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.
Spooked investors dumped mining stocks today as the latest worries over a slowdown in China gripped markets.
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
All-share transaction will create a distributor with $4.6bn in annual revenues, a workforce of 32,000 and a market value of more than $1bn
The judge had earlier banned live broadcasting and tweeting of evidence by Professor Gert Saayman because of the graphic nature of his testimony.