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What will become of Britain’s Brexit fury?:

It’s one month until Britain votes in one of the most consequential elections in a generation but will anything quell the anger that fuelled Brexit? Plus: Disney’s long-awaited streaming service goes live in the US, ‘Baby, it’s Cold Outside’ returns to Canada’s airwaves and why our Hong Kong bureau is wary of the city’s rage.

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6813 Nov 2019
10 min

What will become of Britain’s Brexit fury?: 

It’s one month until Britain votes in one of the most consequential elections in a generation but will anything quell the anger that fuelled Brexit? Plus: Disney’s long-awaited streaming service goes live in the US, ‘Baby, it’s Cold Outside’ returns to Canada’s airwaves and why our Hong Kong bureau is wary of the city’s rage.

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6712 Nov 2019
11 min

How Austria uncovered a Russian spy : 

Austria charges a former army colonel with leaking secrets to Russia. Plus: Plans for Miami’s ambitious Underline park take shape and our affairs editor Christopher Cermak delivers a crash course in creative coalition building.

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6611 Nov 2019
10 min

Macron's change of tone : 

Emmanuel Macron's new sharp tone on NATO and Eastern European migrants. Plus: New York considers axing caps on street vendors, a look at what's on the IFPP conference agenda and the weird world of buzzwords.

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658 Nov 2019
10 min

Iran’s military advantage: 

A new report delivers a worrying reality check should war break out between the US and Iran. Plus: Andrew Mueller reviews the week’s headlines and Robert Bound examines the growing brand potential of in-flight safety videos.

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647 Nov 2019
10 min

How Virginia turned blue: 

Are Democratic victories in state elections a worrying sign for US Republicans? Plus: why rerouting flights over Tokyo could boost Japan’s economy, how Warner Bros is preserving films and museum design in Australia.

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636 Nov 2019
11 min

Canada’s separatist movement: 

Is the separatist Wexit movement on the rise in Canada? Plus: Evidence of Russian interference in British politics, Japanese proposals for a four-day week and how one US newspaper is acting now to protect its future.

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625 Nov 2019
10 min

India’s smog-filled crisis: 

Pollution in India’s capital reaches crisis level as schools close and a driving ban is enforced. Plus: British Airways buys Air Europa, fading political fortunes for Emmanuel Macron and why golf carts have become transport’s new frontier in St Louis.

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614 Nov 2019
10 min

Bye bye Bercow: 

John Bercow's reign as house speaker comes to an end. Plus: Russia's clampdown on the internet, a new fashion start-up in the UK and the success of Japan's Rugby World Cup.

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601 Nov 2019
10 min

Finland’s control of land purchases : 

We discuss why Finland is concerned that Russians are buying land close to its military bases. Also in the programme: what we have learnt this week, plus what entertainers are worth compared to journalists.

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5931 Oct 2019
10 min

Brussels’ take on the Brexit struggle: 

We ask whether the EU believes the UK’s December general election will bring any clarity to the Brexit saga. Plus: Why Japan will need to react to climate change and how the market for intelligent children’s magazines is growing.

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5830 Oct 2019
10 min

Hong Kong’s economic worries: 

Unrest is Hong Kong is beginning to bite the city-state’s economy. Plus: how Japan is working to guarantee a positive legacy from the 2020 Olympic Games and a new plan to boost public transport to San Francisco Airport.

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5729 Oct 2019
10 min

California’s fight against wildfires : 

California steps up its fight against wildfires that are raging in the state. We discuss how the results of Colombia’s local elections will shape the country’s future and how the German state of Thuringia proves that centrism in politics is not dead.

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5628 Oct 2019
10 min

China’s communist party assembles: 

China’s Communist party convenes for one of the country’s biggest displays of patriotism. Plus: why mainstream broadcasters are operating on the Dark Web and calls for a media freedom act in Australia intensify after a united protest by the country’s newspapers.

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5525 Oct 2019
10 min

Is change coming for Argentina?: 

Tense times in Argentina as economic uncertainty reigns ahead of this Sunday’s election. Plus: Monocle’s contributing editor Andrew Mueller guides us through some of the things we’ve learnt from the world-news headlines this week and why the diminishing number of flight routes operated by major airlines is bringing turbulence for travellers.

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5424 Oct 2019
10 min

Huawei’s trade turmoil: 

Huawei’s latest smartphone sports serious technical wizardry but will global trade turmoil steal its limelight? Plus: Suspicion reigns as Turkey and Russia agree a deal to withdraw Kurdish forces from northern Syria, how you could own a piece of California’s transport history, and new research reveals the health hazards of lousy lighting.

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