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.
The retail arm of Barclays has roared back, giving the bank a much-needed shot in the arm as it admitted that it could face £500m in fines and payments for its role in the alleged rigging of the £3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Apple chief executive makes announcement on his sexuality to ‘help others’
The secret of how criminals are using easy-to-buy electronic scanners to steal some of Britain’s most popular executive cars is to be revealed.