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.
Falling clothes sales at Marks & Spencer have dragged down the retail giant's annual profits to an eight-year low, as it said the executive behind the “Your M&S” branding is to step down.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, defended the technology group’s tax practices and denied it was engaged in massive tax avoidance schemes
The desperate search continued Monday night and into Tuesday for two dozen Plaza Towers Elementary School children feared dead after yesterday's devastating tornado, which already took the lives of seven of their young classmates.