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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 25 May:

We examine the Libyan connection following Monday’s terror attack in Manchester and the British prime minister’s meeting with the US president in Brussels. Plus: Taiwan approves same-sex marriage and Montenegro takes a seat at the Nato table.

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145425 May 2017
1 hour

Thursday 25 May: 

We examine the Libyan connection following Monday’s terror attack in Manchester and the British prime minister’s meeting with the US president in Brussels. Plus: Taiwan approves same-sex marriage and Montenegro takes a seat at the Nato table.

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145324 May 2017
58 min

Wednesday 24 May: 

We assess the aftermath of Monday's terror attack in Manchester, which killed 22 people. Monocle's Chris Lord reports on how the city's business community is responding, while award-winning journalist Jon Silverman discusses the media's reporting and Terry Stiasny reviews the British newspapers.

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145223 May 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 23 May: 

British police are treating an explosion at a pop concert in Manchester as an act of terrorism, the UK’s deadliest since the 2005 London bombings. We assess the latest developments and the aftermath with Monocle’s editors and security experts.

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145122 May 2017
1 hour

Monday 22 May: 

We ask whether Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia could be seen as a success and consider the future of Iran as President Rouhani is re-elected. Plus: do airports really need manned on-site control towers anymore?

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145019 May 2017
1 hour

Friday 19 May: 

With a political firestorm raging at home, president Trump embarks on an international tour. But with Israel on his itinerary, is the controversy set to intensify? Plus: the former assistant FBI director discusses Washington’s unfolding crisis, a look at the day’s newspapers and we ask whether Eurovision had a practical impact on life for Ukraine’s LGBT citizens.

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144918 May 2017
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Thursday 18 May: 

Leaks from sources close to Donald Trump are appearing in the press with remarkable regularity. What does this say about the president’s relationship with his administration and the wider GOP? Plus: Greeks protest over more austerity measures, a look at the day’s newspapers and why an (almost) new Australian warship has been dry-docked in Sydney.

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144817 May 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 17 May: 

After North Korea’s missile test rattled the world on Sunday we assess the South Korean defence minister’s claim that Pyongyang’s nuclear programme is progressing faster than predicted. Plus: why the Dutch attempt at forming a coalition government failed again, China revises its national security laws and the Cannes Film Festival prepares for opening night.

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144716 May 2017
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Tuesday 16 May: 

We analyse the fresh accusations against president Donald Trump suggesting he shared sensitive intelligence information with Russia last week. Plus, who is Emmanuel Macron’s new PM? And we look at the fate of Israeli broadcasting service IBA.

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144615 May 2017
1 hour

Monday 15 May: 

We find out what happened at the White House this weekend and why Angela Merkel’s election campaign is going well in Germany. Plus: why is a Chinese rap group commenting on the South Korean defence policy?

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12 May 2017
4 min

Eurovision history: Portugal: 

We continue this week’s series on the Eurovision Song Contest with a look at Portugal. It has been competing for nearly half a century but still hasn't been able to snatch the much-revered top spot. Bets are high for this year’s entry: ‘Amar pelos dois’, by Salvador Sobral. But today, we take you to one of the most memorable songs ever. A song that took centre stage in toppling the Salazar regime and led the country into democracy. Here’s our own Carlota Rebelo.

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144512 May 2017
1 hour

Friday 12 May: 

Amid differing versions of how James Comey’s firing came about, the White House and Donald Trump’s presidency sinks further into crisis; we assess what might come next. Plus: the EU’s chief negotiator visits Ireland, an analysis of Vladimir Putin’s fondness for ice hockey, how the chief executive of a major British bank fell for an email prankster and why lizards are delaying a German rail project.

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11 May 2017
5 min

Eurovision history: Finland: 

We continue this week’s series on the Eurovision Song Contest with a look at the Finnish track record from the past 50 years. Monocle 24’s resident Finn Markus Hippi explains how Eurovision became a national obsession – and why he’s not too bothered that the Finnish entry did not get to the finals this year.

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144411 May 2017
1 hour

Thursday 11 May: 

We assess the offer by the US to arm Kurds in a final push on Raqqa amid warnings from Turkey that it could amount to arming terrorists. Plus: the fallout over James Comey’s dismissal continues, how to save cultural landmarks in the Middle East, Finland’s journey to Eurovision and a visit to a fashion summit in Copenhagen.

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10 May 2017
4 min

Eurovision history: Sweden: 

And now for the third instalment in our special Eurovision series. Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest six times, it just needs another win to tie with Ireland. Besides being the third-biggest music exporter in the world, the country also adores Eurovision. Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco, a lover of both Eurovision and Sweden, discusses some of his favorite Swedish winners of all time.

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144310 May 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 10 May: 

We analyse the extraordinary move by the US president to dismiss FBI director James Comey and ask what it means for the investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. Plus: South Korea’s new president, Australia’s federal budget and the Venice Art Biennale.

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