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The Briefing, 862

Friday 27 February

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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Affairs / Aviation

A higher power

Friday 27 February

People have been flying unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-controlled planes for fun for a very long time, so why all the fuss about drones? It’s because they can kill you, says Monocle’s Tristan McAllister.

What is a drone? Up until a few years ago the thing to which the word “drone” referred was a “continuous, low humming sound”. One could hear a drone or something could drone. The word is oddly perfect, acting as a noun and…

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The Globalist, 870

Friday 27 February

Ukraine’s expulsion of Russian journalists is raising questions but is it all part of the propaganda war? And how is Gucci’s new direction being received on the Italian runways? We'll cross to Monocle’s man in Milan, Ivan…

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The Monocle Daily, 859

Thursday 26 February

Could the much-broken ceasefire be repairing itself as Ukraine starts withdrawing heavy artillery from the front lines? We also hear what Argentina is doing to its intelligence agency and check in on the highlights from…

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The Urbanist, 176

Thursday 26 February

Timekeeping has a big impact on urban life, from iconic clocks and watchmakers to city-wide alarms and historic church bells. We find out about life as a bell-ringer and discover which timezone gives a city 15 minutes of…

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Midori House, 847

Thursday 26 February

Andrew Mueller and guests discuss Israel and America’s spat over efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme and reflect on Austria’s reform of a historic law on Islam. Plus we take a look at the French weekly printed press…

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The Briefing, 861

Thursday 26 February

We go over the North American front pages, analyse the continuing US-Israeli diplomatic spat and hear from the QVED Editorial Design Conference in Munich.

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Affairs / Diplomacy

Better together

Thursday 26 February

In diplomatic terms there’s a long way to go before Japan is ready to sit with the big boys on the United Nations security council. A good start would be to befriend its closest neighbour says Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield.

Japan hopes that one day soon it will take a permanent seat on the United Nations security council, confirming its position as a true global leader. They are unlikely to be successful because UN security reform is one of…

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The Globalist, 869

Thursday 26 February

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé joins Emma Nelson to discuss press censorship in Japan, we also check-in with Australia’s Avalon Airshow, and hear from the QVED editorial design event in Munich.

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The Monocle Daily, 858

Wednesday 25 February

A look at how close the ties are between Isis and Boko Haram, we hear how the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ paper is trying to return to business as normal, and find out what the chances are of Qantas successfully cracking down on air…

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Midori House, 846

Wednesday 25 February

Will Amnesty International’s call to abandon UN veto powers fall on deaf ears? We also learn how Turkey is dealing with Isis and look at the diplomatic ambitions of Benjamin Netanyahu, with Tim Marshall, Isabel Hilton and…

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The Briefing, 860

Wednesday 25 February

We look at Qatar’s geopolitical allegiances, explore why Africa is the new spying global hotspot, discuss the week’s top tech stories, and visit the International Contemporary Art Fair Arco Madrid.

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Affairs / Food & Drink

Storm in a teacup

Wednesday 25 February

Turkey’s love of tea is unparalleled but its export market is minimal. Monocle’s Sophie Grove takes a trip to the plantations to uncover the country’s vast potential.

The Turks are the biggest tea drinkers in the world. The average Turkish citizen drinks seven pounds of black cay, per person, per year. This comes as no surprise to me; since moving here nearly two years ago, I have been…

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The Globalist, 868

Wednesday 25 February

As the election race heats up in Israel, we examine prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to pull out of meetings in Washington. Plus, we hear about the latest war games between North and South Korea, and Monocle’s…

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The Monocle Daily, 857

Tuesday 24 February

We hear what Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko wants to achieve at the Idex arms expo in Abu Dhabi, learn why Albania preparing to publish its communist-era files, and review Wednesday’s newspapers from across Asia.

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