Lifestyle & Belief

Great Weekend Reads

In China, the prime minister is chillaxing, In Ukraine, lawmakers are engaging in fisticuffs, and in Egypt, people are feeling a little down in the dumps.

No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here's a sampling of the most important stories from GlobalPost and a look at some of the news you may have missed.


In-Depth Series: Battle for Bahrain
Frustrated by a lack of progress, a younger, more militant faction of Bahrain's reform movement is threatening the moderates.





In Egypt, happiness is hard to find
GlobalPost tried to find happy people in Cairo. We failed.






Xi Jinping: the casual Communist
China's new president is dressing down and spontaneously greeting regular people on the street. What's next? Chillaxing?






The United State-less of America
Thousands live in the US with no citizenship and no way to see family abroad. Can Obama solve their twilight zone plight?





Global economy: Central bankers gone wild
Central bankers rarely do radical, or even surprising things. This week, it happened twice. Hold on to your pinstripes.





PlanetPic: Gangs of Parliament
Photos: Brawls, eggs, and fisticuffs in the lawmakers' halls.






A man divided: Britain's David Cameron
Splits over Europe could prove toxic for increasingly embattled prime minister.





Who would win Venezuela's battle to succeed Chavez?
Vice President Nicholas Maduro offered somber words of hard days ahead.





Copper mine strikes raise questions in Myanmar
Copper mine strikes have raised questions about China's 'soft power' in Myanmar.





The new normal of living with HIV (VIDEO)
Today, testing positive for HIV is no longer a death sentence. But after the diagnosis, how does one go on living?