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Trump files for bankruptcy due to $1.8bn debt

Donald Trump is used to the high life. He has high buildings, high hair and has always been unashamed of his high ambitions. But today, the man who made himself synonomous with glitz, glamour and greenbacks has been bought uncharacteristically low.

Reform Party at daggers drawn in presidential race

THE PRESIDENTIAL contest between the two main political parties may be well underway, but round two of the fight for the soul - and the money - of America's third political force, the Reform Party, has just begun. And a less prepossessing group of characters could hardly be found.

Perot in fight for control of Reform Party

THE REFORM Party of the United States, founded by Ross Perot, the Texan billionaire, faces what is billed by outsiders as a `defining moment' at its annual convention this weekend, when it sets out to plan its strategy for the next presidential election.

Close Encounter: Marketing is the Word

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Films: Fan facts: John Cusack

All singing, all dancing: Fourth child of Irish-American Catholics, Cusack hit the boards with acting in his blood. Father Richard acts when not running his film production company, as do John's three sisters - Joan (co-star in Grosse Point Blank), Susan and Anne - and brother Bill.

Horror hotel has vacancy for a demolition man

CAN THERE be another building on the planet which is both as monstrously ugly and as unhappily located? For 31 years, the Rossiya Hotel has kept intact its reputation as one of the world's eyesores, a blot on a Moscow landscape that includes such pearls as the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. But that bad name may be on the way out.

Lottery winners left wanting

Some people just never have enough, it seems. Even lottery millionaires cannot afford all the luxuries they desire.

why are they famous?: Marla Maples

Main Claim: The Donald. See also Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump Tower, Trump Parc, etc, etc. Scowling porcine motormouth Donald Trump scrawled his name on all of the above. In becoming his second wife, the former Mrs Marla Maples Trump was instantly branded, remodelled and showered with sublimely worthless fame. Supposedly "estranged", Marla and Donald have recently been spotted together at a charity basketball game.
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