The Security Council unanimously deplored the March attack on the South Korean naval warship that resulted in the deaths of 46 sailors as the White House anticipated North Korea's increased isolation.
Details remain murky on Thursday, but all signs indicated that Washington and Moscow had come to terms on carrying out the largest spy swap since the end of the Cold War.
The Afghan government's failure to tackle rampant corruption is widely seen as providing impetus to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, according to a new report.
Britain officials say a treasure hunter has found 3.3 million pounds worth of Roman coins, making his discovery one of the largest on record in Britain.
The swap of 10 Russian agents for four prisoners was the largest prisoner transfer of its kind since the 1980s, when U.S. and Soviet bloc spies and agents were traded over the bridge separating the American sector of West Berlin from communist East Germany.
A scheduled court hearing for three suspects in the Russia spy case was canceled Wednesday, and the trio was ordered to federal court in New York amid speculation that the U.S. and Russia are arranging a spy swap.
Members of the European Parliament voted 625-28 in favor of the rules which will cap bankers' short-term cash bonuses from next year, a move that European leaders hope other parts of the world will follow.
As Britons commemorate the fifth anniversary of suicide bombings on London's transit system, officials say they are tracking a number of terrorism plots against the U.K.
There is no better proof of a dysfunctional - and broke - system of government than Congress passing additional funding for the Afghan war - $300 billion thus far - while simultaneously denying the unemployed an extension of benefits - and then taking a 10-day Independence Day vacation. With the jobless rate hovering just under 10 percent of a 158-million-strong U.S. labor force, including 1.3 million who didn't get their benefits reinstated and an additional 200,000 a week who have been without a job for at least six months and stand to lose their benefits each week until Congress acts, about 15 million Americans are out of work.