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.
Business Secretary Vince Cable today insisted there is "no alternative" to controversial plans privatising the Royal Mail.
Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by senators, who say the company avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes.
Ireland’s deputy prime minister denies Dublin is in a difficult position after US Senate finds Apple paid less than 2 per cent tax on Irish profits
A family of four that included a baby has emerged as casualties of the monster tornado that has claimed at least 91 lives in Oklahoma, a new report has revealed.