Mary Ann Sieghart: Enough of men who crash and burn

As a political journalist I love it when our politics are full of scandal and excitement. But as citizen? Less so

Feminists' anger at chauvinism of Strauss-Kahn affair

French feminist groups demonstrated yesterday against what they said is a "flood" of male chauvinist comments generated in France by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) affair.

French minister set to fight off emerging nation bid for IMF job

European nations appeared to be closing ranks behind the French Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde, to run the International Monetary Fund, trying to nip in the bud a campaign to appoint an emerging-market candidate for the first time in the organisation's 65-year history.

Stephen King: The IMF should be looking further than the eurozone for its new head

Economic Outlook: Europe should be able to solve its crisis itself. After all, the creditors and debtors are all EU members

Margareta Pagano: Should we care about all these alpha males?

What a week it's been for alpha males behaving badly.

Sarah Sands: It's the boardroom, not the bedroom, that matters

The distinction between who is and isn't fair game for the press is complicated. So it is a relief that we can all agree on Sir Fred Goodwin. Actors and footballers are one thing: a hubristic banker who left the taxpayer with the bill for his rampage is a different matter. We can tell that the alleged affair between Goodwin and a senior colleague at the Royal Bank of Scotland is a solid-gold scandal rather than diverting gossip because the Financial Services Authority has deemed it worthy enough of investigation.

Joan Smith: Excuses for rape – men and the myths that won't die

Let's talk about men behaving badly. No, actually, let's talk about rape and sexual aggression, the accurate descriptions of some of the behaviours that have just caused a media frenzy. Most of the myths around the subject have surfaced during the past seven days. I'm going to list them as a small public service.

Strauss-Kahn: More hotel staff 'propositioned'

The former IMF chief leaves prison amid a storm of sexual allegations

First locked up, then locked out: Strauss-Kahn barred from his rented refuge

Bail plans in disarray for former IMF chief as exclusive apartment block refuses him entry

Errors & Omissions: The bride-to-be who was very much not a bride-to-be

Connoisseurs of classical journalese were delighted to see this headline on a news page on Thursday: "Bride-to-be saved from death leap."

Jay McInerney: The rich and powerful in handcuffs: one of the great sights of New York

The timing was weird. I'd just returned to New York from Paris, where I'd heard a fair amount of discussion in Montparnasse and elsewhere about the next elections, and about the likelihood that someone named Dominique Strauss-Kahn would be the Socialist candidate, and quite possibly the next president. And here he was in my town, being paraded in handcuffs in front of the cameras.

Europeans race to nominate Strauss-Kahn successor

European leaders raced today to nominate a successor for fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn before a G8 summit next week, with French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde in pole position.

Gordon Brown 'not pitching for IMF job'

Gordon Brown today denied that his involvement in a new drive for education in the developing world was part of a "pitch for a job" as chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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