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The Globalist

Monocle’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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The sentencing of Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan:

Bill Hayton discusses the sentence against Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan. Also in the programme: Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Plus: highlights from the Watches & Wonders trade fair in Geneva and the latest news in the world of transport.

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330912 Apr 2024
58 min

The sentencing of Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan 

Bill Hayton discusses the sentence against Vietnamese billionaire and fraudster Truong My Lan. Also in the programme: Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Plus: highlights from the Watches & Wonders trade fair in Geneva and the latest news in the world of transport.

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330811 Apr 2024
58 min

Will Iran retaliate against Israel? 

We discuss the likelihood of a retaliation against Israel by Iran with Lizzie Porter and Bill Law. Also in the programme: we learn the outcome of South Korea’s parliamentary elections with Joon Ha and check in with Andrew Mueller at the Delphi Economic Forum. Plus” we hear why Pacific island leaders are granting whales and dolphins “legal person” status.

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330710 Apr 2024
58 min

Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the US and the International Booker Prize 2024 

We take the temperature of US-Japan relations as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits President Biden in Washington DC. Also on the programme: Ankara based journalist Victoria Craig on why Turkey is halting exports to Israel and Stephen Dalziel explains a new form of protest using saucepans by The Way Home group of military wives and mothers in Russia. Plus: the shortlist for this year’s International Booker Prize.

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33069 Apr 2024
58 min

Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador and Zimbabwe’s new currency 

With seven months to go until the US election, we discuss how things are shaping up as the old foes try new tactics. Plus: Mexico’s diplomatic rift with Ecuador, Zimbabwe’s new currency and Thailand’s response to unrest in Myanmar.

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33058 Apr 2024
58 min

Israel’s isolation grows six months into war against Hamas in Gaza 

Six months into the conflict in Gaza, an absence of a clear resolution to a conflict that is increasingly isolating Israel remains. Then: Russia makes moves to overrun Ukrainian defences before more Western aid arrives, we ask whether China will use artificial intelligence to disrupt elections in the US, South Korea and India, and we take a look inside Oneworld’s first dedicated lounge in Europe. Plus: a global and Swiss paper review.

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33045 Apr 2024
58 min

Benny Gantz calls for early elections in Israel 

Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rival and member of the war cabinet, Benny Gantz, calls for early elections, Myanmar’s opposition carries out a drone attack on junta-controlled Naypyidaw, Moscow declares that Russia and Nato are now in “direct confrontation” and we celebrate the life and legacy of Gaetano Pesce. Plus: Andrew Mueller takes a look at what we learned this week.

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33034 Apr 2024
58 min

Nato at 75: Old enemies, new faultlines 

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Nato. We assess the alliance’s future at a worrying time for global security. Then we hear why the Philippines’ navy is preparing for the worst-case scenario in the South China Sea and discuss the future of UK and US arms sales to Israel. Plus: McKinsey experts on the future of the urban environment, and the life and legacy of Guadeloupe’s grand storyteller Maryse Condé, who has died at the age of 90.

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33023 Apr 2024
57 min

EU leaders head to Lithuania to show solidarity 

Emmanuel Macron hosts Antony Blinken in Paris for talks on Ukraine and Gaza, and EU leaders head to Lithuania while Belarus conducts military drills near its border. Plus: we discuss Bassirou Diomaye Faye as he is sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president and explore the world of Heath Ceramics with studio director Tung Chiang. Also in the programme: the first politician generated by artificial intelligence.  

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33012 Apr 2024
1 hour

A round-up of the day’s news 

Join Monocle’s Emma Nelson as she goes through the current affairs stories of the day, including Portugal’s new prime minister being sworn in and a review of the front pages with analyst Charles Hecker. Plus: aviation news with FlightGlobal’s Greg Waldron in Singapore.

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33001 Apr 2024
59 min

Turkey’s local elections: a test for Erdogan 

Voters head to the polls in Turkey to vote in local and mayoral elections in what’s being seen as a test for President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan. Plus: the return of Isis, Australia’s diplomatic deficit and Austria’s vacancy tax.

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329929 Mar 2024
58 min

How is Beijing trying to woo foreign investment? 

China rolls out the red carpet for global chief executives at Beijing’s development forum. Plus: Narendra Modi’s government faces criticism following the arrest of another opposition leader, news from the world of film and France launches its first-ever cheese museum.

 

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329828 Mar 2024
58 min

Is a grain deal in sight for Poland and Ukraine? 

As farmers protest across Europe, we get the latest on a possible grain deal between Poland and Ukraine. Then: protesters take to the streets in Hungary over a corruption case and the latest threats to Slovakia’s public broadcaster. Plus: design news and why Italians talk with their hands.

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329727 Mar 2024
58 min

Emmanuel Macron in Brazil and Robert F Kennedy Jr announces running mate 

We discuss Emmanuel Macron’s three-day state visit to Brazil, Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, reports from Oakland as Robert F Kennedy Jr announces his presidential running mate and we join Monocle’s Asia editor, James Chambers, from The Chiefs conference in Hong Kong. Plus: Karl Lagerfeld’s last Paris residence sells for double the starting price. 

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329626 Mar 2024
59 min

Tensions rise between France and Germany over Ukraine 

We discuss tensions between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, and what they mean for Ukraine. Plus, plans for a significant upgrade to the security alliance between the US and Japan, Boeing’s management reshuffle and technology news.

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329525 Mar 2024
58 min

Is there a way out of Haiti’s nightmare? 

The crisis in Haiti continues to spiral as political parties edge closer to forming a security council. Will a new government halt the Caribbean nation’s nosedive? Plus: fugitive separatist Carles Puigdemont plans to run in Catalan elections, the latest trade and economy news and a special interview with ambassador Mark Green.

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