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.
British Airways chief Willie Walsh has heralded the return of the aviation industry after six years of turbulence as his airlines group enjoyed a 55 per cent surge in profit to land its best second quarter since 2007.
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.
The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2% in July but hiring remains robust, adding to the debate within the Fed about when to raise interest rates
Israel and Hamas accused each other of breaking the ceasefire little more than an hour after it took effect at 8am (6am GMT).