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Factal Forecast


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.

Recent Episodes

Countries lock down as latest coronavirus variant puts health officials on edgeDecember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Protests erupt in Europe as holiday lockdowns beginNovember 25, 2021 Episode artwork U.K terror threat level “severe” after second attack in a monthNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork A recent U.S. visit to Taiwan threatens an already unstable relationship with ChinaNovember 11, 2021 Episode artwork How the burgeoning conflict in Tigray threatens Ethiopia’s stabilityNovember 04, 2021 Episode artwork Russia workplace shutdown, Brazil trucker strike, Texas abortion ban hearing, UN report on Ethiopia, Sudan coupOctober 28, 2021 Episode artwork Libyan liberation anniversary, Uzbekistan election, Canadian cabinet reshuffle, Afghanistan conference, Haiti kidnappingOctober 21, 2021 Episode artwork FDA discusses vaccine boosters, France COVID test fee, NBA season starts, Russia invites Taliban to talks, Lebanon power outagesOctober 14, 2021 Episode artwork US-Mexico security talks, G20 meets on Afghanistan, EU-Ukraine summit, Bali reopens, Pandora PapersOctober 07, 2021 Episode artwork Portugal lifts restrictions, Women's March, Japan gets new prime minister, US Supreme Court resumes, Kosovo-Serbia border protest September 30, 2021 Episode artwork Netherlands eases restrictions, Tunisia protest, Germany's election, North Korea legislature, Australia-UK-US security pactSeptember 23, 2021 Episode artwork US Capitol rally, Canadian election, Zuma corruption trial, Polish hearing on EU law, Biden vaccine mandateSeptember 16, 2021 Episode artwork Russia military exercises, UN aid conference on Afghanistan, California recall election, coronavirus vaccine boosters, Guinea coup September 09, 2021 Episode artwork Russian diplomats leave US, Brazil marches, Trump White House records, NFL season, Afghanistan updateSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Afghanistan withdrawal deadline, China's Data Security Law, Belarus-US relations, Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Haiti earthquake August 26, 2021 Episode artwork San Francisco vaccine mandate, Cuomo steps down, Tokyo Paralympics, Biden cybersecurity talks, Afghanistan conflictAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork Pacific Northwest heatwave, Venezuela political talks, Poland's EU deadline, NYC vaccine mandate, Greece wildfiresAugust 12, 2021 Episode artwork Olympics closing ceremony, France 'health pass,' Canada opens border, Zambia election, Delta variant August 05, 2021 Episode artwork Haitian president’s funeral, Lebanon government consultations, Myanmar leader trial, Peru's new president, Bootleg Fire in OregonJuly 22, 2021 Episode artwork Hajj begins, UK eases restrictions, US fast food workers strike, Colombia Congress resumes, Cuba protestsJuly 15, 2021 Episode artwork Olympic torch relay, Virgin Galactic test flight, Bulgaria snap elections, Jacob Zuma hearing, Eswatini protests July 08, 2021 Episode artwork Carnival Cruise restarts, Burkina Faso protests, Jeff Bezos steps down, India same-sex marriage, Brazil's mining industryJuly 01, 2021 Episode artwork Afghan president visits White House, Derek Chauvin sentencing, Trump rally in Ohio, India transporters strike, Sri Lanka ship fire cleanupJune 24, 2021 Episode artwork Iran presidential election, NYC mayoral primary, first Hong Kong national security law trial, Gibraltar abortion referendum, Western US droughtJune 17, 2021 Episode artwork Israel confidence vote, NATO summit, California eases COVID restrictions, Biden-Putin summit, Burkina Faso violenceJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork