Monocle 24’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.
Tuesday 18 January
We have the latest on the military exchanges between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the UAE’s defence forces. Plus: the headlines from the Pacific, trade and economy news with Vicky Pryce and Kyiv’s stunning metro stations.
Monday 17 January
We discuss the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and Xi Jinping’s ambitions for a third term in office. Plus: a look at the Havana syndrome, a mysterious illness afflicting US diplomats.
Friday 14 January
Is the EU finally preparing to create its own defence force? Plus: the landmark conviction of a senior member of the Syrian regime, what we’ve learned this week and a preview of a 24-hour concert at London’s Barbican.
Thursday 13 January
Monocle 24’s Westminster watcher Vincent McAviney has the latest as Boris Johnson fights to save his political career. Plus: we profile France’s centre-right presidential candidate, find out why Iran and China are developing closer ties and hear a theatre round-up from critic Matt Wolf.
Wednesday 12 January
We discuss Joe Biden’s attempts to push through voting reform, which he describes as ‘the biggest test of America’s democracy since the civil war’. Plus: the UN’s aid appeal for Afghanistan and Novak Djokovic’s visa row.
Tuesday 11 January
We discuss the ongoing talks between the US and Russia and look at who is in the new Dutch government. Plus: the latest business news and an insight into the new German administration’s approach to cultural policy.