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Monocle 24: The Briefing

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A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.
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Thursday 3 December

Thursday 3 December

2020-12-0331:43

Will the Afghan Taliban commit to ending the country’s lengthy and bloody war? Plus: we look ahead to Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, examine the day’s business news and explore Taiwan’s pop-music charts.
Wednesday 2 December

Wednesday 2 December

2020-12-0230:59

We have the latest as the UK becomes the first country in the world to approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for widespread use. Plus: Hong Kong’s most prominent activist is jailed, Biden’s new American branding and Monocle’s Nic Monisse rounds up the week’s best urbanism stories.
Tuesday 1 December

Tuesday 1 December

2020-12-0131:00

Are the UK and the European Union sleepwalking towards a no-deal Brexit? Plus, Janet Yellen is nominated as US treasury secretary, we review the Italian papers and Andrew Mueller reflects on the week’s cheerful news stories.
Monday 30 November

Monday 30 November

2020-11-3030:00

The UN’s former deputy secretary-general Mark Malloch-Brown on the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia. Plus: Brazil’s local elections, diplomacy in the western Balkans and the WHO’s chief scientist on coronavirus.
Friday 27 November

Friday 27 November

2020-11-2732:00

Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Chris Cermak and Benno Zogg explore an EU row about whether ski resorts should open. Plus: an interview with the president of the Swiss Confederation, the top stories from Uruguay, and Fernando Augusto Pacheo reviews the printed press.
Thursday 26 November

Thursday 26 November

2020-11-2632:58

Can Seoul and Beijing help to build lasting peace on the Korean peninsula? Plus: why EU nations want to ban Turkey’s ‘Grey Wolves’; Andrew Mueller looks back on the colourful life of Diego Maradona; and Fernando Augusto Pacheco explores France’s music charts.
Wednesday 25 November

Wednesday 25 November

2020-11-2531:02

Anthony Gardner, a former US ambassador to the European Union, tells us about Joe Biden’s foreign-policy intentions. Plus, the latest on Sweden’s response to coronavirus, the day’s business headlines and Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco on the Grammy Awards.
Tuesday 24 November

Tuesday 24 November

2020-11-2431:22

Monocle’s Leila Molana-Allen offers a first-hand account of reporting from war-torn Yemen. Plus: Donald Trump accepts that the formal US political transition should begin, Dr Chris Smith has a vaccine roundup and Carlota Rebelo delves into the world of urbanism.
Monday 23 November

Monday 23 November

2020-11-2330:00

Why are so many senior US Republicans still aligning themselves to Donald Trump? Plus: protests against racial violence in Brazil, China’s space ambitions and Andrew Mueller has the week’s positive news stories.
Friday 20 November

Friday 20 November

2020-11-2030:00

The UN’s relief agency chief, Mark Lowcock, has the latest on Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis. Plus: Libya prepares to hold parliamentary elections, the day’s business news and Andrew Mueller reflects on the past seven days in the Monocle newsroom.
Thursday 19 November

Thursday 19 November

2020-11-1932:02

Will Donald Trump stand for the US presidency in 2024? Plus: Monocle's Lucinda Elliott takes us to Cuba, the latest business headlines from ‘Bloomberg’ and Paige Reynolds explores Moldova’s music charts.
Wednesday 18 November

Wednesday 18 November

2020-11-1832:42

Could Vladimir Putin be preparing to step down? Plus: Donald Trump fires the man who vouched for the reliability of this month’s US election, the latest on the SpaceX mission and Nic Monisse’s urbanism roundup.
Tuesday 17 November

Tuesday 17 November

2020-11-1731:59

Is Donald Trump preparing to withdraw US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan? Plus: the efficacy of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, the latest on the Tokyo Games and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella rounds up the week's best cultural stories.
Monday 16 November

Monday 16 November

2020-11-1629:20

How will Joe Biden attempt to bring coronavirus under control? Plus, Stefanie Bolzen of ‘Die Welt’ on Brexit negotiations, Oxford University’s Rana Mitter explains the significance of the world’s largest trading bloc, and Andrew Mueller rounds up the positive news.
Friday 13 November

Friday 13 November

2020-11-1329:17

As Beijing congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, we ask how long Donald Trump can keep denying his loss. Plus: why this weekend’s local elections in Brazil might not be good news for president Jair Bolsonaro, and what we’ve learned this week.
Thursday 12 November

Thursday 12 November

2020-11-1231:00

New York’s efforts to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, a new push for regional co-operation in the Balkans and a look at the singles chart in Russia.
Wednesday 11 November

Wednesday 11 November

2020-11-1131:00

Has Hong Kong become a one-party state? Plus, Joe Biden calls Donald Trump an ‘embarrassment’, the latest business headlines from Bloomberg and Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo on Bogotá’s new metro system.
Tuesday 10 November

Tuesday 10 November

2020-11-1031:591

Is Europe doing enough to combat Islamic extremism? Plus: Trump’s attempts to undermine the election result, an Olympic Games update and our new sister publication ‘Konfekt’.
Monday 9 November

Monday 9 November

2020-11-0930:58

What will Joe Biden’s election mean for the transatlantic relationship? Plus, Monocle 24’s Chris Smith on a vaccine that could prevent more than 90 per cent of people from coronavirus, and the author Shelby Scarbrough on what we can learn from George Washington’s ‘Rules of Civility’.
Friday 6 November

Friday 6 November

2020-11-0630:00

Political scientists Scott Lucas and Rachel Kleinfeld have the latest as Joe Biden appears on the brink of the US presidency. Plus: Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the day’s papers and Andrew Mueller reflects on a dramatic week in Monocle’s newsroom.
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