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Russians relish sex and video `skandal'

RUSSIANS RELISH political "skandals" more than any other blood sport, and the latest to surface in the feral world of Moscow politics is a classic.

Why your TV remote is annoying

THE LAST time you visited the dentist, did you feel comfortable in the chair? You should have - it is designed to be more like a bed. But the last time you ate in a fast-food outlet, you were probably not able to sit on the chairs for more than a few minutes without finding yourself sliding off. That is no surprise: uncomfortable chairs mean a faster turnover for such organisations.

Sony cuts may hit 4,500 jobs in Wales

THE INTERNET revolution has prompted Sony, the Japanese electronics giant, into a radical restructuring that will see it increase its focus on new consumer technologies for the digital generation.

Network: Link up to the future

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Why I believe `The Exorcist' can do no harm in the home

The film was found so frightening when it was first shown that some young women fainted

Poetic Licence: Bob's Smart Car

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Amstrad bounces back into black

AMSTRAD, the consumer electronics group in which Alan Sugar controls a 29.9 per cent stake, bounced back into the black in the six months to December helped by a shift away from low margin products.

`Whole Monica' revealed on tape

AS AMERICANS waited, agog, to watch the "whole Monica" - the sight and sound of Monica Lewinsky in synchronisation for the first time - the transcript of her evidence showed her still protective of the President and careful not to incriminate him. The transcript, at times defiant, at times vague, was made public yesterday in accordance with a Senate vote on Thursday to release the sworn evidence that she and the other two witnesses - Vernon Jordan and Sidney Blumenthal - had given to prosecutors earlier in the week.

Fur flies over Beverly Hills coat warning

TRYING TO tell the pampered citizens of Beverly Hills not to wear fur coats is like trying to tell Romans not to eat pasta. But that does not mean, in this land of limitless possibility, that someone isn't going to try.

Mobile and PC sales spark Dixons surge

DIXONS, the electrical retailer whose shares have soared on the success of its Freeserve Internet access service, enjoyed a further boost yesterday when the company reported increased interim profits, a solid Christmas trading statement and the creation of 2,000 new jobs.

Tuesday book: A place of secrets and wives

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Postcards from the proscenium

The Critical Condition; A bad film review means bad box office, but the movie itself remains unaffected . By contrast, a theatre review can change a production. In the fourth part of our week-long series on criticism, we examine the role of the theatre critic. By Paul Taylor

Personal Finance: The appliance of common sense

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Christmas Gifts: Let's inspect the gadgets

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