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2:59pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Europe

For Strauss-Kahn, Fresh Political Hope (Perhaps)

Originally published on Sat July 2, 2011 5:58 am

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a hearing at New York State Supreme Court on Friday after being released on his own recognizance. Many wonder whether Strauss-Kahn, once a strong contender to become France's next president, can make a political comeback.
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France once again woke up to stunning news about Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Because of his accuser's lack of credibility in several areas, New York prosecutors no longer think they have a solid case against the French politician.

Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, had been under house arrest while fighting the charge that he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper in May. Friday, after prosecutors said they had found inconsistencies in his accuser's story, he was released on his own recognizance (though he must stay in the U.S.).

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4:07pm

Thu May 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Bail Set At $1 Million For Former IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn

A judge in New York City just set bail at $1 million and ordered home detention for former International Monetary Fund Director Dominque Strauss-Kahn, who has been indicted on charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in Manhattan last weekend.

The Associated Press and Reuters say Strauss-Kahn has also been placed under round-the-clock detention, in the U.S., with electronic monitoring.

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1:07am

Thu May 19, 2011
Business

IMF's Strauss-Kahn Resigns Amid Sex Charges

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the embattled managing director of International Monetary Fund, resigned Wednesday, saying he wanted to devote "all his energy" to battle the sexual assault charges he faces in New York.

The IMF's executive board released a letter from the French executive Wednesday in which he denied the allegations lodged against him but said that with "sadness" he felt he must resign. He said that he was thinking of his family and that he wanted to protect the IMF.

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3:44pm

Fri March 25, 2011
Conflict In Libya

France's Sarkozy Enjoys Burst Of Public Support

While President Obama is facing some criticism over America's role in Libya — it's just the opposite for French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

He pushed for military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from the start of the uprising. A few critics have suggested Sarkozy's motives are linked to boosting his flagging domestic popularity.

But for the most part, Sarkozy's bold actions have earned him a rare respite from the usual barrage of criticism.

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