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The Briefing, 974

Tuesday 4 August

A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology…

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The Globalist, 982

Tuesday 4 August

We look at the US secretary of state’s agenda in Singapore as the city-state marks 50 years of independence. We’re also in Israel where the government has extended detention without trial to Israelis as well as Palestinians…

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The Monocle Daily, 971

Monday 3 August

As nearly 1,700 migrants try to make their way to the Eurotunnel overnight, we hear from both sides of the channel on the escalating crisis in Calais. We also turn our focus to Canada’s general election as the starting gun…

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Midori House, 959

Monday 3 August

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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The Briefing, 973

Monday 3 August

As the US secretary of state resumes security talks in Egypt, we look at the challenging relationship between the nations. We also discuss the $5,000 helicopter ride that has finally cost Australia’s house speaker her job…

Opinion

Little red dot

Monday 3 August

Singapore, a small Southeast Asian city-state, is surprisingly big on creative talent and ideas. Now, says Nolan Giles, it just needs to shout about them.

This weekend in Singapore is going to be a big one. Maybe the biggest in its history. Singapore’s National Parade Day celebrations will span across a four-day-long weekend, taking on extra significance this year as crowds…

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The Globalist, 981

Monday 3 August

As France bows to international pressure and cancels an order of warships bound for Russia, we ask what will happen to the ships – aside from the €1.2bn compensation bill. We also look at the taste for US brands in South…

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The Monocle Weekly, 317

Sunday 2 August

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene…

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The Recap, 22

Saturday 1 August

Highlights from the week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on President Obama’s speech to the African Union, thoughts on Ukraine’s prospects for EU membership and discussions of Turkey’s…

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The Foreign Desk, 82

Saturday 1 August

Steve Bloomfield hosts the first in a series of programmes looking at politics and the arts. Today we turn to politics and theatre. What is the relationship between the two? What exactly is ‘political theatre’? And how can…

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The Curator, 198

Saturday 1 August

We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat…

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The Monocle Daily, 970

Friday 31 July

We explore ways to realistically tackle Europe’s mounting migration challenge, enjoy Ben Rylan’s weekly look at obscure cinema and flick through the latest stories from the Asian newspapers.

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Midori House, 958

Friday 31 July

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace…

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The Briefing, 972

Friday 31 July

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page…

Opinion

On the bench

Friday 31 July

As current Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will run to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of Fifa, Steve Bloomfield takes a long look at the man who claims he’s ready and waiting to play the game.

All hail the saviour of world football, the knight in shining armour to lead us out of the dark, (allegedly) corruption-fuelled era of Sepp Blatter. A saviour has risen, promising a new dawn. Michel Platini, one of the…

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