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.
Just five months after taking office as Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis unleashed a last baroque blast of invective at his haters as he resigned. “‘I wear the creditors’ loathing with pride,” he wrote in a blog, before saying his goodbyes to staff and riding out of the ministry on his Yamaha motorcycle with his glamorous wife.
Global stock markets proved resilient on Monday despite Greece's shock rejection of the terms of an international bailout.
New reform proposal to be presented in Brussels on Tuesday night, but leaders of bloc sceptical
A shortage of affordable homes in England’s rural areas means that the cost of buying a home in 90 per cent of these zones costs eight times the average local salary, the National Housing Federation said.