International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, whose Paris apartment was searched by police March 20 in a case involving businessman Bernard Tapie, retains the backing of the board of directors, an IMF spokesman said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted on Sunday his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid constituted a moral failing toward his wife, his children and the French people, in his first public comments since an attempted-rape case led him to resign as International Monetary Fund chief and effectively annihilated his chances of becoming France's president next year.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has left his New York home to return to France. Mr Strauss-Kahn, his wife Anne Sinclair and his daughter left their rented house Saturday afternoon and later arrived at New York's JFK airport
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologized Monday to the institution's staff in his first return visit since charges of sexual assault against him were dropped last week. He was greeted with warm applause.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was given back his passport on Thursday, his legal team said, clearing the way for the former IMF head to travel abroad for the first time since his arrest three months ago on sex crime charges.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, no longer facing sexual-assault charges in New York for what one of his lawyers called “inappropriate behaviour,” remains a defendant in a civil lawsuit by his accuser and the subject of a French rape investigation.
New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.
The IMF revealed its new managing director Christine Lagarde who took office on Tuesday will receive an annual salary of 467,940 US dollars net of income taxes and told her to “observe the highest standards of ethical conduct.”
A majority of left-leaning French voters, 60%, want former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose high-profile trial on sexual assault charges could collapse, to return to French politics, a poll released showed.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was freed on Friday from house arrest after prosecutors raised serious doubts about his accuser's credibility, including that she lied to the grand jury.