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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…

American’s imprisonment delayed US-Afghan-Pakistan meeting

WASHINGTON – A scheduled high-level meeting among U.S., Afghan and Pakistani officials this month has been postponed, the State Department said on Saturday amid a deepening diplomatic rift over a U.S. man locked in a Pakistani jail accused of murder. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the decision to scrap…