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The Monocle Daily

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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As talks between Venezuela and Colombia fail to reopen the border, we get the latest from Bogotá. We also find out how New Orleans has rebuilt and rebranded, 10 years on from hurricane Katrina. Plus: we assess how Caroline Kennedy is doing as US ambassador to Japan and ask whether Holland’s freezing of the assets of suspected terrorists is dealing with the problem or avoiding it.

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989 27 Aug 2015
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Thursday 27 August: 

As talks between Venezuela and Colombia fail to reopen the border, we get the latest from Bogotá. We also find out how New Orleans has rebuilt and rebranded, 10 years on from hurricane Katrina. Plus: we assess how Caroline Kennedy is doing as US ambassador to Japan and ask whether Holland’s freezing of the assets of suspected terrorists is dealing with the problem or avoiding it.

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988 26 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 26 August: 

As Serbia and Kosovo reach an agreement, we examine what each has gained from the deal and how this places both states closer to the European Union. Then, we turn our focus to the US presidential elections and see how Latin America is reporting on the race. Plus: we break a couple of teacups, printers and garden gnomes in Toronto’s Rage Room.

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987 25 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 25 August: 

After nearly three months Turkey still has no government and as Ahmet Davutoglu is named interim prime minister, we assess the latest on the political situation of the country. We also head to Beirut, as protests and violence escalate, and analyse the recent developments on the Colombia-Venezuela border. Plus: we take a stroll through a new sidewalk shed in New York City, designed by Zaha Hadid.

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986 24 Aug 2015
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Monday 24 August: 

As South Korea switches off its loudspeakers and North Korea stands down its troops, we examine the deal reached between the nations. Then, as UK and Iran reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, we discuss the thawing of diplomatic relations. Plus: we’re live in Guatemala City to assess the latest wave of government resignations and find out why ‘NY Daily News’ is no longer up for sale.

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985 21 Aug 2015
00:55:58

Friday 21 August: 

Monocle’s Andrew Mueller and Emma Nelson assess the day’s top stories. Plus: our weekly take on cinema with Ben Rylan and a review of the latest stories from Asia with Enze Han.

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984 20 Aug 2015
00:54:53

Thursday 20 August: 

We’re live in Athens as Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigns and calls for an election. We also take a look at Britain’s embassy in Tehran, which prepares to reopen nearly four years after being chased out of town. Plus: as Hamas claims it has captured one of Israel’s spy dolphins, we take a look at the history of animals and warfare.

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983 19 Aug 2015
00:57:17

Wednesday 19 August: 

We head to Germany as lawmakers approve Greece’s third bailout deal and then turn our focus to the Arctic as Canadian troops begin their annual exercise. We also take a look at a firm that wants to build an elevator to space. Plus: how K-pop has become the weapon for cross-border propaganda along the DMZ.

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982 18 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 18 August: 

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party fails to assemble a coalition, we ask whether this will mean a fresh round of elections. We also take a look at the attack in Bangkok from China’s point of view. Plus: we assess the role of women in uniform as two female soldiers pass the US Army’s elite Ranger training course.

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981 17 Aug 2015
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Monday 17 August: 

We’re live in Bangkok to get the latest on the bombing at the Erawan Shrine in the centre of the city. We also profile Mexico’s new US ambassador Miguel Basañez and assess Brazil’s young rightwing following this weekend’s protests. Plus: we contemplate President Barack Obama’s retirement option.

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980 14 Aug 2015
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Friday 14 August: 

As the US embassy in Havana opens its doors, we examine how the move impacts the countries’ diplomatic relations. We also discuss the day’s other top stories, including the latest headlines from Asia.

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979 13 Aug 2015
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Thursday 13 August: 

As Turkey fails to form a coalition government, we discuss whether the country could be heading to a second election. We also turn our focus to the US and examine the curious history of third-party candidates, after a Harvard professor announced he would like to be president for a day. Plus: Emirates announces its first 18-hour non-stop flight and we head to Idaho as Ernest Hemingway’s house is listed as a national treasure.

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978 12 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 12 August: 

As a two-day ceasefire comes in place in three Syrian towns, we ask how long it will last. We also turn our focus to fighter jets as the deal between India and France takes another twist. Plus: we cross over to the US, where presidential candidates are rowing over who messed up in Iraq the most.

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