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The chamber maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault in a hotel room in May used her first press conference yesterday to press her case against the former IMF director and to express her anguish at her circumstances.

Maid goes public with her sex allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn maid breaks silence

The hotel maid who says former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan hotel room has broken her silence over the alleged attack.

Lawyers in France and US may share evidence against Strauss-Kahn

The prospect emerged last night of a transatlantic "merging" of evidence in the separate American and French allegations of attempted rape against the former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Mother of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's French accuser had 'violent' sexual encounter with him

The mother of the French woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has told police that she also had a "violent" sexual encounter with him.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn's French accuser Tristane Banon heard by police

French police investigators have taken a statement from a French writer who contends former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her.

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Paris opens Strauss-Kahn rape investigation

The Paris prosecutor's office said it has opened a preliminary investigation into accusations by a French writer that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her.

Lagarde urges Greece to take brave decisions on debt

Christine Lagarde, taking questions for the first time as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, called on Greek politicians to stick by the recently approved austerity measures, and to be "inspired by the courageous decisions made by political parties in Ireland and in Portugal" to bring their debt burdens down.

Joan Smith: The myths about women who cry rape

Three months ago, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was one of the world's most powerful bankers and even had his eye on the Presidency of France. In a matter of weeks, he has been arrested, charged with serious sexual offences, forced to resign from his job and then suddenly, in a stunning reversal, released from his onerous bail conditions. By last weekend, the plot had begun to resemble a Greek drama with DSK as the victim of a miscarriage of justice, readying himself for the most astonishing of political resurrections in the final act.

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The new chief of the International Monetary Fund has promised to diversify staff and make the institution more open for developing countries.

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