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Iceland charges European states with ‘bullying’

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – Iceland’s president accused European countries on Sunday of having bullied it into agreeing to guarantee repayment of the debts of a failed bank, reviving a dispute with Britain and the Netherlands whose citizens are owed billions. When Iceland’s banking sector collapsed in the 2008 global financial crisis,…

Strauss-Kahn flying home to France from New York

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared security at a New York airport Saturday before boarding a flight headed to France, after sensational sexual assault charges against him were dropped. Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair made their way through a crowd of journalists at John F. Kennedy International Airport before…

Strauss-Kahn apologizes to IMF staff: witness

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologized to staff at the Washington-based lender, a witness said, after sexual assault charges against him were dropped. Strauss-Kahn told staff he had come to “apologize to those who have been hurt” by the scandal, and said he was sorry the sensational case…

New IMF chief says urgent action needed to protect recovery

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo (Reuters) – The new head of the IMF on Saturday urged global policymakers to pursue urgent action, including forcing European banks to bulk up their capital, to prevent a descent into a renewed world recession. “Developments this summer have indicated we are in a dangerous new phase,”…

Majority of French want Strauss-Kahn out of politics: poll

PARIS (Reuters) – A majority of French do not want former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn to return to politics after U.S. prosecutors dropped charges of attempted rape against him this week, a poll showed on Thursday. The survey by pollster CSA showed that 53 percent of those questioned would…

Strauss-Kahn to walk free as sex case collapses

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to walk free on Tuesday after New York prosecutors said that while the powerful Frenchman did have sex with his hotel maid, they could not prove an assault because the alleged victim’s lies undermined the case beyond repair. Within hours, New York state Judge Michael Obus…

NY prosecutors ask judge to drop Strauss-Kahn charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France. Prosecutors gave up hope they could…

Strauss-Kahn accuser in key talks with prosecutors

The hotel maid who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her will meet with New York prosecutors Monday for key talks that could lead to a dismissal of the case. Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old immigrant from the West African country of Guinea, says the man once…

Prosecutor to ‘seek dismissal’ of case against DSK

The prosecutor in charge of the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will ask a judge Tuesday to dismiss all charges against the former IMF chief, the New York Post reported on Sunday. Citing sources close to the prosecutor, the Post said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was prepared to…

Strauss-Kahn accuser might drop case for cash payment

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for the woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault have explored a deal in which they would scuttle the criminal case in exchange for a monetary settlement in the civil lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.…

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