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The Globalist

The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.

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We look at why many Indian workers are downing tools today, learn why President Putin is in China and get the latest stories from Istanbul.

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1003 2 Sep 2015
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Wednesday 2 September: 

We look at why many Indian workers are downing tools today, learn why President Putin is in China and get the latest stories from Istanbul.

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1002 1 Sep 2015
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Tuesday 1 September: 

We find out why China is punishing its stock-market workers, learn about the new Norwegian TV show that has upset Russia and get the latest business news from Italy.

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1001 31 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Monday 31 August: 

We learn how Ukraine is pulling itself out of debt; get the latest from Monocle’s bureau in Asia and leaf through our new book “The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes”.

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1000 28 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Friday 28 August: 

We ask how Hungary is addressing the arrival of migrants in Budapest, as people seeking a new life in Europe gather in “transit zones” at the city’s train stations. We also look at Russia’s plans for a Hollywood-style walk of fame celebrating its own cinematic history. Plus: the Ukrainian-born chef Olia Hercules explains why the crisis in Crimea led her to write the recipe book ‘Mamushka’.

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999 27 Aug 2015
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Thursday 27 August: 

As the Indian city of Ahmedabad is brought to a standstill over protests for more jobs and college places, we hear about caste inequality in the state of Gujarat. Plus we discuss the rising militarisation of Australia’s migration policy, meet the mayor of Reykjavik and hear the business news from Tokyo.

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998 26 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Wednesday 26 August: 

As South Sudan’s president prepares to sign a peace deal aimed at halting the country’s civil war, we ask whether it will go ahead. Also, after the UN security council holds its first meeting to discuss LGBT rights under the threat of Isis, we discuss the situation facing people in regions under threat. Plus: John Lloyd explains why a prominent Egyptian billionaire could mean big changes for TV news venture Euronews.

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997 25 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Tuesday 25 August: 

We discuss global reaction to China’s economic slowdown, reflect on Germany’s response to asylum seekers and get the business news from Stockholm. We also hear about an award-winning wine from Australia’s Yarra Valley and review the day’s newspapers.

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996 24 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Monday 24 August: 

As Ukraine marks Independence Day we ask what’s to celebrate, as its president heads to Berlin to discuss the crisis in the east and predicts decades of pressure from Moscow. We also take a look at India and Pakistan’s stances on talking to separatists, after high-level talks between the two states are cancelled. Plus: we hear about Russia’s response to EU-imposed trade sanctions as we start our series on food wars.

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995 21 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Friday 21 August: 

War crimes and famine are the latest chapters in Yemen’s civil war – we check-in with our correspondent in Aden. We’re also in France, where its most famous rightwing family is tearing itself apart after Marine Le Pen expelled her father from the party he founded. Plus: as Russian politicians and pop stars are clashing over patriotism, we ask ‘The Moscow Times’ why.

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994 20 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Thursday 20 August: 

How to solve the migrant crisis at Calais? As British and French ministers meet in the French port town to strike a deal, we ask what could – and should – be on their agenda. We also look at whether Serbia can continue to look both ways as it seeks EU accession while also courting Russia. Plus: in Tokyo, we discuss the latest twist in the troubled journey of “Abenomics”.

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993 19 Aug 2015
01:00:00

Wednesday 19 August: 

As German lawmakers are preparing to vote on the controversial Greek bailout deal, we ask how the German press is reacting to the public sentiment. We also look to Libya as its recognised government asks Arab allies for airstrikes to combat Isis militants in the country. Plus: we discuss why an old Putin ally and head of Russian state railways is departing his post for a lesser one.

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992 18 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 18 August: 

With at least 20 people killed by a bomb attack in Bangkok, we discuss what’s next for the Thai capital. Also, as the US joins forces with South Korea for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, we look at why North Korea is agitated by the annual event. Plus: we assess the changing political fortunes of Italy’s prime minister and leaf through the day’s newspapers.

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