It was the lawyers of ancient Rome who came up with the modern definition of fatherhood: Mater semper certa est; pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant . The Romans, however, didn’t have access to genetic testing.
For a world first, the announcement came with remarkably little fanfare. But last month, the Swedish Riksbank entered uncharted territory when it became the world’s first central bank to introduce negative interest rates on bank deposits.
The Bank of England Thursday cut a key interest rate from 1 percent to 0.5 percent, a new record low. The reduction in the official bank rate was expected.