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Friday 22 February

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:00
As governments consider stripping jihadists of their citizenship, what does it mean to be stateless. Plus: aid blockades in Venezuela and, as Serbia’s gay PM gives birth, we discuss her country’s progress on gay rights.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 21 February

Thu, 2019-02-21 23:00
Can Theresa May keep her party together? As more MPs are rumoured to be considering leaving the Conservative party, we take the temperature of the latest on Brexit. Then: Australia’s former foreign minister Julie Bishop retires from politics, Japan’s resilience conference and a check in from Milan’ s fashion week.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

France special

Thu, 2019-02-21 20:02
This week it’s all about France as be bring to air some of the stories we found while creating our special Gallic March issue of Monocle.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 21 February

Thu, 2019-02-21 19:00
Quentin Peel and Florian Egli join Juliette Foster to consider whether the UK’s business community might be ready to evacuate in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Plus: why Australia’s refugee policies haven't been replicated elsewhere and the volatile politics of climate change.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Extra: Terry Farrell’s Comyn Ching Triangle

Thu, 2019-02-21 18:15
A tour of Sir Terry Farrell’s Comyn Ching Triangle in London’s Seven Dials. Dr David Knight of the Royal College of Art decodes the maestro’s masterwork in an episode to accompany our feature-length interview with Sir Terry.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 21 February

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:00
Will another vote in the UK parliament help to break the Brexit impasse? Plus: the complexities of governing Taiwan, why a respected diplomat is leaving Australian politics and a tour of a modernist icon in Finland.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 21 February

Thu, 2019-02-21 08:00
We look at the dire state of UK politics after three Tory MPs follow seven ex-Labour colleagues in leaving their party. Plus: the future of joint-European defence forces, a Balkans business update and Milan Fashion Week.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 20 February

Wed, 2019-02-20 23:00
With more British MPs resigning from their parties we ask if Westminster is undergoing a fundamental shift. Plus: Austria’s chancellor meets Donald Trump, CNN angers its own journalists by hiring a former GOP staffer, Twitter moves to clamp down on disinformation and a word from French film-maker François Ozon.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tovertafel, Patientory, Thriva and Forward Health

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:02
An in-depth look at four start-ups easing the strain on healthcare providers and making the patient experience more transparent. We meet the founders of Tovertafel, Patientory, Thriva and Forward Health.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 20 February

Wed, 2019-02-20 19:00
Carole Walker and Robin Lustig discuss the latest defections in UK politics. Plus: how Trump’s government is going to pressure nations to decriminalise homosexuality and Kim Jong-un’s epic train journey.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Explainer 153: Why is Australia so worried about refugees?

Wed, 2019-02-20 18:52
How did Australia’s infamous asylum-seeker policies begin? Ben Rylan explains how the Tampa Affair in 2001 radically shifted the nation’s politics.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 20 February

Wed, 2019-02-20 13:00
Can Europe’s Nato members rely on the might of the US military? Plus: Russia’s relationship with Belarus, the resignations of senior members of the UK's Conservative Party and the world’s greatest railway journeys.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 20 February

Wed, 2019-02-20 08:00
As Mohammed Bin Salman heads to China, we look at how Beijing has been trying to raise its profile in the Middle East. Plus: the significance of Jair Bolsonaro firing one of his most senior aides and a look back at the life and legacy of Karl Lagerfeld.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 19 February

Tue, 2019-02-19 23:00
Has the age of Donald Trump opened a window for the rise of Bernie Sanders? Plus: CNN’s Will Ripley on the state of North Korean diplomacy, Tyler Brûlé reflects on the life of Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Tatchell discusses the activism of the late film-maker Derek Jarman.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Meeting Sir Terry Farrell

Tue, 2019-02-19 20:02
Architect Sir Terry Farrell’s playful pastiche of styles can be seen from the MI6 building to the Breakfast Television Centre in London. His six-decade career has veered from masterplanning city blocks to building train stations in China. Josh Fehnert sits down with the postmodern master.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 19 February

Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Isabel Hilton and Michael Goldfarb discuss China’s economic blueprint for Hong Kong-Macau, Bernie Sanders announcing his candidacy for 2020 and the first minister to go in Bolsonaro’s government.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Food Neighbourhoods 122: Beirut, Hamra

Tue, 2019-02-19 17:45
We head to Hamra, an area that combines authentic hole-in-the-wall coffee sellers and breakfast joints with new bars and bistros. Our guide is Monocle correspondent Lizzie Porter.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 19 February

Tue, 2019-02-19 13:00
Has the era of two-party politics in Europe had its day? Plus, Trump’s border-wall struggles, Germany prepares to allow joint defence projects with France and we examine the legacy of Karl Lagerfeld, who died today.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 19 February

Tue, 2019-02-19 08:00
We look at Iran’s relations with the rest of the world – and the future of the nuclear accord after the foreign minister suggests Iranians have lost faith in the deal. Plus: we get to the bottom of Polish-Israeli tensions and detail the impact of Brexit on London’s financial sector.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Monday 18 February

Mon, 2019-02-18 23:00
We examine the role of propaganda in the rise and fall of Isis with journalist Rukmini Callimachi. Plus: the UK Labour party’s public break-up and why Trump doesn’t believe his own intelligence services.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

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