The Globalist


Monocle’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards. 

  • 58 minutes 10 seconds
    Will the EU boycott Viktor Orbán?

    Following Viktor Orbán’s ‘peace tour’ to Israel, Moscow and China, European politicians plan to boycott meetings held by the Hungarian leader during his country’s EU presidency. We also have a dispatch from the second day of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee and can the French left overcome their impasse and elect a new prime minister? Plus: a special interview with Brazil’s culture minister – and beloved singer – Margareth Menezes.

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    17 July 2024, 7:34 am
  • 57 minutes 54 seconds
    RNC 2024: Donald Trump appears wearing a bandage

    We discuss the mood and security measures at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where Donald Trump made his first public appearance following the failed assassination attempt at a campaign event on Saturday. Plus: Monocle’s foreign editor, Alexis Self, explains the UK and EU’s warming relations as government minister Nick Thomas-Symonds visits Brussels, Pakistan threatens to ban Imran Khan’s PTI party and Eurostar connects London to the Alps once again.

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    16 July 2024, 7:27 am
  • 58 minutes 59 seconds
    Donald Trump assassination attempt at a rally

    The former president was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania when he was shot at, with a bullet reportedly grazing his ear. How will the assassination attempt reshape the presidential race? Then we get the latest from Israel as it intensifies its assault on Gaza, head to Rwanda where incumbent Paul Kagame is poised to win a fourth term in office and discuss Japan’s defence shake-up. Plus, we report from Italy’s Globo d’Oro Awards.

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    15 July 2024, 7:15 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Palestinians ordered to leave Gaza City

    As Israel issues an evacuation order for those in Gaza City, we get the latest on its offensive and the status of ceasefire talks. Then: we ask whether there’s a renewed push for peace in Sudan and make an assessment on Joe Biden’s political future as this week’s Nato summit comes to an end. All that, plus a flick through the papers and a look at a new documentary pushing the boundaries of generative AI.

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    12 July 2024, 7:22 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    What does France do now?

    After surprise wins for the French left, we examine the tricky question that remains: how to govern? Also on the programme: we hear from our correspondents in Washington and a security analyst about what’s on the Nato agenda. Plus: we head to South Korea to explore Samsung Electronics’ “indefinite” strike and what it means for the Asian business hub. All that, plus a flick through the morning’s papers and a look at the art world's battle against AI forgery. 

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    11 July 2024, 7:14 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    All eyes on Joe Biden at the Nato summit

    As the Nato summit kicks off in Washington, all eyes are on Joe Biden amid growing concerns over his health. Plus, what the EU thinks of Hungarian president Viktor Orbán’s world tour and so-called peace mission, and why Australia has appointed an anti-Semitism envoy. Plus, a flick through the morning papers and what the new UK government could do for the country’s cities.

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    10 July 2024, 8:13 am
  • 59 minutes 4 seconds
    What France’s political shift means for the EU

    As the French election’s surprise results throw the country into new political turmoil, we give you the view from Brussels. Also in the programme: a new defence alliance in Asia to counter an increasingly assertive China, a look ahead to this week’s Nato summit with our correspondents in Washington and why Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is considering restoring ties with Syria. Plus, a flick through the papers and an exhibition of one of the UK’s largest private collections of space artefacts.

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    9 July 2024, 7:21 am
  • 58 minutes 39 seconds
    French election fallout and fractures in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas)

    The latest from France as the election results come in. Then: Ecowas’ annual summit – can the regional economic bloc still find common ground? And, Indian-Russian relations as India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, visits Moscow. Plus: the latest news from business and the world of sailing.

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    8 July 2024, 7:26 am
  • 58 minutes 53 seconds
    UK election: Labour ends 14 years of Conservative rule

    We discuss the historic victory of the Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, in the UK general election with reactions from Monocle’s correspondents in the Balkans and US. Then: we turn our attention to a second major election, as France prepares to head to the polls for the second round of the country’s parliamentary elections. Plus: as more publications and big Democratic donors turn on Joe Biden, is it too late to save his campaign?  

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    5 July 2024, 7:36 am
  • 58 minutes 56 seconds
    The UK general election: the European view

    We take a view from Europe as the UK general election gets under way. Also in the programme: Victoria Craig joins us from Ankara to discuss Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation meeting in Kazakhstan. Plus: we assess the future of the International Space Station with Richard Hollingham and learn about a new quality-of-life survey from Brazil.

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    4 July 2024, 7:15 am
  • 58 minutes 58 seconds
    Germany and Poland meet to mend ties and pledge unity for European security

    We discuss the bilateral consultations between Germany’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, and Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, at talks in Warsaw. Also on the programme: as the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation Summit kicks off in Astana, we discuss why India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is skipping the event. Plus: what’s behind a surge in impeachment calls for South Korea’s president, Yoon Suk-yeol?

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    3 July 2024, 7:09 am
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