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The Monocle Daily, 795

Friday 21 November

A preview of the Tunisian elections with Monocle's correspondent in Tunis, plus we talk about the construction of the Nicaragua Canal. We also review the Asian front pages with Dibyesh Anand and meet secret sidekicks thr…

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Friday 21 November

Jane Kinninmont and John Everard discuss the day's biggest news stories, we check in on the local discussion topics in Toronto and review the new films this week.

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The Briefing, 792

Friday 21 November

We discuss reactions to Obama’s planned immigration reform in America and hear from Amnesty International about Syrian refugees in Turkey. Plus weird and wonderful statistics from Ipsos Mori and the latest luxury news.

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The great and the good

Friday 21 November

Monocle’s editor attended an awards ceremony this week – and was rewarded with a greater faith in humanity from almost the moment he sat down.

This week I was invited to the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, a nice dinner with nice people at The Royal Society in London. The Society occupies a grand residence on Carlton House Terrace just a short nip from Buckingham…

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Friday 21 November

With it looking unlikely that Aung San Suu Kyi can run for president, what are the prospects for democracy in Burma?, We also hear from Amnesty International on Syrian refugees in Turkey, Tyler Brûlé meets Karl Lagerfeld…

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The Monocle Daily, 794

Thursday 20 November

With President Obama about to unveil his plans to fix America's broken immigration system, we ask how he aims to do it. Plus: our first weekly chat about the latest issue of the Nikkei Asian Review, a tribute to the Duchess…

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The Urbanist, 162

Thursday 20 November

Inside story: parks and plazas are obvious public spaces but when the weather gets a little less pleasant, what are our indoor equivalents? From underground pathways to open and airy libraries, we take a look at what public…

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Midori House, 787

Thursday 20 November

Jim Hoare and Mary Dejevsky review the day's biggest news. We also leaf through the freshest Italian news weeklies and meet Australian artist Leila Jeffreys, who has spent the past few years taking photos of cockatoos.

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The Briefing, 791

Thursday 20 November

As Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg visits Estonia, we discuss his agenda. We also hear about Obama’s immigration plans, ask why North Korea is threatening to carry out a nuclear test and take a look at Norway’s new passport…

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The Globalist, 799

Thursday 20 November

We look at whether the $500bn estimate to unite North and South Korea is accurate, hear from “America's Most Powerful Art Dealers” and learn why Slovakians are getting free bus rides.

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The Monocle Daily, 793

Wednesday 19 November

What’s next for Israel after yesterday’s attack and where do Colombia’s peace talks stand as Farc rebels confirm the kidnap of an army general? Plus we check out what’s changing in Parkdale and pay tribute to Japanese film…

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Midori House, 786

Wednesday 19 November

Daniella Peled and Nina Schick discuss the day’s biggest stories, British artist Stuart Semple explains the anxiety of his generation and theatre critic Matt Wolf reviews London’s new musicals and plays.

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The Briefing, 790

Wednesday 19 November

Why is Israel demolishing the homes of some Palestinians who have killed civilians in Jerusalem? We also debate a UN committee's call for North Korea to be referred to the ICC, hear about growing ties between Russia and…

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The enemy within

Wednesday 19 November

Islamic State’s presence in Istanbul is even greater than Joseph Dana realised – and yet the Turkish media is more interested in the president’s new palace. What’s the story?

Last week I found myself sitting around a table of foreign and local journalists in the back of a secluded restaurant in Istanbul. It was one of those iconic episodes that conjures images of this city as a hive of foreign…

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The Globalist, 798

Wednesday 19 November

We check in with Japan as they prepare to head to the polls then take a close look at the best way to deal with hostage situations as the US reviews its policy. Plus: the divisions the proposed 182-metre-high Statue of…

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