Presidential hopeful 'knew of sex attack by Strauss-Kahn'

The new frontrunner to win the Socialist Party nomination has emerged as a possible witness in the latest allegations of sexual violence against his party's former presidential favourite, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Portugal’s debt cut to junk in new euro crisis

Christine Lagarde began her first day as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday facing a new eurozone crisis after the Moody's credit-rating agency consigned Portugal's debt status to junk.

Conspiracy theories rife among Parisian left

Politicians who propound conspiracy theories about "l'affaire DSK" were advised yesterday to shut up or defend their allegations in the French courts.

French writer Tristane Banon brings second rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

In an extraordinary new twist to the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga, a young French journalist and writer will today formally accuse the former IMF chief of attempting to rape her.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces new legal action

A French novelist who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape is pressing ahead with legal action against him..

France debates Dominque Strauss-Kahn return to politics

The weakening of the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is fueling intense debate in France about whether the former IMF chief will be able to return and run for president.

Truffles, galleries and a weekend of 'freedom' for Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, the television journalist Anne Sinclair, might have settled into the life of many well-to-do Manhattan couples, but for a few twists peculiar to their circumstances.

Leading article: Innocent until proven guilty; that applies to the maid, too

When the head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested in New York on attempted rape charges, the reverberations were felt far beyond North America and brought together wildly disparate worlds.

Strauss-Kahn prosecutor in spotlight as case nears collapse

New York district attorney forced to defend his tactics as critics say he was too hasty

Strauss-Kahn could yet be French PM

Speculation is rife in two cities

Sex case against Strauss-Kahn is close to collapse, say lawyers

The sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared to be hanging by a thread last night after a New York judge freed him from house arrest when doubt was cast on the credibility of his alleged victim.

French left clings to hope that former IMF chief can run against Sarkozy

Within hours of the news that the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn had run into trouble, there were suggestions from some French politicians that he could still enter the race for the presidency.

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