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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.

    Haitian president’s funeral, Lebanon government consultations, Myanmar leader trial, Peru's new president, Bootleg Fire in Oregon

    Haitian president’s funeral, Lebanon government consultations, Myanmar leader trial, Peru's new president, Bootleg Fire in Oregon

    Former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse will be laid to rest on Friday in Cap-Haïtien after being assassinated earlier this month.Lebanon’s parliament will begin new consultations Monday, with the hopes of choosing a new prime minister following Saad Hariri’s resignation from the post.Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi will stand trial as early as Monday, culminating legal efforts against her originating following the Feb. 1 military coup.Pedro Castillo will take office on Wednesday after winning Peru’s presidential election following weeks of litigation and accusations of fraud.The Bootleg Fire burning in Oregon -- an interview with Factal editor Jeff Landset.These stories and more are available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free.
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jeff Landset, Alex Moore and Irene Villora.  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.

    • 9 min
    Hajj begins, UK eases restrictions, US fast food workers strike, Colombia Congress resumes, Cuba protests

    Hajj begins, UK eases restrictions, US fast food workers strike, Colombia Congress resumes, Cuba protests

    The annual Islamic pilgrimage to holy sites in western Saudi Arabia starts Sunday with participation restricted to just 60,000 pilgrims as the world continues to grapple with coronavirus.Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed England will lift all coronavirus restrictions on Monday despite a rise in infections, while most devolved nations continue to take a more cautious approach.Fast food workers plan to strike in nine U.S. cities Tuesday to demand a rise of the minimum wage amid a historical workforce shortage in the industry.Colombia’s bicameral national legislature will resume Tuesday — roughly a week before the three-month anniversary of the unrest that gripped the country, resulting in hundreds of arrests and dozens of deaths.Cuba protests -- an interview with Factal editor Jeff Landset.These stories and more are available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free.
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jimmy Lovaas, Jess Fino, Irene Villora, Alex Moore and Jeff Landset.  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.

    • 10 min
    Olympic torch relay, Virgin Galactic test flight, Bulgaria snap elections, Jacob Zuma hearing, Eswatini protests

    Olympic torch relay, Virgin Galactic test flight, Bulgaria snap elections, Jacob Zuma hearing, Eswatini protests

    More than a year after the 2020 summer games were postponed, the Olympic torch relay finally arrives Friday in the Japanese capital engulfed in rising concerns over the sporting event.A new era of space tourism kicks off on Sunday when billionaire Richard Branson will go to space aboard his Virgin Galactic ship.Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev announced new elections will take place on Sunday.On Monday, South Africa’s Constitutional Court is scheduled to hear former President Jacob Zuma’s challenge against his jail sentence.Pro-democracy protests in the Kingdom of Eswatini -- an interview with Factal editor Sophie Perryer.These stories and more are available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free.
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Irene Villora, Jeff Landset, Jess Fino, Jimmy Lovaas and Sophie Perryer.  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.

    • 10 min
    Carnival Cruise restarts, Burkina Faso protests, Jeff Bezos steps down, India same-sex marriage, Brazil's mining industry

    Carnival Cruise restarts, Burkina Faso protests, Jeff Bezos steps down, India same-sex marriage, Brazil's mining industry

    The Carnival Vista cruise ship is set to sail from Port of Galveston, Texas, on Saturday —  the first time a Carnival Cruise Line ship has sailed from the United States in more than a year.Burkina Faso opposition groups are expected to march throughout the country Saturday as part of silent demonstrations against the government’s failure to tackle a growing jihadist insurgency.Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, will step down as chief executive officer of Amazon on Monday.The high court in Delhi, India, on Monday is set to continue hearing petitions seeking legal recognitions for same-sex couples in India.Serious issues linked to Brazil's mining industry -- an interview with Factal editor Imana Gunawan These stories and more are available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free.

    For more on the issues linked to Brazil's mining industry, be sure to subscribe to The Debrief, our free monthly newsletter that takes a look back at big global stories that you might have missed. 
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Jimmy Lovaas, Sophie Perryer, Jess Fino and Imana Gunawan.  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.

    • 12 min
    Afghan president visits White House, Derek Chauvin sentencing, Trump rally in Ohio, India transporters strike, Sri Lanka ship fire cleanup

    Afghan president visits White House, Derek Chauvin sentencing, Trump rally in Ohio, India transporters strike, Sri Lanka ship fire cleanup

    President Joe Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will meet face-to-face for the first time Friday, as the United States continues to withdraw its 8,600 troops from Afghanistan following the decades-long conflict.Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd in May last year, will be sentenced on Friday after an initial delay.Former President Donald Trump is set to speak to supporters on Saturday at the first of several planned rallies to boost Republican allies running for Congress against ones who stood against his claims of election fraud.Transportation organizations in India plan to stage nationwide protests Monday to demand the regulation of diesel prices that spiked during the coronavirus pandemic.UN coordinates efforts to clean up Sri Lanka ship fire -- an interview with Factal editor Imana Gunawan.These stories and more are available in our weekly Forecast email and you can subscribe for free.
    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Sophie Perryer, Jess Fino, Ahmed Namatalla, Irene Villora and Imana Gunawan .  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.

    • 8 min
    Iran presidential election, NYC mayoral primary, first Hong Kong national security law trial, Gibraltar abortion referendum, Western US drought

    Iran presidential election, NYC mayoral primary, first Hong Kong national security law trial, Gibraltar abortion referendum, Western US drought

    Iran will hold presidential elections to elect a successor to outgoing President Hassan Rouhani who has served in the position since 2013. Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates in the New York City mayoral race to lead the biggest city in the United States. The first person charged under Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law will stand trial on terrorism and secession charges. Gibraltar, one of the countries in Europe with the strictest abortion laws, will hold a referendum on whether abortion should be partially legalized. And an interview with Joe Veyera on the extreme drought gripping the Western U.S. 
    These stories and more are 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, Jess Fino and Joe Veyera.  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.

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