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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.
Deadly apartment fire sparks nationwide protests in China over “zero COVID” policyDecember 01, 2022 Episode artwork Twitter faces uncertain future amid chaos, massive layoffs and calls for ad boycottNovember 24, 2022 Episode artwork Ukraine war tensions spiral after errant missile kills two in Poland November 17, 2022 Episode artwork US midterm elections end as battle for Senate control continues November 10, 2022 Episode artwork Russia rejoins key Ukraine grain export deal, but fate of long-term extension loomsNovember 03, 2022 Episode artwork Bolivian strike turns deadly as protests grip economic hub Santa CruzOctober 27, 2022 Episode artwork Deadly fire at notorious Iranian prison heightens concerns for political prisonersOctober 20, 2022 Episode artwork North Korea nuclear test looms following spate of missile launchesOctober 13, 2022 Episode artwork Burkina Faso sees second coup in nine months amid anti-French sentimentOctober 06, 2022 Episode artwork Sabotage suspected after unexplained Nord Stream gas pipeline leaksSeptember 29, 2022 Episode artwork After wreaking havoc on the Caribbean, Hurricane Fiona heads northSeptember 22, 2022 Episode artwork Clashes erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan, sparking concerns of a broader conflict September 15, 2022 Episode artwork New wave of unrest hits Chile after voters reject new constitutionSeptember 08, 2022 Episode artwork Ukraine strikes psychological blow to Russia with Crimea attacksAugust 25, 2022 Episode artwork Mexico deploys troops to border cities following surge of cartel violenceAugust 18, 2022 Episode artwork Gaza ceasefire holds, but tensions remain high after dozens killed in Israeli operation August 11, 2022 Episode artwork License plate dispute leads to roadblocks, gunfire and rising tensions at Kosovo-Serbia borderAugust 04, 2022 Episode artwork Shocking surge in Haiti gang violence leaves hundreds dead and thousands stuck in crossfireJuly 28, 2022 Episode artwork A scorched Europe grapples with fires amid record heatJuly 21, 2022 Episode artwork Abe’s military goals persist in Japan as questions swirl around assassinationJuly 14, 2022 Episode artwork Italy’s worst drought in 70 years threatens crops and powerJuly 07, 2022 Episode artwork Sri Lanka halts non-essential fuel sales as economic crisis spirals June 30, 2022 Episode artwork French President Macron faces no confidence vote after bloc loses absolute majority in parliament June 23, 2022 Episode artwork Dozens of Iraqi lawmakers quit parliament as political crisis deepensJune 16, 2022 Episode artwork Thousands join US-bound migrant caravan in southern Mexico as regional leaders consider immigration policiesJune 09, 2022 Episode artwork