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.
Argentina has tried a new legal move in its efforts to avoid paying off US hedge funds that have acquired its debt and which are refusing to take part in a restructuring.
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
Mohammed Deif is commander of Islamist group’s al-Qassam wing and news comes as the ceasefire between the two territories crumbled and fighting resumed overnight
Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them hitting a house in Gaza City and killing two women and two-year-old girl, according to health officials, while a further 21 people were injured in a separate strike.