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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.

    Devastating floods force mass evacuations in Russia and Kazakhstan

    Devastating floods force mass evacuations in Russia and Kazakhstan

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Alex Moore discuss the devastating flooding in Russia and Kazakhstan, plus more on elections in The Maldives and Spain’s Basque Country, Elon Musk meeting with India’s prime minister and the US Justice Department meeting with families of victims of two Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Alex Moore, David Wyllie, Jaime Calle Moreno, Vivian Wang and Joe Veyera. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas. 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 © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 9 min
    Ecuador’s raid on Mexican embassy sparks diplomatic crisis

    Ecuador’s raid on Mexican embassy sparks diplomatic crisis

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Irene Villora discuss the diplomatic crisis between Mexico and Ecuador following the latter's raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito, plus more on former President Trump’s hush money trial, Croatia’s parliamentary elections, Sudan’s peace talks resuming and the start of voting in India’s general elections.

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Irene Villora, Jeff Landset, Sophie Perryer, Agnese Boffano and Vivian Wang. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas with additional writing by 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.

    Copyright © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 11 min
    Iran vows revenge after Israeli strike on its consulate in Syria

    Iran vows revenge after Israeli strike on its consulate in Syria

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Agnese Boffano discuss the Israeli strike on an Iranian consulate building in Syria, plus more on Slovakia’s presidential runoff, a solar eclipse, Ireland’s new prime minister being sworn in and South Korea’s legislative elections.

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Agnese Boffano, David Wyllie Joe Veyera, Jaime Calle Moreno and Vivian Wang. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas with additional writing by 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.

    Copyright © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 12 min
    Baltimore bridge collapse leaves six presumed dead, raises economic concerns

    Baltimore bridge collapse leaves six presumed dead, raises economic concerns

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Joe Veyera discuss the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, plus more on elections in Turkey and Pakistan, Portugal’s new government being sworn in and a public transit strike in Paris..

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Joe Veyera, Halima Mansoor, Jeff Landset, Jess Fino and Sophie Perryer. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas with additional writing by 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.

    Copyright © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 9 min
    Millions impacted by major internet outage in West and Central Africa

    Millions impacted by major internet outage in West and Central Africa

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Sophie Perryer discuss a major internet outage affect millions across west and central Africa, plus more on elections in Slovakia and Senegal, talks between the Polish and Ukrainian governments and the anniversary of a Wall Street Journal reporter being detained in Russia..

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Sophie Perryer, Alex Moore, Awais Ahmad, Jess Fino and Jaime Calle Moreno. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas with additional writing by 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.

    Copyright © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 8 min
    Australia battles heatwave while bracing for possible cyclone

    Australia battles heatwave while bracing for possible cyclone

    Editors Jimmy Lovaas and Matthew Hipolito discuss the cyclone threat and heatwave in Australia, plus more on potential Israeli military action against Hezbollah, Russia’s presidential election, the launch of an over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. and questions over Russia and Belarus’ participation in the Olympics.

    Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    These stories and others are also available in our free weekly Forecast newsletter.

    This episode was produced with work from Factal editors Matthew Hipolito, Agnese Boffano, Alex Moore, Sophie Perryer and Jessica Fino. Produced and edited by Jimmy Lovaas, with additional writing by 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.

    Copyright © 2024 Factal. All rights reserved.

    • 13 min

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Forecast takes a forward-looking approach which makes it very different than other podcasts out there. It’s a great way to get a handle on what’s important now — and coming up — on a global scale.

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