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The Briefing, 749

Tuesday 23 September

Tom Edwards talks to Fawaz Gerges about today’s air strikes on Syria and hears from our correspondent in Greece as that country’s premier meets with Angela Merkel in Berlin. Plus, we meet founder of the Raindance Film…

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The Globalist, 757

Tuesday 23 September

A look at the progress of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, we hear from Hong Kong where thousands of students are boycotting lectures as part of pro-democracy protests, and find out how the Kremlin’s…

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The Monocle Daily, 751

Monday 22 September

We get the latest from the Syrian-Turkish border with Isabel Hunter, assess attempts at making peace in Yemen with Iona Craig and Adam Baron, and ask what the recent climate marches might achieve.

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Midori House, 744

Monday 22 September

As the crisis on the Syrian-Turkish border unfolds, we get the latest. Plus, an update from our correspondent in Spain, we speak to philosopher Simon Critchley, and review this week’s exhibitions in London.

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The Briefing, 748

Monday 22 September

We discuss Poland’s new government, Afghanistan’s recent power-sharing deal and Japan’s plan to launch a domestic fighter jet. Plus we hear from the founder of Fashion Film Festival Milano.

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The threat from within

Monday 22 September

Turkey has been hesitant to join the fight against Islamic State. The internal threat of the militant group within Turkey’s own borders is something that the nation is yet to reconcile, says Monocle’s Joseph Dana.

In the sleepy working-class neighbourhood of Bagcilar, nestled just a kilometre away from Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, life moves at a slower pace than in the heart of city. The central tramline of Istanbul’s European side…

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The Globalist, 756

Monday 22 September

As Turkey welcomes home 46 hostages freed from Isis, will the country’s outlook on the militant group change? We also discuss recent turbulence in French politics and the day’s business news from Australia.

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The Monocle Weekly, 272

Sunday 21 September

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards talk to the former French diplomat professor Jean-Pierre Filiu, who has attempted to write the definitive history of Gaza. Plus, Christopher Simon Sykes describes the challenges of writing a…

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The Foreign Desk, 37

Saturday 20 September

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield hosts a discussion on Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s first year in office looking at immigration reform, climate policy and the nation’s presence on the world stage. With…

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The Curator, 153

Saturday 20 September

Daniel Giacopelli presents highlights from the past week on Monocle 24 including analysis on the Scottish referendum result, the comeback of the New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual for the city’s…

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The Monocle Daily, 750

Friday 19 September

A look at the implications of Scotland’s decision to stay as part of the UK, we learn what John Kerry hoped to achieve as he chaired a UN Security Council meeting today, check out gourmet food at high altitude, and Guy De…

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Midori House, 743

Friday 19 September

We discuss the day’s top news with John Everard and Tim Marshall, check in with our correspondent in Brussels, and review the latest cinema releases with film critic Anna Smith.

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The Briefing, 747

Friday 19 September

As Scotland sides with the “No” campaign, we ask what will become of all the devolution promises made by David Cameron. Plus, analysis of the latest hostage message from Islamic State, we discuss today’s business and luxury…

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Lost in translation

Friday 19 September

Unexpectedly losing a passport or ID card can derail even the best-laid plans and doing so while in a foreign country can make things even trickier, as Monocle’s Gaia Lutz is finding out.

It is easier than ever to find out information about people that you meet (as well as those you don’t) but the news seems to be more filled with horror stories about identity theft rather than tales of people going the…

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