Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is countersuing the New York hotel maid whose accusation of sexual assault last year brought down his glittering political career.
The countersuit, signed Monday and made public Tuesday, seeks at least $1 million plus undetermined punitive damages from the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, who is accused of “falsely and maliciously asserting” she was attacked.
The 18-page document accuses Diallo of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false imprisonment, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“Ms Diallo participated [...]
From Athens News:
Alexis Tsipra’s hopes of meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly appointed French President Francois Hollande, have been shot down in flames, after his requests were denied by both parties. “The Chancellor only meets with chiefs of state and government” was the short answer by a Merkel representative, while the French Presidency has said that protocol does not allow for meetings between the President and political party leaders.
France May Have Elected François Hollande, But She Really Needs A Napoleon Bonaparte By Tim Stanley May 6th, 2012
Hollande is the latest in a long line of French politicians to exploit the mob. It looks like Socialist François Hollande has won the French presidency. His platform: raise taxes on business to fund a lower retirement age and more spending. Things don’t look good for poor old France. Either Hollande will [...]
Francois Holland, the challenger for the French Presidency, and likely victor next weekend, has given a big speech in Paris.
You can read the full text here, but the key paragraph is this, which we’ve turned into English via Google translate.
The word growth, which had disappeared from official statements, is now assumed. I am even told that there would be texts that already circulate among the various chancelleries and governments to take a number of initiatives for growth. Good! And so I myself have committed in the aftermath of the presidential election, send a memorandum to all European governments, so there [...]
Growth in China’s exports slowed in December because of sluggish demand from the US and Europe.
Exports rose by 13.4% from a year earlier, the customs agency said, down from 13.8% in November.
Import growth also slowed, rising 11.8% compared with the previous year, much lower than the 22.1% growth in November.
The latest figures could fuel worries that the world’s second largest economy is losing steam.
China’s Vice Commerce Minister Zhong Shan [...]
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REUTERS – Plans to tackle the euro zone debt crisis have stalled with Paris and Berlin at odds over how to increase the firepower of the region’s bailout fund, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday.
Sarkozy told French lawmakers the dispute was holding up negotiations and flew to Frankfurt to talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an attempt to break the deadlock ahead of a make-or-break European [...]
NEW YORK — The sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is near collapse, sources said Thursday.
Investigators have serious questions about the credibility of his accuser, who is a New York hotel maid. They believe the woman lied about some of her activities in the hours around the alleged attack and about her own background, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on [...]
The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials.
Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors [...]
(Reuters) – Britain endorsed French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as an “outstanding candidate” for IMF chief on Saturday, the first G7 country to officially back her as Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s successor.
Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund after being charged with trying to rape a hotel housekeeper on May 14, is under house arrest and armed guard in an apartment in New [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to be arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday.
Strauss-Kahn is accused of trying to rape a housekeeper at a luxury hotel in Midtown.
The man who the French call “the great seducer” was led into a police car overnight after being questioned for hours by investigators and picked out of a lineup by his accuser.
“Our client consented to an examination tonight [...]
The leader of the International Monetary Fund now embroiled in a criminal assault case in New York City was cleared in 2008 of harassment charges after an affair with an IMF economist.
But it’s that kind of behavior that should make the world wonder about trusting the IMF, Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday.
The 2008 Republican presidential candidate told “Fox News Sunday” that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was pulled off an Air [...]