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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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Joe Biden meets Congress leaders and Europe’s EV battle:

We discuss whether Joe Biden and Congress can avoid a US government shutdown, the latest on North Korea’s nuclear threats and the electric-vehicle race between China’s BYD and France’s Renault. Plus: why France is banning “steak” from non-meat product labels. 

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327728 Feb 2024
58 min

Joe Biden meets Congress leaders and Europe’s EV battle 

We discuss whether Joe Biden and Congress can avoid a US government shutdown, the latest on North Korea’s nuclear threats and the electric-vehicle race between China’s BYD and France’s Renault. Plus: why France is banning “steak” from non-meat product labels. 

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327627 Feb 2024
58 min

Russia’s advances in Ukraine and Israel heads to the polls in municipal elections 

We discuss the latest from the war in Ukraine amid reports of Russian advances in three key locations. Then, as Israelis head to the polls in the country’s municipal elections, we’ll unpack what results at the local level say about the electorate’s confidence in the national government. And: why train lovers are steaming over the relocation of a British locomotive to Japan.

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327526 Feb 2024
58 min

Hungary’s parliament votes on Sweden’s Nato bid 

We head to Budapest where a parliamentary vote looks set to approve Sweden’s Nato accession. Plus: protests by Europe’s farmers continue, South Korea’s healthcare woes and a round-up of art and culture news.

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327423 Feb 2024
58 min

Who will be Nato’s next leader? 

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, we look ahead to who might replace Jens Stoltenberg as the secretary general of Nato later this year. Then: the latest on Israel’s bombardment of Rafah and Andrew Mueller’s ‘What We Learned’. Plus: is rebranding always a good idea?

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327322 Feb 2024
58 min

Warsaw special 

We’re broadcasting live from the Polish capital to assess the state of the fast-changing nation. We discuss the role that Poland has played in the diplomatic arena, take a look at Warsaw’s green ambitions with architect Marlena Happach and talk about the future of the media industry with voices from Polityka Insight and ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. Plus: Polish hospitality with Puro hotel.

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327221 Feb 2024
58 min

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to form tri-state confederation 

G20 foreign ministers gather in Rio de Janeiro as a diplomatic spat engulfs Brazil and Israel. Then: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger juntas confirm their commitment to form a new tri-state confederation, the Philippines conducts joint air patrols with the US and we hear from Portugal’s foreign minister, João Cravinho on Ukraine and Israel. Plus: the commercial airport set to open on Italy’s Amalfi Coast this summer.

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327120 Feb 2024
58 min

Sergey Lavrov’s Latin American tour 

Israel’s war cabinet sets a date for the ground invasion of Rafah, while Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, continues his Latin American tour in Venezuela. Sweden’s defence minister, Pål Jonson, tells us about his country’s path to Nato. Plus: the EU’s mission to protect vessels against Houthi attacks, turmoil at Austrian property company Signa and a round-up of fashion news.

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327019 Feb 2024
58 min

Japan’s support for Ukraine and an interview with Kyriakos Mitsotakis 

We discuss the latest from the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction, and Andrew Mueller sits down with Greece’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, at the Munich Security Conference as it becomes the first Orthodox-Christian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. Plus: TV highlights with critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan.

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326916 Feb 2024
58 min

A looming ground offensive in Rafah 

As world leaders pile pressure on Israel to abandon plans for a ground offensive in Rafah, we get the latest from the region. Then: key themes at the Munich Security Conference and Chad’s refugee crisis with Sudan. Plus: a preview of the Singapore Air Show, newspapers and this week’s ‘What We Learned’.

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326815 Feb 2024
58 min

Nato gets a defence-spending boost 

As Nato defence ministers gather in Brussels, the alliance’s secretary-general talks about a spending boost by its members. We also profile Pakistan’s new prime minister, look at the same-sex marriage bill in Greece and hear about the merger between Korean Air and Asiana. Plus: a check-in from the World Governments Summit in Dubai.  

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326714 Feb 2024
57 min

Indonesia votes 

It’s election day in the world’s third-largest democracy: we get the latest from Jakarta. Then: we discuss Ukraine’s view on Nato and US funding, the latest setback to the EU-Mercosur trade deal and hear why cabin crew in the US and the UK are on strike. Plus: a new exhibition profiling Yoko Ono.

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326613 Feb 2024
58 min

The view of Nato from Poland and Saint Laurent’s new Parisian bookshop 

We discuss Poland’s foreign policy and the future of Nato. Plus: Egypt’s mediation role in Israel’s conflict with Hamas, a round-up of headlines from the US and Saint Laurent’s new bookshop in Paris.

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326512 Feb 2024
58 min

The latest on the conflict in the Middle East and Finland’s election results 

We have the latest on the Israel-Gaza war. Plus: we head to Helsinki for the Finnish election results, Colombia’s Supreme Court battle and Australia announces a new domestic military drone programme.

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32649 Feb 2024
58 min

Pakistan’s controversial election and Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin 

We head to Islamabad for the latest on Pakistan’s general election. Plus: Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin, a round-up of aviation news and the design of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic medals is revealed.

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32638 Feb 2024
58 min

Olaf Scholz’s US trip, the latest on Ukraine and Dutch coalition talks 

We discuss German chancellor Olaf Scholz’s trip to Washington, as he tries to bolster US support for Ukraine. Plus: Dutch coalition talks, fashion news and the UAE’s luxury property boom. 

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