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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.

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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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Wednesday 16 January

1/16/2019
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We look at coverage of the Brexit chaos in international newspapers and the Pentagon’s concerns over Chinese military technology. Plus, which songs will be the biggest at this year’s carnival in Brazil?

Duration:00:31:50

Tuesday 15 January

1/15/2019
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A look-ahead to a crucial Brexit vote in Westminster, Emmanuel Macron tries to ease tensions with the ‘gilets jaunes’ and China’s attempts to become a top-class ski-jumping nation – with help from Finland.

Duration:00:29:51

Monday 14 January

1/14/2019
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The UK’s prime minister Theresa May makes her final push for her Brexit deal, how Brazil's right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro aims to transform the country and a round-up of today's newspapers and business news.

Duration:00:25:56

Friday 11 January

1/11/2019
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The latest from France as the yellow vests vandalise much of the country’s speed-camera network. Plus, a court in Myanmar rejects the appeals of two jailed Reuters journalists and the Vatican’s new national sports team.

Duration:00:31:51

Thursday 10 January

1/10/2019
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What next for the US government shutdown as President Trump storms out of a meeting with Democrats? Plus: the biggest news stories from the Balkans and a check-in from the Pitti Uomo menswear fair in Florence.

Duration:00:31:48

Wednesday 9 January

1/9/2019
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We look at what US president Donald Trump might have achieved with his TV address and put you in the picture about a French-Italian row over Leonardo da Vinci. Plus, we check-in at Florence’s Pitti Uomo menswear fair.

Duration:00:30:51

Tuesday 8 January

1/8/2019
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Kim Jong-un’s unannounced visit to Beijing, how France’s ‘yellow vest’ movement is finding surprising friends in Italy and a Danish project to create a local Silicon Valley.

Duration:00:30:52

Monday 7 January

1/7/2019
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What’s happening with Donald Trump’s Syria withdrawal that was supposed to be imminent? Also in the programme: French president Emmanuel Macron’s continuing struggle with the yellow vest protests and the latest in the UK’s Brexit debate.

Duration:00:33:47

Friday 4 January

1/4/2019
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What does Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, have planned for his time in office? Plus: when will voters in the DRC find out who won the election held on Sunday and how have conspiracy theories entered mainstream politics?

Duration:00:32:50

Thursday 3 January

1/3/2019
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A smart digest of the day's top stories from the US and Europe with Monocle 24’s Ben Rylan. Hear the latest reports alongside the business headlines, all live from Midori House in London.

Duration:00:31:39

Wednesday 2 January

1/2/2019
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How far is US president Donald Trump willing to go to secure money for the Mexico wall? Also in the programme: China’s latest call for Taiwan reunification and why Netflix pulled a comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia.

Duration:00:30:00

The Best of 'The Foreign Desk': Anti-Semitism – the eternal lunacy

1/1/2019
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It would be wrong to describe anti-Semitism as resurgent: it never went away. But it has become more voluble – and, in certain circles, more respectable. This episode looks at how the ancient conspiracy theory of furtive Jewish power has been amplified and legitimised by social media and by modern populism around the world, on the left and the right. This special episode of ‘The Briefing’ looks back at some of the best episodes of ‘The Foreign Desk’ from this year.

Duration:00:28:45

The Best of 'The Foreign Desk': Xinjiang – China’s captive province

12/31/2018
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China does a good job of keeping its Uyghur minority out of international headlines. But, as more stories of huge numbers of Uyghurs incarcerated in detention centres emerge, so do less-than-convincing excuses from Beijing. What do the Uyghurs want that China fears so much? And could this type of persecution spread to China’s other ethnic and religious minorities? This special episode of ‘The Briefing’ looks back at some of the best episodes of ‘The Foreign Desk’ from this year.

Duration:00:30:00

The best of 'The Foreign Desk': Soft power special

12/28/2018
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Andrew Mueller asks what countries can offer their international partners beyond trade and weapons – or just the cold shoulder. Whether it’s sport, music, food, technology or a quick trip into space, soft power can (if deployed correctly) win hearts, minds and allies. This special episode of 'The Briefing' looks back at some of the best episodes of 'The Foreign Desk' from 2018.

Duration:00:30:00

The best of 'The Foreign Desk': Narendra Modi

12/27/2018
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We profile Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. He campaigned on a promise to modernise India – a task not for faint of heart – but since taking office his lifelong links with Hindu nationalists have threatened to lead the country down a different path. This special episode of 'The Briefing' looks back at some of the best episodes of 'The Foreign Desk' from 2018.

Duration:00:29:28

The best of 'The Foreign Desk': National Anthems

12/26/2018
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Some are rousing, others are melancholic and some are just plain dreary. They’re belted out at sporting events, chanted in the streets to bring nations together and used as a political tool by those in power. But what makes a national anthem great, why are so many so terrible and, most importantly of all, which is the best? This special episode of 'The Briefing' looks back at some of the best episodes of 'The Foreign Desk' from 2018.

Duration:00:30:31

'The Briefing' Christmas Day special

12/25/2018
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Host Tom Edwards is joined by Monocle editors and contributors for advice on how to receive a bad present with good grace. Plus: a Christmas check in from Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé and a special festive instalment of the Global Countdown.

Duration:00:39:08

'The Briefing' Christmas Eve special

12/24/2018
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Monocle editors and contributors join hosts Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi to offer their tips for the best films for Christmas Day and a guide to making an unusual seasonal snack. Plus: can you pass our Christmas citizenship quiz?

Duration:00:33:22

Friday 21 December

12/21/2018
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Why has US defence secretary James Mattis decided to leave his post? We also discuss a row between the BBC and the Kremlin over media impartiality and find out what the Monocle 24 team gets up to over Christmas.

Duration:00:29:51

Thursday 20 December

12/20/2018
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We ask whether Isis is still a threat to stability in Syria and find out what can be done to tackle drones around major airports. Plus: today's front pages and the legacy of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Duration:00:29:51