Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist Podcast

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

Friday 26 February
We discuss a new US report on the involvement of the Saudi crown prince in the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Plus: Denmark’s vaccine rollout success and a trip on Austria’s sleek new night trains....

Thursday 25 February
We hear the latest on Myanmar and what the IATA has planned to help boost the fortunes of the aviation sector. Plus: a round-up of the latest climate and energy news....

Wednesday 24 February
The future of the Scottish National Party, Jair Bolsonaro sends markets tumbling and Air New Zealand trials vaccine passports. Plus: part three of our series on leaving Hong Kong and why Microsoft will pay for news....


Tuesday 23 February
We discuss China’s desire to be part of a new multilateralism with the US and ask how successful Beijing will be. Plus: the importance of Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing in the US and the latest arts news....

Monday 22 February
England prepares to ease lockdown restrictions, the Munich Security Conference and Joe Biden’s role in soothing tensions between China and India. Plus: Hong Kong residents who are choosing to leave the city....

Friday 19 February
We look ahead to a virtual meeting of G7 leaders and ask whether the new Tokyo Olympics chief can get the Games back on track. Plus: we discuss the impact of Cuba’s newly announced coronavirus vaccine....


Thursday 18 February
We hear the latest on anti-military protests in Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi is slapped with a second criminal charge. Plus: the Spanish rapper wanted for insulting the monarchy and how to rebuild the high street....

Wednesday 17 February
We head to Japan for the latest as the country’s vaccine roll-out finally gets underway. Plus: we discuss the political deadlock in Haiti and learn more about Italy’s appointment of Mario Draghi....

Tuesday 16 February
We profile the WTO’s first female and first African boss, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Plus: why Canada is turning to India to help its vaccine rollout and could a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland ease Brexit woes?...


Monday 15 February
The aftermath of Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate for a second time; why the EU’s approach to Russia concerns the Baltic nations; and Andrew Mueller’s round-up of the week’s good news....

Friday 12 February
We get the latest from Myanmar, as political detentions continue amid widespread anti-military protests. Plus: we look ahead to regional elections in Catalonia and hear how Germany is changing its traffic laws to make them more friendly to pedestrians....

Thursday 11 February
We get the latest from Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in Washington and hear how Israel is managing the pandemic while its leader is on trial. Plus: we discuss a move by New Zealand’s parliament to update its dress code....


Wednesday 10 February
We discuss the UK’s latest travel restrictions and hear why Joe Biden has not yet made time to repair Washington’s relationship with Beijing. Plus: we debate changes to a law in France that would now allow workers to eat at their desks....

Tuesday 9 February
We set the scene for Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and get the latest from Myanmar, as pro-democracy protests grow. Plus: we unpack plans to revamp Helsinki’s central harbour area....

Monday 8 February
Brexit threatens political stability in Northern Ireland; how Zimbabweans are protesting against their government through music; and why digital vaccine certificates might save the airline industry....


Friday 5 February
We discuss the UK’s plan to study combining vaccines and get the latest on the EU’s struggles to boost distribution. Plus: we conclude our series on the disappearance of MH370 and round up the latest news from the Balkans....

Thursday 4 February
We discuss the region’s reaction and next steps following Myanmar’s military coup and ask if Joe Biden is resetting America’s moral compass. Plus: a rundown of the 2021 Golden Globe nominations....

Wednesday 3 February
We hear the latest from Russia after Alexei Navalny is jailed, get an update on the collapse of coalition talks in Italy and debate planned changes to Turkey’s constitution. Plus: we talk to Tim Harford about his new book ‘How to Make the World Add Up’....


Tuesday 2 February
We discuss the latest in Myanmar after the military seizes power and arrests de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Plus: we hear about Russia’s biggest protests in a generation and round up the latest business headlines....

Monday 1 February
We have the latest on Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine crisis. Plus: Italy considers a new leader; the first part of our series on the disappearance of flight MH370; and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller delivers the week’s more positive news stories....

Friday 29 January
We discuss President Biden’s position that climate change is a national security issue and Boris Johnson’s trip to Scotland in the context of his own lockdown rules. Plus: we asses Brexit’s disastrous impact on musicians....


Thursday 28 January
We get the latest on the row between the EU and AstraZeneca over vaccine shortages and find out whether Hong Kong is grilling finance workers who plan to leave the city. Plus: we meet the director of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles....

Wednesday 27 January
We discuss the potential diplomatic fallout caused by disruptions to Covid-19 vaccines in Europe and examine a trade deal between New Zealand and China. Plus: we look at the future of the Centre Pompidou....

Tuesday 26 January
We assess the first direct talks between Greece and Turkey in five years and hear about Estonia’s first female prime minister. Plus: the latest instalment of our conflict-resolution series....


Monday 25 January
Does Russian president Vladimir Putin have a challenger? We look at the unrest in Russia as opposition politician Alexei Navalny attempts a call to arms. Plus: the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, the Egyptian revolution 10 years on and the first part of this week’s series on conflict resolution....

Friday 22 January
We discuss Joe Biden’s first full day in the Oval Office and ask how he can repair the relationship between the Democrats and GOP. Plus: we hear about the EU’s latest plans for a unified approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and get the latest behind the headlines....

Thursday 21 January
We look ahead to Joe Biden’s term as the 46th president of the US. Also in the programme: Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the challenges Europe is facing and Canada’s new TV station that’s nurturing indigenous pride....


Wednesday 20 January
We look to Washington as it prepares for Joe Biden’s inauguration and Donald Trump vacates the White House. Plus: we hear the latest from Uganda and get a round-up of the latest tech business headlines....

Tuesday 19 January
We head to Moscow to get the latest on Alexei Navalny and then Down Under to learn about the drama around the Australia Open. Plus: a round-up of the top headlines from the world of art and culture....

Monday 18 January
What will Armin Laschet’s election mean for both the CDU and Germany? Plus: Alexei Navalny is detained on his return to Moscow, the latest on Estonian politics and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller delivers a US-themed edition of his good news round-up....


Friday 15 January
We get the latest on the WHO’s investigation in Wuhan and discuss the impact of Matteo Renzi’s decision to pull out of Italy’s coalition government. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s weekly column, What We Learned....

Thursday 14 January
We get the latest from the US and the debate over whether to impeach Donald Trump for a second time. Plus: we look closer at Uganda’s general election and the opening of a major mafia trial in Italy....

Wednesday 13 January
We get the latest from Taiwan as the visit of another high-profile US diplomat angers Beijing. Plus: we discuss a plan by the Greek government to create an EU-wide vaccine certificate and hear about calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics....


Tuesday 12 January
We discuss the likelihood of Donald Trump becoming the first US president to be impeached twice and get an update on relations between Seoul and Pyongyang. Plus: Paris pushes ahead with another bold green-city plan....

Monday 11 January
We have the latest as plans to remove Donald Trump from office are unveiled. Plus: an update on Saturday’s plane crash in Indonesia, the race to succeed Angela Merkel and Andrew Mueller’s good news round-up....

Friday 8 January
We get the latest from the US on the fallout from violent scenes at the Capitol and discuss Donald Trump’s final days in office. Plus: we untangle Italy’s latest political drama and meet photographer Richard Mosse....


Thursday 7 January
Suzanne Lynch, Chris Cermak and Thomas Gift recap the chaotic scenes in Washington after Donald Trump’s violent supporters breached the Capitol building – and discuss what it means for the state of US democracy....

Wednesday 6 January
We discuss how the direction of US politics will be decided by Senate runoff elections in Georgia and head to Qatar to hear what it will take to end the Gulf crisis. Plus: the latest TV and film news....

Tuesday 5 January
We discuss the latest lockdown in the UK, which comes just as the first effects of Brexit are being felt by businesses and consumers. Plus: we ask why South Korea’s population is dropping and hear about the latest man-made monoliths causing a stir....


Monday 4 January
We discuss Iran’s move to increase uranium enrichment and ask what it means for Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Plus: we check in with our Hong Kong bureau chief after media mogul Jimmy Lai is taken back to jail....

What next for the Asia-Pacific?
Monocle’s Asia correspondents join Andrew Mueller to reflect on a turbulent year in APAC affairs and discuss where the region is heading in 2021....

Thursday 31 December
As Donald Trump prepares to leave office, we discuss his last-minute foreign-policy moves in the Middle East. Plus: Andrew Mueller on what he’s learnt in 2020, the technology headlines and a flick through the papers....


Wednesday 30 December
As the Brexit agreement faces a vote in the UK’s parliament, we look at what is next. Plus: the latest report from Reporters Without Borders, a flick through Australia’s papers and the headlines in the world of urbanism....

Tuesday 29 December
We explore the future relationship between London and Brussels as Westminster prepares to ratify the Brexit trade deal. Plus: the head of Greenpeace International, the day’s newspapers and a round-up of film news....

Monday 28 December
We have the latest as politicians in London and Brussels begin scrutinising the Brexit trade agreement. Plus: Donald Trump signs a coronavirus relief package, the day’s papers and the week’s positive news stories....


Christmas Day special
Our culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco, film critic Karen Krizanovich and Monocle’s culture editor Chiara Rimella tell us how 2020 unfolded in the film and music industry – and what they’re looking forward to in 2021....

2020 Business Special
Daniel Bach looks at the year’s top business stories: Peter Goodman of ‘The New York Times’ unpacks the economic impact of the pandemic; Bloomberg’s Akshat Rathi examines the top climate stories; and Michele Romanow of CBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den’ discusses lessons from this year and opportunities for 2021....

Wednesday 23 December
France agrees to partially reopen its border with the UK. Plus: the US’s top doctor urges people to take up the coronavirus vaccine, today’s papers and Stephen Dalziel on the ‘underpants plot’ exposed by Alexei Navalny....


Tuesday 22 December
Emma Nelson and her guests unpack the day’s top stories. Plus, business headlines and a flick through the day’s papers....

Monday 21 December
Emma Nelson and her guests unpack the day’s top stories. Plus: the business headlines and a flick through the morning papers....

Friday 18 December
We find out why South Korea has banned sending propaganda to the North and why 2020 was such a bad year for violence against journalists. Plus: we visit an empty Austrian ski resort....


Thursday 17 December
We take a closer look at Joe Biden’s cabinet picks and unpack Vladimir Putin and Alexei Navalny’s competing narratives for Russia’s future. Plus: we meet Switzerland’s yodelling queen....

Wednesday 16 December
We take a closer look at the fractured relationship between Washington and Ankara, and hear why New Zealand is playing mediator between Australia and China. Plus: we learn about the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation....

Tuesday 15 December
We look at what the official confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory by the US electoral college means for Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the result. Plus: we take a closer look at Oslo’s Euroscepticism and get the latest news from the art world....


Monday 14 December
We get the latest on Brexit following a decisive weekend of talks. Plus: the implications of the US recognising Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara; an update from the Pacific Alliance meeting; and why Hong Kong has gone mad for Christmas trees this year....

Friday 11 December
We take a closer look at last-ditch Brexit negotiations after the EU and UK set a Sunday deadline for signing a trade deal. Plus: we discuss the root of Lebanon’s deepening economic and political crisis....

Thursday 10 December
A look ahead to a vote in the US Senate on whether to block arms sales to the United Arab Emirates, followed by thoughts on France’s new anti-extremism law. Plus: we hear about how the flagship of the former Yugoslav leader is being turned into a hotel....


Wednesday 9 December
We unpack the latest on Brexit negotiations and what’s at stake for Northern Ireland. Plus: we hear about Taiwan’s plea to its allies to combat Chinese influence and find out why the World Economic Forum is swapping Davos for Singapore....

Tuesday 8 December
The latest on last-ditch Brexit negotiations and a meeting between Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron. Plus: as Bob Dylan sells his 600-song catalogue, we discuss the future of music publishing....

Monday 7 December
As Donald Trump continues to spread conspiracy theories around his election loss, we discuss why more Republicans aren’t speaking out against him. Plus: the business headlines and good news stories from the past week....


Friday 4 December
With reports that a post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and UK is getting closer, we assess the sticking points between both sides. Plus: our Soft Power Survey highlights a good year for Taiwan and the business news....

Thursday 3 December
We discuss an attempt by the UK government to use good news around a coronavirus vaccine to bolster public opinion about Brexit. Plus: our soft-power series examines Canada and we round up the latest urbanism news....

Wednesday 2 December
We look at the future of NATO after Jens Stoltenberg says the Alliance will find a new purpose with Joe Biden in the White House. Plus: we hear about Greece’s soft-power charm and find out why the Grammys are renaming the “World Music” category....


Tuesday 1 December
We discuss the EU’s draft plans to renew its relationship with Washington and get to the bottom of the ongoing diplomatic spat between China and Australia. Plus: Arcadia’s demise and the latest in retail....

Monday 30 November
With Emmanuel Macron under fire for recent police brutality in France and his alienation of Muslims, we discuss the country’s identity crisis. Plus: we speak to WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan and hear why Accor is merging with London hotel company Ennismore....

Friday 27 November
The UK wants to resume trade talks face-to-face while the EU is threatening to walk away – we get the very latest on Brexit. Plus: we discuss how a rent cap in Berlin could impact city life....


Thursday 26 November
We hear about some bad press for Japan’s prime minister over travel restrictions and Boris Johnson’s plans to align himself with Joe Biden. Plus: a look back at the life of Diego Maradona....

Wednesday 25 November
We unpack Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s annual policy address, which comes during a crackdown on the opposition. Plus: Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption trial and how Helsinki’s restaurants are banding together....

Tuesday 24 November
We discuss the latest good news on coronavirus vaccine trials and the logistics of large-scale rollouts. Plus: we debate Switzerland’s move to ban the funding of arms-makers and round up the latest technology news....


Monday 23 November
We look at Donald Trump’s ongoing attempts to undermine the US election result and weigh the impact on the incoming administration. Plus: we recap the virtual G20 summit and round up the week’s under-reported good news stories....

Friday 20 November
We look at Beijing’s trade agenda after Xi Jinping boasts about China’s role in solving a raft of global crises by keeping its market open. Plus: we discuss the Man Booker Prize winner with one of its judges....

Thursday 19 November
We get the latest on negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal ahead of the latest EU leaders’ summit. Plus: we unpack a new report into alleged war crimes by Australian forces and find out when the Boeing 737 Max will fly again....


Wednesday 18 November
Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards....

Tuesday 17 November
We hear the latest on the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and unpack what it means for stability in the Horn of Africa. Plus: why Peru’s president lasted just five days and the latest energy and climate news....

Monday 16 November
We discuss relations between London and Moscow ahead of the first UK diplomatic visit to Russia since 2017. Plus: we get our weekly roundup of good news and hear about Barcelona’s 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars....


Friday 13 November
We look at the disarray inside Downing Street as the architect of the Brexit campaign announces that he’ll resign. Plus, we unpack the agenda at the ASEAN summit in Hanoi and round up the latest tech news....

Thursday 12 November
We discuss the dangers to the US government from Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the election. Plus: Hong Kong’s new ability to expel dissenting lawmakers and the enduring appeal of compact discs in Japan....

Wednesday 11 November
We assess the EU’s plans to reset the transatlantic agenda under President Biden. Plus: the latest on the political drama unfolding in Peru, and why Netflix is going linear....


Tuesday 10 November
We get the latest from Turkey amid political chaos related to the country’s troubled currency. Plus: Russia’s view of Joe Biden’s election win and a round-up of the latest technology news....

Monday 9 November
After a long and drawn-out US election, we assess the next four years for America and its relationships abroad. Plus: Andrew Mueller rounds up his favourite good news of the week....

Friday 6 November
We break down the storylines from an extraordinary week in US politics and look at the global reaction to the presidential election. Plus: the morning’s newspapers and the latest box-office news....


Thursday 5 November
Our election correspondents have the latest on the US results. Plus, we look at the future of the Paris climate accord and hear how independent bookshops are fighting back against Amazon....

Wednesday 4 November
In this special edition of ‘The Globalist’, Monocle’s editors and US correspondents discuss the latest from Washington as election results come in, and analyse the impact on the US and the world....

Tuesday 3 November
We discuss what’s at stake as America heads to the polls for this year’s presidential election. Plus, we look ahead to a general election in Myanmar and get the latest business headlines....


Monday 2 November
We are live in Vienna following a terror attack in the Austrian capital. Then we discuss what’s at stake as America heads to the polls, look ahead to a general election in Myanmar and get the latest business headlines too....

Friday 30 October
We look ahead to the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s US presidential election. Plus: we dissect China’s vision for the next five years and hear about a new direction for K-pop....

Thursday 29 October
After several failed ceasefire attempts in Nagorno-Karabakh, we ask whether the conflict is reaching a point of no return. Plus: our US Election series tackles climate change and we report on an election in Tanzania....


Wednesday 28 October
We look at Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to “reform” Islam in France and unpack the backlash the nation is facing in response. Plus: our US Election series tackles political advertising, and the latest luxury and retail news....

Tuesday 27 October
We look at the opportunities – and challenges – ahead for Japan as it promises a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Plus: the second part of our US election series explores how Black Lives Matter has affected the campaign....

Monday 26 October
We head to Beijing as President Xi Jinping and members of the Central Committee meet to determine the country’s five-year plan. Plus, we get an explainer on America’s electoral college and wrap up the latest climate and energy news....


Friday 23 October
We recap the final US presidential debate in Nashville and look ahead to election day. Plus: the latest on anti-government protests in Bangkok and the morning’s business headlines....

Thursday 22 October
We get the latest from the ground in Nigeria, after protests to end police brutality turn deadly. Plus: we preview the final US presidential debate and ask if airport Covid-19 tests will kickstart the aviation sector....

Wednesday 21 October
We get the latest from protests in Thailand, as the government clamps down on the media. Plus: a punch-up between Chinese and Taiwanese diplomats and news from the arts world....


Tuesday 20 October
We get the latest on the post-Brexit trade talks after several days of on-again, off-again rhetoric. Plus: we report on the first foreign trip for Japan’s new prime minister and look back at the life and legacy of Italian furniture designer Enzo Mari....

Monday 19 October
With 15 days to go until election day, we look at early voting in the US; the status of the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh; Sweden increasing its defence spending by 40 per cent; plus our correspondent sends us a dispatch from upstate New York. Also tune in for Andrew Mueller’s Good News Corner....

Friday 16 October
We look ahead to New Zealand’s election this weekend, get the latest on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings and turn to Bolivia. Plus: our regular ‘What We Learned’ segment and the dispute between Ukraine and Russia over borscht....


Thursday 15 October
The European Union’s summit on Brexit begins. Plus: Chinese president Xi Jinping’s speech in Shenzhen, Hungarian writer Zsofia Ban tells us about the erosion of human rights in the country and Hege Saebjørnsen of Ikea explains the company’s new ‘buy back’ furniture scheme....

Wednesday 14 October
The latest in the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, questions over whether sanctions are the best way for the EU to deal with Russia and Apple’s new product launch....

Tuesday 13 October
As the deadline for a Brexit trade deal looms, we examine the EU’s position. Plus: Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing; elections in Northern Cyprus; and choosing the World Trade Organization’s new chief....


Monday 12 October
Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail in Florida and why the Thai king’s love of Bavaria is giving Germany a headache. Plus: singer, model and former first lady of France Carla Bruni on her new album and how coronavirus has hit the music industry....

Friday 9 October
The latest developments in Nagorno-Karabakh, how the contentious topic of reproductive rights is again a hot topic in the US election and what we have learned in the past seven days....

Thursday 8 October
How last night’s US vice-presidential debate changes the dynamic before next month’s election and why dogs are the latest weapon in the presidential campaign. Plus: what the Golden Dawn guilty verdicts mean for Greece....


Wednesday 7 October
As Boris Johnson wraps up his party’s conference, are there any signs that he can get the UK out of its current quandary? Plus: is a resolution in sight for Kyrgyzstan? Finally, we take a look through the morning’s papers and cover the latest transport headlines....

Tuesday 6 October
After Donald Trump leaves hospital in a bid to project his strength in overcoming coronavirus, Brian Klaas tells us why it sets a dangerous example. Plus: the Quad nations meet in Japan and London Film Festival....

Monday 5 October
We discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s hospitalisation on the US presidential election and head to Athens to hear about an investigation into an NGO’s role in migrant smuggling. Plus: the life and work of Kenzo Takada....


Friday 2 October
We look at what’s next in the Brexit saga as the EU announces that it will take legal action against the UK. Plus: we hear about the fallout from an outage that halted trading on Japan’s stock market and pick through the morning papers....

Thursday 1 October
We head to Belgium to hear about its new government, which came together more than 500 days after the country’s last election. Plus: we debate Japan’s increasing military budget and recap the Zürich Film Festival....

Wednesday 30 September
Scott Lucas and Monocle’s Tomos Lewis discuss the first US presidential debate, which quickly descended into name-calling as the moderator lost control....


Tuesday 29 September
We look at what’s behind renewed violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and find out about a new development in the story of one of the worst maritime disasters in history....

Monday 28 September
We learn more about Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee and get to know Leuven, the city named as Europe’s new capital of innovation. Plus we bring you the latest climate and energy news....

Friday 25 September
We look ahead to a Swiss referendum on the purchase of F-35 fighter jets, get the latest business headlines and hear about the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to cancel a full year of performances....


Thursday 24 September
We get the latest from Belarus, after the country’s embattled president is quietly inaugurated for another term. Plus: we hear about Justin Trudeau’s economic recovery plan and look ahead to the Zürich film festival....

Wednesday 23 September
The UK government has been criticised for its messaging around coronavirus. Can they get it right? Plus: we hear about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final interview and dissect Lufthansa’s plans to fly high once again....

Tuesday 22 September
We discuss the relevance of the UN as it marks its 75th anniversary amid a global pandemic. Plus: the business headlines and we hear about the latest twist in the battle between LVMH and Tiffany....


Monday 21 September
We look closer at Washington’s warnings for London over breaking the Good Friday Agreement. Plus: we assess a referendum in Italy which could reshape the country’s politics and recap the Emmy awards....

Friday 18 September
We hear the latest from Israel as a new national lockdown begins. Plus: we unpack the business headlines and evaluate the future of Boeing after a damning report into the fatal crashes of two 737 Max jets is released....

Thursday 17 September
We unpack the EU’s state of the union address and its so-called Green Deal. Plus: we hear how climate change has taken centre stage in the US election and head to St Moritz to check in with Monocle’s The Chiefs conference....


Wednesday 16 September
After the signing of the US-brokered Abraham Accords, we look at the motivations of Gulf states in aligning themselves with Israel. Plus: we unveil the Booker prize 2020 shortlist and examine California governor Gavin Newsom’s polite diplomacy with Donald Trump as wildfires rage....

Tuesday 15 September
We get the latest on Brexit as the UK parliament debates whether to break international law. Plus: Colombia’s anti-police protests; the deal between Oracle and TikTok; and US intelligence says Iran is plotting to assassinate one of its ambassadors – truth or conspiracy theory?...

Monday 14 September
As Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party chooses its new leader, we assess the candidates to replace Shinzo Abe. Plus: 50 days until the US election, China’s military’s pressure on Taiwan and regional elections in Russia....


Friday 11 September
As tensions on the Himalayan border continue to rise, Chinese and Indian defence ministers meet face to face in Moscow – so is a resolution in sight? Plus: why trade treaties might not be as hard as they look and a Tiffany takeover gone awry....

Thursday 10 September
As UK prime minister Boris Johnson defends the changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement, we assess how the decision has affected the country’s reputation. Plus: the consequences of suspending the coronavirus-vaccine trial, Cathay Pacific parks half its fleet, Berlin nightclub Berghain opens as an art gallery and the Academy Awards pushes for diversity....

Wednesday 9 September
As changes to the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU are accused of breaking international law, we get the latest on Brexit. Plus: how the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has affected the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project; border tensions between China and India; and Radio Free Europe launches in Hungary....


Tuesday 8 September
As the UK plans to override parts of its EU deal, we get the view from Europe. We also visit Turkey and hear about how 2,000 police and military personnel have become election candidates in Brazil. Plus: urbanism news....

Monday 7 September
As protests continue in Belarus, the rights of citizens and journalists are at risk – we get the latest. Plus: why Russian troll farms are back in action, a flick through the morning’s papers and what films are high on this week’s box-office charts....

Friday 4 September
A look at France’s efforts to pull itself out of its worst economic slump since the Second World War; controversy over former Australian PM Tony Abbott’s possible appointment to join the Brexit negotiations; and a round-up of the week in US politics....


Thursday 3 September
We cover the global reaction to Germany’s announcement that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. Also in the programme: the latest turn in the India-China border dispute and an effort to normalise relations between Serbia and Kosovo....

Wednesday 2 September
We unpack the US president’s visit to Kenosha, the site of protests following the police shooting of a black man last month. Plus: as China’s foreign minister completes his European tour we ask if he made any friends and we learn more about political bias in comedy....

Tuesday 1 September
We appraise Lebanon’s next prime minister and ask if a continuation of the status quo is what the country needs. Plus: does the first passenger flight between Israel and UAE signal the end to turbulence in relations between the two countries? And Norman Foster unpacks the impact of coronavirus on our cities....


Monday 31 August
Our Tokyo bureau chief on what’s next for Japan following prime minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation. Plus: elections in Montenegro, a new album by Marcos Valle and why protests in Wisconsin mark a shift from earlier civil rights actions this summer....

Friday 28 August
We hear reactions to the resignation of Shinzō Abe, following weeks of speculation about his health. Plus: we examine the power of rage in the context of Black Lives Matter and preview the Tour de France, which will look very different this year....

Thursday 27 August
We look at the US secretary of state’s Middle East charm offensive and unpack growing tensions between Turkey and Greece. Plus: we celebrate the reopening of the British Museum in London....


Wednesday 26 August
As China’s foreign minister embarks on a tour of Western Europe, we look at Beijing’s foreign-policy playbook to counter the US. Plus: we examine Germany’s move to bring Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to Berlin and get a round-up of the latest technology news....

Tuesday 25 August
We evaluate Alexander Lukashenko’s options as anti-government protests continue in Belarus. Plus: we recap the first night of the Republican convention and hear about Virgin Atlantic’s creditor crisis....

Monday 24 August
Former US diplomat Lewis Lukens and former White House adviser Linda Chavez tell us what to expect from the Republican National Convention. Plus: Hong Kong’s controversial national security law, film and dogs in Germany....


Friday 21 August
We wrap the Democratic National Convention following Joe Biden’s primetime speech which set the tone for his campaign against Donald Trump. Plus: the politicisation of the vaccine race and the push to reopen transatlantic flight routes....

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Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards....

Thursday 20 August
We look at what’s on the agenda as Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron meet at the French president’s holiday residence. Plus: Switzerland’s role in calming tensions on the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey....


Thursday 20 August
We look at what’s on the agenda as Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron meet at the French president’s holiday residence. Plus: Switzerland’s role in calming tensions on the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey....

Wednesday 19 August
Journalist Kim Ghattas has the latest on the political fallout in Beirut. Plus: we examine the situation in Bolivia as elections are delayed yet again and talk to the curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale....

Tuesday 18 August
We look at what’s transpired in the lead up to the verdict on those accused of killing Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Plus: we dissect Russia’s interests in Belarus and ask whether overnight train travel can be revived....


Tuesday 18 August
We look at what’s transpired in the lead up to the verdict on those accused of killing Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Plus: we dissect Russia’s interests in Belarus and ask whether overnight train travel can be revived....

Monday 17 August
We hear the latest on the unrest in Belarus and speak to a journalist detained amid the violent crackdown on anti-government protests. Plus: reaction to a peace deal between Israel and the UAE, and the retail headlines....

Monday 17 August
We hear the latest on the unrest in Belarus and speak to a journalist detained amid the violent crackdown on anti-government protests. Plus: reaction to a peace deal between Israel and the UAE, and the retail headlines....


Friday 14 August
As US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, continues his tour of Mitteleuropa, we assess the US’s foreign-policy agenda on the continent. Plus: why dissent in Thailand is growing, and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller on what he’s learned this week....

Thursday 13 August
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden appear as running mates for the first time; we ask whether the Democrats have a winning ticket for November. Plus: as Austria ponders a scaled-down military, who will pick up the slack?...

Wednesday 12 August
We have reaction to Joe Biden’s decision to pick California senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Plus: as Russia approves the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, our health and science correspondent asks how close we are to a worldwide version....


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Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards....

Tuesday 11 August
We hear the latest from Lebanon, following the resignation of the country’s government in the wake of last week’s deadly explosion. Plus: the fallout from the Belarusian election and the US alternative to Eurovision....

Monday 10 August
We hear the latest from on the ground in Beirut and find out why the US health secretary is in Taiwan. Plus: the good news items you might have missed over the past seven days....


Monday 10 August
We hear the latest from on the ground in Beirut and find out why the US health secretary is in Taiwan. Plus: the good news items you might have missed over the past seven days....

Friday 7 August
We hear about the difficulty of delivering aid in Beirut as many Lebanese people call on Emmanuel Macron for help. Plus: we look ahead to this weekend’s election in Belarus and flip through the morning newspapers....

Thursday 6 August
We hear the latest from the ground in Beirut and unpack some of the greater implications of the explosion in Lebanon’s capital. Plus: a round-up of the latest aviation news and Disney’s dreadful quarter....


Wednesday 5 August
We get the latest from Beirut where a port warehouse blast has so far killed 78 people. Plus: the results of five key primaries in the US, the whereabouts of the former Spanish king and the German state’s budget for art....

Tuesday 4 August
As protests in Russia’s far east continue, we ask whether demonstrators are having an impact on the government in Moscow. Plus: we look at the reaction to the opening of Genoa’s new San Giorgio bridge and pay tribute to LA’s Chateau Marmont....

Monday 3 August
We get the latest from Hong Kong, after Carrie Lam pushes back planned legislative elections. Plus: we unpack the situation in Zimbabwe as protests continue, learn about a magazine launched during lockdown and get our regular round-up of the week’s good news....


Friday 31 July
We dive deeper into the political saga unfolding in Belarus as the president looks to seal his sixth term in office. Plus: we hear about a boost in popularity for Emmanuel Macron and recount the most intriguing stories of the past seven days....

Friday 31 July
We dive deeper into the political saga unfolding in Belarus as the president looks to seal his sixth term in office. Plus: we hear about a boost in popularity for Emmanuel Macron and recount the most intriguing stories of the past seven days....

Thursday 30 July
We examine the latest woes for Boeing as it announces an end to 747 production. Plus: Turkey’s controversial new social-media law and why Belgrade is scrutinising its street names....


Edition 2284
Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards....

Wednesday 29 July
We hear the latest from Spain as the country deals with new coronavirus outbreaks. Plus: politics and the pandemic in Hong Kong and the year’s Emmy nominations....

Tuesday 28 July
US senators unveil a coronavirus relief bill, the ongoing political crisis in Mali and Poland leaves the Istanbul Convention. Plus: women leaders in a pandemic and the legacy of Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto....


Monday 27 July
Protests erupt in Russia over the arrest of a local governor; Rodrigo Duterte’s state of the nation address in the Philippines; and Tokyo’s Olympics. Plus: a look at the global box office and the world of cinema....

Friday 24 July
We unpack Mike Pompeo’s policy speech on China and gauge reaction from Beijing. Plus: what we’ve learned over the past seven days and a “cheeky” ploy by museums to entice visitors once again....

Thursday 23 July
We discuss Washington’s renewed interest in the Arctic, as Mike Pompeo heads to Denmark for bilateral talks. Plus: why China has been ordered to close its consulate in Houston, and is Belgrade finally getting a metro?...


Wednesday 22 July
We discuss a new report suggesting that several UK governments ignored signs that Russia was interfering in British politics. Plus: Turkey’s ambitions in Africa and the arrest of Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono....

Tuesday 21 July
We hear the latest on the EU’s recovery fund, unpack threats to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial hub and discuss protests in Russia’s far east. Plus: we technology headlines and the morning papers....

Monday 20 July
We get the latest on the EU’s crisis recovery fund and hear how Thailand has managed to keep coronavirus infections incredibly low compared to its neighbours. Plus: we get the latest climate and energy news....


Friday 17 July
As Angela Merkel celebrates her birthday, we unpack whether her leadership on a proposed EU recovery fund could cement her legacy? Plus: we look ahead to Republican and Democratic party conventions in the US....

Thursday 16 July
We unpack the latest results in the US presidential primaries and hear about Japan’s new domestic tourism campaign. Plus: renewed calls to build the world’s deepest underground railway station in the Swiss mountains....

Wednesday 15 July
We hear the latest from Hong Kong as opposition voters defy the national security law. Plus: the UK’s decision to ban Huawei from its 5G network and the challenges facing the film and TV industry as productions resume....


Tuesday 14 July
Has pressure from the US forced other countries to reassess their relationships with China? Plus: talks between Serbia and Kosovo, the day’s business headlines and a new initiative to keep Berlin’s nightclubs open....

Monday 13 July
We assess Trump’s new election plan after he commutes the sentence of his longtime advisor Roger Stone. Plus: what the death of Seoul’s mayor means for South Korea’s political landscape and a round-up of the past week’s good news....

Friday 10 July
We get the latest from Singapore as its general election takes place. Plus: we hear about the Republicans who don’t support Donald Trump and take a wander around the Louvre amid smaller crowds and new restrictions....


Thursday 9 July
We get the latest on a planned EU recovery fund and hear why the UK has decided to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Plus: we unpack a historic election win for the longtime opposition in the Dominican Republic....

Wednesday 8 July
As Mexico’s president and Donald Trump talk trade in Washington, we find out why Justin Trudeau isn’t joining them. Plus: the future of Taiwan’s relationship with China in the wake of Beijing’s new security law for Hong Kong....

Tuesday 7 July
We unpack Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet reshuffle and hear about the meeting between India and China to defuse military tensions on their border. Plus: what the UK’s emergency support package will mean for theatres, museums and galleries....


Monday 6 July
We get the latest from the US on how President Trump plans to tackle the deepening pandemic following the Fourth of July weekend. Plus: we unpack the tension between France and Turkey over Nato missions and get a round-up of the good news from the past week....

Friday 3 July
We get the latest from Hong Kong as the crackdown from Beijing continues. Plus: the unrest sparked by the murder of a pop singer in Ethiopia and why some want Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to become a functioning mosque again....

Thursday 2 July
The latest from Moscow following Russia’s vote on reforms that could enable Vladimir Putin to serve two more terms. Plus: Australia moves to bolster its defence capabilities, Monocle’s pick of the summer’s top songs and we round-up the aviation news....


Wednesday 1 July
We get the latest reaction from Hong Kong and ask what China’s new security bill means for the city’s way of life. Plus: we hear from the mayor of Tampa, Florida, round-up the business news and unpack the latest woes for Broadway....

Tuesday 30 June
As the leaders of France and Germany meet, we’ve got the latest on the EU recovery fund. Plus: the business news, a historic re-election in Malawi and Monocle’s creative director on the legacy of Milton Glaser....

Monday 29 June
We unpack the municipal election results across France and what they mean for Emmanuel Macron. Plus: the debate around proposed legislation to abolish some jury trials in the UK and the job opening that could be key to European space ambitions....


Friday 26 June
The latest from Russia as voters decide on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional reforms, which could extend his grip on power. Plus: we look ahead to Poland’s election at the weekend and hear about plans to allow fashion weeks to go ahead in Paris....

Thursday 25 June
We get the latest from Singapore after its snap election call and look at how coronavirus has had a disproportionate effect on minorities. Plus: a new film about Eurovision and fresh woes for the cruise industry....

Wednesday 24 June
We hear about the riots that rocked Stuttgart and how confronting the past is an essential part of police training in Germany. Plus: an update on Hong Kong’s security bill and a look ahead to a general election in Mongolia....


Tuesday 23 June
We get the latest from Vienna as the US and Russia discuss the future of their nuclear arsenals. Plus: we look at the situation in Libya as Egypt warns of a military intervention and consider what’s next for London’s theatre scene....

Monday 22 June
As Donald Trump begins his re-election campaign, how will the conversation around race affect the US election? Plus: the EU’s coronavirus recovery plan and what a party-free summer in Ibiza could look like....

Friday 19 June
We dissect the relationship between the leaders of the UK and France as Johnson meets Macron. Plus: the latest on the border dispute between China and India and why Toronto is banning singing and dancing on its patios....


Thursday 18 June
We get the latest from Brazil as its coronavirus crisis deepens. Plus: we speak to screenwriter and LGBTQ activist Dustin Lance Black, discuss the role of policing in cities and hear about London’s looming transit woes as lockdown eases....

Wednesday 17 June
We ask if Trump’s new order for police reform carries any real weight? Plus: what a bloody border brawl means for Sino-Indian relations and why US conservatives can’t be too annoyed with the new Supreme Court ruling....

Tuesday 16 June
We get the latest from Brussels on EU-UK trade talks and unpack the historic coalition agreed in Dublin. We also hear from a former Metropolitan police commander on his new book about institutional racism in the UK force....


Monday 15 June
We unpack France’s plan for post-pandemic life and meet the CEO of Wizz Air to hear about the airline’s plans for further growth. Plus: we learn about the latest chapter in Berlin’s airport drama and get a round-up of good news from the past seven days....

Friday 12 June
We get the latest from the US as Trump heads to the campaign trail and check in on Hong Kong – one year since the start of the anti-government protests. Plus: how Hollywood is getting back to work....

Thursday 11 June
Boris Johnson announces changes to UK lockdown restrictions; the US and Russia resume nuclear disarmament talks; and we examine the role of statues. Plus: our editor in chief on why the office is still important....


Wednesday 10 June
We dissect the reasons behind the severing of communications between Seoul and Pyongyang, get an update on Brexit negotiations and hear the latest climate news. Plus: London’s plans to reopen galleries....

Tuesday 9 June
After Minneapolis votes to dismantle its police department, we ask whether the ‘Defund the Police’ movement will have an impact in other US cities. Plus: we discuss what newspaper opinion pages are really for and hear why the Vatican is launching its own streaming service....

Monday 8 June
We get the latest on the protests sweeping the US and find out about a proposed law in the Philippines that could see political dissent labelled as terrorism. Plus, we get a round-up of the good-news stories missed over the past seven days....


Friday 5 June
We get the latest from the US as protests, and attacks on the press, continue. Plus, we find out why the Belarusian president moved to dissolve the government and talk through the latest business and retail headlines....

Thursday 4 June
We get the latest from the US as nationwide protests continue and head to Hong Kong for reaction to the cancellation of the annual vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre. Plus: we flip through the morning papers and hear about Italy’s slow reopening....

Wednesday 3 June
We get the latest from the US after Donald Trump threatens military action to suppress the protests sweeping the country. Plus: the next phase of Germany’s economic recovery plan and a look at the business headlines....


Tuesday 2 June
We get the latest on the protests sweeping the US as Donald Trump lashes out at demonstrators and state governors. Plus, we check in on how South Korea is handling the pandemic, hear why Wizzair is ready to soar again and flip through the morning papers....

Monday 1 June
As tensions escalate in the US, we look at the state of race relations and President Trump’s handling of the situation. Plus: China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, retail news and how e-bikes are getting cities moving....

Friday 29 May
Is China’s new security law for Hong Kong effectively the end of ‘one country, two systems’? Plus: Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media and why Berliners are already missing Tegel airport....


Thursday 28 May
We head to Brussels to get the details of a new coronavirus stimulus package announced by the European Commission. Plus, we get the latest from Canada on the saga of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and hear a love letter to London from our editor....

Wednesday 27 May
We head to Hong Kong to get the latest on the backlash against Beijing’s proposed security law. Plus: we round-up the latest transport-business news and hear about yet another new streaming service: HBO Max....

Tuesday 26 May
We ask whether the UK PM’s chief adviser will really have no regrets about his breach of lockdown restrictions. Plus: we assess a year since India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, was re-elected, take a look at Australian soft power in the Pacific and ask why Gucci is going seasonless....


Monday 25 May
We get the latest from the National People’s Congress in Beijing and hear about increasing unrest in Hong Kong. Plus: we check in on Italy post-lockdown and round-up the good news you might have missed in the past seven days....

Friday 22 May
We speak to Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization and ask whether there are reasons to be optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine. Plus: the latest from Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu is ordered to appear at his corruption trial and a round-up of the business news....

Thursday 21 May
Emmanuel Macron was once at the forefront of radical politics – is it coming back to bite him? Plus: we analyse tensions in Westminster, ask why Japan’s top prosecutor is in trouble and hear the latest technology news....


Wednesday 20 May
We get the latest on the spat between China and Taiwan over input to the World Health Organization and discuss Thailand’s international flight ban. Plus: the headlines in climate and energy, and the morning papers....

Tuesday 19 May
We report on the latest woes for Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, as he battles to extend the country’s lockdown. Plus: a new Franco-German initiative to bring Paris and Berlin closer, and we meet the organiser of Hong Kong’s Gay Games....

Monday 18 May
As the World Health Assembly meets, we dissect the delicate diplomacy of public health and politics in Asia. Plus: the business decisions driving the reopening of Europe’s football leagues and a round-up of the week’s positive news stories....


Friday 15 May
Israel’s unity government is put on hold due to cabinet disputes, we examine the global manufacturing and supply chain and hear from Bulgaria’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant. Plus: what have the paparazzi been up to?...

Thursday 14 May
We look at plans from the European Commission for a phased reopening of borders in time for summer, discuss Jacinda Ardern’s leadership during the pandemic and get an update on the film industry....

Wednesday 13 May
An international row is simmering as Taiwan is barred from attending the World Health Assembly. Plus: the drastic rise in coronavirus cases in Russia and a look ahead to the weekend’s special Eurovision broadcast....


Tuesday 12 May
Donald Trump’s administration considers a second pandemic relief bill. Plus: we turn our gaze to Asia and discuss the coronavirus success stories in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the recent spikes in Seoul and China and Shinzo Abe’s legacy in Japan. Also we’ve got good news with Andrew Mueller and an architect tells us about the pandemic’s impact on the built environment....

Monday 11 May
As UK prime minister Boris Johnson lays down his lockdown exit strategy, we ask how it stacks up against the plans of other European countries. Plus: we hear from the president of CBC/Radio-Canada and ask whether Poland and Hungary are using coronavirus to push through undemocratic legislation....

Friday 8 May
The UK has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll. We look at how Boris Johnson is trying to tackle the outbreak. Plus: what we’ve learnt this week and the day’s technology headlines....


Thursday 7 May
We get the latest from Germany as shops reopen after Angela Merkel says the goal of slowing the spread of coronavirus has been achieved. Plus: we hear about the “new normal” in South Korea....

Wednesday 6 May
The UK and the US begin the first round of post-Brexit trade talks and our science and health correspondent on France’s revelation that its first coronavirus case was in December. Plus: the US Supreme Court goes digital....

Tuesday 5 May
The latest from Italy as the first country to go into lockdown slowly begins to reopen. Plus: we dig into Israel’s coalition deal as it’s challenged in the country’s supreme court and hear how architects are responding to the challenge of life after coronavirus....


Monday 4 May
As India extends its lockdown for two more weeks, we get the latest from New Delhi. Plus: Poland’s presidential election is marred by controversy, Brazil’s mishandling of the pandemic and today’s front pages....

Friday 1 May
As Donald Trump claims that coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory, we ask how his deflection of blame will affect Sino-American relations. Plus: May Day in Helsinki, quizzes and what we’ve learnt this week....

Thursday 30 April
Spain’s plan to lift its lockdown in four phases and the tricky question over whether the Tokyo Olympics can happen next year. Plus: new coronavirus slang....


Wednesday 29 April
France reveals plans to ease lockdown restrictions. Also in the programme: the mystery over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health and a round-up of the day’s top business stories....

Tuesday 28 April
We discuss the UK’s strategy as Boris Johnson returns to work and hear a report from Stuttgart as Germany eases restrictions. Plus: aviation, philanthropy and good news from Andrew Mueller....

Monday 27 April
We have the latest view on Donald Trump’s troubling response to the pandemic and dig into the politics behind Italy’s bid to ease lockdown restrictions. Plus: headlines from the world of retail....


Friday 24 April
After yesterday’s digital meeting of EU leaders, we unpack the proposed bailout package and ask whether the pandemic will strengthen the bloc. Plus: we speak to the director-general of the World Trade Organization....

Thursday 23 April
As Spain extends its lockdown, we look at Madrid’s approach to tackling coronavirus. Plus: Turkey’s balancing act between fighting the virus and protecting its economy and we find out what’s in the news in Gibraltar....

Wednesday 22 April
The price of oil falls below zero – how it happened and why it matters. Plus: Israel narrowly avoids a fourth election, how Belgium counts Covid-19 fatalities and unpacking this year’s World Press Freedom Index....


Tuesday 21 April
We take a look at Australia’s demand for an enquiry into China’s handling of coronavirus and question the UK government’s response. Plus: artist Wolfgang Tillmans speaks about the impact on the cultural world....

Monday 20 April
We evaluate how the US has handled the coronavirus pandemic and ask whether Singapore’s approach is still one to follow after a resurgence in cases there. Plus: the latest business news and a luxury-fashion round-up....

Friday 17 April
We get the latest on Japan’s “soft lockdown”, find out what Covid-19 has done for Australian prime minister Scott Morrison’s popularity and look at the news stories you might have missed this week....


Edition 2210
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....

Thursday 16 April
Germany takes its first steps in gradually lifting its lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak and South Korea’s general election sees a record turnout. Plus: the day’s newspapers and business headlines....

Edition 2209
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....


Wednesday 15 April
We examine the situation in India and ask whether the pandemic will boost Narendra Modi’s totalitarian ambitions. Plus: reading the data, security after coronavirus, the business news and the morning’s newspapers....

Tuesday 14 April
How has Emmanuel Macron done in leading France amid the coronavirus outbreak? Plus: Hong Kong’s strategy to keep the virus at bay and the week’s top luxury news....

Edition 2207
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....


Monday 13 April
As lockdown in Spain slowly eases, the gloves are off for the Spanish opposition. How might this change the nation’s political landscape? Plus: South Korea’s local elections and the limits of digital diplomacy....

Edition 2206
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....

Friday 10 April
We discuss the fight over the narrative of how coronavirus originated and the EU’s rescue package aimed to help the countries worst hit by the virus. Plus: why Cannes Film Festival refuses to go digital....


Thursday 9 April
Bernie Sanders ends his campaign, clearing the path for Joe Biden to take the Democratic nomination ahead of the US election. Plus: the day’s business news and how much has changed in Wuhan since the lockdown was lifted?...

Wednesday 8 April
As Boris Johnson remains in hospital, we look at the implications for UK leadership. Plus: Italy’s new economic measures, a squabble between Canada and the US and how to enjoy some of Vienna’s finest art from home....

Edition 2203
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....


Tuesday 7 April
Boris Johnson is admitted to intensive care; Angela Merkel warns that this is make or break for the EU; Japan prepares to declare a state of emergency; and could Denmark ease restrictions? Presented by Tyler Brûlé....

Monday 6 April
What does Boris Johnson’s admission to hospital with symptoms of coronavirus mean for leadership in the UK? Plus: Donald Trump fails to reassure the US, what Seoul and Taiwan got right and a check-in Tyler Brûlé....

Monday 6 April
We head to Seoul to hear how South Korea has managed the coronavirus pandemic. Then: a review of the latest newspapers from Australia, business headlines and Monocle’s affairs editor Christopher Cermak on political peace and unity during this health crisis....


Friday 3 April
How will President Erdoğan respond to Turkey’s fast-growing coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Portugal gives migrants access to its healthcare, how the print industry is weathering the storm and Andrew Tuck on urbanism....

Thursday 2 April
The coronavirus pandemic reveals faultlines in the EU, as competing interests drive national responses. Can the bloc survive? Plus: forging peace in Colombia, a grim forecast for aviation and a postcard from Paris....

Wednesday 1 April
The debate over how the media should cover Donald Trump’s White House press briefings returns. Plus: How Asian nations are fighting coronavirus and the impact of the outbreak on retail and fashion....


Tuesday 31 March
Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé on the day’s key news stories, Finland’s decision to cut Helsinki off from the rest of the country as part of its coronavirus clampdown and why Switzerland is running out of gold....

Monday 30 March
A special edition co-hosted by our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé in Zürich and Monocle 24’s Tom Edwards in London, where we unpack the latest from Italy as the nation continues to be the center of the pandemic in Europe. Plus: Australian state premiers show good leadership in times of crisis and an interview with Catherine Tait, the CEO of CBC and Radio Canada....

Friday 27 March
We hear how Singapore became a success story in dealing with coronavirus, find out about Sweden’s unusual approach to tackling the pandemic and hear about a relief fund for cultural institutions in the UK....


Thursday 26 March
As China pushes propaganda supporting its fight against coronavirus, will it have difficult questions to answer? Plus: Bolsonaro loses public confidence, cultural tips for self-isolation and we hear from Tyler Brûlé....

Wednesday 25 March
Tokyo postpones the Olympics, Joe Biden launches shadow coronavirus briefings and we hear about the impact of the outbreak on aviation. Plus: Tyler Brûlé and television shows donate medical supplies to hospitals....

Tuesday 24 March
We get the latest on the coronavirus situation on the ground from our correspondents across Asia and North America. Plus, why is Cuba sending doctors to Italy and how has the tech world responded to Covid-19?...


Monday 23 March
As more severe lockdown measures are enforced across Europe, what the world can learn from Asia? Plus: Trump’s new “wartime” ambitions, how to swerve a recession and we check in with Tyler Brûlé in Zürich....

Friday 20 March
As London remains open with other cities in lockdown, we find out how the decision to quarantine an entire population is made. Plus: how the pandemic is changing the US health system and keeping restaurants afloat....

Thursday 19 March
We discuss China’s move to expel US journalists as a row with Washington over media escalates. Plus: border closures in Australia and New Zealand, and between Canada and the US. And we hear from Tyler Brûlé in Zürich....


Wednesday 18 March
As the EU seals itself off for at least a month, we ask how Europe can co-ordinate its response to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Joe Biden pulls further ahead in the battle to take on Donald Trump in November....

Tuesday 17 March
We look at the efforts being made to keep economies and businesses afloat in the coming months. Plus: Macron declares war on coronavirus, a potential breakthrough in Israel and Tyler Brûlé joins us from Zürich....

Monday 16 March
As borders continue to close across Europe we ask what the EU's role should be in mitigating the impact of coronavirus. Plus: the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, what MbS is up to in Saudi Arabia and we hear from Kristina O'Neill, editor-in-chief of 'WSJ' magazine, on her plans for 2020....


Friday 13 March
Veteran broadcaster Nik Gowing and former diplomat Lew Lukens assess the international response to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus: the US retaliates following an attack on a military base in Iraq, the latest business headlines and we ask what it's like to work from home....

Edition 2185
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....

Thursday 12 March
What can we expect from France’s municipal elections? Plus: the UK’s new chancellor delivers his first budget, Monocle’s editors on how we should report the coronavirus outbreak and Rebecca Tay has the latest in luxury....


Thursday 12 March
What can we expect from France’s municipal elections? Plus: the UK’s new chancellor delivers his first budget, Monocle’s editors on how we should report the coronavirus outbreak and Rebecca Tay has the latest in luxury....

Wednesday 11 March
With an oil-price war and the mass arrest of rivals, is Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman making a power grab? Plus: US Democratic primaries, Putin hints at two more terms as a president, and a museum of happiness....

Wednesday 11 March
With an oil-price war and the mass arrest of rivals, is Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman making a power grab? Plus: US Democratic primaries, Putin hints at two more terms as a president, and a museum of happiness....


Tuesday 10 March
As Turkey’s president visits the EU to discuss the latest refugee crisis, we ask how populism in Europe has changed the game. Plus: Lebanon defaults on its debts, a rise in global arms sales and Eurovision 2020....

Tuesday 10 March
As Turkey’s president visits the EU to discuss the latest refugee crisis, we ask how populism in Europe has changed the game. Plus: Lebanon defaults on its debts, a rise in global arms sales and Eurovision 2020....

Monday 9 March
As Italy takes extraordinary steps to contain coronavirus, we assess the potential political fallout. Plus: the view on peace in Afghanistan, France’s municipal elections and Canada’s bid for a UN Security Council seat....


Monday 9 March
As Italy takes extraordinary steps to contain coronavirus, we assess the potential political fallout. Plus: the view on peace in Afghanistan, France’s municipal elections and Canada’s bid for a UN Security Council seat....

Friday 6 March
Are India’s freedoms being eroded by Narendra Modi’s nationalist government? Plus: Turkey and Russia’s peace deal in Syria, Argentina introduces social reforms and why Albert Camus’ ‘La Peste’ is enjoying a resurgence....

Thursday 5 March
The fragile peace in Afghanistan is over after fresh attacks from both sides, Benjamin Netanyahu wins big in the Israeli polls and we examine the European environment law aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. Plus: the world of celebrity endorsements....


Wednesday 4 March
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....

Tuesday 3 March
As Turkey opens its borders to the EU, we ask why Ankara flies in the face of the norm when it comes to foreign policy. Plus: Super Tuesday in the US, the Pritzker prize and how coronavirus is impacting diplomacy....

Monday 2 March
Are we heading towards peace in Afghanistan? We look at the next steps on both sides of the deal. Plus, a review of this weekend’s South Carolina primaries, yet another election in Israel and we hear from French-Moroccan author Leïla Slimani about her latest work....


Friday 28 February
A look at the approach the UK is taking in Brexit negotiations, Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé’s view on the Heathrow runway ruling, plus a look ahead to Saturday’s Democratic primary in South Carolina....

Thursday 27 February
What’s driving India’s worst religious violence in decades? Plus: the future of European security, the legacy of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and why Hollywood writers are considering industrial action....

Wednesday 26 February
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....


Tuesday 25 February
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....

Monday 24 February
Analysis of Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada Democratic primary. Plus: we discuss what’s next in Irish politics and hear about the political challenges faced by Thailand’s Future Forward party....

Friday 21 February
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....


Thursday 20 February
As peace talks in Libya are called off after a rocket attack, we ask where the divided country is headed. Plus: the state of UK public broadcasting as the future of the BBC hangs in the balance, Russia’s tourism drive and a new exhibition in Milan on Chinese porcelain....

Wednesday 19 February
We look at the Russian artist behind the scandal that has thrown the Paris mayoral race into disarray. Plus: why Australia won’t let the dual-citizenship debate die, Angela Merkel’s potential successors and how big business is shifting the climate mentality....

Edition 2168
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....


Edition 2167
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....

Tuesday 18 February
Despite new talks on Syria, the power struggle between Ankara and Moscow continues and relations grow tense – so what next? Plus: why a Russian government radio station is broadcasting in Missouri, a fresh deal for European rail, a new weather-forecasting computer and a swansong for Australia’s Holden cars....

Monday 17 February
As the Munich Security Conference draws to a close, we ask what 2020 holds for global security and unpack the talks that did (and didn’t) happen. Plus: the likelihood of peace in Libya, the latest in US politics and what’s hitting the headlines in luxury retail....


Monday 17 February
As the Munich Security Conference draws to a close, we ask what 2020 holds for global security and unpack the talks that did (and didn’t) happen. Plus: the likelihood of peace in Libya, the latest in US politics and what’s hitting the headlines in luxury retail....

Friday 14 February
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....

Thursday 13 February
We discuss Ankara’s relationship with Moscow, as Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns of consequences should his troops come under fire in Syria. Plus: Donald Trump intervenes in the case of Roger Stone, and civility in Melbourne....


Wednesday 12 February
As Angela Merkel’s favoured successor resigns, who will take her party – and Germany – forward? Plus: a defeat for Narendra Modi’s party in Delhi’s elections and a victory for Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary....

Tuesday 11 February
As China faces its worst crisis in a generation, we ask why Xi Jinping has stayed out of the spotlight. Plus: the New Hampshire primary and why politicians should leave building design to architects and the public....

Monday 10 February
Analysis of the Irish election that has reshaped the nation’s political landscape. Plus: the latest on Turkey’s position on Syria, a turbulent week in German politics and the best of the weekend’s Oscars in Los Angeles....


Friday 7 February
Ireland heads to the polls this weekend but how will Republican party Sinn Féin’s newfound popularity skew the result? Plus: the diplomacy of coronavirus and a dispatch from Stockholm Furniture Fair....

Thursday 6 February
Trump’s acquittal might have been no surprise but what does the failure of his impeachment say about US democracy? Plus: Canadian troops are back in Iraq, the Iowa caucus app crisis and an interview with Joshua Wong....

Wednesday 5 February
Donald Trump’s controversial State of the Union address, how the coronavirus is hitting the world economy and why Benjamin Netanyahu is keen to make new friends in Africa....


Tuesday 4 February
We get the latest from Iowa, where delays mean there is no clear leader in the race to represent the Democratic party in the US election. Plus: Macron’s visit to Poland, the morning papers and the latest retail news....

Monday 3 February
We assess the fallout from impeachment proceedings in the US, discuss Turkey’s treatment of refugees and how it affects Syria and hear from Afua Hirsch about her podcast on the British empire....

Friday 31 January
On the day the UK leaves the EU, we discuss the outlook for a nation turning its back on its neighbours. Plus: the latest from China on the coronavirus and the makers of a new television show on Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean....


Thursday 30 January
As the deadline to call witnesses to Trump’s impeachment trial looms, we discuss where the proceedings stand. Plus: how the German armed forces are opting for an ‘Ikea approach’ to equipment, why Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on a diplomatic offensive and a profile of the US Democratic party candidates before next week’s Iowa caucus....

Wednesday 29 January
Trump’s “deal of the century” for peace in the Middle East – should we take it seriously? Plus: Jacinda Ardern starts campaigning in New Zealand, Hong Kong’s border situation and the countdown to the Iowa caucuses....

Tuesday 28 January
The UK government's confused approach to migration post-Brexit, how the coronavirus outbreak is threatening business globally and a new comedy film breaking records in Brazil....


Monday 27 January
How much do we know about Donald Trump's promised peace plan for the Middle East? Plus: the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak, and Los Angeles's project to count its homeless population....

Friday 24 January
We recap the week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Plus, updates on: unrest in Lebanon, Italy’s fragile coalition government, product design in Russia, and how to make tech more humane with ethicist Tristan Harris....

Thursday 23 January
The latest from Davos as the World Economic Forum continues. Plus: Greece's first female president, the phone-hacking allegations against Saudi Arabia's leader and lessons from neuroscientist and comic Sophie Scott....


Wednesday 22 January
We head to Davos and Zürich to analyse the World Economic Forum and discuss artificial intelligence with digital anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush, the media outlook with journalist Mark Dittli and the bigger picture with Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. Plus: the latest rifts in Norway’s government and a look at Paris Fashion Week....

Tuesday 21 January
The extradition hearing for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou begins and Xi Jinping returns from Myanmar – will China step up as a diplomatic leader? Plus: a word on Davos with Tyler Brûlé, Emilia-Romagna’s election and art fairs....

Monday 20 January
On the eve of Trump's impeachment, we look at what might lie ahead. Also: how Hong Kong's protests are affecting its cultural life, a dispatch from Davos and “flight-shaming” in Sweden. Plus, Paris Men's Fashion Week....


Friday 17 January
With Donald Trump’s impeachment under way, we look into some of the allegations. Plus: peace talks for Libya, protests in Lebanon, the World Economic Forum in Davos and how far off are commercial flights into space?...

Thursday 16 January
We discuss why the Russian government has just resigned and what it means for Vladimir Putin. Plus: we speak with author Chloe Hooper about Australia's wildfire crisis, and learn where embattled airline Flybe is headed....

Wednesday 15 January
We analyse the proposed new trade deal between the US and China, hear the latest on the UK’s opposition leadership campaign and talk about the past, present and future of streetwear....


Tuesday 14 January
As protests continue across Iran, we ask why unseating disliked governments is a cornerstone of US foreign policy. Plus: how a dam could start a war, work-life balance, MI5’s private-sector partnerships and the Oscars....

Monday 13 January
As protests continue in Iran, we ask how Trump will spin the affair – and how it might impact impeachment. Plus: Tsai Ing Wen’s landslide victory in Taiwan, the return to power sharing in Northern Ireland, a lookahead to Davos and a flick through the morning’s papers....

Friday 10 January
With Tsai Ing-wen poised to win a second term, we ask what’s at stake in Taiwan's elections. Plus: what this week’s crisis teaches us about engaging Iran, how Murdoch’s narrative is feeding into Australian bushfire reports and a look at the 2020 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show....


Thursday 9 January
Donald Trump’s response to the attacks on US troops in Iran, the battle for the soul of the UK’s Labour party and director Sam Mendes on new film ‘1917’....

Wednesday 8 January
As Iran strikes air bases housing US troops in Iraq, we discuss how the conflict might unfold and whether Russia will play a role. Plus: Spain’s new coalition, the Taiwanese elections and what’s next for Boeing....

Tuesday 7 January
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....


Monday 6 January
As vast areas of Australia burn, we ask what’s being done to fight the bushfires, what the political fallout could be and who's doing what to fight the climate crisis. Plus: the latest on the death of Qassem Suleimani and some new year’s resolutions for the fashion industry....

A lookahead to 2020
Technological advancements and the growing impact of climate change mean defence strategies worldwide need to adapt – and fast. We unpack how this can be done and who’s leading the charge. Plus: a look at one of luxury fashion’s greatest decades and Monocle's senior team takes us through the latest print edition of ‘The Forecast’....

A look ahead to 2020
As we leave a decade of unprecedented change in the global power balance, we ask whether 2020 will be any different - and just how diplomacy should be done to fit the new mould. Plus, a look at why Greece’s young are flocking back - and the tech we’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming year....


The best of The Foreign Desk: Twitter Diplomacy
Diplomacy used to be a dignified art. But social media has changed that, as it has everything else, into a faster, more direct and often informal discourse. On The Foreign Desk last September, Andrew Mueller discussed whether this is just a case of governments changing with the times – or is the world walking into something more serious?...

The Globalist: The Foreign Desk
In this special episode of The Globalist from the team behind The Foreign Desk we discuss the climate crisis. Millions have taken to the streets in an attempt to get politicians to take action but for those in power, or trying to get into power, it’s never a simple issue. Back in July, Andrew Mueller asked how politicians could persuade voters that climate reforms – and even sacrifices – are necessary....

The best of The Foreign Desk: Church and state
In this special episode of The Globalist brought to you by The Foreign Desk we look back to January 2019, just after the Ukrainian Orthodox Church split from its Russian counterpart, in a move seen as more political than theological. Andrew Mueller discusses the changing role of Christianity in society and politics....


The best of The Big Interview: James Ellroy
In this special edition of The Globalist, we revisit the best of The Big Interview in 2019. James Ellroy is known as the demon dog of US literature. He won numerous awards for his LA Quartet: ‘The Black Dahlia’, ‘The Big Nowhere’, ‘LA Confidential’ and ‘White Jazz’. He’s now returned to the city in ‘This Storm’....

The best of The Big Interview: Dame Patricia Routledge
In this special edition of The Globalist, we revisit the best of The Big Interview in 2019. Dame Patricia Routledge, who played the role of Hyacinth Bucket in the legendary sitcom ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, talks about her love for both stage and screen....

The best of The Big Interview: Darina Allen
In this special edition of The Globalist, we revisit the best of The Big Interview in 2019. Darina Allen, who has a renowned cookery school, 19 cookbooks and numerous TV shows to her name, is the face, voice and energy behind a culinary revolution....


The best of The Big Interview: Samantha Power
In this special edition of The Globalist, we revisit the best of The Big Interview in 2019. Samantha Power served in Barack Obama’s cabinet and as US ambassador to the UN. Her memoir, ‘The Education of an Idealist’, was published in September....

Monday 23 December
We discuss the results of Uzbekistan’s election, look back at why climate change became the biggest topic of 2019, review Monday’s front pages and visit the Hayward Gallery’s Bridget Riley retrospective....

Friday 20 December
We look at the UK’s political course following the Queen’s Speech and a fresh call for Scottish independence. Plus: as Iranian president Rouhani heads to Tokyo, could the Japanese play a role in solving the nuclear crisis? We’ll also find out why the ‘Cats’ film has been consigned to the litter tray and get a lesson is festive cocktail making....


Thursday 19 December
As the US House votes to impeach Donald Trump, why have the Republicans banded behind Donald Trump? Plus: Australia’s prime minister holidays as the country suffers bushfires and the UK’s state opening of parliament....

Wednesday 18 December
As Russia and China push for the UN to lift sanctions on North Korea, what will Kim Jong-un get up to next? Plus: what Musharraf’s sentencing means for Pakistan, the latest update from Reporters Without Borders and what’s making the headlines in the Middle East. All that, and a look at what makes a great Christmas film....

Tuesday 17 December
As Nato member Turkey threatens to close a military base housing US nuclear warheads we look at the worsening relations between Washington and Ankara. Also in the programme: UK PM Boris Johnson’s campaign against the BBC, and how the success of Danish drama has led to surprising problems in Copenhagen....


Monday 16 December
It was a UK election that won’t be forgotten – so what happens now and will it change the path towards Brexit? Plus: unrest in Assam over India’s new citizenship bill, spirituality in the modern age and a look at the latest climate news....

Friday 13 December
In our UK general election special, we discuss the Conservatives’ landslide victory. Join us for analysis on the results and to hear what a panel of experts thinks the result means for the future of the country....

Thursday 12 December
As the UK heads to the polls in a general election we bring you the latest analysis and predictions. Also in the programme: why the Faroe Islands find themselves in the middle of the Huawei battle, plus a round-up of the day’s top business news....


Wednesday 11 December
As Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam reflects on Sunday’s protests, we get an update from our team in the city-state. Plus: the latest news from the Americas, a new study on reliable news sources and all the developments in the world of retail....

Tuesday 10 December
We bring you the reaction from the Kremlin after Russia gets banned from all global sporting events. Also in the programme: will tactical voting bring surprise results in the UK general election, plus the most surprising nominations at the Golden Globe awards....

Monday 9 December
We report on the case being brought against Myanmar at the International Criminal Court, as Aung San Suu Kyi travels to The Hague. Plus, we look ahead to the final week of campaigning before the UK’s general election and wrap the latest news from the world of technology....


Friday 6 December
France is paralysed by pension strikes; is this the straw that breaks Macron’s back? Plus: US-North Korea diplomacy breaks down again, Alitalia is on its last legs, Design Miami and the oldest Christmas card....

Thursday 5 December
As Nato’s anniversary summit ends, we ask if the diplomatic soap opera had anything positive to offer. Plus: what Netanyahu’s up to in Lisbon, Italy’s latest grassroots political movement and why a new documentary is celebrating the appeal of 1990s movie ‘Showgirls’....

Wednesday 4 December
As Nato’s anniversary summit continues we discuss Turkey’s participation. Plus: new defence alliances, Algeria’s elections, South Korea's film industry bites back at Disney dominance and Art Basel Miami Beach....


Tuesday 3 December
Nato’s 70th anniversary summit begins in London but sparring could dampen the party atmosphere. Plus: the Cop25 climate summit, an unfolding crisis in Malta, gentrification in London and the death of the apostrophe....

Monday 2 December
As Trump takes on the military, we wonder where his meddling will lead this time. Plus: we look ahead to this week’s climate talks in Madrid, reveal what Monocle’s been up to in Zürich and ask whether the EU is starting to take a harder line on China....

Monday 2 December
Germany’s SPD party has a new leader – what does this mean for the future of the grand coalition? Plus: does EC president Von Der Leyen’s call to Beijing mean the EU is taking a harder line on China? We also discuss the latest news from the White House, look ahead to this week’s climate talks in Madrid and disclose what Monocle’s been up to in Zürich....


Friday 29 November
Two weeks before the UK’s election, we assess the leaders’ debate on climate change and ask whether Boris Johnson was missed. Plus: why Hungary doesn’t understand Eurovision and why France wants to ban Black Friday....

Friday 29 November
Two weeks before the UK’s election, we assess the leaders’ debate on climate change and ask whether Boris Johnson was missed. Plus: why Hungary doesn’t understand Eurovision and why France wants to ban Black Friday....

Thursday 28 November
As Lebanon enters its seventh week of protests, we ask if the media has exaggerated the violence. Plus: the latest from Hong Kong, how to infiltrate a spy into a foreign government and the enduring popularity of mafia films....


Wednesday 27 November
Anti-government protesters push for political reform in Georgia. Plus: US Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg fires up his tech-savvy base, Netflix moves into real estate and why beauty isn’t enough to win Miss France....

Edition 2108
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....

Tuesday 26 November
As Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits Qatar, we look at Turkey’s relationship with the Gulf states. Plus: press freedom in Egypt and why Sweden questioning whether Finland should really be the official home of Santa Claus....


Monday 25 November
Why the new generation of Russian diplomats are different from their predecessors, the systematic faults behind the Venice floods and why s0 many K-pop fans are particularly upset....

Friday 22 November
As Iran reconnects the internet, we ask if its actions stopped people from protesting. Plus: we assess the impact on the 2020 US presidential election after Google joins Twitter in banning political adverts and ask whether a former Stasi informer is the right person to own the ‘Berliner Zeitung’....

Edition 2105
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....


Thursday 21 November
The latest from Hong Kong as protesters continue their siege of a university. We also ask whether Turkey’s incursion into Syria has given Isis the chance to make a comeback? Plus: nominations for the Grammy awards....

Wednesday 20 November
What we learned when the leaders of Britain’s two biggest parties met in the first televised debate of the general election campaign. Plus: leaked documents reveal how Tehran is meddling in Iraqi affairs and Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, on the world’s most powerful and thriving cities....

Tuesday 19 November
As Nato foreign ministers prepare to convene in Brussels, we ask how the alliance can reinvent itself before December’s 70th-anniversary summit. Plus: the peace process in Eastern Ukraine, the nature of UK TV election debates and innovations in mobility from LA CoMotion....


Monday 18 November
As Hong Kong slips into recession, how bad is the economic outlook? Plus: how coverage of Lebanon’s protests is being censored and China’s stern warning to Sweden over an award for Chinese-born author Gui Minhai....

Friday 15 November
As violence in the Gaza strip leaves its future in the balance, we ask what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu might stand to gain. Plus, winds of change for the US-South Korea military alliance as defence chiefs meet in Seoul, the latest Notre Dame rebuild row and why Nike decided to leave the world’s biggest online retailer....

Thursday 14 November
A closer look at the Brics alliance as leaders of five emerging economies meet in Brazil. Plus: Sri Lanka’s elections, press freedom in Turkey after the re-arrest of Ahmet Altan and Joel Stein’s ‘In Defense of Elitism’....


Wednesday 13 November
We look ahead to today’s meeting of Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington and examine the changing nature of protest in Hong Kong as the city comes to a standstill. Plus: Why is it so difficult to count the population in Berlin?...

Tuesday 12 November
As catastrophic wildfires continue to burn in Australia we ask why the country’s politicians are so reluctant to concede the impact of climate change. Plus: What now for Bolivia as ousted president Evo Morales gets asylum in Mexico and a diplomatic row between Austria and Russia over spying claims....

Edition 2097
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....


Monday 11 November
We as whether the results of Spain’s election will help a divided country move forward? Plus: another weekend of protests in Hong Kong, the Democrats seeking to take on Trump in 2020, and the fall of the Berlin Wall....

Friday 8 November
As Catalonia’s separatist movement grows increasingly fractious, what should we expect from Spain’s election? Plus: Trump and Johnson’s relationship, Muji’s European flagship and Italy takes the environment to school....

Edition 2095
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....


Thursday 7 November
We look into the leading themes in the UK general election as campaigning begins. Plus: Emmanuel Macron tightens immigration laws in France and Apple spends more than €1.8bn on building homes in California....

Wednesday 6 November
We discuss the newly agreed deal to end factional infighting in Yemen. Plus: Iran’s relationship with its nuclear-deal partners, the Web Summit in Lisbon and why North Macedonia and the EU aren’t seeing eye to eye....

Tuesday 5 November
What Aramco’s IPO means for global energy and climate change. Plus: Jean-Claude Juncker’s damning comments on Boris Johnson and his Brexit campaign, and the legacy of flamboyant TV astrologer Walter Mercado....


Monday 4 November
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....

Friday 1 November
We look ahead to German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to India. Plus: the latest strategy from the Democrats in their push to impeach Donald Trump and we speak to DJ Shadow about his return to the limelight....

Thursday 31 October
As Donald Trump plans to skip the Asean Summit in Thailand, we look at the impact on US relations with its Southeast Asian allies. Plus: Putin and Orbán, Ethiopia’s sabre rattling and California’s latest wildfires....


Wednesday 30 October
We look at the campaign ahead as UK parliamentarians back its first December election since 1923. Plus: Lebanon’s prime minister resigns after a fortnight of unrest and why people in the US see New Zealand as a refuge....

Edition 2088
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....

Tuesday 29 October
We examine the worsening situation in Iraq as authorities impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew after intensifying protests. Plus: Mario Draghi leaves the European Central Bank, the morning papers and LVMH's bid to buy Tiffany's....


Monday 28 October
After US forces hunt down Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, what will his death mean for the war on terror? Plus: Alberto Fernández dethrones Mauricio Macri in Argentina, press freedom in Australia and today’s papers....

Friday 25 October
We take a look at this weekend’s general election in Argentina, ask why Russia is eager to create closer ties with African nations and discuss a new disco album that’s all about Brexit....

Edition 2085
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....


Thursday 24 October
As Hong Kong kicks the extradition bill, will Carrie Lam be replaced? And if so, by who? Plus: the latest evidence in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, why a defence-spending typo has hit the headlines in Australia and a special report from Porto’s first design biennale....

Wednesday 23 October
As Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government, we ask what’s next for Israeli politics. Plus: the latest on Brexit, Spain’s plans to exhume the remains of its former dictator and the politics behind pattern design....

Tuesday 22 October
As Justin Trudeau wins a tight election in Canada, we look at what lies ahead for the nation. Plus: the latest on unrest in Lebanon and Northern Ireland’s legalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage....


Edition 2082
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....

Monday 21 October
Is it almost over? We get to grips with what might be Brexit’s final resolution. Plus: Canada’s elections, a technology round-up and a snippet from our Big Interview with chef Darina Allen....

Monday 21 October
Is it almost over? We get to grips with what might be Brexit’s final resolution. Plus: Canada’s elections, the latest in technology and a snippet from our Big Interview with chef Darina Allen....


Friday 18 October
A showdown looms as the Boris Johnson takes his Brexit deal to Westminster. Plus: Thailand’s opposition parties make their voices heard, why Sweden searched for a Russian submarine that never existed and the films to watch this winter....

Edition 2080
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....

Thursday 17 October
As the EU summit commences, we find out the latest on Brexit. Plus: Carrie Lam’s disastrous day in Hong Kong, what we should and shouldn't read into Kim Jung-un taking a snowy ride on his white horse and a snappy preview of Monocle’s November issue....


Edition 2079
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....

Wednesday 16 October
After the fourth Democratic debate – the first since calls for Trump’s impeachment – we discuss the front-runners and those who got left behind. Plus: more Brexit deadline chaos, the likelihood of an Isis resurgence and the head of the Man Booker jury on this week’s controversial prize....

Wednesday 16 October
After the fourth Democratic debate – the first since calls for Trump’s impeachment – we discuss the front-runners and those who got left behind. Plus: more Brexit deadline chaos, the likelihood of an Isis resurgence and the head of the Man Booker jury on this week’s controversial prize....


Tuesday 15 October
What is Russia’s role in the Middle East – and how is its influence growing? Plus: what the Budapest mayoral elections mean for Viktor Orban, the latest in luxury retail and a quick check-in on Japan’s Rugby World Cup....

Monday 14 October
As Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with migrants, we ask whether another refugee crisis is on the EU’s doorstep. Plus: why Irish PM Leo Varadkar makes an unlikely Taoiseach and the latest on the Trump-Ukraine scandal....

Friday 11 October
Where is US foreign policy headed? Plus: a preview of Tunisia’s upcoming election, why Romania’s government has collapsed and why China is unhappy with the NBA....


Thursday 10 October
We hear from Turkey as its military begins incursions against neighbouring Kurds in Syria. Plus: why Australia is cracking down on climate-change protestors, a word with political journalist and author Marie Le Conte and a look at the future of rail travel with Monocle’s editor in chief....

Wednesday 9 October
We analyse the escalating tensions between Boris Johnson’s government and Brussels, look ahead to Poland’s election and hear why LGBT rights are being debated by the US Supreme Court....

Tuesday 8 October
We discuss Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, find out what's on the agenda for a meeting between the leaders of China and Pakistan, learn about the history of diplomatic immunity and hear from US novelist James Ellroy....


Edition 2072
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....

Monday 7 October
As Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers in Hong Kong, we ask how the protests could change. Plus: Kosovo’s election, Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and a review of the reviewers of ‘Joker’....

Monday 7 October
As Carrie Lam invokes emergency powers in Hong Kong, we ask how the protests could change. Plus: Kosovo’s election, Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and a review of the reviewers of ‘Joker’....


Friday 4 October
Will the impeachment process have any impact on US president Donald Trump’s popularity? Plus: a look at the weekend’s general election in Portugal and how ‘flight shame’ is going to change the aviation market....

Thursday 3 October
The EU and Northern Ireland’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan, bird-friendly architecture in New York and a round-up of the day’s newspapers and business headlines....

Edition 2069
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....


Wednesday 2 October
We head to Lima to get the latest on Peru’s political crisis. Plus: Sweden revives its vast underground naval base, the latest on protests in Hong Kong and Russia’s relationship with alcohol....

Tuesday 1 October
China special: 70 years as a communist nation. Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief, James Chambers, has the latest on protests in the city-state with expert analysis from Steve Tsang, Isabel Hilton and Jonathan Fenby, while film critic Karen Krizanovich examines China's influence on Hollywood....

Monday 30 September
We get the latest from the ongoing circus in UK politics, discuss protest movements in Hong Kong, Egypt and Tunisia, and meet designer Pierre Yovanovitch. Plus: after Saudi Arabia, which country imports the most weapons?...


Edition 2066
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....

Friday 27 September
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....

Thursday 26 September
With the long-threatened impeachment probe finally launched, what next for President Trump and US foreign policy – and how will Ukraine respond? Plus: US-Iran relations, the unlikely figure galvanising dissent in Egypt and a check-in from Paris Fashion Week....


Wednesday 25 September
Has UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s position become untenable after yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling? Plus: an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, digging up a dictator and is Michelin moribund?...

Tuesday 24 September
Should the UK’s Supreme Court have the right to intervene in politics? Plus: the latest on the war of words between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Air New Zealand’s CEO prepares to stand down and the day’s quirkier technology stories....

Edition 2062
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....


Monday 23 September
We look ahead to the UN Climate Summit in New York, hear why India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has gone to Texas to drum up support, dissect the design of a Scandinavia Airlines rebrand and recap the Emmy awards from Los Angeles....

Friday 20 September
How will Saudi Arabia confront Iran? Plus: the history of national-unity governments, Japan keeps an eye on the Olympics as the Rugby World Cup begins, the Emmy awards and we check-in with our man in the Balkans....

Thursday 19 September
Can former Israeli general Benny Gantz build a government of national unity? Plus: the UK’s Supreme Court deliberates the suspension of parliament, Donald Trump courts wealthy Republicans in California and Virgin Atlantic plans new routes from Heathrow Airport....


Edition 2059
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....

Wednesday 18 September
With Taiwan’s presidential elections down to a two-horse race, what next for its political climate as China looms closer? Plus: the latest on Israel’s inconclusive election, the UK’s Supreme Court hearing on the suspension of parliament and a special report on Greece’s migrant crisis....

Tuesday 17 September
Could attacks on Saudi oil facilities destabilise the Middle East? Plus: Chinese interference in Australia, the art of the political memoir and the CEO of Rand Corporation, Michael Rich, on the diminishing role of facts and analysis in US public life....


Edition 2057
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....

Monday 16 September
What should we expect from this week’s Israeli election? We also examine public-sector strikes in Paris, find out why global oil prices have hit their highest level in four months and discuss Robert Mugabe’s legacy. Plus: Andrew Holgate from ‘The Sunday Times’ tells us about the paper’s short-story award....

Friday 13 September
Is the US any closer to impeachment? If not, which Democrats stand a chance in 2020? Plus: we discuss whether Shinjiro Koizumi is a rising star in Japanese politics, find out why there’s been an uptick in xenophobic violence in South Africa and ask if Huawei’s offer to share its knowhow will actually work....


Friday 13 September
Is the US any closer to impeachment? If not, which Democrats stand a chance in 2020? Plus: we discuss whether Shinjiro Koizumi is a rising star in Japanese politics, find out why there’s been an uptick in xenophobic violence in South Africa and ask if Huawei’s offer to share its knowhow will actually work....

Thursday 12 September
The latest Brexit twists and turns after a Scottish ruling that the suspension of parliament is unlawful. Plus: rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia, and a report from the International Motor Show in Frankfurt....

Wednesday 11 September
As John Bolton gets the boot, we take a look at the outgoing US national security adviser’s tenure. Plus: the state of foreign intervention in Hong Kong, the birth of a new political party in Turkey and our tech correspondent reports from Apple’s annual media conference....


Tuesday 10 September
Controversy in Westminster as parliament is prorogued and PM Boris Johnson doesn't get what he wants: an early general election. Plus: how Tunisia’s upcoming presidential election is putting the country’s democracy to the test and why Sydney is going to get rid of its lockout laws....

Edition 2052
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....

Monday 9 September
We discuss the latest fallout from the UK’s Brexit crisis, find out why Rohingya refugees might face a mobile-phone blackout and get the latest business news from the Middle East....


Monday 9 September
We discuss the latest fallout from the UK’s Brexit crisis, find out why Rohingya refugees might face a mobile-phone blackout and get the latest business news from the Middle East....

Friday 6 September
Andrew Mueller looks back on the life of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95. Plus: Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomatic talks in London, elections in Moscow and India’s race to space....

Edition 2050
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....


Thursday 5 September
What’s next after a double defeat for Boris Johnson in the House of Commons? Plus: we ask what Shinzo Abe stands to gain from a meeting with Vladimir Putin and dive into a new book about fast fashion....

Edition 2049
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....

Wednesday 4 September
The latest from our Hong Kong bureau as Carrie Lam plans to withdraw the extradition bill that sparked months of protests. Plus: MPs take control of the UK’s House of Commons, and Japan and South Korea’s trade spat....


Tuesday 3 September
Can the Iran deal be saved and, if so, who can save it? Why are tensions between Israel and Hezbollah on the rise – again? And can Argentina’s economic crisis be stopped? Plus: could your doorbell be used to fight crime?...

Monday 2 September
The clock continues to tick for UK MPs battling to stop a no-deal Brexit. Is Colombia’s peace process in danger? And why is Australia’s refugee policy being questioned? Plus: what is delaying Dubai World Central Airport?...

Friday 30 August
As authorities arrest prominent pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, we ask our bureau chief what’s next. Plus: US-Polish relations, Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day and a visit to Popocatépetl volcano near Mexico City....


Thursday 29 August
We look at the decision to prorogue parliament in the UK and unpack the fate of the Italian coalition. Plus: resolution edges closer in US-Taliban peace, the business headlines and a quick tour of Stockholm....

Wednesday 28 August
After another weekend of violent protests in Hong Kong, how long does Carrie Lam have to find a solution? Can remain-supporting UK MPs prevent a hard Brexit? Plus: Erdogan meets Putin and we hear from our LA bureau....

Tuesday 27 August
We ask whether the G7’s commitments to the Amazon wildfires will be enough and what its impact on the international community will look like. Plus: Venice Film festival and can a new coalition repel Italy’s far-right?...


Monday 26 August
After this weekend’s stretch in Biarritz, we conduct a post-mortem of this year’s G7 summit. Plus, a look at why one Australian state is pulling the plug on a Chinese-funded education programme, the latest in aviation news and a quick flick through the stories hitting the headlines in Cairo....

Monday 26 August
After this weekend’s stretch in Biarritz, we conduct a post-mortem of this year’s G7 summit. Plus, a look at why one Australian state is pulling the plug on a Chinese-funded education programme, the latest in aviation news and a quick flick through the stories hitting the headlines in Cairo....

Friday 23 August
The G7 are amassing in a corner of southwest France; we take a look at what they will (and perhaps won’t) be discussing. Plus: how China is ramping up pressure on Hong Kong, the Japan-South Korea trade spat that’s threatening national security and what Qantas’s new test of human endurance might entail....


Thursday 22 August
A view from Berlin after Boris Johnson meets Angela Merkel. Plus: Australia’s participation in the Strait of Hormuz mission and why San Francisco is switching off the world’s oldest continuously operating webcam....

Wednesday 21 August
We dig into a new report that says China’s military power has surpassed that of the US in the Indo-Pacific region. Plus: Beijing’s role in mediating South Korea and Japan’s trade dispute and a flip through the morning newspapers in Zürich....

Tuesday 20 August
We head to Turkey for the latest on a crackdown on pro-Kurdish politicians. Plus: renewed political drama in Italy and we discuss the business headlines....


Monday 19 August
The latest on the row between Tehran and the West as Gibraltar allows an Iranian tanker to sail again. Plus: Hong Kong’s ongoing protests, the day’s papers and why Swiss children are walking themselves back to school....

Friday 16 August
An update on the political and social unrest in Hong Kong and we ask why Australia is struggling to address climate change at the Pacific Islands Forum. Plus: the latest headlines and global summer-playlist favourites....

Thursday 15 August
Kashmir, Hong Kong and rising tensions between South Korea and Japan: why is the US taking a back seat? Plus: post-INF, we take a first look at what a new nuclear arms race might look like, get the latest in retail news and ask how Turkmenistan’s president came back from the dead....


Wednesday 14 August
We look at why Argentina’s surprise primary election results are shaking its economy, ask how China’s relationship with India will affect the crisis in Kashmir and discuss the impact of Hong Kong’s protests on the global aviation business....

Tuesday 13 August
After separatists seize the port city of Aden, we ask what’s next for the Saudi-led alliance and peace efforts in Yemen. Plus: what another strongman in south Asia could mean for Sri Lanka, we unpack the Russian opposition’s next moves and, with K-pop stars BTS taking a hiatus, we look at how other artists have made a comeback....

Monday 12 August
As protests in Hong Kong enter their 10th week, we discuss the possible outcomes. Plus: is Italy about to hold a snap election? We also discuss the future of print media and hear the latest news in aviation....


Friday 9 August
Yesterday Beijing summoned Hong Kong officials to Shenzhen – but as protests continue we ask how much can one city take. Plus, as Salvini soaks up the sun (and all hope the Italian coalition will stay intact) we unpack the week in Italian politics. Plus we look at what’s at stake for Argentina in this weekend’s primaries....

Thursday 8 August
After a chilly reception for Donald Trump in Ohio and Texas following two mass shootings, we ask if the US president is really concerned about a rise in domestic terrorism? Plus: we ask if Moscow is listening as Ukraine’s president calls for more peace talks with Russia and we look at a new law in California requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns....

Wednesday 7 August
As Pakistan contests India’s move to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, what’s next for the region? Plus: what went wrong for Barneys and is Russia’s floating nuclear power plant a risk?...


Tuesday 6 August
We analyse Donald Trump’s response to two mass shootings and ask how much of a role the internet has to play in gun violence. Plus: why Kashmir’s special status has been revoked and some solutions for urban issues in US cities....

Monday 5 August
We get the latest from the US following two mass shootings on the weekend and hear how protestors in Hong Kong are bringing the city to a standstill. Plus: the morning papers and the latest from the world of fashion....

Friday 2 August
After his first full week in office, we analyse UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s first moves towards a potential no-deal Brexit. Plus: we unpack the INF treaty’s demise, get the latest on the protest movement in Hong Kong and ask what Mashrou’ Leila’s cancelled festival appearance means for censorship in Lebanon....


Thursday 1 August
After last night’s second Democrats debate in Detroit, we look at which candidates came out on top. Plus: why Syria continues to be the thorn in President Erdogan’s side, the Maori protests that are rattling Jacinda Ardern’s leadership and the battle between Rotterdam and Maastricht to win the right to host Eurovision 2020....

Wednesday 31 July
With tensions in the South China Sea hotting up, whose interests will be best served at this week’s Asean summit? Plus, why Vladimir Putin is flustered, how the Strait of Hormuz quandary might be solved and last night's first Democrats debate....

Tuesday 30 July
After the US director of national intelligence Dan Coats resigns and a Trump loyalist is ushered in, we ask: just how bad an idea is it? Plus: what next for Northern Ireland, why Seoul-Tokyo relations have taken another turn for the worse, and why Bear Grylls and Narendra Modi are making an unlikely joint TV debut....


Monday 29 July
As the situation in Iran continues to cause uncertainty, we unpack yesterday’s Vienna meeting between the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal. Plus, we learn more about Russia’s clampdown on independent election candidates, and get the latest from our bureau in LA....

Friday 26 July
We unpack the tense situation in Iran with defence expert Robert Fox. Plus, we ask how Europe will react to the UK’s new prime minister, and as climate change makes itself felt, what lessons can we learn from a country where forest fires have long been the norm?...

Thursday 25 July
As China releases its first white paper since 2015, we ask if events in Hong Kong and Taiwan have been leaving the superpower feeling threatened – and how it might react. Plus, we unpack Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress, discuss the tribulations of Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez, and ask if Chinese finance is changing Hollywood cinema....


Wednesday 24 July
The challenges facing the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, why Italy’s Lega party is fielding questions over Russian money and we pay a visit to the first poster museum in the US....

Tuesday 23 July
Can diplomacy still ease tensions between Iran and the US and UK? Also in the programme: why protests have returned to Moscow and a round-up of the week’s top news in transport....

Monday 22 July
We analyse the results of Ukraine’s parliamentary election, look at Pakistan’s relationship with the US, discuss why the Bosnian War is back in the headlines and find out who might be the next leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrat party....


Friday 19 July
We discuss political tensions in the US, look ahead to Ukraine’s parliamentary election this weekend, learn about revelations emerging about Notre Dame cathedral and analyse the latest on the UK’s leadership race....