Lifestyle & Belief

Great Weekend Reads

Uruguay's government considers growing pot, a condom war wages in the Philippines, and who could forget Bibi's bomb?

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.



What Romney's tax returns say about his investments in Chinese companies
As both candidates debate financial relations with China, Mitt Romney's latest tax returns reveal substantial investments in several lucrative Chinese companies.




Uruguay's president mulls a state marijuana monopoly
With marijuana decriminalized, Uruguay's government considers growing pot. But government green has stoners peeved.





On Location: In Yemen, another kind of horror
Video: Yemen's hidden crisis. 






Wildlife preservation: A gentler side of the drone debate
Drones are getting a reputation as killing machines, but some are being used for studying and saving wild animals in need of rescue.





Abortion cocktails and condom wars in the Philippines
Catholicism's last Asian stand against America's "culture of death."






Who says the US doesn't export anymore?
In fact, exports are stronger than ever. But it's the 1 percent who are profiting.





6 things Bibi's bomb immediately called to mind
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's prop during his UN speech about Iran's nuclear program rang a few mental bells for us. 





Spain risks further unrest with austerity budget
The government cuts $50 billion in a budget that treads a fine line between public anger and market doubts.





PlanetPic: 'Day of Love' protests in Pakistan
Photos: Government-sanctioned protests turn violent.