Tag Archives: International News

Morning News Podcast: Ireland Reunification & Diplomacy, Art Immersion

The province’s largest party aligned with Britain has lost its leader; in the 100 years since the island was split it has rarely seemed so close to reuniting. Diplomacy, as with so much else, had to go online during the pandemic—and emerged more efficient and inclusive than many expected. And how art-lovers are getting ever more fully immersed

Political Analysis: Is Taiwan Part Of China?

If countries were people, the relationship between China, America and Taiwan would be a love triangle like no other.

Taiwan is by some reckoning the most dangerous flashpoint between China and America. Though Taiwan is in most respects an independent country, China insists it is part of the People’s Republic and is not ruling out taking the island by force. If that were to happen it could ignite an all-out war between America and China. This film explains how this precarious situation came about and how might it play out.

Sunday Morning Podcast: World News From Zurich, London & Bangkok (Jan 31)

The weekend’s biggest discussion topics covered by Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Juliet Linley, Eemeli Isoaho and Marcus Schögel, with commentary from our editors in London and Bangkok.

Plus: what’s on the pages of Iceland’s Morgunblaðið newspaper.

Sunday Morning Podcast: Latest News From Zurich, Hong Kong & London

The weekend’s biggest points of discussion are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Solène Léger, Florian Egli and Marcus Kraft, with commentary from our editors in London and Hong Kong. Plus: Israel’s ‘Haaretz’ newspaper.

Politics: Tunisia – 10 Years After The Uprising (Video)

#Tunisia​ on Thursday commemorates the 10th #anniversary​ since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed strife and civil war in the region, known as the #ArabSpring​. FRANCE 24’s Chris Moore tells us more.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent. 

World News: Trump’s Legacy, China Issues & Stock Prices (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the shame and the opportunity of Trump’s legacyhow to deal with China (8:50), and why the crazy upward march in stock prices might just continue (15:45).

Global News: Britain In The World, E-Commerce & Heating Homes (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Britain’s place in the worldthe future of global e-commerce (9:25), and using urine to heat homes (16:30).

Sunday Morning Podcast: News From Zurich, Tokyo, London & Hong Kong

The weekend’s top news comes under scrutiny from Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Marcus Schögel and Chandra Kurt, with commentary from our editors in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Plus: Christoph Amend of ‘ZEITmagazin’.