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The Briefing, 726

Thursday 21 August

Michael Luhan of the OPCW discusses the first anniversary of a chemical-weapons attack in a Damascus suburb that left over a thousand civilians dead, we assess the ongoing investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka, and…

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A slice of Brazilian life

Thursday 21 August

In Brazil, one phrase sums up both the country’s problems with political corruption and also its jovial feel-good spirit. Monocle’s Gaia Lutz explains why so many Brazilian situations seem “to end in pizza”.

Reading columns and opinion pieces in the papers from my home country of Brazil for the latest on this year’s presidential elections, I'm noticing how frequently the expression “acabar em pizza”, or “to end in pizza” crops…

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The Globalist, 734

Thursday 21 August

The latest from eastern Ukraine with Igor Sutyagin, we analyse Germany’s decision to arm the Kurds in northern Iraq, and review the morning’s newspapers with Darren McCaffrey.

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The Monocle Daily, 728

Wednesday 20 August

As Israel and Hamas return to fighting, we ask when the conflict could end. Plus, we analyse an interview with the new President of the western-backed Syrian National Coalition, and find out what happened when a robot…

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Midori House, 721

Wednesday 20 August

Samira Shackle and John Everard share their views on the day’s top stories, we check in with our Istanbul correspondent, and review this year’s best comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.

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The Briefing, 725

Wednesday 20 August

The latest following the reported execution of journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, we also go live to Gaza City as hostilities resume between Israel and Hamas, and assess the ongoing travails over the sale of New…

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Growing up fast

Wednesday 20 August

The city state of Singapore is expanding in numerous ways, from its famous skyline to the ambitions of its people. Monocle’s Jason Li reflects on the past, present and possible future of the nation he calls home.

Most people would agree that turning 49 years old puts you firmly in the middle-aged category but not when it comes to nation-building. The country of my birth, Singapore, hits this milestone this month – not quite an adult…

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The Globalist, 733

Wednesday 20 August

Gwen Robinson discusses the latest developments in Thailand’s government, we look at Sweden’s record influx of refugees, review the morning’s newspapers with Giles Winn, and learn how China’s television producers are get…

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The Monocle Daily, 727

Tuesday 19 August

The latest from Ferguson in Missouri, we look ahead to the Brazil’s presidential election, and discuss the current challenges faced by the UN.

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Midori House, 720

Tuesday 19 August

James Boys and Steve Bloomfield discuss the day’s news, we check in with our correspondent in Nairobi, and review what this year’s Green Man festival had to offer.

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The Briefing, 724

Tuesday 19 August

We assess the prospects for peace as a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is extended by 24 hours, bring you the latest on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and hear the story of record-collector Zero Freitas – the saviour…

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The Globalist, 732

Tuesday 19 August

We look at Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience, analyse US-Vietnam relations, discuss Hong Kong’s bamboo scaffolding, get the business news from Singapore, and review the newspapers with ITV’s Vincent McAviney.

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The Monocle Daily, 726

Monday 18 August

The latest from eastern Ukraine, we also ask who has the most at stake in an ICC investigation into Israeli and Hamas war crimes, learn how epidemics have affected societies throughout history, and discuss a recent gourmet…

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Midori House, 719

Monday 18 August

We discuss the biggest stories of the day with Nina Schick and Xenia Wickett, review new art exhibitions in the US, and find out why frustrated restaurateurs want to make you pay for fine dining in advance.

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The Briefing, 723

Monday 18 August

The latest on conflicting reports from northern Iraq suggesting that Kurdish fighters have retaken a dam outside the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, we hear from the streets of Recife as mourners pay their…

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