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.
For Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, 2015 is going to be a very different and possibly very difficult year.
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
Boris Nemtsov, one of the most senior leaders of Russia’s political opposition, has been shot dead in central Moscow
The state-backed lender confirmed it would pay a full-year dividend of 0.75p per share to 2.7million investors, handing out a total of £535million.