Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Outlook They say youth will have its day. Next adhered to that principle when it appointed Simon – now Lord – Wolfson as chief executive at the tender age of 33, a decision that has worked out rather well for the company.
The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
Squeezed between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, civilian casualties in the east increase, diminishing the chances of reconciliation
The man was taken to hospital in Birmingham after complaining of feeling ‘feverish’ on a flight back to the Midlands from Benin, Nigeria, but was given the all-clear after undergoing tests.