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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 21 April:

We preview the first round of this weekend’s French election, get the latest news from Athens, meet the mayor of Milan and hear from author Irvine Welsh on his varied career.

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142021 Apr 2017
1 hour

Friday 21 April: 

We preview the first round of this weekend’s French election, get the latest news from Athens, meet the mayor of Milan and hear from author Irvine Welsh on his varied career.

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21 Apr 2017
5 min

Profile: Marine Le Pen (Front National): 

Far-right candidate Le Pen is running neck and neck with Macron, her main rival. She says she will strengthen France’s borders and put a stop to what she calls runaway immigration. She is anti-Europe and has been accused of misusing EU funds; together with the issue of her party being lent money by Moscow, this has cast a dark shadow over her candidacy.

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21 Apr 2017
4 min

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon (La France Insoumise): 

Melenchon’s brand of socialism under the banner La France Insoumise is undiluted – and it makes the policies of France’s current Socialist government look positively centrist by comparison. That’s perhaps why Melenchon decided to leave their ranks nine years ago and forge his own political path.

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21 Apr 2017
4 min

Profile: Emmanuel Macron (En Marche!): 

Not yet 40 years old, Macron is the man tipped to win the French presidency. The former investment banker rose through the ranks in the administration of the outgoing Socialist president François Hollande to become economy minister. But he launched his presidential bid as an independent centrist under the party banner En Marche! – it means “Forward!” and, handily, shares Macron’s initials.

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21 Apr 2017
4 min

Profile: Francois Fillon (Les Républicains): 

A former French prime minister, Fillon is running for the centre-right Republican party. Previously a frontrunner, his race has been racked by a scandals accusing him of everything from mishandling funds in order to pay his wife (for a job that allegedly didn’t exist) to accepting gifts of finely tailored suits.

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141920 Apr 2017
1 hour

Thursday 20 April: 

The latest from Paris after a suspected terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. Plus, we discuss the protests taking place in Venezuela, look at how the day’s events could influence the French election and get a round-up of the latest aviation headlines.

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141819 Apr 2017
58 min

Wednesday 19 April: 

We look at the increasing tension between China and North Korea, analyse the latest in the French election and discuss Norway’s all-female military special forces unit.

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141718 Apr 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 18 April: 

We look at what’s ahead for the UK’s general election, discuss the links between baseball and patriotism in the US, get an update on France’s ongoing election race and learn why Jon Ossoff is making headlines.

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141617 Apr 2017
1 hour

Monday 17 April: 

We ask how real the threat of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are, discuss the disputed outcome of Turkey’s historic referendum and find out what’s involved in staging the White House’s annual Easter egg roll.

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141514 Apr 2017
57 min

Friday 14 April: 

We analyse the capabilities of the US’s “mother of all bombs”, look ahead to this weekend’s Turkish referendum and discuss the increasing tensions around North Korea. Plus: why won’t Russia be competing at Eurovision?

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141413 Apr 2017
1 hour

Thursday 13 April: 

We look at Donald Trump’s volatile relationship with Nato, discuss Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s new bid for the Iranian presidency and speak to reporter Mike Thomson about his experiences covering the war in Syria.

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141312 Apr 2017
54 min

Wednesday 12 April: 

We discuss Sean Spicer’s recent comments about the Holocaust with historian Deborah Lipstadt and look at the different factions within the Trump administration. Plus, why Brazil is embroiled in another large-scale corruption scandal, we analyse Canada’s efforts to avert a trade war with its neighbours and ask when is a box set not really a box set?

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141211 Apr 2017
1 hour

Tuesday 11 April: 

We find out what’s been discussed during Rex Tillerson’s visit to Russia, ask how Canada, the US and Mexico might be able to stage a World Cup together and learn why United Airlines is creating headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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141110 Apr 2017
58 min

Monday 10 April: 

We look at the US's attitude towards dealing with North Korea, ask if populism is on the wane and look back at the life of Australian satirist John Clarke.

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14107 Apr 2017
1 hour

Friday 7 April: 

Implications of the US missile strike in Syria, Stockholm’s terrorism fears after a truck attack, plus a look at the weekend’s Asian papers.

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