News Thomas Perkins, who is thought to be worth around $8bn, made the startling comparison in a letter to The Wall Street Journal

Billionaire venture capitalist admits Kristallnacht was a "terrible word" to use but defends war on the rich remarks

The Ashcroft Affair: MPs demand privilege review

THERE WERE calls for a review of parliamentary privilege last night from Conservative MPs still angry that their party treasurer was linked in the Commons with United States drugs inquiries.

FT joins rival to launch Russian newspaper

THE Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, the bitter rivals of the business newspaper world, have agreed to join forces in order to launch a Russian-language business paper.

War In The Balkans: Backing for ground troops grows

American Opinion

`Clinton raped me in hotel,' claims Arkansas woman

HIGHLY DAMAGING allegations concerning President Bill Clinton's past finally appeared in America's mainstream media yesterday, after months in the shadowy realms of the Internet.

Words: Sexy, adj.

IS YOUR love-life dull? How about an open fire, candles, a big, big bottle of wine, tandoori chicken, dried-up samosas and lukewarm rice? The Grocer records that cluttered Alldays is ousting fast food. Colin Glass, a director, says, "I'm sure it will work in c-stores, but we have spent so much time, money and effort in it because it's sexy that it has led us to neglect the basics."

Media: Wall Street shuffle

Can the top US business daily cut it in Europe?

Media: Look out for the invisible man

Richard Lambert may be a low-profile editor, but the profile of his newspaper, the FT, is high, and rising.

Impeachment process enters electoral phase

THE CURTAIN rose yesterday on part two of Bill Clinton's presidency, on the months, even years, that will be forever associated with impeachment. Regardless of the final outcome and regardless of any other achievements, Mr Clinton is now bracketed with Richard Nixon as one of only three American Presidents to face the shame of a formal impeachment inquiry by Congress.

New York Confidential: Bald pride and the style battle against hair loss

EARLIER THIS week, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on its front page headlined "The Comb-Over Loses Out in Battle Against Hair Loss". It documented how the comb-over, which it described as "the most elegant baldness remedy of all", was losing market share to shaved heads, buzz cuts, baseball-cap cover-ups, implants, transplants, toupees, wigs and weaves.

The news: Lord Snooty bows to the forelock-tuggers

A t long last, with the arrival of digital television a real multi- channel environment will be upon us. What effect will it have on the style and quality of British television news? For paradoxical reasons, it may be the BBC, not its frankly commercial competitors, which will need to go down market in the search for bigger audiences.

Rivals claim Microsoft had bug plot

THE LEGAL woes of Microsoft may be about to deepen, thanks to the uncovering of a 1991 internal e-mail that appears to reveal a secret, if not dastardly, scheme to insert a hidden bug in its Windows operating system to sabotage the system of a rival software manufacturer.

Starr report `may be sent to Congress next month'

THE INDEPENDENT prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, could send his report to Congress as early as next month and limit its focus to President Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the Washington Post reported yesterday. Such an accelerated timetable could embarrass Mr Clinton and throw into disarray the politics of the November congressional elections.

Sinatra has it his way from beyond the grave

FRANK SINATRA'S will ensures that the battle for his inheritance will be bitterly fought for a long time, but the battle will be conducted in secret.

Argos faces raised bid

CATALOGUE-shopping group GUS is expected to increase its pounds 1.6bn offer for Argos this week, after the discount retailer revealed its final defence against the hostile bid on Friday. GUS has a week to decide whether to sweeten its 570p-a-share offer.

Pearson tries to paint America pink

Marjorie Scardino did it for the `Economist', now it's the `Financial Times'. Steven Solomon on an expensive US gamble
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links