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The Urbanist, 146

Thursday 31 July

Dogs: we spend an hour with man’s best friend and look at the city from a dog’s eye-view. Why are city-slickers gaga over pricey pooch pampering?

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Midori House, 707

Thursday 31 July

We discuss why the US has decided to supply Israel with weapons, hear why Rob Ford is back in the news, and review the best of this week’s new books.

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Too close for comfort

Thursday 31 July

The increasingly dire conflict between Israel and Palestine prompts Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to ask why traditional Arab support for the latter in surrounding nations has gone quiet.

What happened to the Arab street? A lazy shorthand to describe protests from Amman or Algiers (“what are those Arabs thinking?”), it was a place that was always heard from whenever Israel/Palestine erupted in violence.…

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The Briefing, 711

Thursday 31 July

As Israel’s reservists are called up, we get the latest from the Gaza conflict, ask why Argentina’s debt talk failed, and asses Nato’s weaknesses in Eastern Europe. Plus, we review the day’s newspapers from North America…

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The Globalist, 719

Thursday 31 July

When, if ever, should a government pay for the release of hostages? Mark Harris and Laurence Miller discuss a report that suggests Europe is paying more and more for the release of its citizens captured overseas. We also…

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The Monocle Daily, 713

Wednesday 30 July

We investigate Africa’s deadliest virus but also ask whether Ebola is quite the killer bug it’s cracked up to be with Sandra Smiley from Medicins Sans Frontieres and journalist Arwen Kidd, who recently returned from Liberia…

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Midori House, 706

Wednesday 30 July

As the violence in Gaza continues, Kathleen Burk and Dr James Boys discuss the situation, we also analyse the NSA-reform bill and the likelihood of President Obama being sued, talk to our Denmark correspondent Michael Booth…

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The Briefing, 710

Wednesday 30 July

We discuss whether new sanctions on Russia might hurt European businesses more, hear about a corruption scandal gripping China, and also hear why Knut the polar bear is back in the news.

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The Globalist, 718

Wednesday 30 July

As deadline day for Argentina looms, we look at its current struggle to repay its international debts, we also ask why Chinese citizens are allegedly training with Islamist fighters in Syria, and assess which Russian-made…

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The Monocle Daily, 712

Tuesday 29 July

A look at what sanctions against Russia might achieve, we ask whether civilian planes should be flying over warzones, preview the US secretary of state’s upcoming visit to India, and hear from the author of the 2014 UN…

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Midori House, 705

Tuesday 29 July

Former diplomat John Everard and diplomatic editor for The Times Roger Boyes give their views global affairs stories of the day, we also hear the top stories from Hungary, listen to the second chapter of our summer murder…

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The Briefing, 709

Tuesday 29 July

We discuss accusations that Russia broke the 1987 nuclear-missile test treaty, hear why diplomacy has failed so badly in Gaza, and discuss Sarah Palin’s brand new internet channel.

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The Globalist, 717

Tuesday 29 July

As the EU prepares to finalise fresh sanctions against Russia, exiled Russian entrepreneur, Evgeny Chichvarkin, and the UK’s former ambassador to Moscow, Sir Tony Brenton, assess the effectiveness of economic penalties.…

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The Monocle Daily, 711

Monday 28 July

Imtiaz Tyab of Al Jazeera English joins the show from Gaza City and Ben Hartman reports on the state of the peace movement in Israel. We also hear from The New York Times editorial board member Vikas Bajaj about the news…

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Midori House, 704

Monday 28 July

Xenia Wickett and Ivor Gaber analyse Russia’s $50bn oil bill, look how the Gaza conflict is being covered in Israeli media, and how the US might still influence the power balance in Syria. We also check in with our corre…

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