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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 28 April:

We assess the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, learn why nationalists stormed the Macedonian parliament this week and get some highlights from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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142528 Apr 2017
1 hour

Friday 28 April: 

We assess the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, learn why nationalists stormed the Macedonian parliament this week and get some highlights from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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142427 Apr 2017
1 hour

Thursday 27 April: 

We ask what China’s long-term game plan is as the US and North Korea get closer to potential conflict and find out why Angela Merkel thinks the UK should stop deluding itself over Brexit. Plus: author JD Daniels on his book ‘The Correspondence’.

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142326 Apr 2017
1 hour

Wednesday 26 April: 

We look at the migration and trade stand-off brewing between Mexico, the US and Canada, ask why concern in Europe is growing over human rights in Turkey, learn about Toronto’s on-screen identity and discuss the notion of sanctuary cities in the US.

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142225 Apr 2017
55 min

Tuesday 25 April: 

We assess the latest developments between the US and North Korea, look at accusations of hacking in the French election, speak to international-affairs expert Bill Emmott, and hear from influential US musician Booker T Jones.

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142124 Apr 2017
1 hour

Monday 24 April: 

We assess the fallout of France’s first-round election, look at what Barack Obama has to say in his first speech since leaving power and learn why Buenos Aires is trying to tackle its slums.

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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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