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Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn released to house arrest after sexual assault charges

NEW YORK (AFP) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was spending his first day outside a prison on Saturday after his lawyers posted $6 million bond in the wake of his indictment on sexual assault and attempted rape charges. Strauss-Kahn was freed from New York’s Rikers Island jail on Friday,…

IMF chief resigns, vows to prove innocence

NEW YORK (AFP) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned Thursday as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying he did so with great regret but must focus entirely on clearing his name of sexual assault charges. The move came after escalating pressure on the IMF to chart a course through the…

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One of the best, most life-affirming parts of being a female writer is that some dudes will never ever allow that you might know what you're talking about, no matter how much experience or education you have with a subject.  This is doubly true when the subject is Lady Stuff…

IMF chief pleads not guilty, denied bail

NEW YORK (AFP) – IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied the sexual assault and attempted rape of a New York hotel chambermaid on Monday but was refused bail and ordered to remain behind bars pending trial. A haggard-looking Strauss-Kahn, 62, wearing a black raincoat and a light-blue shirt pleaded not guilty…

IMF chief to be charged with raping New York hotel maid

NEW YORK (AFP) – IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be charged with a “criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape,” a police official told reporters. Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to run for the French presidency next year, was detained Saturday and quizzed over an alleged sexual assault on a New…

IMF reforms to double capital, give China, India more power

The International Monetary Fund has decided to double its capital and adopted other reforms that will give China and other emerging-market economies a greater say in the financial institution. The IMF executive board agreed to sweeping changes on Friday, ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Seoul, expected to be…

IMF hopes policy studies can head off global currency war

The International Monetary Fund called Saturday for further study on global imbalances and exchange rate policies, stopping short of any specific calls to head off what some see as a looming currency war. The IMF steering committee, which has been struggling to find a consensus on easing currency tensions among…

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