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An economic bailout package for Portugal approved by EU finance ministers includes a £4.2 billion contribution from Britain.

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Friends of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in France were stunned yesterday by the New York judge's decision to place the IMF chief in jail pending trial. "This is very, very severe," said the former Europe minister, Pierre Moscovici, one of "DSK's" closest allies in the French Socialist party.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn remanded in custody

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail today on attempted rape and other criminal charges, and prosecutors said they are investigating whether he may have engaged in similar conduct once before.

Strauss-Kahn arrest impacts on French election

The arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges has plunged France's Socialists into turmoil and thrown wide open the race for the presidency.

IMF chief charged with attempted rape after 'brutal attack' at hotel

European bailout meetings cancelled and French politics left in turmoil after dramatic arrest on runway of New York airport

French left must find a leader to oppose Sarkozy

French politicians and pundits were scrambling yesterday to re-think a presidential race which has been led for months by an undeclared candidate who may now be disqualified.

Leading article: A blow to the IMF when it least needs it

The dramatic arrest in New York of Dominique Strauss-Kahn comes at a difficult time for the International Monetary Fund. He has been indicted with attempted rape, and even if the charges come to nothing, it is hard to imagine him remaining at the helm of the fund.

Sean O'Grady: A charismatic intellectual who is no stranger to scandal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a loss. The world recovery is fragile, its financial system still weak, and debt is a problem almost everywhere. We needed his intellectual leadership. Observing him at the IMF and at Davos, Mr Strauss-Kahn seemed to me an impressive, even likeable figure. He was grown-up, sensible, sane, open, and shrewd: a man in control. All qualities, sadly, that seem to be glaringly absent from his private life.

IMF chief charged with 'sex attack' in New York hotel

The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was arrested in New York on Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid after being yanked from a plane moments before it was to depart, police said.

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