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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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Wednesday 27 August

We discuss UN action in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hear about South Africa’s political crisis, and ask whether Afghanistan will ever get a new president.

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The Briefing, 730

Wednesday 27 August

Yiftah Curiel of the Israeli embassy in London and commentator Amjad Iraqi assess the ceasefire between Hamas and the IDF, we review the first televised debate between Brazil’s presidential hopefuls, and hear about monkey…

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Covering all sides

Wednesday 27 August

As news coverage of the Middle East focuses on ever more dire situations, Monocle’s Isabel Käser suggests that the role of Syrian Kurds in the region could be cause for a more optimistic view.

This summer’s news has featured stories about as far from the usual “silly season” frivolity as it is possible to imagine. Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Ferguson, Ebola… Between people protesting against systemic racism in the US…

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The Globalist, 738

Wednesday 27 August

A look at Chinese-Vietnamese relations, we discuss the status of Filipino workers in Hong Kong, get the business news from Greece, and review the morning newspapers with Quartz’s Jason Karaian.

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The Monocle Daily, 732

Tuesday 26 August

We evaluate the long-term ceasefire agreed between Israel and Hamas, get the latest on the French cabinet reshuffle, and examine the restructuring of Der Spiegel.

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Midori House, 725

Tuesday 26 August

We ask what a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko might accomplish, catch up with our correspondent in Vancouver, and review the week’s best music.

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The Briefing, 729

Tuesday 26 August

Monocle foreign-editor Steve Bloomfield presents extended coverage of the ongoing political turmoil in France, and Italy’s former foreign-minister Emma Bonino explains why the Mediterranean needs its own European Commiss…

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Follow the leader

Tuesday 26 August

The contest for the Portuguese presidency is warming up and presenting some very déjà vu moments for Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo. She says Portugal’s habit of repeating the past can’t be good for her home country.

“Guess who’s back?” was the sentiment of the headlines in last Friday’s Portuguese newspapers. They’re talking about former prime minister António Guterres, who is going to be one of the candidates for the next Portuguese…

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The Globalist, 737

Tuesday 26 August

We’re live in Minsk for the latest on Russia-Ukraine talks, we look at dirty election tricks in New Zealand, and Martin Plaut reviews the morning newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 731

Monday 25 August

We assess the diplomacy behind the freeing of kidnapped US journalist Theo Curtis, discuss what influence the Singaporean fighter-jet fleet could have on the southeast Asian arms race, and review the today’s Asian front…

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Midori House, 724

Monday 25 August

Kathleen Burk and James Boys review the day’s news, we also check in with our Mali correspondent, and review the best in Italian art.

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