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The Briefing, 708

Monday 28 July

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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Power to the people

Monday 28 July

Last week Indonesia achieved a landmark feat in its democratic history with the election of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo into power. Monocle’s Aisha Speirs tells the story of the run-up to that announcement in Jakarta.

Last week I was in Jakarta on the eve of the official announcement of Indonesia’s new president. With both of the two election candidates, Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) and Prabowo Subianto, having claimed victory via…

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The Globalist, 716

Monday 28 July

As the UN Security Council concludes its emergency session on the crisis in Gaza, we assess where the conflict might be headed next. Plus, as Thailand’s overthrown prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra continues her stay in…

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The Monocle Weekly, 264

Sunday 27 July

We chat with Paul Charles about his new novel The Lonesome Heart is Angry, discuss the Edinburgh International Festival with outgoing head Sir Jonathan Mills, and meet Tom Saater of the Invisible Borders Trans-African…

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The Foreign Desk, 29

Saturday 26 July

Monocle foreign editor Steve Bloomfield chairs a debate on how news organisations cover the ongoing conflict between Hamas and the Israeli military. Featuring Ian Black, Middle East editor at The Guardian newspaper, Baria…

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The Curator, 145

Saturday 26 July

We look back at the best of the week on M24 with stories ranging from a chat with the co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery to indigenous news bulletins on ABC in Australia. Plus, “happiness festivals” in Thailand and a tutorial…

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The Monocle Daily, 710

Friday 25 July

As the Gaza crisis spreads to the West Bank, we discuss chances of a ceasefire with Dr Atef Alshaer and Dimi Reider. Plus, Mustafa Akyol looks at what Israel can learn from Turkey when it comes to fighting “terrorism”, and…

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Midori House, 703

Friday 25 July

We discuss today’s top news with Phil Clark and Raffaello Pantucci, diplomatic editor for Sky News, Tim Marshall, discusses his new book about football chants, we also review this week’s film releases with Anna Smith, and…

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The Briefing, 707

Friday 25 July

Yiftah Curiel – spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in London – gives his reaction to Israel’s attack on a UN school in Gaza, we also hear from this year’s AIDS conference in Melbourne, and get the latest from the 2014 Lum…

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The Globalist, 715

Friday 25 July

Why Americans are still supportive of Israel when many others aren't. Plus: Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's rise in popularity in the aftermath of MH17 and this morning's international front pages.

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The Monocle Daily, 709

Thursday 24 July

A look at the attempts made by John Kerry to bring peace to the Middle East, Robert Wright of the FT discusses the recently troubled history of General Motors, and Girish Gupta examines why Venezuela is putting one of its…

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The Urbanist, 145

Thursday 24 July

Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an…

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Midori House, 702

Thursday 24 July

We assess why John Kerry seems to be the only peace broker in the Middle East, discuss US-China relations, and ask what a post-coup Thailand can learn from post-election Indonesia. Plus, we hear why the 1970s were the…

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The Briefing, 706

Thursday 24 July

As Hamas demands an end to Israel’s seven-year blockade of Gaza in return for a ceasefire agreement, we assess what the lifting of restrictions on the territory might mean. Plus, we profile the British facility tasked with…

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The Globalist, 714

Thursday 24 July

We discuss what Israel's new president will mean for peace in the region, hear about Greece's blossoming outdoor cinema industry and review the front pages out of Africa.

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