French-born pimp and defendant Dominique Alderweireld arriving at the Lille courthouse as the “Carlton” case trial began on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in a car with tinted windows for the first day of his trial for “aggravated pimping”. He was driven into a car park ben(...)

Le Loft,  atop the Sofitel in Vienna, has a projection ceiling designed by Pipilotti Rist, which appears to extend into the skyline by virtue of its reflection
Weekend in . . . Vienna
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  • February 2, 2015, 08:00

Not quite a century ago, Vienna was downgraded from being the glorious capital of a sprawling empire to the capital of just one country, Austria. W(...)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who starred as finance minister in a boom-time Socialist government in the late 1990s, faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to €1.5 million if convicted in the French trial.   Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him (...)

W hen Carla Bruni ceased to be first lady of France last year, many thought that was the last the Elysée Palace would see of the former supermodel and(...)

Cap Estel, French Riviera

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Culture vulture: Marseilles
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  • April 13, 2013, 06:00

Marseille has a long history of contrariness, one of taking umbrage.Julius Caesar, Louis XIV, the Revolutionary Convention, Napoleon Bonaparte,(...)