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.
No one can accuse George Osborne of stinting in his efforts to protect Britain’s bankers – he only backed down last week from his legal challenge to a European Union edict capping bankers’ bonuses because the European courts made it clear he wouldn’t win, and that fighting on would be chucking good taxpayers’ money after bad.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Norwegian beats Anand with game to spare
James Dyson said that large German companies had too much power over EU regulations, which meant ‘the old guard’ was supported over new technology.