President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

A March 2014 photograph made available this week, shows asylum seekers at the  Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/EPA

Lawyers for 850 asylum seekers held in a controversial detention centre in Papua New Guinea said on Friday they planned to seek potentially billions o(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan for his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend. Photograph: AP

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest in a string of m(...)

People walk in front of billboards with the picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the words; ‘Solidarity with the refugees’, in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials are travelling close to Turkey’s border with Syria on Saturday in a bid to bolster th(...)

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the carrier looking to offer long-haul low fares option to Asia and America out of Ireland.

Cork Airport looks set to get its first transatlantic service following a breakthrough in a dispute over the US government’s delay in granting a permi(...)

ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes introduced since 2000 mean the ESB is no longer a State-owned monopoly that generates electricity and supplies it to all households and busine(...)

MDLinking’s founder, Hans Flu, is also a surgeon

“It has been a year since I gave up practicing medicine and I have to say I miss it a lot – so much so that sometimes I actually dream about performin(...)

Bert Williams with new British record cod

Bert Williams from Prenton, Wirral, in Liverpool, is celebrating after landing the biggest cod ever caught by a British angler, according to a report(...)

Much of Thailand’s food culture is to be enjoyed on the streets.

Sticky heat, a bustling city and the tantalising waft of street food on every corner. If there is such a thing as a culinary fangirl, I am it, a(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang with his wife, Madam Cheng, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm in Gortbrack, Co Mayo, in May last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What is this controversy about? One of the great coups for the Irish beef industry last year was the reopening of the Chinese market. Irish expor(...)