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Former IMF chief Strauss Kahn to sue for defamation: Lawyer

Paris - Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who partly ran an investment company that is being sued for alleged fraud, will file a suit next week for defamation, his lawyer Jean Veil told AFP on Saturday.

French court acquits Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges

Lille - A French court acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges on Friday, drawing a line under four years of legal woes over his sexual escapades that torpedoed his career.

Pimp or libertine? Strauss-Kahn to hear verdict in French trial

Lille - A French court will rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charges after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution.

Strauss-Kahn lawyer says pimping case has 'collapsed'

Paris - The pimping case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has "collapsed", a lawyer for the former IMF chief said Wednesday, summing up a trial which has exposed the most intimate details of his client's sex life.

Prosecutor calls for Strauss-Kahn acquittal in pimping trial

Lille - A French prosecutor on Tuesday called for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be acquitted of pimping charges in a trial which has seen lurid details of the former IMF chief's sex life exposed in court.

Prosecutors sum up in DSK pimping trial

Lille - Dominique Strauss-Kahn will on Tuesday hear what punishment, if any, prosecutors seek against him on pimping charges, after two ex-prostitutes dropped a civil suit against the former IMF chief.

Ex-prostitutes drop civil action against DSK in pimping trial

Lille - Two ex-prostitutes on Monday dropped a civil suit against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.

Sex and power, an age-old heady combination

Paris - From Caesar to Napoleon, John F. Kennedy to Silvio Berlusconi, Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, history is full of anecdotes about the sexual antics of politicians and world leaders.

Fear, shame: Prostitutes face uphill struggle to testify in court

Paris - She was sold off 12 times in 10 years by pimps, but when a young Serbian sex worker testified in a French court, defence lawyers told her not to "exaggerate".

Strauss-Kahn denies knowledge of prostitutes at sex parties

Lille - Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday denied knowing the women he had orgies with were prostitutes and said paying for sex would be too great a risk for a man who was head of the International Monetary Fund.

French pimping trial moves closer to Strauss-Kahn

Lille - A former prostitute told a French court Monday she was handpicked to take part in a sex party with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a day before the ex-IMF chief was to take the stand in an explosive pimping trial.

Strauss-Kahn unaware of prostitutes says pimp trial businessman

Lille - An explosive pimping trial in northern France zoned in on its most high-profile protagonist Dominique Strauss-Kahn Friday, with a local businessman saying the former IMF chief was unaware their orgies involved prostitutes.

'Dodo the Pimp', key to Strauss-Kahn case, says he's not a pimp

Lille - The man nicknamed Dodo the Mackerel, the French slang for pimp, denied being a pimp when he gave evidence on Thursday in the case of ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, himself accused of procuring women.

Ex-prostitute in DSK trial says vice ring introduced her to 'public figure'

Lille - An ex-prostitute testified Tuesday in a French pimping trial involving former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn that a vice ring had introduced her to "a public figure".

The legal woes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Paris - Here is a breakdown of the legal woes which led to the downfall of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn's 'pimping' trial dominated by political intrigue

Lille - The pimping trial of ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dominated Monday by hints of conspiracy and political intrigue as his lawyers argued the case was based on a secret, state-ordered probe into the former presidential frontrunner.

Former IMF chief's ex 'didn't know' about swinging sex life

Paris - The ex-wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says she knew nothing about his penchant for sex parties which has left him facing a possible ten-year prison sentence for pimping.

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn-led hedge fund aims to raise $2 billion

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn plans to raise $2 billion in a macro hedge fund, his firm, LSK & Partners <MLLSK.PA>, said on Thursday, as investors continue to back a low-risk and rapidly ...

Strauss-Kahn resigns from IMF, indicted, granted bail

New York - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on charges related to sexual assault, has resigned as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF).

Was Strauss-Kahn framed?

Prior to his departure for New York, Strauss-Kahn claimed he was the clear favorite to beat Sarkozy in a challenge for the presidency of France and that he would be subjected to a smear campaign by Sarkozy and his interior minister, Glaude Gueant.

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