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The Monocle Daily

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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Friday 20 July:

We discuss the Irish government’s openness to a new EU border proposal and look at Russia’s role in the Balkans. We also get the latest headlines and flip through the Asian newspapers. Plus: our weekly global countdown celebrates Abba and Cher with the release of ‘Mamma Mia 2’.

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174520 Jul 2018
1 hour

Friday 20 July: 

We discuss the Irish government’s openness to a new EU border proposal and look at Russia’s role in the Balkans. We also get the latest headlines and flip through the Asian newspapers. Plus: our weekly global countdown celebrates Abba and Cher with the release of ‘Mamma Mia 2’.

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174419 Jul 2018
1 hour

Thursday 19 July: 

After a coded message to Moscow was intercepted, UK police say they’ve identified two suspects involved in a series of poisonings; we look at the next steps. Plus: Turkey ends its state of emergency, Israel’s new ‘nation state’ law and the EU confronts Hungary over migrants.

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174318 Jul 2018
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Wednesday 18 July: 

The US hasn’t had much to say about what Donald Trump discussed with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki but Russia is reporting new defence agreements; we assess the evidence. Plus: the politics of pipelines, Google’s record fine in Europe and Chicago’s distaste for ketchup.

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174217 Jul 2018
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Tuesday 17 July: 

After an extraordinary press conference in Helsinki, we head to Washington for more on the continued fallout from Donald Trump’s comments on Russia. Plus: we hear about big business being done at the Farnborough Airshow and discuss the Chinese blockbuster that flopped.

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174116 Jul 2018
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Monday 16 July: 

After Donald Trump’s extraordinary failure to blame Russia for meddling in the US 2016 election during a press conference with Vladimir Putin we assess the wider implications for Eastern Europe. Plus: China’s summit with the EU, summer reading tips from Tokyo and why France’s health minister has caught the ire of winemakers.

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174013 Jul 2018
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Friday 13 July: 

We assess Donald Trump’s stunning backflip having initially criticised Theresa May during his visit to the UK. Plus: politics resumes in the Czech Republic, the latest from the World Cup and the day’s newspapers across Asia.

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173912 Jul 2018
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Thursday 12 July: 

As Donald Trump lands in Britain for a controversial visit, we explore how the UK will handle a guest who some would rather had never turned up. Plus: we learn about the growing influence of technology on cities and explore this year’s Emmy nominations.

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173811 Jul 2018
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Wednesday 11 July: 

We take stock of a nervy Nato meeting in Brussels, ask if Mike Pence can charm the Midwest and speak to Italian film director Marco Bellocchio.

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173710 Jul 2018
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Tuesday 10 July: 

We discuss the politics of the US supreme court as Donald Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh. Plus, we meet Sir Bradley Wiggins in Soho, look at the life and work of the late Tab Hunter and are hopeful about a new lower cost train line between Paris and London.

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17369 Jul 2018
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Monday 9 July: 

The UK’s government is in crisis following the resignation of a second cabinet minister over Brexit. We assess the fallout. Plus: Donald Trump’s pick for the US supreme court, a sexism row engulfs Australian politics, a scandal over mislabelled wine rocks Spain’s producers and a review of Berlin Fashion Week.

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17356 Jul 2018
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Friday 7 July: 

The UK’s prime minister strikes a deal with her cabinet on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union but can she sell it to the EU? Plus: the Iran nuclear deal takes another turn, Turkey winds down its state of emergency and the directors of new documentary ‘The Silence of Others’ discuss Spain’s years as a dictatorship.

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17345 Jul 2018
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Thursday 5 July: 

With civilians fleeing Syria in large numbers, we ask if it could mark the end of the country’s war. Plus: Mike Pompeo heads to Pyongyang, a breach of finance rules embarrasses Mexico’s new president and how the “sexiness” of the Statue of Liberty cost the US Postal Service millions.

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17334 Jul 2018
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Wednesday 4 July: 

Angela Merkel survives as Germany’s chancellor but will her migration deal be enough to keep her government intact? Plus: how the next appointee to the US Supreme Court could impact LGBT policies, the EU’s change to copyright law raises concerns, the London redevelopment that’s angered locals and the latest from the World Cup.

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17323 Jul 2018
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Tuesday 3 July : 

With Mexico's new president taking his seat at the table, Nafta is back on the agenda; we assess the possibilities. Plus: Lyft grabs the handlebars of a bike-sharing company, Australia's TV awards struggle for relevance and Roger Federer ditches Nike in favour of Uniqlo.

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17312 Jul 2018
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Monday 2 July: 

We head to Mexico City to find out more about the new president – is he really a socialist firebrand who’ll take on Donald Trump? We also break down the respective strategies of Comcast and Disney as the media giants vie to take over 21st Century Fox.

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