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 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(...)

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(...)

Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen and Taoiseach Enda Kenny talk as they walk at the prime minister’s official residence Kesäranta in Helsinki. Photograph: Kimmo Mantyla/Lehtikuva/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declined to row into a dispute between the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission over rescue measures for G(...)