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Lawyer suggests Strauss-Kahn was victim of political plot

Disgraced ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer on Friday suggested that a political plot could have been behind sex assault charges that brought down his client. Washington attorney William Taylor referred to an upcoming investigative article in the New York Review of Books as evidence that the then powerful French politician…

Clinic works to help those suffering from information overload

The Libyan war, the Greek debt crisis and the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal have all been rich fodder this year for news junkies — but is today’s information overload healthy? A Swiss clinic has set out to help those who feel overwhelmed by such excess with an unusual exhibition that runs…

French sex assault case against Strauss-Kahn dropped

PARIS (Reuters) – The French public prosecutor’s office will not pursue a French writer’s complaint of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to lack of evidence, it said on Thursday. The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that evidence existed suggesting sexual assault but that pursuit on…

Strauss-Kahn confronted by French rape victim

PARIS — Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a two-hour face-to-face confrontation at a Paris police station on Thursday with the French writer who accuses him of a 2003 rape attempt. The encounter between Tristane Banon, 32, and Strauss-Kahn, 62, took place without lawyers present although police were there. One…

Strauss-Kahn confronted by rape bid accuser

PARIS — Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a two-hour face-to-face confrontation at a Paris police station on Thursday with the French writer who accuses him of a 2003 rape attempt. The encounter between Tristane Banon, 32, and Strauss-Kahn, 62, took place without lawyers present although police were there. One…

Strauss-Kahn claims immunity in U.S. civil case

NEW YORK — Dominique Strauss-Kahn claimed immunity Monday as he sought the dismissal of a US civil case, accusing a hotel maid of inventing sexual assault claims that derailed his efforts to right the global economy. “As managing director, which is the chief executive position at the IMF, Mr. Strauss-Kahn…

Strauss-Kahn ‘rape attempt’ writer to go primetime

French writer Tristane Banon, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in 2003 will appear on primetime television Monday, a day after the former IMF chief broke his media silence. Tristane Banon, a 32-year-old French author who is the daughter of a family friend of Strauss-Kahn, has…

Strauss-Kahn regrets ‘moral failing’ in sex with maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s assertion that his encounter with a New York hotel maid was “a moral failing” rather than attempted rape has not persuaded her lawyers to drop civil action against the former IMF chief. Strauss-Kahn on Sunday said he had let down both his loyal wife and the French people,…

Strauss-Kahn in primetime bid to escape trial shame

PARIS — Four months after he was paraded hand-cuffed by New York police, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was Sunday to try to put two attempted rape accusations behind him in a television interview. Since returning home, the former presidential frontrunner has been under pressure to explain himself, and chose…

Strauss-Kahn should stay out of French race: poll

(Reuters) – A majority of French think former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn should not get involved in the 2012 presidential election following his return to France after a sex-assault scandal in the United States, a poll showed on Sunday. The veteran Socialist politician had been seen as the clear favorite to…

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