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.
Poor Bill Ackman.
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
After nearly a week the bodies from the downed Malaysian airline arrive in Holland
The bodies of around 200 international victims of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy will be flown from Kharkiv to Eindhoven to carry out a torturous identification process which could take months.