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The Monocle Daily, 970

Friday 31 July

We explore ways to realistically tackle Europe’s mounting migration challenge, enjoy Ben Rylan’s weekly look at obscure cinema and flick through the latest stories from the Asian newspapers.

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Midori House, 958

Friday 31 July

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace…

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The Briefing, 972

Friday 31 July

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page…

Opinion

On the bench

Friday 31 July

As current Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will run to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of Fifa, Steve Bloomfield takes a long look at the man who claims he’s ready and waiting to play the game.

All hail the saviour of world football, the knight in shining armour to lead us out of the dark, (allegedly) corruption-fuelled era of Sepp Blatter. A saviour has risen, promising a new dawn. Michel Platini, one of the…

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The Globalist, 980

Friday 31 July

We discuss politics in Ukraine, urbanism in Sydney, business in Italy, retail in Japan and the future of kimchi. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through Alaska.

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The Monocle Daily, 969

Thursday 30 July

We look at Alexis Tsipras’s attmpts to keep unison in his party post-economic disaster in Greece, ask what the future holds for Rome’s Fiumicino airport and assess pétanque’s chances of becoming an Olympic sport.

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Midori House, 957

Thursday 30 July

Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield is joined by guests Nina Schick and Ivor Gaber to discuss the day’s top stories, from the growing migrant crisis in Europe to China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we…

Radio

The Briefing, 971

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the future of Syriza, investigate new clues in the hunt for flight MH370 and focus on pétanque's bid to get Olympic recognition.

Opinion

False promises?

Thursday 30 July

With Turkey’s ongoing engagement in Syria and the coalition against Isis, the “Zero problems with neighbours” prediction made by prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu in 2010 seems severely unfulfilled. Christopher Lord reports…

The trouble with a great one-liner is that, if you say it enough times, it’ll eventually come back to haunt you. That’s a reality that Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has faced since 2010, when he penned an article…

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The Globalist, 979

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the Turkish president’s visit to China, the state of the Russian rouble and get the business news from Paris. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through the South Pacific.

Radio

The Monocle Daily, 968

Wednesday 29 July

We ask why Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has been freed after 30 years in a US jail, learn whether Mullah Omar might really be dead and look ahead to the shortlist for the Venice Film Festival.

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Midori House, 956

Wednesday 29 July

Andrew Tuck is joined by Kathleen Burk and Martin Plaut to discuss the day’s top stories: from a look back at US president Barack Obama’s Africa tour to an analysis of the current conflict between the PKK and Turkey. We…

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The Briefing, 970

Wednesday 29 July

We discuss Turkey’s attacks on the PKK, explore the aftermath of a Finnish politician’s controversial remarks and look at a planned multibillion-dollar facelift for New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Plus: Monocle’s fashion…

Opinion

Lessons in Britishness

Wednesday 29 July

The number of Chinese parents hoping to send their children to top British schools is on the rise, but at what cost?

You arrive at the airport with only the minimum amount of time to spare in order to sweep through check-in and security before making it to your gate just as boarding begins. But there’s no concern as everything is well…

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The Globalist, 978

Wednesday 29 July

We discuss the future of the UK in the EU, investigate nationalism in Hungary and the recent Chinese stock-market tumble, talk business in Melbourne and take a journey across Sardinia. Plus: we review the morning newspapers…

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