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"EVEN PRESIDENTS have private lives," an almost exasperated Bill Clinton told the two thirds of Americans who watched his televised exercise in limited penitence on Monday night. The affirmation was intended as defence and justification, but can he survive so comprehensive an admission, even if it was couched in such guarded and sometimes ambiguous language?

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Sir: I am a Catholic. I am ashamed to note that though many world leaders have condemned the car bomb in Northern Ireland on Saturday, as usual the one leader who has failed to do so is the Pope.

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YESTERDAY MORNING, wearing a dark suit and a grave expression, President Clinton did what numbers of his predecessors have been called upon to do: he presided over the bleak ceremonial that attends the return of Americans killed in service overseas. Everything was as it should be: the Stars and Stripes at half-mast, the precision of the military rite; the President and the First Lady. As on each such occasion in the past, Mr Clinton's words and demeanour were the very model of what Americans expect from their President.

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Science: The Truth About... lying

IN A WEEK or so, President Bill Clinton will have to answer questions about his relationship, or lack of one, with Monica Lewinsky. The question on everyone's lips is: did he lie in denying a sexual relationship?

Clinton vows to tell the truth

IN HIS first response to the mounting crisis over his relations with Monica Lewinsky, President Bill Clinton yesterday said that he was looking forward to testifying to prosecutors and promised to do so "truthfully".

Attack on Starr hints at Lewinsky consent

WASHINGTON - Monica Lewinsky's lawyer launched a savage attack on the man who is investigating her relationship with Bill Clinton last night. But in the process, he hinted that part of the substance of the investigation may be correct.

Sex beast or naughty boy?

He's done it again. The Comeback Kid has beaten the rap, and American feminists don't seem to mind. But hang on, isn't sexual harassment what we've all been fighting against since the Dark Ages of the Seventies? Caroline Millar interviews British women about the strange case of the forgiven President

This could be the woman who turns the feminists against Bill Clinton

The taboo against sexual predation in Nineties America has given women new power, says Mary Dejevsky. But will it be used for good or ill?

Space power

Space power

Clinton admits Lewinsky relationship

THE White House has admitted for the first time that President Clinton did have a relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Lewinsky called to testify in court

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House trainee alleged to have had an affair with President Bill Clinton and lied about it, has been summoned to testify in court on Thursday, it was reported yesterday. Her lawyer, William Ginsburg, was expected to contest the order.
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