Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Sarkozy's future

By Andrew Rosemarine, July 22, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF Managing Director before his arrest in New York for alleged rape, was the most popular politician in France. Many expected him to beat incumbent President Sarkozy in the next French presidential elections. But DSK’s arrest has put an end to his hopes of the highest office.


Strauss-Kahn is modern-day Dreyfus, says Bernard-Henri Lévy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 6, 2011

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy has compared the attitude towards Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the antisemitism encountered by a Jewish artillery officer in 19th century France.


Strauss-Kahn charges may soon be dropped

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2011

Prosecutors in New York are believed to be planning to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next fortnight.

According to an investigator quoted by the New York Post, the sexual assault charges are set to be dropped by July 18, in the wake of questions over the credibility of the hotel maid who accused him.


Strauss-Kahn facing second rape case

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be facing new rape charges even as a hotel chambermaid's case against him appears to be falling apart.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was freed from his bail conditions of house arrest on Friday. It also emerged that there were doubts over his accuser's testimony.


Strauss-Kahn case has 'holes'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 1, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's downfall is looking less certain following the emergence of "major holes" in the evidence against him over allegations of sexual assault.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who has now been replaced by French finance minister Christine Lagarde, was accused of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel worker in May.


IMF: Stanley Fischer too old to be director

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2011

The International Monetary Fund has blocked the candidacy of Israeli Stanley Fischer in the race to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Mr Fischer, who is 67, had hoped that the organisation would relax rules on its director being no older than 65. But the IMF refused to budge.


Stanley Fischer looks to replace Strauss-Kahn at IMF

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2011

The Governor of the Bank of Israel has revealed that he will seek the job of director of the International Monetary Fund.

The Zambia-born Stanley Fischer announced a bid to lead the organisation over the weekend. The 67-year-old is older than the IMF rules allow for a first-time director, but previously spent seven years as the organisation's deputy managing director.


Bank of Israel's Stanley Fischer tipped for IMF return

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2011

The Governor of the Bank of Israel has not ruled himself out of the running to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund.

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is widely seen as the frontrunner for the role. But Israel's Stanley Fischer has also been tipped as a possibility.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Shock… and silence

By Michel Zlotowski, May 19, 2011

The head of France's Jewish community has expressed personal concern over the sex charges facing Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and the Socialist candidate in the country's upcoming presidential elections.


Struass-Kahn quits IMF to focus on assault case

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned from the International Monetary Fund.

It comes after the former IMF chief was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid in Manhattan. He was arrested and taken to Riker's Island jail. He is set to appear in court on Friday.

The French politician, 62, said in a statement that he was leaving to "protect the institution."