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Friday 30 January

Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workforce is often affected by low pay, abuse and inadequate accommodation. Monocle’s Aisha Speirs says it is time to take a more international approach in improving their lives.

The day before yesterday, four foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong were arrested. Taken by police from their beds at the crack of dawn, these women will likely be deported and never be able to work in the city again.

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Friday 30 January

We hear the latest on the Isis hostage crisis, discuss human rights in Sri Lanka, analyse the future of Pegida, get the business news from Jakarta and review the morning newspapers.

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Thursday 29 January

Just when it seemed Cuba and the US were about to shake hands, Raul Castro came up with a long list of demands. We discuss what happens next. Plus the business news with Bloomberg’s Susan Berfield.

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The Urbanist, 172

Thursday 29 January

They are the buildings that were meant to be Utopian visions of tomorrow but what does that mean today? In this episode of 'The Urbanist' we look at once future-perfect designs to learn which idealists guessed right.

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Midori House, 827

Thursday 29 January

We discuss the Isis hostage crisis engulfing Jordan and Japan and ask whether celebrations over a thaw in Cuba-US relations were somewhat premature. Plus the best in books with Granta's Anne Meadows.

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The Briefing, 841

Thursday 29 January

As Greece welcomes a new government, we look at how to form a cabinet that works. Plus, why North Korea’s leader is going to Moscow and we get the week’s biggest technology news.

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The Globalist, 849

Thursday 29 January

We discuss Boko Haram in Nigeria and presidential politics in Italy, visit an armoured-vehicle trade show in London, get the business news from Greece and review the morning newspapers.

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The Monocle Daily, 838

Wednesday 28 January

With Jordan apparently set to hand over a prisoner to Isis militants, we ask what this means for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. Plus the latest news on Brazil's unprecedented drought and the short-film winners from Sundance…

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Midori House, 826

Wednesday 28 January

As new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras holds his first cabinet meeting we assess Greece's economic future. Plus we ask whether an office block should be preserved for future generations and review the latest TV releases…

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The Briefing, 840

Wednesday 28 January

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Averting a tragedy

Wednesday 28 January

As support for Greece’s victorious Syriza party grows across Europe, even the doubters should think carefully before dismissing its powerful rhetoric says Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield.

The list of political parties across Europe welcoming Syriza’s victory in Greece makes for interesting reading. Centre-left parties, doing their best to ignore the humiliation of their sister party, Pasok, have celebrated…

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The Globalist, 848

Wednesday 28 January

We profile new Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, analyse US-India relations, discuss the Chinese economy, and get the business news from Russia.

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The Monocle Daily, 837

Tuesday 27 January

Ted Kravitz and Andrew Mueller discuss what a win for the left in Greece might mean for Spanish voters as the Podemos party prepares its electoral campaign, we also dissect the Nigerian newspapers and their coverage of Boko…

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Midori House, 825

Tuesday 27 January

After Cuba’s Fidel Castro says that he doesn't trust the US, Tom Edwards asks Jeffrey Kofman and Kathleen Burk for their take on the complex diplomatic relationship. We also check in with the weeklies in Brazil and get the…

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The Briefing, 839

Tuesday 27 January

We hear why the Argentinian intelligence agency will be dissolved, get Thai reactions to the request by a US envoy to lift martial law in the country, and discuss the week’s biggest aviation news with Murdo Morrison of…

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