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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.

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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.

    Gaza ceasefire holds, but tensions remain high after dozens killed in Israeli operation

    Gaza ceasefire holds, but tensions remain high after dozens killed in Israeli operation

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Agnese Boffano discuss Israel’s recent military operation in the Gaza Strip, plus more on U.S. House lawmakers returning from recess, Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf political party holding a rally in Lahore, Thailand and China holding joint air force exercises and leaders from Serbia and Kosovo meeting.

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    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Joe Veyera, Irene Villora, Matthew Hipolito, Alex Moore and Agnese Boffano.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 13 min
    License plate dispute leads to roadblocks, gunfire and rising tensions at Kosovo-Serbia border

    License plate dispute leads to roadblocks, gunfire and rising tensions at Kosovo-Serbia border

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Alex Moore discuss a rise in tensions at the Kosovo-Serbia border that recently led to gunfire, plus more on China's military drills around Taiwan, Colombia's presidential inauguration, Moldova's state of emergency and Kenya's upcoming 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 Vivian Wang, Irene Villora, Jess Fino, David Wyllie and Alex Moore.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 11 min
    Shocking surge in Haiti gang violence leaves hundreds dead and thousands stuck in crossfire

    Shocking surge in Haiti gang violence leaves hundreds dead and thousands stuck in crossfire

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jaime Calle Moreno discuss a surge of gang violence in Haiti, plus more on Los Angeles considering a mask mandate, South Korea’s first lunar exploration mission, a vote in Kansas concerning abortion and Hungary’s controversial prime minister speaking at a conservative conference in Texas.
    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 David Wylie, Vivian Wang, Joe Veyera, Jess Fino and Jaime Calle Moreno.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 15 min
    A scorched Europe grapples with fires amid record heat

    A scorched Europe grapples with fires amid record heat

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jess Fino discuss Europe's brutal heat wave, plus more on Macau reopening, Pope Francis visiting Canada, a constitution referendum in Tunisia and French President Macron visiting Benin and Cameroon.
    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 Alex Moore, Awais Ahmad, Joe Veyera, Sophie Perryer and Jess Fino.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 11 min
    Abe’s military goals persist in Japan as questions swirl around assassination

    Abe’s military goals persist in Japan as questions swirl around assassination

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Vivian Wang discuss the assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plus more on Russia’s parliament holding an extraordinary session, an extreme heat warning for the UK, presidents from Russia, Turkey and Iran meeting in Tehran and Sri Lanka’s parliament voting for a new president.
    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 Alex Moore, Jeff Landset, Ahmed Namatalla, Jaime Calle Moreno and Vivian Wang.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 11 min
    Italy’s worst drought in 70 years threatens crops and power

    Italy’s worst drought in 70 years threatens crops and power

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Jaime Calle Moreno discuss Italy's worst drought in 70 years, plus more on French airport workers going on strike, a UN Security Council meeting concerning Syrian aid, Japan’s Upper House elections and Mexico’s president visiting the White House.
    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, Sophie Perryer, Joe Veyera, Jimmy Lovaas and Jaime Calle Moreno.  Music courtesy of Andrew Gospe. 
    Have feedback, suggestions or events we’ve missed? Drop us a note: hello@factal.com
    What's Factal? Created by the founders of Breaking News, Factal alerts companies to global incidents that pose an immediate risk to their people or business operations. We provide trusted verification, precise incident mapping and a collaboration platform for corporate security, travel safety and emergency management teams. 
    If you're a company interested in a trial, please email sales@factal.com. To learn more, visit Factal.com, browse the Factal blog or email us at hello@factal.com.
    Read the full episode description and transcript on Factal's blog.
    Copyright © 2022 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 13 min

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