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The Briefing, 899

Tuesday 21 April

We learn about the fate of the jailed former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, discover why Venezuela is in China's pocket and get the latest on the Mediterranean migration crisis.

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Clipped wings

Tuesday 21 April

Despite boasting a groundbreaking role in aviation and sleep-inducing levels of long-haul comfort, orders for Boeing’s 747 are dwindling. Monocle’s Tristan McAllister assesses the rise and fall of the jumbo jet.

It could soon be the end of an era for Boeing's iconic 747. The jet, which first took to the skies in 1970, changed the way the world travelled. The four-engine, part-double-decker became known as the jumbo jet and made it…

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The Globalist, 907

Tuesday 21 April

We look at the launch of Politico in Europe, hear from the Asian-African Business Summit in Indonesia and Monocle’s transport editor questions the future of the jumbo jet.

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The Monocle Daily, 896

Monday 20 April

We discuss Greece’s Golden Dawn party, China-Pakistan trade relations, the foreign affairs of Argentina and Syrian intelligence links with France. Plus we meet Wendy Goodman of ‘New York Magazine’ and review the day’s Asian…

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Midori House, 884

Monday 20 April

After the weekend’s boat disaster in the Mediterranean, officials from 28 nations hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis. We discuss how the EU might handle the increasingly desperate situation. Plus France’s new…

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The Briefing, 898

Monday 20 April

We look at the Italian media’s reaction to last weekend’s migrant disaster in the Mediterranean, learn about the new US defence secretary’s interest in Silicon Valley and look back at Monocle’s Quality of Life conference…

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Affairs / Travel

Departure from the norm

Monday 20 April

The revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles raises the bar in a country where recent industry standards leave a lot to be desired. Yet for Monocle’s Aisha Speirs – accustomed to Hong Kong’s unparalleled…

When asked what my favourite things about living in Hong Kong are, I often get a strange reaction when I say that the city’s airport and home airline of Cathay Pacific would both make it into the top three. Seeing as I…

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The Globalist, 906

Monday 20 April

We hear who’s taken the top spot in Finnish politics with the weekend's election result, learn how the arrest of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato will affect wider Spanish politics and hear about freedom of speech from the…

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The Monocle Weekly, 302

Sunday 19 April

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet PEN International president John Ralston Saul to discuss freedom of expression, learn how to make films in one of the toughest environments on earth with Farida Pacha, and hear from art-rock…

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The Recap, 7

Saturday 18 April

Highlights of the best news from our live shows this week, from birthdays in North Korea to a look at the life of German novelist Gunter Grass.

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The Foreign Desk, 67

Saturday 18 April

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield asks if Bashar al-Assad is finally losing the battle for Syria? He analyses the ongoing war – now in its fifth year – with acting editor at ‘Syria Deeply’, Katarina Montgomery, and…

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The Curator, 183

Saturday 18 April

This week we discuss the sleep pods that may change the art of napping in the workplace, meet ‘Men in this Town’ founder Giuseppe Santamaria, learn the business tricks from the chairman of a specialist rice company and…

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The Monocle Daily, 895

Friday 17 April

As South Africa gears up for another night of xenophobic violence we ask why the rainbow nation is turning on workers from neighbouring countries? Plus far-left protests in Greece and a pilot explains why he gets a high…

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Midori House, 883

Friday 17 April

As riots and violence sweep across South Africa and attacks on foreigners continue, we ask what’s ignited this burst of xenophobia. Also, why are people less than enthralled with the UK election? And has Wikileaks ‘jumped…

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