According to successive diagnostic manuals, much peer-reviewed psychological literature and neurological imaging, sex addiction simply does not exi(...)

‘Sitting Woman’ by Henri Matisse: sought for decades. Photograph: EPA/MARC MUELLER

Reclusive German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has agreed to return paintings stolen by the Nazis from their Jewish owners a(...)

Patrick Nulty: will scuttle off into that murky place in our consciousness reserved for public figures who once did something wrong, only no one can quite remember what. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Patrick Nulty’s behaviour – sending creepy Facebook messages to female constituents, including one of 17 – was sordid and wrong. Once it had be(...)

Former managing director of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn hopes the fund will profit from his  political and business connections. Photograph: AP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seeking to launch a $2 billion hedge fund as the former French presidential-hopeful’s latest venture following the se(...)

Adolf Hitler   visits the Degenerate Art exhibition.  Photograph: Northwestern University

The beige apartment block in Munich’s upmarket Schwabing neighbourhood was an unremarkable 1960s structure. The apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt was (...)

French literary critic and author Frederic Beigbeder, one of the signatories of the petition. Photograph: François Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

A group of French intellectuals have come under fire from feminists over a magazine petition in which several high-profile male journalists, commentat(...)

 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: was not a mere participant in what he labelled “libertine acts”, but a chief organiser, the judges said. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The disgraced former IMF director and longtime French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the “king of the party” and the “linchpin” of or(...)

Former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on aggravated pimping charges.  Photograph: Todd Heisler/AP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the IMF who was forced to resign in 2011 after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault, wil(...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of pimping, prosecutors said today. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of pimping, prosecutors said today. The news comes after an inquiry into sex parties(...)

Gérard Depardieu was found to have 1.8g of alcohol per litre of blood, more than three times the legal limit of 0.5g. Photograph:  Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The exiled French actor Gérard Depardieu was yesterday fined €4,000 and banned from driving for six months. Depardieu (64) fell off his scooter in Par(...)