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.
Royal Bank of Scotland has cut lending to Russia and imposed credit restrictions as the US and EU crank up sanctions against Moscow over its support for pro-Russian separatist rebels operating in Ukraine.
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
This is no ordinary victim of the credit crunch: one of the world’s most instantly recognisable buildings is in good shape and is fully let
A new report has revealed that a third of people would refuse to allow their ageing parents to come and live with them when they can no longer cope on their own.