Monocle 24: The Briefing

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.


  • Monday 25 May

    May 25 2020

    Why has UK PM Boris Johnson refused to sack a top aide who travelled during lockdown? Plus: we ask whether it’s safe for children to return to schools, have the latest from Japan and bring you the week’s positive news stories.

  • Friday 22 May

    May 22 2020

    We’ve got the latest as China attempts to impose a controversial new law in Hong Kong. Plus: the extent of coronavirus in major cities, a round-up of the week’s stranger stories and the best of US pop music.

  • Thursday 21 May

    May 21 2020

    Has the White House failed to ascertain the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in the US? Plus: we speak to Value Retail’s CEO, Scott Malkin, have all the latest from Mexico and round-up the week’s culture stories.

  • Wednesday 20 May

    May 20 2020

    Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck cover the day’s news. Plus: the performance of the UK Labour party’s new leader, the Franco-German recovery programme and the week’s best urbanism stories.

  • Tuesday 19 May

    May 19 2020

    Has the Kremlin covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in Russia? Plus: the latest from Japan, the race to develop a vaccine and the battle to save Picasso murals in Oslo.

  • Monday 18 May

    May 18 2020

    Can the World Health Assembly co-ordinate a global response to the coronavirus pandemic? Plus: the latest from Brazil, a power-sharing agreement in Afghanistan and Andrew Mueller’s roundup of the week’s positive stories.

  • Friday 15 May

    May 15 2020

    We have the latest from Japan as the country begins to ease its state of emergency. Plus: Monocle’s Josh Fehnert tells us how the hospitality industry is bouncing back, the week’s stranger stories and Eurovision.

  • Thursday 14 May

    May 14 2020

    Monocle 24’s Dr Chris Smith on how scientists are trying to manage coronavirus. Plus: how journalists assess the validity of stories about the pandemic, Chiara Rimella’s cultural round-up and a homage to the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Wednesday 13 May

    May 13 2020

    What impact will the conflict with China have on the US election? Plus: the science behind physical distancing, the latest from Costa Rica and how restaurants are facing the challenges of the pandemic.

  • Tuesday 12 May

    May 12 2020

    Why is the US’s top scientist concerned about plans to restart the country’s economy? Plus: Germany sees a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Monocle’s design editor, Nolan Giles, tells us about a congregation of creative talent in Milan and we bring you the week’s positive news stories.

  • Monday 11 May

    May 11 2020

    Tyler Brûlé and guests assess Switzerland’s attempts to kick-start its economy. Plus: Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and political strategist Lance Price on the abysmal messaging from the UK government, and we also have a Eurovision update.

  • Friday 8 May

    May 08 2020

    Tyler Brûlé has the latest from Switzerland as it prepares to reopen. Plus: news from Brazil, the unheralded role of Boeing’s 747 cargo planes during the pandemic and a cultural round-up with Monocle’s Chiara Rimella.

  • Thursday 7 May

    May 07 2020

    Have China and the US reached breaking point? Plus: how antiviral drugs could be used to treat Covid-19, a failed plot to overthrow Venezuela’s government, retail news and our weekly pop countdown.

  • Wednesday 6 May

    May 06 2020

    Why does the UK now have the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe? Plus: how the world’s navies are coping with the virus and how major cities are planning to keep us out of our cars as restrictions ease.

  • Tuesday 5 May

    May 05 2020

    Tyler Brûlé explores how national governments are starting to ease coronavirus restrictions. Plus: an update from Tokyo, aviation news and Monocle’s Nolan Giles on what Australian architects are learning about suburbia.

  • Monday 4 May

    May 04 2020

    What should we make of the White House’s claim that coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab? Plus: the latest on the situation in Russia, Monocle’s Venetia Rainey brings us the business headlines and we find out how traditional cinema is adapting to lockdown.

  • Friday 1 May

    May 01 2020

    Former Downing Street insider Lance Price and Monocle 24’s health and science correspondent, Dr Chris Smith, on the UK government’s handling of Covid-19. Plus: Tyler Brûlé in Switzerland and the week’s stranger stories

  • Thursday 30 April

    Apr 30 2020

    What impact will the coronavirus pandemic have on war-torn countries around the world? Plus: Taiwan’s foreign minister tells us how Taipei tackled the virus, the latest retail news and the best of Armenian pop music.

  • Wednesday 29 April

    Apr 29 2020

    Will Germany introduce new lockdown restrictions to curb coronavirus? Plus: the CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on fighting the pandemic, China’s plans for its parliament and physical distancing in Lithuania.

  • Tuesday 28 April

    Apr 28 2020

    How are the world’s best scientists managing the easing of lockdown restrictions? Plus: Argentina is praised for its handling of coronavirus, the US response to the pandemic and some positivity from Andrew Mueller.

  • Monday 27 April

    Apr 27 2020

    Tyler Brûlé assesses Europe’s response to coronavirus. Plus: China prepares for a second wave of infections, the UK government’s handling of the pandemic and Monocle’s Venetia Rainey has the day’s business headlines.

  • Friday 24 April

    Apr 24 2020

    Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Fiona Wilson assess the global impact of Covid-19. Plus, an interview with the head of the World Trade Organization; Chiara Rimella offers us a cultural round-up and we reflect on the week’s stranger news stories.

  • Thursday 23 April

    Apr 23 2020

    We explore how coronavirus is straining already tense relations between the US and China. Plus: the science behind easing a lockdown, the EU’s attempts to keep the bloc’s economy afloat and pop music in Thailand.

  • Wednesday 22 April

    Apr 22 2020

    Why has the UK government struggled to coordinate its coronavirus response? Plus: US lockdown strategies open old political fault lines, Covid-19 in Nicaragua and Monocle’s Nic Monisse on the week’s stories.

  • Tuesday 21 April

    Apr 21 2020

    We have the latest on the White House’s decision to suspend immigration to the US. Plus: Germany eases restrictions, Japan considers a further postponement to the Olympics and we talk design with Monocle’s Nolan Giles.

  • Monday 20 April

    Apr 20 2020

    Could lockdown protests in the US exacerbate the country’s coronavirus outbreak? Plus: the race to develop antibody tests, the news in Hong Kong and why Brazil is watching repeats of the nation’s sporting triumphs.

  • Friday 17 April

    Apr 17 2020

    Just how honest has China been in telling the world about Covid-19? Plus: the latest on the US response to the virus, how Greece has curbed the spread there and how museums are adapting.

  • Thursday 16 April

    Apr 16 2020

    The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Robert Mardini, tells us how his organisation is battling coronavirus. Plus: chaos in Brazilian politics, Austria’s shops begin to reopen and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Japanese pop music.

  • Wednesday 15 April

    Apr 15 2020

    Taiwan's representative in the UK, David Lin, tells us how the self-ruled island has been tackling coronavirus. Plus: the latest on easing lockdown restrictions in Switzerland, the race to create a vaccine and Germany reconfigures bike lanes to allow social distancing.

  • Tuesday 14 April

    Apr 14 2020

    Amy Pope – who co-ordinated the US response to Ebola and Zika – has the latest on coronavirus in America. Plus: Russia considers deploying its army, the plight in Ecuador and how Italian brands are getting back on track.

  • Monday 13 April

    Apr 13 2020

    Could the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia show the rest of Europe how to ease Covid-19 restrictions? Also: Japan’s mixed response to the virus outbreak and why Turkey may see a spike in new cases.

  • Friday 10 April

    Apr 10 2020

    We review another week in the pandemic with Tyler Brûlé and Moncle’s senior Asia editor, Fiona Wilson. Plus: a dispatch from the US, why Croatia could lift restrictions and the stories you might have missed this week.

  • Thursday 9 April

    Apr 09 2020

    How are European leaders responding to the pandemic? Plus: the debate over the efficacy of masks, the race to the White House and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Andrew Mueller on Swedish pop music.

  • Wednesday 8 April

    Apr 08 2020

    Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Mueller examine the poor communication around Boris Johnson’s illness. Plus: Trump’s spat with the WHO, Mexico’s attempts to stamp out Covid-19 and some positive business news.

  • Tuesday 7 April

    Apr 07 2020

    Monocle 24's health and science correspondent, Dr Chris Smith, joins political analyst Lance Price for the latest on UK prime minister Boris Johnson's condition. Plus: Chris Cermak on how Eurozone countries are addressing economic uncertainty and a roundup of the week's more positive stories.

  • Monday 6 April

    Apr 06 2020

    Tyler Brûlé on Austria’s plans to ease lockdown restrictions. Plus: Japan prepares to declare a state of emergency, Boris Johnson is admitted to hospital and Yuan Potts from Bloomberg brings us the business news.

  • Friday 3 April

    Apr 03 2020

    Peter Goodman from ‘The New York Times’ assesses the economic impact of coronavirus. Plus: Tyler Brûlé joins us from Zürich, Ivan Carvalho has an update from Milan and we find out how the pop industry is adapting.

  • Thursday 2 April

    Apr 02 2020

    What can the world learn from South Korea’s coronavirus testing programme? Plus: Monocle’s Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, tells us how leaders in the region are using the outbreak to curb civil liberties, the latest business headlines and Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s Global Countdown.

  • Wednesday 1 April

    Apr 01 2020

    The World Health Organization’s Dr Margaret Harris assesses the challenges posed by coronavirus. Plus: the latest from Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Markus Hippi, and a report from Monocle’s Paris correspondent.

  • Tuesday 31 March

    Mar 31 2020

    Why do national armies play such differing roles during uncertain times? Plus: coronavirus and mental health, how Latin America is battling the outbreak and Tyler Brûlé and Fiona Wilson on the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Monday 30 March

    Mar 30 2020

    What part can we all play in helping to stamp out coronavirus? Tyler Brûlé joins us live from Zürich, we get the latest on Donald Trump’s woeful response to the virus and we assess the impact on the print industry.

  • Friday 27 March

    Mar 27 2020

    Monocle's editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, and Bloomberg's Ed Robinson assess the economic impact of coronavirus. Plus, the latest as Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, Monocle’s Andrew Mueller reflects on an extraordinary week in newsrooms across the world and our global countdown shows solidarity with our listeners in Italy.

  • Thursday 26 March

    Mar 26 2020

    Tyler Brûlé, Monocle’s editor in chief, and Chris Smith, our health and science correspondent, have the latest on the fight against Covid-19. Plus, why some authoritarian countries are in denial about the virus, the latest business news and we offer some life hacks if you are working from home.

  • Wednesday 25 March

    Mar 25 2020

    What should we make of Donald Trump's claim that the US could reopen in the coming weeks? Plus: the latest from Europe, UK scientists lead the way in mapping the virus and Fernando Augusto Pacheco has some tips for those who are missing their favourite soap operas.

  • Tuesday 24 March

    Mar 24 2020

    Former Downing Street insider, Jonathan Powell, assesses Boris Johnson’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé has the latest from Zürich, our health and science correspondent Chris Smith reports on the race to find a vaccine and China begins to reopen its cinemas.

  • Monday 23 March

    Mar 23 2020

    Leading virologist Chris Smith explains how we should tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: Monocle’s editors, business news with Yuan Potts and how the media in Wales is helping children who are stuck indoors.

  • Friday 20 March

    Mar 20 2020

    Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and security expert Paul Rogers assess an extraordinary week. Plus: Andrew Mueller has the world’s other news stories and Fernando Augusto Pacheco chooses the songs that could have won Eurovision.

  • Thursday 19 March

    Mar 19 2020

    It’s just over a decade since we last saw global markets tank, also during a US election. Did we learn anything useful? Plus: the practicalities of creating a vaccine and why Australian football is continuing.

  • Wednesday 18 March

    Mar 18 2020

    Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, on how coronavirus is increasing tensions between China and the US. Plus: the political consequences of Italy’s lockdown and what to read or watch if you are stuck at home.

  • Tuesday 17 March

    Mar 17 2020

    Coronavirus: As Europe shuts down, Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck look at what happens next. Plus: Ben Hubbard on Mohammed bin Salman, news from Latin America and challenging times for the film and television industries.

  • Monday 16 March

    Mar 16 2020

    Coronavirus: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, virologist Chris Smith and political analyst Lance Price have the latest. Plus: municipal elections in France, Markus Hippi reviews the papers and how we’ll help to provide a few distractions if you have to self-isolate.

  • Friday 13 March

    Mar 13 2020

    Virologist Chris Smith has the latest on the coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Germany's far-right AFD party is placed under surveillance, an interview with the author Christina Lamb, and Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the US music charts.

  • Thursday 12 March

    Mar 12 2020

    Coronavirus: we have the latest as Donald Trump imposes a travel ban from Europe to the US. Plus: Putin’s power grab in Russia, news from South America with Monocle’s Lucinda Elliott and a look at Melbourne Design Week.

  • Wednesday 11 March

    Mar 11 2020

    Can Joe Biden become the 46th president of the US? Plus: Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, plays peacemaker in Libya, the latest headlines from the Balkans and Monocle's Robert Bound on Andy Warhol's enduring appeal.

  • Tuesday 10 March

    Mar 10 2020

    We've got the latest as the US begins withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Plus: Italy's emergency measures to combat coronavirus, the day's business headlines and Monocle's tech guru, David Phelan, brings his best gadgets into Midori House.

  • Monday 9 March

    Mar 09 2020

    Flight MH17: the latest as the trial opens in Amsterdam. Plus: former presidential candidate Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden, business headlines from Bloomberg and Iceland’s relationship with the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Friday 6 March

    Mar 06 2020

    Why are there no women left in the US presidential race? Plus: Australian army officer turned US counterinsurgency advisor David Kilcullen on his new book, the week’s quirkier stories and the best of Lithuanian pop.

  • Thursday 5 March

    Mar 05 2020

    We examine the legacy of the UN’s Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, who has died at the age of 100. Plus: Israel’s inconclusive election, contingency plans for Tokyo 2020 and journalist Helen Lewis on her book ‘Difficult Women’.

  • Wednesday 4 March

    Mar 04 2020

    Monocle’s team ponders whether Joe Biden can become the next president of the US. Plus: the media’s coverage of coronavirus, the latest business headlines from Bloomberg and why St Petersburg has been miscalculating its population.

  • Tuesday 3 March

    Mar 03 2020

    Benjamin Netanyahu claims victory in Israel, Germany’s politicians promise to tackle far-right extremism, a key day in the US presidential race and Monocle’s Eurovision expert plays some of his favourite entries.

  • Monday 2 March

    Mar 02 2020

    What to expect from UK-EU trade talks; Monocle reports from the US campaign trail; the headline stories in Latin America and why Muscovites are unhappy about a Soviet courthouse being turned into a perfumery.

  • Friday 28 February

    Feb 28 2020

    Are Turkey and Syria edging closer to a full-blown military conflict? Plus: the warming of relations between two of Europe’s greatest foes, a roundup of the week’s weirdest stories and Ethiopia’s music charts.

  • Thursday 27 February

    Feb 27 2020

    Could a travel ban help stop the spread of coronavirus? Plus: the legacy of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the latest on a chaotic week in Malaysian politics and we remember Michael Hertz, the man who mapped the New York City subway.

  • Wednesday 26 February

    Feb 26 2020

    How is Russia trying to interfere in the US presidential election? Plus: Turkey’s role in Syria’s civil war, the world’s largest furniture fair is postponed due to coronavirus and Lucinda Elliott visits the Rio Carnival.

  • Tuesday 25 February

    Feb 25 2020

    Will US Democrat Bernie Sanders’ comments about Cuba damage his electoral hopes? Plus: former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91, Glenn Patterson on his book ‘Backstop Land’ and Frederick Studemann of the ‘Financial Times’ on whether German efficiency is a myth.

  • Monday 24 February

    Feb 24 2020

    How should national governments and global business tackle coronavirus? Plus: the changing shape of German politics, the “pact of free cities” in Eastern Europe and why a Croatian singer has fallen foul of her country’s politicians.

  • Friday 21 February

    Feb 21 2020

    How does South Korea’s response to coronavirus compare to others? And we hear from the authors of ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J Trump’s Testing of America’. Plus: the week’s stranger stories and Rio Carnival.

  • Thursday 20 February

    Feb 20 2020

    We have the latest as leading Democrats Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg go on the attack. Plus, the UK Labour Party attempts to resurrect itself, a look ahead to Rio Carnival and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells us why some of Raphael’s greatest work is returning to the Sistine Chapel.

  • Wednesday 19 February

    Feb 19 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has sacked his top political aide, Michael Bloomberg has entered the US presidential race and we discuss the cultural impact of Brexit. Plus: why has South Korea launched an air-quality satellite?

  • Tuesday 18 February

    Feb 18 2020

    We have the latest as leading Democrats Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg go on the attack. Plus, the UK Labour Party attempts to resurrect itself, a look ahead to Rio Carnival and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells us why some of Raphael’s greatest work is returning to the Sistine Chapel.

  • Monday 17 February

    Feb 17 2020

    Are trade talks between the EU and the UK about to become increasingly hostile? Plus, leading economist Paul Krugman on the nature of politics in the US, Monocle’s editor, Andrew Tuck on the latest edition of the magazine and we discuss Croatia’s cultural heritage.

  • Friday 14 February

    Feb 14 2020

    The FT’s political editor, George Parker, and the former spin doctor Sean Kemp unpack a dramatic week in Westminster. Plus: what to expect from the Munich Security Conference, reflections from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and the best and worst of South Korean pop music.

  • Thursday 13 February

    Feb 13 2020

    Are the US and the Afghan Taliban preparing to broker a peace deal? Plus: Venezuela’s political crisis, the Chinese leadership’s handling of coronavirus and what makes a great live television programme?

  • Wednesday 12 February

    Feb 12 2020

    Can Bernie Sanders win the race to the White House? Will Sudan’s former leader Omar al-Bashir appear before the International Criminal Court? Plus: why Air Serbia is expanding, and promoting classical music.

  • Tuesday 11 February

    Feb 11 2020

    What will it take to end the war in Yemen? Plus: Australia’s high court rules that its indigenous population cannot be deported, a brief history of failed infrastructure projects and Monocle’s culture editor, Chiara Rimella, has the latest on Serpentine Pavilion 2020.

  • Monday 10 February

    Feb 10 2020

    Why are the Democrats' centrists squabbling ahead of the New Hampshire primary? Plus: national governments try to contain coronavirus, Japan’s diplomatic ties with Kosovo and Fernando Augusto Pacheco analyses the Oscars.

  • Friday 7 February

    Feb 07 2020

    Monocle’s transport correspondent, Gabriel Leigh, tells us how to stress test an airport and our design editor, Nolan Giles, reports from the Stockholm furniture fair. Plus: we discuss Emmanuel Macron and the future of France’s nuclear deterrent, while Fernando Augusto Pacheco is in the studio with his global countdown.

  • Thursday 6 February

    Feb 06 2020

    What impact will President Donald Trump’s acquittal have in the upcoming US election? Plus: a liberal German is elected with the help of the far-right, Joshua Wong on democracy in Hong Kong and we remember Kirk Douglas.

  • Wednesday 5 February

    Feb 05 2020

    The chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses continues and Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address. Plus: why has Algeria pardoned more than 3,000 prisoners? And author Ziya Tong on her book ‘The Reality Bubble’.

  • Tuesday 4 February

    Feb 04 2020

    We examine the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU, get the latest from Des Moines following a confusing night for the US Democrats and unpack Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s global tour. Plus: how Vienna wants to reward car-free travel with tickets to concerts and museums.

  • Monday 3 February

    Feb 03 2020

    We unpack what to expect from the Iowa caucuses as process to select the US presidential candidates begins, while Isabel Hilton and Tessa Szyszkowitz discuss the coronavirus and the future of the relationship between the UK and the EU. Plus: Sweden’s defence exercise and Milan’s car ban.

  • Friday 31 January

    Jan 31 2020

    Former head of communications in Downing Street, Lance Price, explains the UK’s exit from the EU. Plus: we profile Democratic Party presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, delve into the week’s stranger stories and host a very special edition of The Global Countdown.

  • Thursday 30 January

    Jan 30 2020

    We have the latest as New South Wales announces an inquiry into Australia’s bushfires. Plus: John Bolton’s book causes a political storm in Washington, why Italy’s newsstands want greater public funding and Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov on Austria’s hotel industry.

  • Wednesday 29 January

    Jan 29 2020

    Should people be placed in quarantine to help combat coronavirus? Plus: the lack of Russian outrage over Vladmir Putin’s constitutional reforms, a profile of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, and Monocle’s take on Japan’s cinematic renaissance.

  • Tuesday 28 January

    Jan 28 2020

    Why is Donald Trump’s administration continuing to blacklist journalists? Plus: the latest on Peru’s election, Netflix’s plan to open a new hub in Rome and we ask whether there should be a ban on discussing sport in the workplace.

  • Monday 27 January

    Jan 27 2020

    Beijing-based journalist Sophia Yan and consultant virologist Chris Smith discuss China’s coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Ireland’s leader warns the UK over EU trade talks, a rail link between Serbia and Kosovo and Fernando Augusto Pacheco unpacks the Grammy Awards.

  • Friday 24 January

    Jan 24 2020

    We hear from our Hong Kong bureau chief about the coronavirus outbreak, look ahead to India’s Republic Day and a Davos debrief. Plus: the week’s strangest stories and Azerbaijan’s charts, with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

  • Thursday 23 January

    Jan 23 2020

    Why are US troops still stationed in Syria? Plus: how to keep our politicians safe, the latest on Lisbon’s proposed airport and Monocle’s fashion editor, Jamie Waters, tells us about a leaving party for one of the industry’s biggest names.

  • Wednesday 22 January

    Jan 22 2020

    US political expert Jacob Parakilas has the latest on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Plus: Monocle’s team in Switzerland explore Davos, Fernando Augusto Pacheco on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and we look at the headlines from Latin America.

  • Tuesday 21 January

    Jan 21 2020

    Swiss special: what to expect from Davos. Plus, Donald Trump dodges his impeachment trial, why Switzerland might regulate its franc and Monocle’s technology correspondent, David Phelan, describes his latest gadgets.

  • Monday 20 January

    Jan 20 2020

    World powers emerge from a Berlin summit promising peace in Libya, Tyler Brûlé looks ahead to the World Economic Forum in Davos and an airline is up for grabs in Slovenia. Plus: business news, the papers and facial hair.

  • Friday 17 January

    Jan 17 2020

    Peace negotiator Jonathan Powell on the best ways to resolve a military conflict. Plus: China’s birth rate plummets, a row over a US ambassador’s moustache, the week’s strangest stories and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Austrian pop music.

  • Thursday 16 January

    Jan 16 2020

    Could the US Senate vote to impeach Donald Trump? Plus: the latest on Putin’s power grab, Australian spin doctor Isaac Levido and Monocle’s Tomos Lewis on why a Welsh folk song has topped the UK’s iTunes chart.

  • Wednesday 15 January

    Jan 15 2020

    Could Donald Trump strike a nuclear deal with Iran? Plus: the virologist Chris Smith on the outbreak of a mysterious virus in China, one of the world’s biggest art fairs gets a new boss and we ask what constitutes a reasonable expenses claim.

  • Tuesday 14 January

    Jan 14 2020

    Could divisions in the US Democratic Party scupper its chances for the presidential election? Plus: Colombia's fragile peace, Germany's concerns for its auto industry and the buzz in Brazil about an Oscar nomination.

  • Monday 13 January

    Jan 13 2020

    Will Libya's warring factions agree to a ceasefire? Plus: a special report on Canada’s Iranian community, why Slovenia has fallen out of love with the Trumps and an update on Vienna's wooden skyscraper.

  • Friday 10 January

    Jan 10 2020

    What do we know about the plane crash in Iran? Plus: James Chambers on Taiwan’s elections, the demise of ‘Metro Boston’, and Robert Bound plays us the best of Ugandan pop music.

  • Thursday 9 January

    Jan 09 2020

    We discuss what we should expect in Taiwan’s presidential election. Plus: the role of Iran’s revolutionary guards in the country’s politics, Croatia’s PR push in Brussels and mysterious radio signals from outer space.

  • Wednesday 8 January

    Jan 08 2020

    We have the latest as Iran attacks US military bases in Iraq. Plus: talks between the UK and the EU resume in London, Monocle’s Robert Bound on the art of the apology and do beards make our leaders more trustworthy?

  • Tuesday 7 January

    Jan 07 2020

    Should Donald Trump have consulted US Congress before giving the order to kill Iran’s top general? Plus: the latest on Venezuela’s political crisis, the day’s business headlines, a fashion round-up and why the French are reluctant to give up alcohol in January.