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I ‘cry every day’: Strauss-Kahn accuser

NEW YORK — The Manhattan maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape spoke of her anguish Thursday and her lawyer warned the French politician of a civil suit even if he escapes criminal trial. Nafissatou Diallo, who accuses the powerful French politician and former International Monetary Fund chief of forcing…

Strauss-Kahn accuser meets with prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her met with prosecutors on Wednesday for several hours to discuss details of the case. Nafissatou Diallo’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, said afterward the meeting went well and that taped conversations…

Strauss-Kahn court hearing delayed by 4 weeks

NEW YORK — A possibly crucial court hearing due next Monday in the sex crime case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been delayed by three weeks, lawyers said Tuesday. Lawyers for the fallen French politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund called on prosecutors to drop…

Maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case speaks: ‘I want him to go to jail’

Even if you don’t know Nafissatou Diallo by name, you surely know her by reputation: The 32-year-old maid made headlines when she accused former IMF chief and French presidential favorite Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her at the Sofitel hotel, where she worked, in May. Diallo granted Newsweek her…

Former French minister charged with rape

PARIS — A former French minister and mayor with the ruling party has been charged with rape after accusations he sexually assaulted women working for him at city hall, prosecutors said Wednesday. Georges Tron, formerly a junior civil service minister from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, is facing charges of…

IMF hit by sophisticated cyberattack: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack earlier this year, the New York Times reported Saturday, quoting senior officials at the world lender. The global financial institution — which has been spearheading the response to the eurozone crisis in recent months —…

Global ‘Slut Walk’ hits London streets

LONDON (AFP) – Thousands of women took part in a so-called “Slut Walk” in London, insisting that they should be able to wear as much or as little as they like without facing sexual harassment by men. The colourful march on Saturday saw most people wearing everyday clothing but some…

Maid’s lawyer seeks out other Strauss-Kahn victims

PARIS — The new lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape appealed Tuesday to “any woman” who was assaulted by the fallen IMF chief to contact him. “If there is any woman out there, whether in France or in Africa, who have been sexually assaulted or sexually…

Strauss-Kahn relocates house arrest to luxury pad

NEW YORK (AFP) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn switched his place of house arrest to a luxury pad said to boast everything from roof access to home theater in one of Manhattan’s trendiest districts. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted…

Leaks trigger clampdown in Strauss-Kahn sex crime case

NEW YORK (AFP) – New York police and prosecutors Tuesday imposed a news blackout amid a series of leaks over the evidence collected in the sex scandal surrounding fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Police Tuesday denied being the source of reports Monday that traces of Strauss-Kahn’s semen had been found…

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