Arts and Entertainment Miley Cyrus with her father, country musician Billy Ray Cyrus

The modernised version of his 1992 hit should make for an interesting listen

The tendency to moralise, the appetite for trash

studies what the trial reveals about a nation's soul

New Perot party confuses race for the White House

By announcing he is forming a third party to contest the presidency next year, the ever unpredictable Ross Perot has further confused a race for the White House already complicated by the possibility of an independent candidacy of the retired general Colin Powell.

'I did a bad thing and there you have it'

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Bed and biscuit at Barking Butlin's

WASHINGTON DAYS

Divided loyalties but Thatcher supports PM

TORY LEADERSHIP ELECTION

Words without agreement, without a handshake: An edited version of the the confrontation on CNN's Larry King satellite TV show

KEN MAGINNIS: I most certainly don't trust Gerry. I don't know who Gerry is. I don't think he knows who he is . . .

Minister backs 'hard sell' royal

THE Government yesterday backed Prince Michael of Kent in the face of accusations that he had cheapened the Royal Family by acting like a travelling salesman on a US television chat show.

Letter: Adams on TV: international application of a British ban

Sir: The decision of CNN International to adhere to the British broadcasting ban raises a very important point of democratic principle in an international context ('Adams serves soundbites from Big Apple', 2 February).

Leading Article: Trade deal the US should not shirk

WHY, Bill Clinton must be asking, is it proving so tough? The United States would undoubtedly benefit from free trade with Mexico and Canada. A few American jobs would be destroyed by the creation of the North American Free Trade Area (Nafta), but barely a significant number in the grand scheme of things. Wages in Mexico, at one-eighth of the US level, are certainly cheap; but that is because Mexican productivity is only a fraction of that of American workers. The Mexican economy, one-twentieth the size of the combined US and Canadian economies, is a mere herring by comparison with the Canadian cod and the Yankee whale.

TV's King is Talkmeister of the Universe

WASHINGTON - Larry King, Brooklyn boy, son of Russian Jewish immigrants and Talkmeister of the Universe, loves to tell the story, writes Rupert Cornwell. It's May 1992, and during a pause in the US election campaign he's snatched a holiday in Israel, where he visits the Western Wall. The man next to him, in the full dress of a Hasidic Jew, pauses in his devotions. 'Larry,' he asks, 'is Perot for real or what?'

Gore trounces Perot in Nafta debate: Vice-President's triumphant TV performance boosts White House hopes of congressional approval for pact

IT IS a moot point what impact the unruly television debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot will have on the wavering Democratic congressmen who hold the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) in their hands. But it was rip-roaring political entertainment. And most important for a delighted Clinton administration, the honours on Tuesday night went unarguably to the Vice-President.

The Week Ahead: A new constitution is born

BY Friday, South Africa's multi- party negotiating process which has brought the country, with much kicking and screaming, out of the darkness of apartheid, will come to an end. The country's first democratic constitution will be finalised, preparing the way for the white parliament effectively to abolish itself later in the month. The so-called Freedom Alliance of right-wing whites and blacks will be deciding whether to go along with the constitution and the mechanism agreed for elections next year, or opt out, or go to war.

ILLUSION / Right before your very eyes: Penn and Teller do magic, but the real trick is that they like to give the game away. Kevin Jackson met them

NEXT time you find yourself nibbling anchovy paste dainties at a Women's Institute high tea and the conversation is becoming a trifle dull, here's an amusing gimmick you might care to try. Hide one of those small plastic containers of UHT milk in your left hand, and with your right hand raise a fork towards your eye and start playing with the lower lid. When you're quite sure you have everyone's attention, jerk forward, bring your left hand sharply up to your eye, pierce the foil seal, squeeze and emit a blood-curdling shriek. White gunk will squirt everywhere, and your table companions will faint, retch and, if you're very lucky, suffer cardiac failure.

The US Presidential Elections: Chat shows become the king-makers

IF THE Eighties was the decade of the sound-bite in US presidential politics, the Nineties will be remembered for the ascendancy of the talk-show. The preferred habitat of all the candidates in the final days of this campaign is not the rally stump or airport apron, but rather the television studio.

Clinton win could kill off BA deal

BRITISH AIRWAYS' plan to take a major stake in the troubled USAir may run into serious trouble if Bill Clinton is elected President next Tuesday.
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