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.
Credit Suisse today became the latest bank dragged into the escalating “dark pool” trading scandal.
Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport, after weekend chaos.
Standard & Poor’s placed Argentina’s credit rating on “selective default”, after it failed to make a $539m interest payment on its debt
The 21-year-old West Ham player appeared in court accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19, outside a bar in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.