’s invasion. Plus: Spain steps up its security after a letter-bombing campaign, Croatia prepares to join the Eurozone, the latest film news and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller brings us the week’s stranger news stories.

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29391 Dec 2022
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Thursday 1 December: 

The latest on the unrest in China and the easing of some coronavirus restrictions in response. Plus: the repercussions of the Belarusian foreign minister’s sudden death, Oath Keepers go on trial for the Capitol riots in the US and ArtReview’s annual Power 100.

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293830 Nov 2022
60 min

Wednesday 30 November: 

Nato foreign ministers meet in Bucharest to discuss how to support Ukraine in the winter months. Plus: Turkey plans for a ground operation in Syria, Qatar agrees to supply Germany with gas and Art Basel Miami Beach.

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293729 Nov 2022
60 min

Tuesday 29 November: 

The Pentagon considers a new plan to provide Ukraine with precision bombs that could hit far behind Russian lines. Plus: are Venezuela’s government and opposition finding some common ground? And how long will Beijing tolerate protests?

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293628 Nov 2022
60 min

Monday 28 November: 

Protests spread across China over its unrelenting zero-Covid policy. Plus: Ukraine battles to restore power, Kanye West’s presidential bid, a flick through today’s papers and a special interview with General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s former supreme allied commander Europe, and General Sir Richard Shirreff, Nato’s former deputy supreme allied commander.

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293525 Nov 2022
60 min

Friday 25 November: 

Slovakia hosts the Visegrád Group’s V4 summit, Somalia launches a TV channel aimed at countering al-Shabaab propaganda and Taiwan heads to the polls in local elections. Plus: today’s papers and Andrew Mueller’s irreverent round-up of the week’s news.

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293424 Nov 2022
60 min

Thursday 24 November: 

Russia’s latest strikes in Kyiv cause more power cuts, as the European Parliament votes to declare Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. Turkey threatens to launch a land operation against Kurdish militants in Syria and the European Space Agency wants to send more people to the moon.

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293323 Nov 2022
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Wednesday 23 November: 

Colossal destruction to Ukraine’s power grid by Russian strikes. Plus: Malaysian elections end in a hung parliament; South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, visits the UK; and Oxford’s Word of the Year to be put to a public vote for the first time.

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293222 Nov 2022
60 min

Tuesday 22 November: 

Turkey mulls expanding military operations against Kurdish militants in northern Syria. Plus: Moldova’s energy crisis, New Zealand considers lowering the voting age and the latest technology news.

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293121 Nov 2022
60 min

Monday 21 November: 

Ten million Ukrainians were left without power after Russian strikes. Plus: the Halifax International Security Forum, the latest business headlines and a rare sighting of the black-naped pheasant pigeon.

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293018 Nov 2022
60 min

Friday 18 November: 

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum kicks off, how is US influence in the region being received? Plus: Turkey’s Nato demands for Sweden as the country implements anti-terror measurements and Finland’s border-fence proposal.

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292917 Nov 2022
60 min

Thursday 17 November: 

We report on what we know about the missile blast in Poland. Plus China’s Covid lockdowns fuel unrest, bird flu prompts fears of Christmas turkey shortages and a flick through today’s papers.

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292816 Nov 2022
60 min

Wednesday 16 November: 

We report on the latest from Warsaw and Kyiv as a deadly missile blast in Poland marks the first time Russia’s war in Ukraine has spilled over onto Nato soil. Plus: Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid and the latest business news.

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