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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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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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178617 Sep 2018
1 hour

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
1 hour

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
1 hour

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
1 hour

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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17763 Sep 2018
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Monday 3 September: 

We discuss the outlook for press freedom in Myanmar, hear why the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the US Supreme Court is unpopular for some, and get the latest on the fire that has destroyed the National Museum in Rio.

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177531 Aug 2018
1 hour

Friday 31 August: 

Donald Trump’s threat to pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation, the Myanmarese army’s attempt to rewrite the country’s history and how to fix New York’s retail sector.

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177430 Aug 2018
1 hour

Thursday 30 August: 

Donald Trump’s accuses China of undermining progress in the US’s talks with North Korea and new revelations emerge about Russia’s information warfare in Eastern Europe. Plus: a direct flight between London and Sydney?

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177329 Aug 2018
1 hour

Wednesday 29 August: 

We hear about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, discuss some of the striking inconsistencies of the UK’s position on Brexit and learn why Vladimir Putin has been addressing the issue of pensions in Russia.

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177228 Aug 2018
58 min

Tuesday 28 August: 

We look at the tensions that have erupted on the streets of Chemnitz in Germany, discuss Emmanuel Macron’s vision of military cohesion in Europe, analyse the forthcoming Toronto mayoral race and visit Spain’s answer to the Tour de France, Vuelta a España.

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