Dominique Strauss-Kahn released without bail

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail today after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favour.

Is France ready for a woman at the top (even if she is the daughter of Delors)?

Martine Aubry, whose father is the veteran French politician Jacques Delors, will this week accept the bruising challenge that Mr Delors refused 17 years ago and declare that she wants to be President of France.

Inquiry into ex-French minister accused of rape

French prosecutors have opened a judicial inquiry into alleged rape and sexual assault by a former minister and asked that he be charged.

'Sex assault' politician blames far-right plot

A French mayor and former government minister spent his second night in custody last night answering questions about his alleged use of elaborate foot massages to sexually assault female employees.

Papers reveal Strauss-Kahn complaining during arrest

The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, declared he had diplomatic immunity and complained that his handcuffs were too tight after he was taken into custody on allegations he tried to rape a hotel maid, recently-released court documents show.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'claimed immunity'

Dominique Strauss-Kahn declared he had diplomatic immunity and complained that his handcuffs were too tight after he was taken into custody on allegations he tried to rape a Manhattan hotel maid, court documents show.

Heckled by New York's maids, Dominique Strauss-Kahn set for fiery trial

Lawyers for the maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of criminal sexual assault in a New York hotel room served notice yesterday that she will testify at his trial and "tell the world" what he inflicted upon her, as the former IMF chief was met with a chorus of heckling from hotel workers outside a Manhattan courthouse.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty today to charges he sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a case that cost him his job and a chance at the French presidency.

Strauss-Kahn set to plead not guilty

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is today expected to plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a New York hotel maid, an accusation that has wrecked his hopes of becoming France's next President.

John Lichfield: The French more relaxed about sex? It's a myth

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will never be President of the Republic but his political and social legacy is secure. He has shaken France more profoundly from his prison cell and gilded judicial exile in New York than he could possibly have achieved from within the Élysée Palace.

Johann Hari: It's not just Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The IMF itself should be on trial

Imagine a prominent figure was charged, not with raping a hotel maid, but with starving her, and her family, to death

Strauss-Kahn affair prompts backlash against French sexism

The so-called "affaire DSK" has generated a backlash against the casual sexism which has long been accepted as a way of life in France, with female politicians beginning to speak openly about the daily barrage of sexist remarks that they face from male colleagues in the National Assembly.

Former French minister 'abused small boys'

A former French minister has claimed that a member of a previous government was caught abusing "small boys" at an orgy in Morocco several years ago.

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