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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    • May 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Thursday 26 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 30:00

    We have the latest as Russian forces launch fresh attacks on towns in eastern Ukraine. Plus, Monocle's business editor David Hodari gives us the banking perspective on Davos, an update on Ebace 2022 and we travel to Moldova for this week's pop countdown.

    Wednesday 25 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 30:00

    Can President Biden tackle the US gun lobby? Plus an interview with the Ukrainian economic policy advisor Alexander Rodnyansky, Monocle's Carlota Rebelo and Charlie Filmer-Court offer their reflections on Davos and broadcaster Juliet Linley reviews the papers from Zürich.

    Tuesday 24 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 30:00

    Live from Davos: what should we expect from the World Economic Forum? Plus: a top Russian diplomat quits his post in Geneva, the latest on attempts to decarbonise aviation and Monocle's Andrew Mueller and Sophie Grove ride London's new high-speed rail line.

    Monday 23 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 30:00

    Live from Zürich: Monocle 24's Chris Cermak, Tyler Brûlé and Carlota Rebelo have the latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos. Plus, President Biden vows to defend Taiwan, Dr Chris Smith explains monkeypox and Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the day's papers.

    Friday 20 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 30:00

    Is Russia trying to hold the world's grain supplies to ransom? We also look forward to the World Economic Forum and pay tribute to Greek composer Vangelis who has passed away at the age of 79.

    Thursday 19 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:00

    Has Russia finally conquered what is left of Mariupol? We bring the biggest news from Cuba and Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the Lebanese music charts.

    Wednesday 18 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 30:00

    We discuss Nato expansion ahead of Mevlot Cavusoglu's meeting with US counterpart Anthony Blinken and look at the possibility of a trade war between the EU and the UK. Plus: Japan's gradual opening to tourists.

    Tuesday 17 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 30:00

    Turkey's president says that he is opposed to Finland and Sweden joining Nato but what does that mean for security in the region? We profile France's new prime minister Élisabeth Borne, the first woman to hold the post in 30 years, and get the latest business news from Bloomberg.

    Monday 16 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 30:00

    Reports suggest that Russia has lost a third of its ground combat forces in Ukraine. We discuss the implications for Finland and Sweden as they prepare their Nato applications. Plus: North Korea and Eurovision.

    Friday 13 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 30:00

    How is Russia viewing Finland's attempts to join Nato? Plus: an update on Lebanon's election and Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto speaks to Alessandro Cattelan, the host of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

    Thursday 12 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:00

    Why are Finland's leaders calling for the country to apply to join Nato “without delay”? Plus, we discuss France's new left-wing coalition, find out why the sale of Maradona's 1986 World Cup shirt is going down badly in Argentina and give you Fernando Augusto Pacheco's special pop countdown from Turin.

    Wednesday 11 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 30:00

    What role are Western spy agencies playing in the war in Ukraine? Plus: Monocle's Beirut correspondent on Lebanon's elections, Vicky Pryce on the World Bank and we speak to Finland's Eurovision entry, The Rasmus.

    Tuesday 10 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 30:00

    What is behind French president Emmanuel Macron's plans for a “new European community”? Plus: emergency talks over power-sharing in Northern Ireland, the Australian campaign trail and Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco previews this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.

    Monday 9 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 30:00

    What does Vladimir Putin's Victory Day speech tell us about Russia's war objectives? Plus: Beijing and Shanghai impose further lockdown measures, Brazil's Lula launches his presidential campaign and, as it's Europe Day, we find out about the man who imagined a united continent.

    Edition 2755

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 30:00

    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.

    Thursday 5 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 30:00

    How is Russian state-run media portraying prospective Nato members? Plus: why Chile's leftist leader is in trouble, broadcaster Juliet Linley reviews the papers from Zürich and Japan's pop charts.

    Wednesday 4 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 30:00

    Why is the Belarusian army conducting fresh military drills? Plus: France's conservatives consider a pact with president Emmanuel Macron, Bloomberg's Yuan Potts brings us the day's business news and David Phelan on the latest gadgets.

    Tuesday 3 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 30:00

    Is the US Supreme Court preparing to overturn the nationwide right to abortion? Plus: divisions among EU member states on how soon they should end their dependence on Russian energy, the latest business news and plans for the first space hotel.

    Monday 2 May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 30:00

    As US House speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest-ranking US official to go to Kyiv to meet the Ukrainian president, we ask whether America's efforts will be enough. Plus: Narendra Modi in Europe, the future of the French left and Fernando Augusto Pacheco's tribute to Régine, the self-proclaimed inventor of the disco.

    Friday 29 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 30:00

    Will Nato be forced to play a more active role in Ukraine? Plus, Turkey and Saudi Arabia attempt to mend ties, the day's business news and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Lucinda Elliott bring us some fun news stories from Latin America.

    Thursday 28 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 30:00

    What can the UN do to help Ukraine? Plus: Europe and the US move to a post-emergency phase of the pandemic, Israel's prime minister Naftali Bennett tries to defuse a row over his lavish expenses and Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco plays us the best Slovenian pop music.

    Wednesday 27 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 30:00

    Will Moscow's decision to cut gas supplies to major European nations force the West to wean itself off Russian energy? Plus: Germany finally authorises tank deliveries to Ukraine, Beijing expands coronavirus testing and novelist Dorothy Koomson surveys the Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist.

    Tuesday 26 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 30:00

    We ask: does the UN chief António Guterres need to do more to end the war in Ukraine? Plus, we report on Japan and South Korea's attempt to mend their troubled relationship, Bloomberg's Yuan Potts has the day's business news and Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the international press. 

    Monday 25 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 30:00

    What does Emmanuel Macron's presidential victory mean for France? Plus: what Ukraine needs to frustrate Russia's aims, why Yemen's commercial flights have been delayed and Monocle's Petri Burtsoff on Finland's space ambitions.

    Friday 22 April 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 30:00

    Will France stick with Emmanuel Macron or go with Marine Le Pen? Plus, the latest on Ukraine, Florida's governor Ron DeSantis takes on Disney and Monocle's Andrew Mueller offers a mirthful take on the news cycle.

    Wednesday 20 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 30:00

    What is the Russian leadership hoping to achieve in Ukraine? Plus: Australia's reaction to a pact between China and the Solomon Islands, how people in Martinique feel about the French presidential election and David Phelan's roundup of the latest technology trends.

    Tuesday 19 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 30:00

    We give you the latest as Russian forces launch a huge offensive in eastern Ukraine. Plus, the effect of coronavirus lockdowns on China's economy, business news and Monocle's Guy De Launey with headlines from the Western Balkans.

    Monday 18 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 30:00

    We give you the latest on Russia's missile strikes in Lviv as Ukraine braces for an all-out assault on the west of the country. Plus: the political aftermath of an unholy weekend in Jerusalem, a flick through today's papers and a special interview with veteran Nasa astronaut Commander Susan Kilrain.

    Friday 15 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 30:00

    Monocle's news editor Chris Cermak on the day's biggest stories from around the world. Also in the programme, Andrew Mueller rounds up what we've learned in the past seven days.

    Thursday 14 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 30:00

    On day 50 of the war in Ukraine, we look back on the conflict with philosopher and writer Volodymyr Yermolenko. Plus: Boris Johnson's controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, a global fashion update from Monocle's Natalie Theodosi, and we head to Ghana for ‘The Global Countdown'.

    Wednesday 13 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 30:00

    US president Joe Biden accuses Russia of genocide in Ukraine. Plus, Monocle's editor in chief Andrew Tuck on Boris Johnson, Bloomberg's Yuan Potts on business and Anna Brady with the latest art news.

    Tuesday 12 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 30:00

    We give you the latest as the UN issues a dire warning about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Plus, the relationship between Pakistan and India, Bloomberg's Yuan Potts on business and Monocle's Lucinda Elliott on a new crypto coin named after Argentina's most famous political movement.

    Monday 11 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 30:00

    Can Marine Le Pen become France's next president? Plus, Mark Lyall Grant on Boris Johnson's meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky, Karen Middleton on Australia's federal election and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the papers.

    Friday 8 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 30:00

    We discuss what Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation means for the US supreme court. Plus, the latest from Ukraine, Fernando Augusto Pacheco on how the international media are reporting the French election and a roundup of the week's stranger stories.

    Thursday 7 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 30:00

    Are Nato members preparing to offer Ukraine additional military support? We also have an update on the Australian submarine row and hear from the veteran Nasa astronaut Nicole Stott. Plus: India's music charts.

    Wednesday 6 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 30:00

    Have reports of war crimes forced Western leaders to change their strategy in Ukraine? Plus: the Chinese Communist Party bows to public pressure over Shanghai's lockdown; Turkey's inflation rate; and the latest gadgets.

    Tuesday 5 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 30:00

    What more can European nations do to put pressure on Russia? Plus: Philippe Marlière on the French presidential elections and Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Lucinda Elliott round up the news in Latin America.

    Edition 2731

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 30:00

    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.

    Friday 1 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 30:00

    Former Ukrainian politician Aliona Hlivco and foreign policy expert Scott Lucas on attempts to evacuate civilians from areas of heavy fighting. Plus: Mary Fitzgerald on France's election and Andrew Mueller reflects on the week's stranger stories.

    Friday 1 April

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 30:00

    Former Ukrainian politician Aliona Hlivco and foreign policy expert Scott Lucas on attempts to evacuate civilians from areas of heavy fighting. Plus: Mary Fitzgerald on France's election and Andrew Mueller reflects on the week's stranger stories.

    Thursday 31 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 30:00

    We have the latest as a UK spy chief warns that Russian troops are low on morale and disobeying orders. Plus: journalist Lynne O'Donnell discusses plans to get money to ordinary Afghans, the day's business headlines with Bloomberg and Fernando Augusto Pacheco's pop countdown.

    Wednesday 30 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 30:00

    Russia analyst Stephen Dalziel and Politico's Suzanne Lynch discuss European attempts to end the fighting in Ukraine. Plus: former US diplomat Lewis Lukens looks at the huge gap in Donald Trump's phone logs on the day of the US Capitol attack and Andrew Mueller reflects on the life of Australian cricket great Shane Warne.

    Wednesday 30 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 30:00

    Russia analyst Stephen Dalziel and Politico's Suzanne Lynch discuss European attempts to end the fighting in Ukraine. Plus: former US diplomat Lewis Lukens looks at the huge gap in Donald Trump's phone logs on the day of the US Capitol attack and Andrew Mueller reflects on the life of Australian cricket great Shane Warne.

    Tuesday 29 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 30:00

    Are Ukrainian and Russian diplomats close to implementing a breakthrough peace settlement? We also have the latest on Brazil's presidential election, Bloomberg's Yuan Potts has a business update and our deputy design editor Nic Monisse tells us about a new furniture hub in Turkey.

    Monday 28 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 30:00

    Defence expert Lada Roslycky on attempts to implement a peace settlement in Ukraine. Plus: Shanghai's lockdown, the future of Les Républicains in France and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on a dramatic night at the Oscars.

    Friday 25 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 30:00

    Former BBC Moscow correspondent James Rodgers has the latest as Ukraine's army regains ground and Douglas Rediker from Brookings examines the impact of the war on Russia's economy. Plus, Anthony Blinken prepares to visit Israel and Andrew Mueller reflects on the week's strangest stories.

    Thursday 24 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:00

    We have the latest from Kyiv as Volodymyr Zelensky calls on the world to protest against the Russian invasion. We also look back on the life of Madeleine Albright who has died at the age of 84, explore a new route for the Orient Express and hear a special pop countdown from Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

    Wednesday 23 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 30:00

    Former UN ambassador Mark Lyall Grant has the latest on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Plus: China Dialogue's Isabel Hilton on Beijing's coronavirus strategy, Monocle's Mary Fitzgerald on France's left-wing firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon and David Phelan on technology trends.

    Tuesday 22 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 30:00

    Will Russia use chemical and biological weapons to break the military stalemate in Ukraine? We also have an update on Nato's cold-weather drills in Norway, discuss a key meeting on Argentina's debt and find out how Japan's tourism industry is hoping to bounce back following years of coronavirus-related restrictions.

    Monday 21 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 30:00

    We have the latest on intense bombardments in Ukraine, with Olga Tokariuk, Hannah Lucinda Smith and Benno Zogg. Plus: Julie Norman on the US Supreme Court and Agnès Poirier on the French and Emmanuel Macron.

    Friday 18 March

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 30:00

    We hear from defence consultant Lada Roslycky as an attack in Lviv raises fears that Vladimir Putin's war is spreading to western Ukraine. Plus: we discuss the business headlines and Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori's forthcoming release from prison.

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