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.
One of the City’s most prominent female bosses has demanded tougher “action” to get talented women to the top of businesses, and demanded improved childcare to help them succeed.
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
Marissa Mayer mounts five-point defence of turnround efforts in first results since Alibaba IPO
Indian police found the bodies of James and Alexandra Gaskell after they were notified when staff received no response from the couple's hotel room located near the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India.