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The Week Ahead Looking into the future – Solar Impulse, young voters, feeding the world

Here are the top stories we’re following the week of July 27:



What’s next for Solar Impulse 2? The Swiss solar-powered plane made global headlines after it completed its record-breaking journey over the Pacific Ocean. But it now finds that its around-the-world tour is grounded until spring 2016. looks at whether the big-name sponsors are still on board.



When the dream of motherhood turns into a nightmare: we hear from a Swiss gynaecologist, working in the field in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to help prevent obstetric fistula, one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries affecting women in developing countries.

Young politicians from different parties also joined the discussion about asylum policy in Lugano



What will get young voters to the polls in the United States and Switzerland? A personal look at the topic and its challenges by a Swiss-American “millennial” ahead of important elections in both countries.



Interview: renowned Swiss agronomist and entomologist Hans Rudolf Herren, who is a guest at the Expo Milano 2015external link, is optimistic about feeding the planet over the next decades. But he argues that it will need radical changes in the global agri-food system and in attitudes towards the fruits of the labour of small farmers.


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