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.
Hedge fund managers “from all over the world” are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand to which they can escape in the event that society finally tires of extreme inequality and demands their heads on plates.
EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".
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A terrifying car crash has left a motorist unable to claim on her insurance despite not being at fault for the crash