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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 to aviation and retail to media.

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923 25 May 2015
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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 to aviation and retail to media.

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922 22 May 2015
00:30:00

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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921 21 May 2015
00:30:00

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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920 20 May 2015
00:30:00

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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919 19 May 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 19 May: 

We discuss why Thailand’s former prime minister is in court today and learn about the new naval force in Italy created to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Plus: a preview of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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918 18 May 2015
00:30:00

Monday 18 May: 

After the fall of Iraq’s Ramadi to Isis, we look at what the future holds for the military campaign there. Plus, the latest on the unrest in Macedonia and we ask whether Barack Obama will ever close Guantánamo.

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917 15 May 2015
00:30:00

Friday 15 May: 

As three leaders of a failed coup in Burundi are arrested, we ask what will happen to all the power president Pierre Nkurunziza holds. We also turn to Syria as the wave of destruction by Isis approaches the ancient town of Palmyra and take a look back at the life of the great BB King, the King of the Blues.

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916 14 May 2015
00:30:00

Thursday 14 May: 

We get the latest from Burundi after an attempted coup led to heavy fighting in the capital and head to Rome where the Vatican has recognised Palestine as a state. We also separate our ‘fatos’ from our ‘factos’ as Brazilians and Portuguese agree to disagree on language.

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915 13 May 2015
00:30:00

Wednesday 13 May: 

As the biggest ever global school ranking is published, we find out who tops the list. We also discuss the mayor of Tehran’s plans to convert the notorious Evin Prison into a public park and discover why Copenhagen wants traffic wardens to become the city’s new tour guides.

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914 12 May 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 12 May: 

We're live in Kathmandu as Nepal is hit by another earthquake less than two weeks after the last tremor devastated the region. We also ask if African leaders have done enough to contest president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office and examine Germany's sale of four warships to Israel.

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913 11 May 2015
00:30:00

Monday 11 May: 

As the EU proposes a quota scheme ​to deal with the increasing migrant crisis, we assess how the measure is being perceived ​across Europe​.​ Plus we chart French president François Hollande​’s historic visit to Cuba and profile Israel’s​ controversial​ new ​​justice minister​.​

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912 8 May 2015
00:30:00

Friday 8 May: 

As the shock and awe sets in after the UK’s surprise election result, Markus Hippi and Steve Bloomfield analyse the results as Labour party leader Ed Miliband announces his resignation. Also, with Poland off to the polls this weekend, how is Russia likely to impact the result? And as Orson Welles turns 100, we look at the life and continuing legacy of one the world’s most influential auteurs.

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