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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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Wednesday 14 November:

The US presidential election might be two years away but campaigning for the Democratic nomination has already begun. We assess the contenders. Plus: details of Britain’s EU exit agreement emerge, Israel’s defence minister resigns over the Gaza ceasefire and Westminster bans mega-mansions.

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182814 Nov 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 14 November: 

The US presidential election might be two years away but campaigning for the Democratic nomination has already begun. We assess the contenders. Plus: details of Britain’s EU exit agreement emerge, Israel’s defence minister resigns over the Gaza ceasefire and Westminster bans mega-mansions.

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182713 Nov 2018
58 min

Tuesday 13 November: 

We assess CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, Italy’s lacklustre Libya conference and Calgary’s Olympic vote. Plus: did Stan Lee create the modern blockbuster?

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182612 Nov 2018
1 hour

Monday 12 November: 

We assess the worsening situation in California as wildfires destroy entire towns. Plus: Monocle’s Soft Power Survey and why South Korea is sending tangerines north.

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18259 Nov 2018
58 min

Friday 9 November : 

We assess reports of a terror attack in Melbourne, and the tensions between the US and China rippling the South China Sea. Plus: author Sarah Smarsh on her book ‘Heartland’ and a preview of Monocle 24’s Big Interview with Sally Field.

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18248 Nov 2018
1 hour

Thursday 8 November: 

As US attorney-general Jeff Sessions is forced out, we ask what’s next for special investigator Robert Mueller’s probe into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Plus: with female MPs gathering in London for a conference marking a century of women’s suffrage, we learn more about working as a woman in Balkans politics.

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18237 Nov 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 7 November: 

We cross to New York following the sudden firing of attorney-general Jeff Sessions amid fears that Robert Mueller's Russia investigation could be in jeopardy. Plus: the minorities making progress in the midterms, the former Australian Labor party leader joining the far-right and why Marc Jacobs is reissuing a collection from the 1990s.

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18226 Nov 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 6 November: 

We’re live in New York, Vermont and California for this US midterms special. Plus: Amazon’s new headquarters and why the far-right is finding friends in east Germany.

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18215 Nov 2018
1 hour

Monday 5 November: 

A lookahead to the US midterms, president Xi Jinping's latest promise to open up China's economy and Jair Bolsonaro's fight against critical media in Brazil.

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18202 Nov 2018
1 hour

Friday 2 November: 

We discuss White House officials’ claim that new sanctions will choke Iran’s economy and the controversial Iran-China radar deal. Plus: a look at how well AI works in border control.

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18191 Nov 2018
1 hour

Thursday 1 November: 

A new report reveals that the Taliban now controls more territory in Afghanistan than at any time since 2001; we ask what that means for the US’s approach there. Plus: Canada’s love affair with immigration and Italy's latest attempt to sell Alitalia.

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181831 Oct 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 31 October: 

As the US president Donald Trump announces his plans to end birthright citizenship, we unpack the legalities such a move would imply. Plus: a look at Spain’s constitution 40 years after its creation, the latest on Brazilian politics, Venezuela's relationship with Peru and author Caroline Taggart talks ghost stories.

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181730 Oct 2018
1 hour

Tuesday 30 October: 

We assess tensions surrounding Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh following a mass shooting at a synagogue, the blurring definitions of “free and fair” elections, the right-wing provocateurs visiting Australia, the latest from Apple HQ and why the 1960s was cinema’s spookiest decade.

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181629 Oct 2018
50 min

Monday 29 October: 

We assess a violent few days in the US and consider the nation’s mood just days from the midterm elections. Plus: why fears of an Italian crisis are fuelling calls for an EU bank, film-maker Mahmoud Sabbagh on freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia and what Angela Merkel’s plan to step down means for European politics.

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181526 Oct 2018
55 min

Friday 26 October: 

Is Brazil about to plunge itself into the far right? We preview one of the world’s most contentious and consequential elections. Plus: why ‘The New York Times’ chose to publish images of Yemen’s war, Mexico City’s airport referendum, Prague celebrates 100 years of Czechoslovakia, and a word from 90-year-old film director Agnes Varda.

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181425 Oct 2018
1 hour

Thursday 25 October: 

Will the global fallout over Saudi Arabia affect the war in Yemen? Plus: Italy’s warming relationship with Russia, a clumsy British MEP compares Nazis to socialists, Ukraine’s foreign ministry calls for an end to Soviet-era spelling and a tour of London’s new Coal Drops Yard.

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