Jobseekers queue to enter an employment centre in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

In August last year French authorities began an investigation into possible negligence by Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fu(...)

Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Mr Cardiff has submitted a report to the Oireachtas banking inquiry containing his assessment of the events surrounding the bank guarantee and bailout. Photograph: Courtpix

Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry brings a new perspective to the turmoil which brought Ireland’s banks and then the State (...)

Former IMF director  Dominique Strauss-Kahnleaves his apartment in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn stood impassively as a judge announced his acquittal on charges of “aggravated pimping”. Strauss-Kahn’s only comment, mutter(...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been  acquitted of pimping charges. Photograph: Getty

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been cleared of pimping charges in a French trial. The verdict closes four (...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Connell celebrates winning the Six Nations.  Photograph: Livepic/Reuters

Ireland were crowned Six Nations rugby champions on the pitch at Murrayfield on Saturday night, after a day of nerve-shredding drama in Edinburgh, Rom(...)

Co-editor of  ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Laurent Sourisseau, who was shot in the shoulder. Photograph: AFP Photo /Bertrand Guaybertrand Guay/Getty Images

Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly where 12 people were murdered, including a building worker and two policemen, in an attack by jihadists on January(...)

Hulking presence: Dominique Strauss-Kahn was at the centre of the trial, just as he had been the focal point at the orgies held for his benefit. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

For much of the past three weeks Dominique Strauss-Kahn sat on the front row of a cold, spartan underground courtroom in the French provinces, char(...)

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel during the third week of the so-called “Lille Carlton Hotel Case” trial. Photograph: Getty

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s three-week trial for aggravated pimping ended late yesterday with a show of bonhomie and self-congratulations all around. (...)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),  and 13 others are charged with hiring prostitutes for orgies in a case known as the “Carlton Affair” for the name of the hotel in Lille where some of the sex parties took place. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg.

A French prosecutor has urged judges to clear Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of aggravated pimping. The intervention comes after two weeks o(...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel on February 16th, 2015, in the northern French city of Lille to attend a session at the third week of the so-called Lille Carlton Hotel Case trial. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for the four prostitutes who participated in sex parties organised for Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Monday they were giving up their claim (...)