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The Foreign Desk, 72

Saturday 23 May

As some EU member states start to call the principle of freedom of movement into question, Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield chairs a discussion on where migration stands today. Featuring the Polish ambassador to the UK, Witold…

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The Curator, 188

Saturday 23 May

Top picks from across Monocle 24 this week including the best in product design with Jon Kolko, a search of Beirut's old souks and ‘Meter’ magazine’s running insights, plus we hear from ghost writer Fanny Blake.

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The Monocle Daily, 920

Friday 22 May

With Sweden intercepting two Russian fighter jets this week, we ask whether it's mere chest-thumping or a symbol of rising tension. And in El Salvador, the beatification of an archbishop is digging a deeper divide in the…

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Midori House, 908

Friday 22 May

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Jane Kinninmont and Michael Binyon to discuss the topics of the day, including the Isis threat to Syria, Ireland’s referendum on gay marriage and David Cameron’s bid to reform the UK’s…

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The Briefing, 922

Friday 22 May

We ask how much of Syria and Iraq Isis really controls, learn about a proposed new megacity in Turkey and get a primer on this weekend’s Polish election.

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Affairs / Environment

Spill the beans

Friday 22 May

After this week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara, public attention turns to Obama, his attitudes to climate change and going green.

This week’s oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, isn’t the worst in the history of the US. Nor is it the worst in the history of that stretch of coastline. Yet alongside the obvious concerns about due diligence and the…

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The Globalist, 930

Friday 22 May

We check in with the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, speculate which way Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriages will go and ask whether the Arab League might create its own unified military force.

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The Monocle Daily, 919

Thursday 21 May

After the Syrian city of Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage site, falls to Isis, we ask why it’s been targeted. We also discuss press freedom in Brazil, get a taste of mezcal and speak to writer Katrine Marçal about her new…

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The Urbanist, 188

Thursday 21 May

From arcades to American-style malls, shopping centres are where you can find everything under one roof. But these – usually gigantic – buildings are not always welcome. This week we head to Beirut and discover an old souk…

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Midori House, 907

Thursday 21 May

We discuss how much weight the celebrity-endorsement factor carries in the race for political power in the US; Ivor Gaber and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera share their insights. Also, as record numbers of migrants reach Britain’s…

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The Briefing, 921

Thursday 21 May

We ask why Isis plunders and destroys archaeological sites, hear about Russia’s place at the Riga summit and preview tonight’s second Eurovision semifinal in Vienna.

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The Globalist, 929

Thursday 21 May

We ask why nations such as the UK, France and Spain are opting out of EU plans for migration reform, ponder what Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi and Barack Obama might discuss later today and check in with the Ebace…

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The Monocle Daily, 918

Wednesday 20 May

With news that US police will be discouraged from using militarised equipment, we weigh up whether humvees and tanks were ever a good idea for community law enforcement. We also take a look at the strike against tax incr…

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Midori House, 906

Wednesday 20 May

As Hillary Clinton calls for the speedy release of her emails from her time as secretary of state, we discuss technology, transparency and democracy. We also ask whether all leaders should serve for only two terms, after…

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The Briefing, 920

Wednesday 20 May

We take look at Thailand’s growing migration crisis, learn why Ban Ki-moon isn’t in North Korea today and hear how Cuban rum is set to give the US market a shot in the arm.

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