Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.
Georgina Godwin, Charles Hecker and Simon Brooke unpack the weekend’s hottest topics. We hear from Monocle’s Ed Stocker to find out the latest developments in Italy and our editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, joins us live from Stockholm.
Italy heads to the polls – will the far-right come to power? Plus: the response in Ukraine to Russia’s mobilization, the latest technology news and Lisbon’s celebration of artisanal craftsmanship.
Vladimir Putin mobilizes more troops in the biggest escalation of the war in Ukraine since the invasion. Plus: protests in Iran continue after the death of a woman in police custody, the latest climate news, and the Zürich Film Festival kicks off.
A.M. Edition for Sept. 12. Ukraine’s military forces have had a spate of successes over Russia in recent weeks, reclaiming huge swaths of the Eastern front. But the country’s also gaining economic momentum.
Earlier in the war, some predicted Ukraine’s economy would contract by as much as 50%. Now this year’s GDP is only expected to be 30% below last year’s. WSJ’s Marcus Walker says that thanks in part to Ukrainian businesses and the government in Kyiv, which have found ways to adapt. Luke Vargas hosts.
UN inspectors head to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Plus: Sri Lanka’s pact with the IMF, why China and Hong Kong’s elite are leaving for Singapore and the latest arts and culture news.
Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé, Florian Egli and Chandra Kurt on the weekend’s biggest talking points. Plus: We’ll check in with our friends and correspondents in London, Aarhus and Tokyo.
Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, joins us from Merano, Stephen Dalziel and Latika Bourke are in the studio in London to review the week’s biggest stories and we get an update from Monocle’s Guy De Launey in Lovran, Croatia.
Monocle’s Georgina Godwin and the political journalist Terry Stiastny explore the day’s weighty papers and we hear from Denmark’s foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod.
It is a remarkable turnaround for a notorious family: the late dictator’s son just took the reins. But how will he govern? Scotland’s separatist party is again pushing for an independence referendum.