UK MPs move to block a no-deal Brexit. Plus: the US tries to safeguard oil shipments, Japan mourns deaths at an animation studio, Cambridge Analytica documentary ‘The Great Hack’ and the bizarre trailer for ‘Cats’.
Will a failed attempt at impeaching President Trump complicate the way forward for Democrats? Plus: Charles Hecker and Joy Lo Dico examine global fears of a Russian plot to harvest biometric data via a popular face-ageing app and Baylen Leonard discusses the art of music biopics as Baz Lurhmann gets to work on a new film about Elvis Presley.
Will the UK find a friend in Ursula von der Leyen when she becomes president of the European Commission? Plus: Isabel Hilton and Brian Klaas examine Nancy Pelosi’s effort to label comments by the US president as racist, Russia’s refusal to take responsibility for the downing of MH17, and Norah O’Donnell channels Edward R Murrow on her first day at the helm of CBS Evening News.
As hints of an agreement between Yemen’s warring sides emerge, we examine the role of a location during peace conferences. Plus: Ursula von der Leyen makes her final pitch to European lawmakers, the political strategy behind Donald Trump’s racism and why dark satire has become a popular television genre.
Will Donald Trump’s racist outburst be a turning point in his presidency? Plus: Putin’s populist alliance, more leaks from the UK’s US embassy, movie remakes and Taiwan’s president faces a pro-China election opponent.
Why is president Donald Trump so keen to include a question on citizenship in next year’s US census? Plus: Turkey receives the first parts of a Russian missile-defence system and we find out why Finland loves tango.
What does the row over the resignation of the UK's ambassador to the US say about the state of UK politics? Plus: the last Volkswagen Beetle leaves the factory and Poland’s top five songs.
The US wants a military coalition to safeguard the waters surrounding Iran and Yemen - but does anyone else? Plus: the Australian government promises a referendum on recognising indigenous people in the constitution and Finland considers female conscription.
As a “roadmap for peace” in Afghanistan is agreed, we ask how significant a breakthrough it is. Plus: Michael Binyon and Stefanie Bolzen discuss the headlines and Ben Aitken explains his move from the UK to Poland.
Can Greece’s new prime minister fulfil his bold promises? Plus: Australia mulls a plan to refuse terror suspects entry, advertising pioneer Stewart Greene and leaked UK memos describe Trump’s administration as “inept”.
Former UK foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind discusses reports that Downing Street tried to withhold sensitive intelligence from Boris Johnson. Plus: John Limbert, replica art and the Tour de France.
What should we expect from Donald Trump’s self-aggrandising military parade? We also explore how nations make the transition from dictatorship to democracy, our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé tells us why people are flocking to Switzerland and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco gives us his global musical countdown.
Stefanie Bolzen from ‘Die Welt’ and Bloomberg’s Sebastian Salek profile the favourites for Europe’s top jobs. Plus: Russia’s military chiefs hold an emergency meeting, Japan clamps down on smoking and we find out why fast radio bursts continue to baffle space scientists.
Should the UN intervene in Libya? We also discuss Greece’s election and the anger of Spain’s authorities at a cinematic portrayal of people from Malaga. Plus: is the health of politicians a matter of public interest?
John Everard, the UK’s former ambassador to North Korea, analyses Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un. Plus: Vladimir Putin’s relationship with the rest of the world, the safety of electric vehicles and Monocle’s executive editor, Josh Fehnert, tells us all about our Quality of Life Conference in Madrid.
We dissect Vladimir Putin’s interview on liberalism and populism with the ‘Financial Times’. Plus: the latest on protests against an extradition bill in Hong Kong and Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Madrid.
We have the latest as Nato weighs up its options over Russian belligerence. Plus: the Democratic party's presidential hopefuls clash in a spiky TV debate, Paris swelters in a heatwave and we speak to astronaut Chris Hadfield.
How can the Democrats defeat Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election? Plus: we ask whether political parties should adopt ‘gender parity leadership’ like Germany’s SPD, discuss San Francisco's decision to ban e-cigarettes and find out why Moscow is targeting Georgian wine.
Why is Beijing refusing to discuss the Hong Kong protests at the G20 summit? Plus: a major report on improving social mobility, ABC’s legal challenge to police raids in Sydney and why the Ferrari 250 GTO has been classified as a work of art.
Why is top US diplomat Mike Pompeo making an unexpected visit to Saudi Arabia? Plus; the ethics of recording the private lives of leading public figures, the Vatican’s decision to cancel its women’s team debut match and why French comedy is embroiled in a plagiarism scandal.
Why has Donald Trump reportedly changed his mind about military strikes against Iran? Plus: the credentials of the UK’s prime ministerial hopefuls, the latest from the Paris Air Show and the songs topping the Italian charts.
Why is Xi Jinping making his first visit to North Korea? Plus: US officials accuse Iran’s military of downing one of its drones, film-maker Anne-Frédérique Widmann on her documentary ‘Free Men’ and our upcoming Quality of Life Conference in Madrid.
Will the 2020 US presidential election be the most divisive in the country’s history? Plus: fake news and the anti-vaccination movement, Turkish soap operas and the Art Newspaper’s Georgina Adam on the sale of Sotheby’s.
Should the US send more troops to the Middle East? Plus: we examine the nature of political protests in Russia, have the latest on the race to be the UK’s next prime minister and Monocle’s Japan bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, tells us why the country’s anime industry is struggling to recruit top talent.
Will hostilities between Iran and Saudi Arabia lead to a conflict in the Middle East? Plus: pressure grows in Hong Kong, Boris Johnson skips TV debate and why cricket is more than just a sport to India and Pakistan.
Are Iran’s soldiers to blame for co-ordinated attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Plus: Donald Trump's spin doctor leaves the White House, the day's business headlines from Bloomberg and Russia’s beleaguered space programme.
Will Donald Trump use dirty tricks against his presidential rivals? Plus: the art of political protest, a crucial vote in the race to be the UK’s next prime minister, Greek newspapers and Argentinian pop music.
Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief, James Chambers, has the latest as protests in the city-state turn ugly. Plus: the UK’s ‘net zero’ emissions target, worrying signs for Germany’s economy and Uber’s flying taxis.
What should we know about the UK’s leadership hopefuls? Plus, Mary Harper and Jeffrey Howard on political turmoil in Sudan, La Sagrada Familia finally gets a building permit and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella visits Art Basel.
Can Europe’s leaders save the Iran nuclear deal? We also discuss mass protests in Hong Kong and whether drug use should prevent politicians from holding office. Plus: Monocle’s Balkans correspondent on the politics of football in the region.
Mexico deploys forces on the Guatemala border and UK PM Theresa May steps aside as leader of the Conservative party. Plus: will tiny living spaces get more enjoyable in the future thanks to new technology?
Can China stop the US from selling weapons to Taiwan? Also in the programme: Denmark’s election results, Huawei’s Russia deal and Donald Trump’s take on Ireland’s “border situation”.
Russia and China have both seen relations with the West sour but can they support each other? And is Japan set to take a greater role in global diplomacy? Plus: raids cause concern about press freedom in Australia.
Why Turkey’s President Erdogan is determined to buy a Russian missile-defence system, how the 2036 Olympics is causing controversy in Germany and a new South-Korean box-office hit boosts Seoul’s film industry.
US President Donald Trump starts his state visit to the UK. Also in the programme: will Germany’s Angela Merkel be able to keep her coalition together after the resignation of its junior partner’s leader and the latest push in France for smoke-free parks.
We discuss warnings from business leaders about a no-deal Brexit and look at what’s next in Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu urges Israelis to elect him for the second time this year. Plus: China and the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Robert Mueller declines to clear Donald Trump of wrongdoing; we assess the response to his statement. Plus: the world’s quietest nation and two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, are similar buildings in the UK safe?
We have the latest as Huawei takes on the US government. Plus: the next EU Commission president, Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck reviews the day’s newspapers and why does the Louvre have a problem with overcrowding?
What’s next for Brexit negotiations – and the future of the Tories – as Jeremy Hunt describes a no-deal Brexit as “political suicide”? Plus: Austria’s political crisis and we ask who is in line to lead the EU.
What do the results of the EU elections mean for the continent’s biggest parties? Plus: Fiat’s planned merger with Renault, the new leader of Australia’s Labor party and Finland’s stunning victory in the Ice Hockey World Championship.
Political writer and broadcaster Matthew Parris has the latest as Theresa May announces her resignation. Plus: the business headlines, Sri Lanka’s state of emergency and we speak to the organisers of Hay Festival.
The *Financial Times*’s political editor George Parker joins us as pressure mounts on Theresa May. Plus: business news, Australia’s general election and should music be banned based on the artist’s political views?
Could Theresa May be forced from office in the UK? China’s airlines demand compensation from Boeing and we review the day’s front pages. Plus: why Shinzo Abe wants the West to use Japan’s naming convention.
Why is the White House refusing to allow a former legal adviser to testify before Congress? Plus: the difficulties of defining terrorism, business headlines from Bloomberg and the kilogram gets a scientific makeover.
John Hewson, former leader of Australia’s Liberal party, discusses the country’s shock election result. Plus: UK Conservatives make leadership pitches, business news from Bloomberg and an epic weekend at Eurovision.
Cross-party Brexit talks end in the UK but does that make a second EU referendum any more likely? Plus: Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to approve same-sex marriage and Tel Aviv gets ready for Eurovision.
Why has Donald Trump declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks? We also examine the legacy of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, who has died at the age of 89, explore the strategic military importance of the Japanese island of Okinawa and get a Eurovision update from Tel Aviv.
Why has the US pulled embassy staff from Iraq? And how do Ukrainians feel about the EU? Plus: political controversy at Cannes Film Festival and a look at the latest technology releases.
What will be the legacy of Sri Lanka’s terror attacks? Plus: *Die Welt*’s Stefanie Bolzen on Brexit talks between the UK’s Conservative and Labour parties, business headlines from Bloomberg and how asteroids are named.
Are the US and Iran running the risk of provoking a conflict in the Gulf? Plus: protests in Albania, Rachel Johnson on why she disagrees with brother Boris on Brexit and we take the temperature of the UK art market.
Should the US intervene to help resolve Venezuela’s political crisis? Plus: business headlines from Bloomberg, Russia reappraises Stalin and Monocle’s Jessica Bridger tells us about Zürich's transition to summer.
We discuss the ongoing – and seemingly neverending – trade war between the US and China, the controversial verdict in Montenegro’s coup trial and the decline of democracy in Benin. Plus: why is Brazil losing friends?
We ask whether the Iran nuclear deal is on the brink of collapse. Plus: the UK’s main political parties prepare to contest the European elections, Uber’s drivers strike ahead of the company’s initial public offering and we profile Norway’s gaffe-prone health minister.
As two Reuters journalists jailed in Burma are released, we discuss press freedom in the country. Plus: Istanbul re-runs an election for its mayor and the US attorney general faces a contempt vote in Congress.
The eight-nation Arctic Council meets in Rovaniemi, Finland. We ask what role it plays. Plus: The latest on India’s general election and why New York’s Met Gala is one of the fashion calendar’s most important events.
Should the UN intervene in Libya? We also ask whether the UK’s Europhile parties are in the ascendency. Plus: the latest headlines from Bloomberg and we ask whether the French reassessing their love affair with wine.
We have the latest as UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson is sacked amid claims he leaked information from a high-level meeting. Plus: Australia’s One Nation party, the business headlines and the Venice Biennale.
What role US politicians should play in attempts to oust Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro. Plus: business headlines from Bloomberg, Angela Merkel and the European elections, and nominations for the Tony Awards.
What will Emperor Akihito’s abdication mean for Japan? We have business news from Bloomberg and examine talks between Serbia and Kosovo. Plus: why has a Eurovision winner waded into a debate about political boycotts?
Is Sri Lanka’s government guilty of curbing civil liberties following the Easter Sunday attacks? Plus: Switzerland’s relationship with the EU, Australia’s elections and we ask whether cinema is witnessing a renaissance.
Has Jair Bolsonaro damaged Brazil’s reputation for tolerance? Plus: the Democratic Party’s many presidential candidates, the latest headlines from Monocle’s Zürich bureau and Ben Page reviews the week in statistics.
Can Joe Biden become the 46th president of the US? Plus: Russia’s attempts to create a sovereign internet, Gabriel Leigh’s transport round-up and a sneak peek inside a new book by Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Should we be concerned that Huawei is building part of the UK’s 5G mobile network? Plus: Australia’s elections, Berlin’s Soviet War Memorial and Monocle’s senior editor Robert Bound discusses the changing face of art.
Sri Lanka’s government imposes a state of emergency. Plus: business headlines from Bloomberg, cross-party Brexit talks in Westminster, China’s spectacular military parade and a bumper tulip harvest in the Netherlands.
Could Sri Lanka’s government have prevented the country’s worst attacks since its civil war? We also profile Ukraine’s new president, speak to Lord Hain about Northern Ireland’s fragile peace and review the day’s papers.
Why did Donald Trump try to fire Robert Mueller? We also ask whether more can be done to assist Libya’s government and preview North Macedonia’s election. Plus: inside The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets.
Will Sudan's former president, Omar al-Bashir, ever face trial at the International Criminal Court? We also discuss General Khalifa Haftar’s advance on Libya, bring you the latest business headlines from Bloomberg and discuss James Murdoch's investment in the comic-book industry.
Why has Donald Trump blocked an attempt to end the war in Yemen? We also ask whether far-right parties should be barred from TV debates, discuss Huawei’s criticism of politicians and hear from the man who is relaunching one of the UK’s most iconic publications.
We discuss how Taipei might respond to China’s aggressive military drills. We also talk about the cultural significance of Notre-Dame, examine the rise of the far right in Austria and find out why the Speaker of the UK’s House of Commons, John Bercow, has a cult following.
Will high-level meetings between Japan and China pave the way for Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Tokyo? Plus: Australian journalists go on trial over breaching a court order, Finland’s elections produce no clear winner and Tel Aviv gears up to host Eurovision.
Monocle’s Georgina Godwin presents a special weekend edition broadcast live from Salone del Mobile in Milan featuring some of the most celebrated names from the world’s leading design event.
A special weekend edition broadcast live from Salone del Mobile in Milan. Georgina Godwin is joined by some of the most celebrated names in design including Maurizio and Christian Mussati, the founders of WonderGlass.
Ben Rylan and Gillian Dobias host live from Milan Design Week where Alberto Alessi and David Chipperfield tell us about their redesign of the classic Moka coffee pot, and the creative directors of Jil Sander discuss a new collaboration with the artist Linda Tegg. Plus: in the studio Oli Stratford, editor in chief of ‘Disegno’ magazine, gives his Salone highlights.
Live from Milan Design Week: Ben Rylan talks good-looking workplaces with McKinsey Design’s Rob Mathis and Ben Sheppard, and Knoll’s design director Benjamin Pardo. Urbanism consultant Luca Ballarini also discusses the challenges of mobility in Italian cities and we meet the founder of Salone Satellite, Marva Griffin Wilshire.
We kickstart our series of live broadcasts from Milan Design Week in conversation with Omer Arbel, founder of lighting company Bocci, and the designers of a brand new Panasonic screen. Plus: at Salone del Mobile we meet Johanna Vuorio, CEO of timber-furniture specialist Nikari.
Could Libya be on the brink of a new civil war? Plus: why Donald Trump is threatening the EU with new tariffs, behind the scenes at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and the latest from Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Could a coalition of nationalist parties threaten the EU’s future ahead of the bloc’s elections? Plus: the UK unveils plans for regulating the technology sector, the private life of Benjamin Netanyahu and Shazam’s long journey back to the big screen.
We have the latest on the ongoing political stalemate in the UK parliament, a round-up of the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo and plenty of praise for nature documentaries.
We have the latest on the preliminary report into the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crash that occurred last month. Plus: Nissan’s former boss Carlos Ghosn is rearrested in Japan, Australia's government pins its hope on a new budget and we ask why vintage video gaming is making a comeback.
We have the latest as the UK’s two main parties prepare to hold crucial talks on Brexit. Plus: a trade deal between the US and China appears to be nearing completion, Germany claims that Russia has violated a key nuclear-arms treaty and we assess the challenges facing Europe’s broadcasters.
We have the latest as Greece’s prime minister begins his historic visit to North Macedonia. Plus: we profile the philosophy teacher who is hoping to rejuvenate right-wing politics in France, discuss Nasa’s row with the Indian government and find out why Europeans are still very much in love with radio.
We have the latest as Turkey's ruling party suffers heavy losses in key local elections. Plus: the UK's former ambassador to Tokyo, Sir David Warren, on the country's new imperial era and we hear from Slovakia’s new president.
Why has Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó been barred from public office? We also discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the French civil service, Theresa May’s attempts to hold a third vote on her Brexit deal and find out why museums are facing repatriation requests for their fossils.
How do governments decide whether to ban an extremist group? Plus: Taiwan’s plans to expand its army, Ukraine’s presidential elections and a row about labelling products as “Macedonian”.
The Financial Times’ political editor George Parker explains the UK’s attempts to break the Brexit deadlock. Plus: Nato’s concerns over China, orders that gag the media and Disney’s adaptations of classic films.
Will Donald Trump's plans to build a wall end in failure? Plus: concerns about the legitimacy of Thailand's general election, big tech's questionable efforts to combat extremism and an art project in Stockholm cheering up anxious commuters.
We have the latest as Donald Trump is cleared of conspiring with Russia. Plus: the UK government considers replacing Theresa May over her handling of Brexit, Amsterdam attempts to clamp down on property magnates and Monocle’s Gabriel Leigh rounds up the biggest stories from the world of transport.
Why is the Golan Heights so important? Plus, we discuss why Brazil’s former president Michel Temer has been detained, the cities that have changed their names and whether our interpretation of famous art matters.
Can the US help to end the war in Yemen? Plus: the EU’s attempts to tackle fake news and disinformation, a satirical take on Brexit and why Arkansas wants statues that are more representative.
Are EU leaders in the mood for renegotiating Brexit? We also find out why Kazakhstan’s leader resigned after 30 years, discuss China’s interest in Italy and assess plans to build a tunnel between Austria and Slovenia.
What can the world’s politicians learn from New Zealand’s handling of the Christchurch attacks? We also discuss the difficulties of reforming the US voting system, explore historically low interest rates in Switzerland and find out how the UK’s top music artists are trying to save the country’s live-music scene.
New Zealand vows to tighten gun laws in response to the country’s worst mass shooting. Plus: Germany’s biggest banks mull a merger, Macron unveils anti-rioting measures and Japan’s space agency teams up with Toyota.
The latest on the Christchurch shootings. Is enough being done to tackle far-right extremism? Plus, cultural heritage in the Balkans, Tom Ford and the CFDA and will Shinzo Abe lead his party for a fourth term?
Can a former Texan punk rocker become the next US president? We also explore how Russia is commemorating the annexation of Crimea, discuss how an economic recession is defined and take you behind the scenes at a trade fair that is dedicated to water and energy.
Will Joe Biden run for the US presidency in 2020? We also ask whether a second Brexit referendum is the only way to avert a full-blown political crisis in the UK, review the day’s front pages and ask whether fashion in politics matters as much at it used to.
What happens if the UK parliament refuses to pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal? Plus: more countries temporarily bar the Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet from flying in and out of their countries, Finland's strict surveillance laws and the politics of US art.
Has Isis finally been defeated in Syria? Plus: the latest on the release of the woman who stands accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader, a check-in with our correspondent at the Geneva Motor Show and do we need more prefixes for numbers?
Are the European Union and the UK government close to agreeing a new Brexit deal? We also find out why Finland's government has collapsed, explore the rapid expanse of 5G networks and our correspondent, Alexei Korolyov, hitches a ride on one of the Austria's sleeper trains.
Chinese technology giant Huawei takes legal action against the US government. Plus: Russia’s intelligence agencies take on the West, Italy’s high-speed rail link with France and Air India’s show of soft power.
Should EU member states revoke the citizenship of jihadists who have fought in Syria? Plus: claims that North Korea is rebuilding a rocket launch site it had promised to dismantle, the difficulties facing new political parties and the latest from Geneva Motor Show.