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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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Thursday 17 August:

As a car slams into a crowd in Barcelona, we get the latest from our correspondent in Spain and speak to the former head of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Security Office. Plus: the fallout from Charlottesville continues and Saudi Arabia opens its border to Qatari pilgrims.

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150417 Aug 2017
1 hour

Thursday 17 August: 

As a car slams into a crowd in Barcelona, we get the latest from our correspondent in Spain and speak to the former head of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Security Office. Plus: the fallout from Charlottesville continues and Saudi Arabia opens its border to Qatari pilgrims.

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150316 Aug 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 16 August: 

We ask why business leaders are abandoning Donald Trump’s council of CEOs following his remarks on events in Charlottesville. Plus: the increasing trend of iconoclasm and what’s on the table for the Nafta talks between Mexico, the US and Canada.

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150215 Aug 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 15 August: 

The latest from the US and Asia, as well as a look at Iran's increasing lack of patience regarding its nuclear deal with global powers. Plus: journalist Richard Lloyd Parry on Japan's experience following the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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150114 Aug 2017
57 min

Monday 14 August: 

We analyse why Charlottesville in Virginia has become the focal point for racial tensions in the US, look at what Emmanuel Macron has achieved in his first 100 days in the French presidency and discuss the battle for TV talent between Netflix and Disney.

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150011 Aug 2017
1 hour

Friday 11 August: 

Analysis of why Donald Trump is ramping up the rhetoric between the US and North Korea. We also discuss Australia's plebiscite on gay marriage, look ahead to the forthcoming Argentinian elections and question the true birthplace of tiramisu.

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149910 Aug 2017
1 hour

Thursday 10 August: 

We look at how the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is affecting surrounding nations in Latin America. Plus: the latest on North Korea’s erratic behaviour and a guide to the food of eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

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14989 Aug 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 9 August: 

We assess the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US, ask whether the UK needs a new political party to solve its Brexit dilemma and get our weekly entertainment round-up from Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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14978 Aug 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 8 August: 

We assess the future for embattled South African president Jacob Zuma, hear why Chicago is looking to protect its status as a sanctuary city and look at Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s new cabinet.

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14967 Aug 2017
1 hour

Monday 7 August: 

We discuss the role of Mike Pence in the White House, get the latest on US-North Korea tensions and look at the challenges faced by authorities introducing cycle schemes to big cities.

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14954 Aug 2017
1 hour

Friday 4 August: 

We discuss the recent leaks from the White House and the plan to create a ‘military Schengen zone’ for Nato forces in Europe. Plus: join us on a weekend in Helsinki.

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14943 Aug 2017
1 hour

Thursday 3 August: 

As Venezuela’s attorney general opens an investigation in claims of electoral fraud, we’ll ask if a nation in free-fall can solve another crisis. Plus: a military reshuffle in Turkey, tracking Russian propaganda and refugees in Montreal.

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14932 Aug 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 2 August: 

We speak to an immigration expert about Donald Trump’s new plan for curbing numbers coming to the US. Plus: we ask why pro-Brexit voters feel that damaging their own and their family members’ livelihoods is a good idea and find out why Brazil is once again looking to remove its president.

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14921 Aug 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 1 August: 

As Venezuela’s opposition figures come under pressure, we look at whether the country is now a dictatorship. Plus: the latest on Turkey’s trial of alleged coup leaders and what’s gone wrong with the New York subway.

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149131 Jul 2017
1 hour

Monday 31 July: 

We analyse the sweeping new powers proposed by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, discuss the ongoing crisis over how to talk to North Korea, and get the latest from Canada and the US with our bureau-chief check in.

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149028 Jul 2017
56 min

Friday 28 July: 

We assess the danger posed by North Korea's latest missile launch, look at colourful language in politics after Anthony Scaramucci's outburst and hear from Rome as drought-stricken Italy tries to save water.

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