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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thursday 24 April

Hong Kong and the Philippines have finally resolved a dispute over a 2010 Manila hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kongers – but little has really changed, says Aisha Speirs.

Hong Kong is not a place that regularly finds itself in the midst of diplomatic brawls. With Beijing holding the rein’s of the city’s foreign and defence policies it’s mostly with Hong Kong’s mainland neighbours that ten…

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The Globalist, 649

Thursday 24 April

This one-hour show airs at 06.00 London time and looks ahead to events that will shape the day in Europe, and beyond, with a special focus on Turkey and the Gulf.

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The Monocle Daily, 643

Wednesday 23 April

Regular check-ins and live interviews from the US and all across the Americas add to the mix of guests and analysis from our studios in London.

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Midori House, 636

Wednesday 23 April

We discuss whether the crisis in South Sudan is echoing the genocide in Rwanda, hear if Rio will be ready for the World Cup, and learn how anti-terror operations in Yemen will put Al-Qaeda under pressure. Plus, we also…

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The Briefing, 640

Wednesday 23 April

Why the US it about to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt, we hear how Thailand’s highest court is preparing to rule on the future of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and why a town in Switzerland is on the hunt for…

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Ghost towns

Wednesday 23 April

On a recent road trip in the Algarve, Alexa Firmenich was struck by the many disused and derelict properties – a result of Portugal’s soaring rental costs.

The signs are everywhere. Above narrow streets, their crumbling walls peeling with paint and azure ceramic tiles, the town’s wrought-iron balconies are decorated with large placards. On each is printed VENDE SE – proclai…

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The Globalist, 648

Wednesday 23 April

Kenji Hall and John Hemmings discuss Barack Obama’s trip to Asia, we look at Iran’s changing economy with Marcus George, review the newspapers with Adam Hug, and discuss the latest business news with Loren Feldman of the…

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The Monocle Daily, 642

Tuesday 22 April

We ask if Bashar al-Assad is looking to be re-elected as the massacre against his people continues, head to Ukraine where US vice-president Joe Biden has been making some not very threatening threats against Russia, and…

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Midori House, 635

Tuesday 22 April

We discuss what’s coming soon in President Obama’s trip to Asia, discuss whether genocide is taking place in South Sudan, and ask if Russian special forces are operating in Ukraine. Plus, we discuss whether comic book…

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The Briefing, 639

Tuesday 22 April

We discuss Japanese expectations for President Obama’s Asia tour, hear how Sweden maybe beefing up its defence, and find out why Chicago is meant to be the funniest city in the US.

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The Globalist, 647

Tuesday 22 April

Tom Stevenson discusses the trial of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, Alessio Patalano previews Barack Obama’s trip to Asia, we get the business news from Moscow, and review the morning newspapers with Giles Winn.

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The Monocle Daily, 641

Monday 21 April

We ask if South Africa is consigned to staying a one-party democracy, head to Venezuela where fresh violence is unfolding, and get some tips for new New Yorkers from author and illustrator Nathan Pyle.

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Midori House, 634

Monday 21 April

John Everard and Dr James D Boys join Tyler Brûlé to discuss the day’s top stories, we also sit down with Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum to discuss his new book, ‘B is for Bauhaus’, and review the week’s art exhibitions…

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