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

Change of mind at NationsBank

Change of mind at NationsBank

Chastened Hillary faces down her critics

HEALTH CARE reform may be dead, but political obituaries of its most celebrated architect are decidedly premature. Hillary Clinton, make no mistake, is a chastened, saddened and perhaps wiser woman in the wake of the most crushing failure of her husband's presidency. But she is not about to turn to a life of cookie-baking.

Clinton's poll ratings soar as troops invade

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - President Bill Clinton's handling of Haiti has helped him in the polls, according to a survey released yesterday by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

Staff scramble to get pay linked to profits

NEARLY one in 10 employees in the private sector has a pay deal linked to profits.

Clintons admit wrongdoing over failure to pay tax

THE CLINTONS failed to report dollars 6,000 ( pounds 4,000) in income from Hillary Clinton's speculation in cattle futures, the White House admitted yesterday. It said they would certainly pay any back taxes owed.

Lucas under fire in US over Gulf war equipment

LUCAS Industries faces criminal charges in the United States over the sale of allegedly defective missile electronics that failed during the Gulf War. A separate investigation into the aerospace and automotive components group centres on the supply of possibly sub-standard radios to the US army.

Making megabucks from a mid-life crisis: Ruth Picardie on why The Bridges of Madison County sold 40,000 copies the day it hit the bookshelves

The paperback top 10 currently features the usual stash of film tie-ins, thrillers, glossy romance, superior sci-fi. The authors are well-known: Len Deighton, Terry Pratchett, Danielle Steel. The titles are punchy and macho (The Firm) or punchy and girly (Jewels).

Death of White House lawyer still a mystery

FEDERAL investigators turned yesterday to the grieving family of deputy White House legal advisor, Vincent Foster, in search of an explanation for his death by apparent suicide in a suburban Washington park early last week.

Bunhill: 'High-tech geniuses'

NICE to see Tony Hoare, the Oxford University professor of computation, named as the only European in the Wall Street Journal's list of 'high-tech geniuses' last week.

Art Market: Painting withdrawn from sale after artist declares it a fake

A PAINTING which Christie's in New York estimated at dollars 500,000 ( pounds 330,000) for its Latin American sale on Monday evening was withdrawn after the artist dismissed it as a fake.

Bankrolled by Wall Street, read by the seriously rich

IN 1983 the Wall Street Journal took its product directly to Europe. A decade later the Brussels-based Wall Street Journal Europe, circulation 57,000, believes it has taken root on this side of the Atlantic.

Kodak plunges after finance director resigns

WALL STREET turned on Eastman Kodak yesterday, driving its share price down more than 10 per cent after it announced the resignation of a new finance director who had been a favourite with investment analysts.

Lamont signals opposition to switching jobs

NORMAN LAMONT yesterday appeared to raise the stakes over any early Cabinet reshuffle by declaring there was 'absolutely no' other government position that interested him.

Obituary: Edward Hunter Hughes

Edward Hunter Hughes, journalist, died London 25 July, aged 71. Former foreign editor of the Wall Street Journal, and a Time Inc bureau chief in Africa, Germany and the Middle East.
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes