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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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Monday 24 September:

Russia announces it is to upgrade air defences in Syria, against Israel’s wishes. Also in the programme: why buying Versace makes business sense for Michael Kors, plus a browse through Tuesday’s Asian newspapers. 

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179124 Sep 2018
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Monday 24 September: 

Russia announces it is to upgrade air defences in Syria, against Israel’s wishes. Also in the programme: why buying Versace makes business sense for Michael Kors, plus a browse through Tuesday’s Asian newspapers. 

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179021 Sep 2018
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Friday 21 September: 

As China reacts strongly to US sanctions, imposed after the country bought warplanes from Russia, we ask what this means for Sino-American relations. Plus: the ICRC warns of a deteriorating situation in Libya, we learn more about the structure of Vietnamese governance and Uber eyes up Deliveroo.

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178920 Sep 2018
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Thursday 20 September: 

We hear about Theresa May’s difficult day in Salzburg. Plus: as VW abandons Iran we ask whether the nuclear treaty can endure, we find out more about Shinzo Abe’s seemingly unflappable leadership and we hear the latest from Amazon’s Seattle HQ.

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178819 Sep 2018
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Wednesday 19 September: 

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter are freed from jail: what will that mean for the new PM Imran Khan? Plus: should Chinese state media journalists in Washington be classed as foreign agents? And we’ll ask if the controversy around Brett Kavanaugh has brought President Trump and the GOP closer together.

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178718 Sep 2018
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Tuesday 18 September: 

We get the latest from Buenos Aires as Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, appears in court to answer questions about money laundering. Plus: Poland’s president heads to the White House with a plan for a sycophantically named military base, China’s grip on central Africa tightens as Zambia offers its power supplier as a guarantee against debts and we hear about a new annexe at one of London’s best-loved galleries.

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178617 Sep 2018
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Monday 17 September: 

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin meet to discuss mounting pressure in the Syrian province of Idlib, we ask how reassured residents should be by promises of a demilitarised zone. Plus: the latest on the allegations surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Ontario premier Doug Ford’s controversial campaign to reduce Toronto’s number of councillors and Monocle’s Fashion editor discusses Burberry’s much-anticipated offering at London Fashion Week.

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178514 Sep 2018
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Friday 14 September: 

The latest on the continuing legal wrangles of Paul Manafort, why Germany’s spy chief is causing a political headache for Angela Merkel, Hunter Barnes on his new book and the story of electronic music with David Stubbs.

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178413 Sep 2018
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Thursday 13 September: 

As the UK government finally faces up to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, we discuss the real-world challenges that the situation could create. Plus: we analyse the backlash against Doug Ford in Toronto, get the latest on the New York primaries and speak to author Ben Coates about his new book following the Rhine river.

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178312 Sep 2018
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Wednesday 12 September: 

We get the reaction from Hungary as the EU imposes sanctions for straying from the values of the bloc. Plus: Vladimir Putin’s comments on the Skripal poisoning case in the UK, Apple’s latest launch in Cupertino and how the US is readying itself for Hurricane Florence.

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178211 Sep 2018
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Tuesday 11 September: 

We look at the upcoming Brazilian election after the country’s former leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is ejected from the race. Plus: why are Hungary and the EU not seeing eye to eye? We also speak to Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir about her film ‘Wajib’ and the upcoming Safar Film Festival in London, and hear why Brexit could affect the UK’s supply of chocolate.

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178110 Sep 2018
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Monday 10 September: 

We analyse the gains made by the far right in Sweden following Sunday’s election. Plus: why is Washington questioning the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court? We also speak to journalist Ellen Barry about the story of the Skripals and how they came to the UK, and hear from Carolyn Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas.

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17807 Sep 2018
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Friday 7 September: 

Can Turkey, Russia and Iran prevent a blood bath from taking place in Syria’s Idlib province? Plus: a lookahead to Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Sweden and a glance through Australia’s weekend papers.

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17796 Sep 2018
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Thursday 6 September: 

The White House hunt for the author of an anonymous editorial attacking President Trump, secret talks between Hamas and Israel, plus why Finland may be a future superpower in the business of artificial intelligence.

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17785 Sep 2018
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Wednesday 5 September: 

Will Donald Trump feel the impact of a new book by Bob Woodward? Plus: what are the chances of successful Nafta talks between Canada and the US, and how keen is HBO’s audience when it comes to foreign drama?

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17774 Sep 2018
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Tuesday 4 September: 

We discuss why Russia and Turkey are key to the continuing conflict in Syria, look at how Amazon became the world’s second trillion-dollar company in a matter of weeks, analyse why China and Hong Kong are in the spotlight over a shared rail station and find out why Steve Bannon was dropped from a ‘New Yorker’ speaking event.

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