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Factal Forecast takes a look at the biggest news stories coming in the next week and why they matter. From the editors at Factal, we publish our forward-looking podcast each Thursday to help you get a jump-start on the week ahead.

Factal Forecast takes a look at the biggest news stories coming in the next week and why they matter. From the editors at Factal, we publish our forward-looking podcast each Thursday to help you get a jump-start on the week ahead.

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United States

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Factal Forecast takes a look at the biggest news stories coming in the next week and why they matter. From the editors at Factal, we publish our forward-looking podcast each Thursday to help you get a jump-start on the week ahead.

Twitter:

@factal

Language:

English


Episodes

Sri Lanka halts non-essential fuel sales as economic crisis spirals

6/30/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jeff Landset discuss the fuel crisis underway in Sri Lanka, plus more on Turkey and Armenia working to normalize relations, WNBA star Brittney Griner's trial in Russia, U.S. Independence Day and French unions calling for a national rail strike. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jaime Calle Moreno, Alex Moore, Joe Veyera, Sophie Perryer and...

Duration:00:08:45

French President Macron faces no confidence vote after bloc loses absolute majority in parliament

6/23/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Sophie Perryer discuss France's recent legislative election, plus more on Ryanair cabin crew going on strike in several European countries, New York City’s Pride March, a NATO summit in Madrid and a presidential inauguration in the Philippines. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jess Fino, Imana Gunawan, David Wyllie, Jaime Calle Moreno and...

Duration:00:10:05

Dozens of Iraqi lawmakers quit parliament as political crisis deepens

6/16/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Ahmed Namatalla discuss the recent resignations of dozens of Iraqi lawmakers, plus more on the European Commission deciding if it will recommend Ukraine be granted candidate status for EU membership, Colombia’s presidential election runoff, Belarus holding military exercises near Ukraine’s border and the World Health Organization meeting on monkeypox. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode...

Duration:00:12:13

Thousands join US-bound migrant caravan in southern Mexico as regional leaders consider immigration policies

6/9/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jaime Calle Moreno discuss the U.S.-bound migrant caravan on the move in southern Mexico, plus more on demonstrations against gun violence across the United States, Norwegian oil and gas workers threatening to strike, the FDA reviewing coronavirus vaccines for small children and two Saudi government delegations visiting the US. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode includes work from...

Duration:00:14:59

Scrutiny grows over Uvalde, Texas, police response following new discrepancies

6/2/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jeff Landset discuss the latest developments in the investigation into the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, plus more on Tropical Storm Alex, US, Japan and South Korea meeting to discuss North Korea, a constitutional referendum in Kazakhstan and local elections in Mexico. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Joe Veyera, David Wyllie, Alex Moore,...

Duration:00:10:58

War in Ukraine rages on with future of the Donbas region at stake

5/26/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Alex Moore discuss the fighting intensifying in eastern Ukraine, plus more on Colombia’s presidential election, the annual Jerusalem Day “Flag March”, a national strike in Belgium and water restrictions in California. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jaime Calle Moreno, Jeff Landset, Joe Veyera, Ahmed Namatalla and Alex Moore. Music courtesy...

Duration:00:11:40

As Colombia cracks down on cartel violence, the country braces for more

5/12/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Irene Villora discuss recent violence by Colombia's Clan del Golfo cartel, plus more on Sweden considering NATO membership, Somalia’s presidential election, Turkey’s foreign minister visiting the US and Australia’s election. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. Note: Our podcast (and the weekly Forecast email) will be off next week, but we'll be back on May 26. In the meantime, be sure to follow us...

Duration:00:11:19

Protests in Armenia over possible Nagorno-Karabakh concessions spark fears of mass unrest

5/5/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Imana Gunawan discuss the anti-government protests in Armenia, plus more on the Israeli parliament reconvening, Russia's annual military parade, Philippine elections and Sudan's upcoming national dialogue. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Ahmed Namatalla, Alex Moore, David Wyllie, Agnese Boffano and Imana Gunawan. Music courtesy of Andrew...

Duration:00:10:01

Sneak peak at The Debrief: Pakistan in political turmoil after PM Khan ousted

4/28/2022
Editors Sophie Perryer and Awais Ahmad discuss Pakistan's political crisis, plus more from Jimmy Lovaas on Greece raising its minimum wage, Italy easing coronavirus passport rules, a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Russian companies delisting from international exchanges. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. Subscribing to The Debrief Newsletter is also free. Our next edition comes out May 2nd and features a deeper...

Duration:00:08:03

Israel faces political crisis amid escalating violence in East Jerusalem

4/21/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Agnese Boffano discuss the political crisis unfolding in Israel, plus more on round two of the French presidential election, South Korea easing coronavirus restrictions, the end of El Salvador’s state of emergency and Somalia’s parliament electing its leadership. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jeff Landset, Jess Fino, Jaime Calle Moreno,...

Duration:00:11:04

Anti-government protests break out in Sri Lanka as economic and energy crises worsen

4/7/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Imana Gunawan discuss anti-government protests in Sri Lanka, plus more on Russia resuming travel with 52 "friendly" countries, a presidential election in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, a trucker convoy headed for Los Angeles and Somalia swearing in members of Parliament. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. Note: Our podcast will be off next week for Spring Break, but we'll be back...

Duration:00:09:54

Israel on edge after three deadly attacks in a week

3/31/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Ahmed Namatalla discuss recent deadly attacks in Israel, plus more on Shanghai’s coronavirus lockdown, a strike by Tunisian journalists, elections in Hungary, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voting on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Imana Gunawan, Agnese Boffano, Jaime...

Duration:00:12:45

In Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol, thousands remain trapped with Russian forces closing in

3/24/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Alex Moore discuss Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol, plus more on Argentina's debt deal with the International Monetary Fund, Pakistani lawmakers considering a no confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, Zimbabwe's by-elections and Yemen peace talks. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Irene Villora, Awais Ahmad, Jimmy Lovaas,...

Duration:00:14:33

With all eyes on Ukraine, North Korea conducts tenth missile launch of year

3/17/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Vivian Wang discuss North Korea's startling number of missile tests, plus more on Major League Baseball Spring Training games, Germany relaxing coronavirus rules, Supreme Court confirmation hearings and NATO leaders meeting to discuss Ukraine. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Joe Veyera, Jeff Landset, David Wyllie, Imana Gunawan and Vivian...

Duration:00:09:31

Russia's invasion of Ukraine complicates plans to revive the Iran nuclear deal

3/10/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Agnese Boffano discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine complicates plans to revive the Iran nuclear deal, plus more on European Union heads of state meeting in Versaille, a presidential election in Turkmenistan and Colombia’s legislative elections, France lifting its vaccine passport rules. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jess Fino, Alex...

Duration:00:10:56

Trucker convoy heads to US capital despite easing of coronavirus-related restrictions

3/3/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Joe Veyera discuss an anti-mandate protest headed for Washington, DC, plus more on the upcoming French presidential election, International Court of Justice hearings over the war in Ukraine, a protest march in Pakistan and South Korea's presidential election. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Thibault Spirlet, Irene Villora, Jaime Calle...

Duration:00:09:15

Russia’s moves in eastern Ukraine intensify, raising fears of a deadly war

2/24/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Alex Moore discuss the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, plus more on Somalia’s national election deadline, a constitutional referendum in Belarus, Canada easing travel restrictions and President Biden delivering the State of the Union. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Vivian Wang, Jimmy Lovaas, Thibault Spirlet, Jaime Calle...

Duration:00:15:16

A renewed power struggle in Libya threatens country’s tenuous stability

2/17/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Agnese Boffano discuss a renewed power struggle in Libya plus more on the Munich Security Conference, the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, Australia reopening its borders to vaccinated travelers and a UN General Assembly meeting on Ukraine. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Irene Villora, Thibault Spirlet, Imana Gunawan, Alex Moore and...

Duration:00:11:41

After closing a border bridge, Canada’s anti-vaccine truckers may inspire a U.S. protest

2/10/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Joe Veyera discuss the Canadian truckers protesting a vaccine mandate, plus more on a strike at London’s Heathrow Airport, Germany’s presidential election, Russia's State Duma Council discussing a bill to recognize breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine and leaders from the European Union and African Union meeting for a summit. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work...

Duration:00:09:51

Failed coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau adds to concerns about West African stability

2/3/2022
Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Sophie Perryer discuss an apparent coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau, plus more on the cyclone headed for Madagascar, an election in Costa Rica, Libya's parliament voting on a new prime minister and Russian military exercises in Belarus. These stories and more are also available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free. This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jeff Landset, Irene Villora, Alex Moore, David Wyllie and Sophie Perryer....

Duration:00:08:53