The latest on the war in Ukraine and Finland’s move to become part of Nato. Plus: a spying scandal rocks the Spanish government, a senior Catholic cleric is arrested in Hong Kong, and a report from Turin on Eurovision.
Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi heads to Washington to meet Joe Biden. Plus: Beijing and Shanghai ratchet up coronavirus restrictions, a look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest and a review of today’s papers.
Voters in the Philippines go to the polls. Plus: the resignation of Sri Lanka’s prime minister, dock workers blockading Russian cargo and an interview with the Swiss entry to this year’s Eurovision.
We hear from Beijing about the city’s fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown and ask how the country’s “zero-Covid” policy affects the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Plus: the escalation of Hungary’s rule-of-law spat with the EU, the latest TV news and an interview with South Korea’s only astronaut.
As UN chief António Guterres heads to Moscow, we give you the latest on his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Plus: US diplomats begin to return to Ukraine, Elon Musk strikes a deal to buy Twitter and a round-up of the latest news from the Nordic region.
Emily Sherwin and Olga Tokariuk discuss the latest on the war in Ukraine. Plus: a look at why Africa is divided on Russia’s invasion, a flick through today’s papers and an interview with the former president of Finland, Tarja Halonen.
As diplomatic efforts to avert conflict in Ukraine continue, we discuss new US intelligence suggesting that Russia is planning an attack. Plus: Turkey’s clampdown on foreign media and a Winter Olympics round-up.
We discuss US secretary of state Antony Blinken’s trip to Australia and weigh up Hong Kong’s zero-Covid policy. Plus: the latest business news and a run-down of the Oscar nominations.
Germany’s Annalena Baerbock heads to Ukraine and election campaigning begins in the Philippines. Plus: can progress be made as Iran nuclear talks resume?
Monocle’s news editor Chris Cermak gives us the latest from Kyiv on a tumultuous week in Ukrainian politics.
Plus: an update from Beijing on China’s “zero-Covid” policy, Portugal’s snap election and Andrew Mueller on why Chile has fallen out of love with Britpop band Blur.