Compiled 21:45 GMT
By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
President Obama suggested Tuesday night that it was time to close out the politics of austerity and move to a more balanced approach on fiscal issues.
By JAMES KANTER and JACK EWING
Officials from Washington and Brussels say they have already resolved some of the stickiest issues, but concede that the details could hit snags.
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO and ALAN COWELL
In his first public appearance since the announcement of his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI said he no longer had the strength needed to carry out the duties of the papacy.
By RACHEL DONADIO
"It wasn't one thing, but a whole combination of them" that caused Pope Benedict XVI to resign, an expert said. Scandals have battered the papacy relentlessly.
By CHOE SANG-HUN
The incoming President Park Geun-hye of South Korea warned on Wednesday that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons would bring its regime "self-destruction."
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and JANE PERLEZ
China will almost certainly join the United States in supporting tougher sanctions for Pyongyang over Tuesday's test, accompanied by sterner reprimands from Beijing.