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 (...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel in Lille to attend his trial on charges of procuring women. Photograph: AFP

A strange role reversal occurred on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s second day in the dock at his trial for “aggravated pimping”.Jade, a prudish and hygiene-(...)

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn  leaves his hotel to attend the trial in the so-called Carlton Affair, in Lille on Wednesday. 14 people including Strauss-Kahn stand accused of sex offences including the alleged procuring of prostitutes. Strauss-Kahn is charged with “procuring with aggravating circumstances”. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused at his trial in Lille of forcing a prostitute to perform sex acts against her will at a Brussels hotel. Sandrine Va(...)

A topless activist jumps on a car carrying Dominique Strauss-Kahn to his trial in Lille, France. She was joined by two others. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP

The former International Monetary Fund director and once French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a court in Lille on Tuesday that he d(...)

Fourteen people in all, including Dominique Strauss-Kahn, are defendants in the “Carlton Affair” trial, so named after the hotel in Lille that sparked the investigation into a sex ring. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court on Tuesday he did not know the women at “festive and playful” sex parties he attended were prostitutes, say(...)