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.
Events on the continent look likely to overshadow the City this week, as the result of the Greek election filters through. The leftist Syriza party won the vote, but Credit Suisse says: “Full political clarity will likely emerge much later – possibly taking months and not just weeks.” Investors fear that Syriza could push for a Greek exit from the eurozone, throwing the union into turmoil. Until
The euro falls sharply against the dollar after the anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election.
Syriza leader campaigned as a radical, but may govern as pragmatist, writes Tony Barber
I have found out that there is not just a daily cap on contactless fares but also a weekly cap, so I shouldn't pay more than a weekly travelcard. Is this true?