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The Briefing, 754

Tuesday 30 September

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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Affairs / Diplomacy

All talk

Tuesday 30 September

Ongoing negotiations between Japan and North Korea regarding abducted Japanese nationals rarely provide any results for the Japanese. Monocle’s Kenji Hall asks if Japan can go on giving chances to the rogue state.

The Japanese envoy stood before TV cameras yesterday in Shenyang, northern China, to deliver his disappointing message: after nearly five hours spent negotiating with a North Korean delegation he had no fresh news on the…

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The Globalist, 762

Tuesday 30 September

As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong we hear from our bureau chief in the city. We also get business news from Turkey, take a trip to the Glasgow School of Art and reflect on the upcoming Uruguayan election.

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The Monocle Daily, 756

Monday 29 September

All the latest news from the Syrian-Turkish border. We also hear about the recent surge in violence against politicians in Mexico and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US.

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Midori House, 749

Monday 29 September

Sebastian Borger and Tim Marshall discuss the future of Afghanistan, America’s fight against Isis and the prospects of a Catalonian independence referendum. Plus Norway’s resurgent art scene.

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The Briefing, 753

Monday 29 September

A live update from our bureau chief in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests there continue, we also hear about the new president of Afghanistan, and discuss the Spanish government’s reaction to Catalan plans for an indepe…

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Flavour of the month

Monday 29 September

Despite Istanbul’s deserved ascension to the top of any would-be traveller’s wish list in recent times, the city’s culinary scene has lacked bite. Until now that is, as Monocle’s Joseph Dana reports.

The latest, and often most talented, celebrity chef in Turkey is your mother. This truism, poached from a friend over the weekend, captures something extraordinarily simple about Turkish cuisine: it traditionally doesn’t…

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The Globalist, 761

Monday 29 September

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson bring you the latest from Hong Kong as some of largest protests in the region’s history continue, we also hear about the recovery efforts on Japan’s erupting volcano,…

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The Monocle Weekly, 273

Sunday 28 September

We speak to writer Bill Hayton on the unrest in the South China Sea. We also hear about commercial opportunities in Africa and taste wines from Central London's first winery.

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The Foreign Desk, 38

Saturday 27 September

Monocle foreign editor Steve Bloomfield chairs a discussion on Sweden’s soon departing government following last week’s general election. Featuring journalist Staffan Sonning and outgoing foreign minister Carl Bildt.

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The Curator, 154

Saturday 27 September

Gillian Dobias with the best of the week on Monocle 24, including politicians speaking without notes, political turmoil in France, the superstar of philosophy Simon Critchley and the boundary-pushing comedian Tim Key.

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The Monocle Daily, 755

Friday 26 September

A look at what exiting US attorney-general Eric Holder’s legacy will be, we analyse Narendra Modi’s new “Make in India” campaign ahead of his US visit, and discuss the likelihood of Belgrade going ahead with a gay parade…

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Affairs / Politics

The ties that bind

Issue 77

Taiwan’s tussle with China for Pacific island allies may have calmed but that hasn’t stopped the push for soft power in the region. Monocle visits Taipei’s embassy hub to discover there’s more than money at the heart of…

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