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The Foreign Desk, 34

Saturday 30 August

Monocle foreign editor Steve Bloomfield tackles some of the world’s biggest issues, featuring in-depth analysis and interviews with global leaders.

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The Monocle Daily, 735

Friday 29 August

We give you the latest update on the strikes in Argentina, speak to author Rick Perlstein about his new book ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’, and tell you what to do on a Friday Night in New…

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Midori House, 728

Friday 29 August

Mary Dejevsky and Jane Kinninmont discuss the day's news – from Ukraine and Russia to the Middle East, we also check in with our correspondent in Colombia, and investigate the "cold conflict" over contested Crimean gold.

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The Briefing, 732

Friday 29 August

We hear what Nato leaders have agreed to for fixing the crisis in Ukraine, ask why Athens might be getting a Formula 1 grand prix, and discuss the world’s largest indoor garden.

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The Globalist, 740

Friday 29 August

A look at high-stakes Iranian diplomacy in Moscow, we try to predict the future of Malaysia Airlines, get the business news from India, and Ed Stocker roasts coffee in Brooklyn.

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The Monocle Daily, 734

Thursday 28 August

We discuss the probability of air strikes in Syria, hear of a suggestion to change Argentina’s capital, and find out why Hello Kitty may not be a cat after all.

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The Urbanist, 150

Thursday 28 August

The new urbanists: who are they? From app entrepreneurs with eyes fixed on solutions-for-cities prize money to film festivals and art shows that bring the conversations about metropolis-making into the mainstream.

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Midori House, 727

Thursday 28 August

Xenia Wickett and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera discuss the day’s top stories, we discuss Iranian activist and poet Simin Behbahani’s legacy, and review the best books of the week.

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The Briefing, 731

Thursday 28 August

We discuss Pakistani politics in crisis and the state of Chinese-Taiwanese relations, head to Helsinki and Stockholm for views on Nato’s future, Bloomberg's Nejra Cehic looks at the latest business news, we talk media with…

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Pop the big question

Thursday 28 August

Thanks to some long overdue advances in rational thought, same-sex marriage is becoming more available to couples across the globe – but not in Hong Kong. Monocle’s Aisha Speirs asks why the region is falling behind.

Births, weddings and funerals – three rites of passage that are supposed to serve as markers of progress over the course of our lives. Seeing as we have little control over the tone of those first and final rites, perhaps…

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The Globalist, 739

Thursday 28 August

The latest from Ukraine as Russia appears to have opened a third front in the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, we profile the new editor of Turkey’s leading newspaper, Hurriyet, and hear the next of our reports about The…

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The Monocle Daily, 733

Wednesday 27 August

A look at the charges against IMF-chief Christine Lagarde, hear about Volvo’s brand development, and get a round-up from the day’s Asian newspapers.

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