North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, according to former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. Photograph: Kcna/Reuters

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, (...)

Bin Hammam was banned from football for life in 2011 for offering bribes to Caribbean Football Union officials via former Concacaf president Jack Warner. Photograoh: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has called on Fifa to re-run the vote for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, claiming in a new report th(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)

Cho Hyun-ah (centre) could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of all four charges against her. File photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

The former Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts has pleaded not guilty to violating aviation safety law and hinderi(...)

Aer Lingus and Ryanair are both aiming to take advantage of the low oil prices to lock in fuel costs into 2016 and beyond. Photo: PA

Global airlines, looking to lock in huge savings, are preparing to hedge more jet fuel to fix prices as they bet a slide in crude oil to six-year lows(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

Kim Jong Un has turned to using public speeches to deliver his message, in a different propaganda style from his father whose voice was only broadcast once on state television. Photograph: Yonhap South Korea/EPA 0:48

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is open to a high-level summit with neighbouring South Korea, days after a proposal from Seoul to resume d(...)

Indonesian crews unload the body of an AirAsia passenger recovered from the sea at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, central Kalimantan. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Whiteside 1:01

Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 today, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relative(...)

Cho Hyun-Ah,  eldest daughter of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-Ho and former vice-president of the airline, appears for questioning at a public prosecutor’s office in Seoul, South Korea, on  December 17th last. File photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

A South Korean court on Tuesday ordered that a former Korean Air Lines executive be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over the way(...)

Weeping relatives await news of the Air Asia missing plane at Juanda Airport, Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Indonesia has halted the search for a missing AirAsia plane as darkness fell on Sunday and will resume the operation in the morning, the national sear(...)