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This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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As European leaders agree on a new target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we ask how significant the deal is. Plus, we hear about the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank proposed by China, and review the Latin American newspapers.

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772 24 Oct 2014
00:59:24

As European leaders agree on a new target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we ask how significant the deal is. Plus, we hear about the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank proposed by China, and review the Latin American newspapers.

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771 23 Oct 2014
00:59:036

With Canada's prime minister vowing to “redouble” his nation’s fight against terrorist organisations, we reflect on yesterday’s shootings in Ottawa. Plus the latest from the European Council summit and business news from Bloomberg.

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770 22 Oct 2014
01:00:00

Have arms airdropped by the US fallen into Isis hands? And why has North Korea released one of its American prisoners? Also on the programme we pay tribute to former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee.

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769 21 Oct 2014
01:00:00

With talks set to take place between protestors and government officials, we hear the latest from Hong Kong. Plus we reflect on the death of Total chief executive Christophe de Margerie and report on the fight against Isis in Kobane.

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768 20 Oct 2014
00:59:00

What the resignation of two ministers from Shinzo Abe’s cabinet means for the leader, we discuss the significance of Nigeria being declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organisation, review the North American papers and get business news from Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox.

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767 17 Oct 2014
00:59:29

Checking in with a frontline worker dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone, Mitsubishi’s first jet takes off in Japan and we ask if it’s a tree or a giant sex toy on the streets of Paris.

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766 16 Oct 2014
01:00:00

With Turkey vying for a seat on the UN Security Council as Isis looms at the border, we get the latest from the region. We also hear about the fine line the Serbian government is walking with Vladimir Putin in town and visit Tokyo’s newest subway station.

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765 15 Oct 2014
01:00:00

Host Markus Hippi reports on police brutality at the Hong Kong protests. Plus we assess the political repercussions of the brawl at Serbia’s Euro 2016 fixture with Albania and look at Iraq’s budgetary woes.

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764 14 Oct 2014
01:00:00

Host Tom Edwards gets the latest update from Istanbul following reports of Turkish warplanes striking Kurdish targets. Then to Athens, where discussions regarding how to get back the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum are underway. Plus: a visit to Monocle’s new bureau in Tokyo.

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763 13 Oct 2014
01:00:00

Russia says it is pulling out 17,000 troops from the Ukrainian border but how true is that claim? You can also hear analysis of Bolivia's presidential elections, find out about the upcoming meeting between Greece and the IMF and chew on some interesting facts about Beijing’s McDonald's delivery service.

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762 10 Oct 2014
00:59:38

Our man in Oslo reports on the Nobel Peace Prize, we get the latest from the Hong Kong protests, Daphne Hezard talks luxury and Billboard’s Rob Schwartz explains Samsung’s new musical sitcom.

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761 9 Oct 2014
00:58:46

We report on Yemen’s latest security situation, a border dispute in Kashmir, the day’s business and media news, and delve into an American trademark war.

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