Podcast

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.

Episodes

  • Friday 18 October

    Oct 18 2019

    The latest on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and Canada’s election, with opinion polls showing that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party and the Progressive Conservatives are neck and neck. Plus: Brazil’s singles chart.

  • Thursday 17 October

    Oct 17 2019

    Does international diplomacy have written rules? We consider this question and also ask whether the proposed new Brexit deal will have the support of politicians in Westminster. Plus: The science behind a 20-hour non-stop flight and a look inside the latest edition of Monocle magazine.

  • Wednesday 16 October

    Oct 16 2019

    Has Madrid’s stance on Catalan independence emboldened the secessionists? Plus: James Verini on life as a war reporter, former ambassador Sir David Warren on Japan’s monarchy, and the value of televised political debates.

  • Tuesday 15 October

    Oct 15 2019

    Could a Brexit deal be agreed this week? Plus: Cuba’s relationship with its Communist party, the challenges facing France’s wine producers and Slovenia’s attempts to attract tourists who want eco-friendly holidays.

  • Monday 14 October

    Oct 14 2019

    The latest on Typhoon Hagibis, Japan’s worst storm in decades. Plus: Scotland’s leader calls for another vote on independence, we ask whether diplomatic immunity should be scrapped and the Monocle 24 team get excited about the season finale of ‘Succession’.

  • Friday 11 October

    Oct 11 2019

    Two Trump donors are embroiled in a legal case over campaign funding. Plus: Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Adam LeBor on the Nobel Peace prize, the Berlin Wall and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Kosovo’s pop music.

  • Thursday 10 October

    Oct 10 2019

    How dynamics are shifting after the Turkish assault on northern Syria. Plus: is there something wrong with how Brexit is reported and why is Iceland trying to attract foreign artists to its recording studios?

  • Wednesday 9 October

    Oct 09 2019

    The White House has officially refused to cooperate in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Monocle’s Americas editor at large, Ed Stocker, explains what’s likely to happen next.

  • Tuesday 8 October

    Oct 08 2019

    Why has the US blacklisted dozens of Chinese firms? Plus: why Germany might be on the brink of recession, MP Jess Phillips on the peculiarities of her job and Monocle senior editor Robert Bound reviews the day’s papers.

  • Monday 7 October

    Oct 07 2019

    Donald Trump accuses his political opponents of treason, Emmanuel Macron flexes his muscles on the European stage and Monocle’s Petri Burtsov brings us the news from Finland. Plus: Japan’s space agency works with Nasa.

  • Friday 4 October

    Oct 04 2019

    Why is Russia building China’s missile defence system? Plus: Kosovo’s parliamentary elections, a round-up from our Zürich bureau with Monocle contributing editor Jessica Bridger, and Fernando Augusto Pacheco returns with his Global Countdown.

  • Thursday 3 October

    Oct 03 2019

    We ask why Iraq’s government has imposed curfews across much of the country. Plus: prolific Chinese satirist Badiucao speaks to us about his life as a cartoonist in exile, we profile the Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine and Monocle’s Athens correspondent, Daphne Karnezis, brings us the headlines from Greece.

  • Wednesday 2 October

    Oct 02 2019

    UK PM Boris Johnson’s ‘final’ Brexit offer and Ljubljana loses half of its international-flight network after the bankruptcy of Adria Airways. Plus: a look at this year’s Frieze London art fair.

  • Tuesday 1 October

    Oct 01 2019

    As China marks 70 years of communist rule, we discuss how Hong Kong views the celebrations. Plus: Trump’s new headache about his phone calls to Australian PM Scott Morrison and a look at the legacy of Eurovision mastermind Jon Ola Sand, who steps down as head of the contest next year.

  • Monday 30 September

    Sep 30 2019

    We discuss Austria’s election results and why they are bad news for the country’s far right, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitious plan to make the country self-sufficient in defence by 2023, and how Finland is trying to support peaceful coexistence between people and the country’s wolf population.

  • Friday 27 September

    Sep 27 2019

    What should we know about the whistleblower at the centre of the Trump impeachment case? Plus: Afghanistan’s election, Austria’s main tabloid and some of Australia’s best – and worst – AFL songs.

  • Thursday 26 September

    Sep 26 2019

    We examine the legacy of former French president Jacques Chirac, who has died aged 86. Plus: ‘New Yorker’ writer Adam Gopnik on attempts to impeach Donald Trump, Israel’s election and Monocle’s ‘The Entrepreneurs’.

  • Wednesday 25 September

    Sep 25 2019

    Trump and impeachment: what happens next? And is Boris Johnson’s stint as prime minister about to end? Plus: Russia’s state-run internet, Canberra’s plans to legalise cannabis and Monaco Yacht Show.

  • Tuesday 24 September

    Sep 24 2019

    What does the UK Supreme Court’s judgement that prorogation of parliament was unlawful mean for Boris Johnson and Brexit? Plus: what’s been achieved at the UN climate summit in New York and the business headlines.

  • Monday 23 September

    Sep 23 2019

    The new scandal involving Donald Trump and Ukraine, horse-trading after Israel’s election, plus how the Hong Kong protests are hitting the city’s businesses – and how hotels are trying to benefit from them.

  • Friday 20 September

    Sep 20 2019

    Why has a US intelligence official made a formal complaint about Donald Trump? Plus: the UK Conservative party’s Islamophobia problem, the movement behind global climate change protests and the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Tokyo.

  • Thursday 19 September

    Sep 19 2019

    We discuss Saudi Arabia’s move to blame Iran for the weekend’s attack on its oil facilities, ask whether Justin Trudeau’s past turned up just in time to ruin his election campaign and speak to Nesrine Malik about her new book ‘We Need New Stories’.

  • Wednesday 18 September

    Sep 18 2019

    Will California hit back at Donald Trump’s plans to revoke its ability to set its own car-emission rules? Plus: the latest on Israel’s political stalemate and the headlines in Italy from Monocle’s new outpost in Milan.

  • Tuesday 17 September

    Sep 17 2019

    What does Israel’s election mean for its ties with the US? The UK Supreme Court investigates whether Boris Johnson suspension of parliament was legal, and how will attacks on Saudi oil facilities affect the war in Yemen?

  • Monday 16 September

    Sep 16 2019

    We discuss finger-pointing between Washington, Riyadh and Tehran over the bombing of Saudi oil facilities, Israel’s elections and another weekend of protests in Hong Kong. Plus: the world’s most splendid mail ship.

  • Friday 13 September

    Sep 13 2019

    We discuss Carrie Lam’s attempts to buy off demonstrators by solving problems they weren’t protesting about, and assess the winners and fallers from last night’s Democratic candidates’ debate in the US. Plus: Imelda Staunton talks to us about ‘Downton Abbey’ and its graduation to the big screen.

  • Thursday 12 September

    Sep 12 2019

    We ask whether the US-China trade war is cooling down, speak to Jon Gertner about his new book on Greenland and find out why Air New Zealand has been told to mind its language – on pain of a boycott.

  • Wednesday 11 September

    Sep 11 2019

    What will be the legacy of John Bolton’s time as US national security adviser – and was his tenure ever destined to end badly? Plus: why Turkey’s president is sending one million refugees back to Syria and fears that the new EU defence arm could tread on Nato’s toes.

  • Tuesday 10 September

    Sep 10 2019

    Following the resignation of the UK’s combative speaker of the house, we ask if the timing is mischievous. Plus: what Iran hopes to gain from doing exactly what it said it wouldn’t and the excruciating near-success of India’s latest lunar mission.

  • Monday 9 September

    Sep 09 2019

    We discuss fears of renewed violence in Afghanistan after Donald Trump calls off peace talks with the Taliban. Plus: we look at a censorship row in Brazil and hear from the co-host of a new television show in Iceland that’s aimed at reviving the country’s ancient language.

  • Friday 6 September

    Sep 06 2019

    The latest from Zimbabwe as the country reacts to the death of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. Plus: headlines from Japan, New York Fashion Week and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco tells us about Estonian pop music.

  • Thursday 5 September

    Sep 05 2019

    Why has Iran lifted more limits on its nuclear programme? Plus: Boris Johnson’s MP brother resigns, France’s mayoral elections and we check in with Monocle’s David Phelan at Europe’s biggest technology show.

  • Wednesday 4 September

    Sep 04 2019

    Is the UK heading for an unprecedented political crisis? Plus: Huawei accuses the US of undermining its business, Hannah Lucinda Smith profiles Recep Tayyip Erdogan and why Finland tops so many surveys.

  • Tuesday 3 September

    Sep 03 2019

    Controversy over a recording claimed to reveal Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s wish to resign, the UK’s turbulent Brexit week, plus Samuel Johnson prize-winning author Frank Dikötter discusses his new book on personality cults, ‘How to Be a Dictator’.

  • Monday 2 September

    Sep 02 2019

    Why is Germany’s far right in the ascendency? Plus: the UK’s government threatens to “purge” opponents of a no-deal Brexit, Japan reasserts itself on the diplomatic stage and Monocle 24’s Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, has the latest headlines from the region.

  • Friday 30 August

    Aug 30 2019

    Are Pakistan and India close to military confrontation over Kashmir? Plus: Colombia’s Farc rebels prepare to walk away from the landmark peace accord with the country’s government, we sit down with the acclaimed Australian novelist Thomas Keneally and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco examines Italian pop.

  • Thursday 29 August

    Aug 29 2019

    Is Boris Johnson behaving like a dictator? Plus: Mitt Romney’s former campaign chief on the Democratic candidates for 2020, headlines from Japan and we find out why an Indian judge thinks ‘War and Peace’ is dangerous.

  • Wednesday 28 August

    Aug 28 2019

    Will a failure to reignite the Middle East peace process lead to chaos in the region? Plus: the UK government asks the Queen to suspend parliament, Bernie Sanders unveils his plans to transform journalism and we ask whether political debate needs to be more civil.

  • Tuesday 27 August

    Aug 27 2019

    Can the UK’s opposition leaders unite to prevent a no-deal Brexit? Plus: Brazil rejects help in tackling wildfires in the Amazon, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck reviews the newspapers and which palaces are the best to visit?

  • Monday 26 August

    Aug 26 2019

    Why have political protests in Hong Kong taken a violent turn? Plus: the electoral prospects of Austria’s far-right Freedom party, rent controls in Berlin, Disney’s new streaming service and should laws apply in outer space?

  • Friday 23 August

    Aug 23 2019

    Could Syria’s bitter civil war be nearing its conclusion? We also ask whether the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is forcing politicians to act on climate change, find out about a coastal resort that’s popular with China’s leaders and examine why a traditional Swiss sport is making a comeback.

  • Thursday 22 August

    Aug 22 2019

    What do the Irish think about Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans? Plus: Brazil struggles to contain wildfires, political protest in Russia and will Donald Trump’s former spin doctor Sean Spicer have better luck with dancing?

  • Wednesday 21 August

    Aug 21 2019

    We have the latest as Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro claims to be holding secret talks with the Trump administration. Plus: Boris Johnson’s clash with the EU, Italy’s chaotic government and what’s top of the pops in Côte d'Ivoire.

  • Tuesday 20 August

    Aug 20 2019

    Are the world’s superpowers entering a new arms race? We also examine India’s space ambitions and ask whether nations should be allowed to strip jihadists of citizenship. Plus: Brigitte Macron goes back to school.

  • Monday 19 August

    Aug 19 2019

    Should Donald Trump send more US troops to Afghanistan? We also examine attempts to unseat UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Plus: Monocle’s Guy De Launey on North Macedonia and Iceland bids farewell to a glacier.

  • Friday 16 August

    Aug 16 2019

    As the CEO of Cathay Pacific resigns, we get the latest from our bureau chief in Hong Kong. Plus: news from the Middle East and North Africa, and a look at how statistics reflect the world’s shifting moral priorities.

  • Thursday 15 August

    Aug 15 2019

    We analyse Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s latest comments on tensions in Kashmir. Plus: is the UK’s opposition doing enough to prevent a no-deal Brexit? And we preview Monocle’s latest ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper.

  • Wednesday 14 August

    Aug 14 2019

    The latest on Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini’s attempt to upend the government. Plus: Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign against the Amazon and why is Saudi Arabia preoccupied with appearing to value human rights?

  • Tuesday 13 August

    Aug 13 2019

    What could a legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s plan for a no-deal Brexit mean? Plus: South Korea and Japan downgrade each other’s trading status and will tensions in Kashmir impact US negotiations with the Taliban?

  • Monday 12 August

    Aug 12 2019

    As US national security adviser John Bolton visits the UK, we ask what’s next for the “special relationship”. Plus: Argentine president Mauricio Macri is disappointed in the primaries and Versace apologies to China for a One Country faux pas.

  • Friday 9 August

    Aug 09 2019

    We ask how Italy might answer Matteo Salvini’s call for a snap election. Plus: the latest on the political tensions in Kashmir and we enjoy some of the best tunes topping charts in Australia.

  • Thursday 8 August

    Aug 08 2019

    We analyse the latest developments in the troubled region of Kashmir, discuss gun control in the US, and talk to journalist and author Frank Langfitt about his new book ‘The Shanghai Free Taxi’.

  • Wednesday 7 August

    Aug 07 2019

    We look at the UK’s confusing and contradictory statements towards the EU regarding Brexit. Plus: will the US’s latest round of sanctions on Venezuela have any effect? And we look back at the life of influential US author Toni Morrison, who died this week.

  • Tuesday 6 August

    Aug 06 2019

    We discuss China’s statements on the political crisis in Hong Kong. Plus: we analyse the tensions between Turkey and Kurdish communities and learn about Melbourne’s transport workers’ new approach to strike action.

  • Monday 5 August

    Aug 05 2019

    We discuss the issue of domestic terrorism in the US after a weekend of gun violence. Plus: the latest on the unrest in Hong Kong and we ask whether the cassette tape is due a comeback.

  • Friday 2 August

    Aug 02 2019

    We look at why the UK’s Liberal Democrats are drawing support away from Boris Johnson. Plus: we assess Washington’s position on the protests in Hong Kong and hear why Ukraine’s politicians are having to learn on the job.

  • Thursday 1 August

    Aug 01 2019

    We look at how the US and the EU are becoming increasingly divided over Iran. Plus: the latest as Asean ministers and Mike Pompeo meet in Bangkok and why France and the US aren’t seeing eye to eye on wine.

  • Wednesday 31 July

    Jul 31 2019

    UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s latest headache with the Irish border, a new row in Italy over its fascist past and why Saudi Arabia thinks it’s a good idea to launch a new annual media prize.

  • Tuesday 30 July

    Jul 30 2019

    We hear from Hong Kong as protestors disrupt transport, discuss whether the US will ever pull out of Afghanistan and get the latest on UK politics too.

  • Monday 29 July

    Jul 29 2019

    We learn the latest on the weekend’s protests in Moscow, discuss why unrest in Hong Kong shows no signs of abating and hear why competition regulators in Australia want to get tough on big technology firms.

  • Friday 26 July

    Jul 26 2019

    A former CIA deputy director says that talks between the US and the Taliban are a “charade”. Plus: the role of surveillance on protests in Hong Kong, British Airways resumes flights to Cairo and NBC’s streaming service.

  • Thursday 25 July

    Jul 25 2019

    Why wasn’t Robert Mueller’s testimony a made-for-TV moment? Plus: Carole Walker and Stephen Dalziel review Boris Johnson’s first 24 hours in Downing Street, North Korea tests another missile and Kenya’s top five songs.

  • Wednesday 24 July

    Jul 24 2019

    How will Robert Mueller’s testimony be welcomed by US Republicans? Plus: Lance Price and Robert Fox on the challenges awaiting the UK’s new prime minister, Dana Thomas on Barneys department store and technology news.

  • Tuesday 23 July

    Jul 23 2019

    Lance Price, Terry Stiastny and Michael Binyon react to the news that Boris Johnson will be the UK’s next prime minister. Plus: claims of police misconduct in Hong Kong, shopping malls and the cost of cinema tickets.

  • Monday 22 July

    Jul 22 2019

    We cross to Hong Kong after pro-democracy protesters are attacked. Plus: Tony Blair’s concern for politics, the struggle to enshrine an Indigenous voice in Australia's constitution and the highest-grossing film ever.

  • Friday 19 July

    Jul 19 2019

    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’.

  • Thursday 18 July

    Jul 18 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 17 July

    Jul 17 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 16 July

    Jul 16 2019

    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.

  • Monday 15 July

    Jul 15 2019

    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.

  • Friday 12 July

    Jul 12 2019

    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.

  • Thursday 11 July

    Jul 11 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 10 July

    Jul 10 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 9 July

    Jul 09 2019

    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.

  • Monday 8 July

    Jul 08 2019

    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”.

  • Friday 5 July

    Jul 05 2019

    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.

  • Thursday 4 July

    Jul 04 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 3 July

    Jul 03 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 2 July

    Jul 02 2019

    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?

  • Monday 1 July

    Jul 01 2019

    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.

  • Friday 28 June

    Jun 28 2019

    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.

  • Thursday 27 June

    Jun 27 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 26 June

    Jun 26 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 25 June

    Jun 25 2019

    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.

  • Monday 24 June

    Jun 24 2019

    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.

  • Friday 21 June

    Jun 21 2019

    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.

  • Thursday 20 June

    Jun 20 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 19 June

    Jun 19 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 18 June

    Jun 18 2019

    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.

  • Monday 17 June

    Jun 17 2019

    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.

  • Friday 14 June

    Jun 14 2019

    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.

  • Thursday 13 June

    Jun 13 2019

    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.

  • Wednesday 12 June

    Jun 12 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 11 June

    Jun 11 2019

    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.

  • Monday 10 June

    Jun 10 2019

    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.

  • Friday 7 June

    Jun 07 2019

    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?

  • Thursday 6 June

    Jun 06 2019

    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”.

  • Wednesday 5 June

    Jun 05 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday 4 June

    Jun 04 2019

    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.

  • Monday 3 June

    Jun 03 2019

    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.