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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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Friday 18 January:

As US and North Korean diplomats meet in both Washington and Sweden, we ask what the future holds for the two nations' fragile relationship. Plus: why Silvio Berlusconi is eyeing up a career in European politics and a look at the make-up of Norway's new coalition government.

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187518 Jan 2019
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Friday 18 January: 

As US and North Korean diplomats meet in both Washington and Sweden, we ask what the future holds for the two nations' fragile relationship. Plus: why Silvio Berlusconi is eyeing up a career in European politics and a look at the make-up of Norway's new coalition government.

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187417 Jan 2019
1 hour

Thursday 17 January: 

We look at which parties are involved in Sweden’s long-awaited new government. Plus: we learn the latest on today’s car-bomb attack in Bogotá and talk Washington politics with policy analyst Pippa Malmgren.

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187316 Jan 2019
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Wednesday 16 January: 

As the UK opposition tables a no-confidence vote against Theresa May, we find out if she can survive two political disasters within 24 hours. Plus: US attorney-general nominee William Barr, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s own leadership crisis and Monocle’s new bureau in Los Angeles.

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187215 Jan 2019
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Tuesday 15 January: 

As the UK parliament casts its votes on its future relationship with Europe, we ask what's ahead for the nation and Theresa May. Plus: the latest from Nairobi after a terror attack in the city, we analyse Canada's relationship with China and learn why the humble snow crab could help decide the future of Norway's oil wealth.

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187114 Jan 2019
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Monday 14 January: 

We assess rising tensions between the US and Turkey, discuss the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk, learn why France and Italy are trying to build a new rail link and find out why the Greek government is in crisis.

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187011 Jan 2019
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Friday 11 January: 

We get the latest on the Middle East after a day of uncertainty over whether it’s US troops or just their equipment that’s being pulled out of Syria. Plus: a Finnish start-up whose satellites could help make disaster-relief easier and why Laos is sending replica Soviet tanks to Russia.

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186910 Jan 2019
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Thursday 10 January: 

We get the latest on the US government shutdown as Donald Trump heads south to sell his border wall. Plus: we head to Seattle – which is set to close the 60-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct weeks before a replacement tunnel opens to traffic – and hear from the men trying to get a Welsh street listed as the steepest in the world.

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18689 Jan 2019
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Wednesday 9 January: 

We look at why the EU and Iran are not seeing eye to eye, learn what California’s new governor hopes to bring to the role, discuss Taiwan and China’s latest stand-off and hear why a classic of Norwegian art is coming to London.

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18678 Jan 2019
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Tuesday 8 January: 

As John Bolton visits Ankara, we discuss what’s next for relations between Turkey and the US, and the future of military involvement in Syria. Plus: we learn about China’s plan to spend $125bn on railways and check up on the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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18667 Jan 2019
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Monday 7 January: 

We head to Washington to get the latest on the Democrats’ push to reopen government and examine conflicting messages from Donald Trump on his border wall. Plus: what we can learn from a Venezuelan Supreme Court justice who has fled to the US – and will populism continue to dominate Europe’s political discourse in 2019?

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18654 Jan 2019
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The Monocle Daily: The Forecast: 

In this special edition we ask whether the year ahead should make Donald Trump nervous. Plus: Monocle’s Jamie Waters tells us about the business of happiness and we find out why this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan is such a coup for the host nation.

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18643 Jan 2019
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The Monocle Daily: The Forecast: 

In this special edition of ‘The Monocle Daily’, the former foreign editor at ‘The Financial Times’, Quentin Peel, ponders what 2019 has in store for Europe. We also speak to George W Bush’s former adviser and tell you about the inexorable rise of French pop music.

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18632 Jan 2019
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The Monocle Daily: The Forecast : 

In this special edition we examine the most pressing defence and security challenges facing our top leaders. Plus: Monocle’s Megan Gibson and Monocle 24’s Markus Hippi discuss happiness in Finland and we tell you about the technology trends that could define 2019.

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18621 Jan 2019
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The best of Meet the Writers: André Aciman: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the best ‘Meet the Writers’ interviews this year. André Aciman is the author of ‘Call me by Your Name’, now an award-winning film. He’s also a memoirist, essayist, novelist and scholar of 17th-century literature; we talk about his work and life.

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186131 Dec 2018
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The best of Meet the Writers: Tim Winton: 

In this special edition we look back at one of the best ‘Meet The Writers’ interviews this year. As one of Australia’s foremost writers, Tim Winton has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. He tells us about toxic masculinity and the accidents that have shaped his life.

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