French Journalist Anne Sinclair: A Life Touched by Art, Magic and Scandal

French Journalist Anne Sinclair: A Life Touched by Art, Magic and Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 08, 2013

Prominent French journalist Anne Sinclair was most recently in the headlines because of her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. In a SPIEGEL interview, she discusses the scandal, her "magical" childhood in New York, and hobnobbing with the famous artists her grandfather represented. more... Comment ]

France's Damaged Left: Socialists Struggle to Cope with Strauss-Kahn Fallout

France's Damaged Left: Socialists Struggle to Cope with Strauss-Kahn Fallout

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who returned to Paris on Sunday, is casting a long shadow over the presidential election campaign in France. Once considered a shoo-in for the Socialist candidacy, the disgraced former IMF head has become a handicap for his party. By Romain Leick more...

The World From Berlin: 'The US Justice System Failed Miserably' in DSK Case

The World From Berlin: 'The US Justice System Failed Miserably' in DSK Case

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 24, 2011

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is free after attempted rape charges against him were dropped in New York on Tuesday. As he prepares to return to France, commentators in Germany say the US justice system has egg on its face. more...

A Future for DSK? French Socialists Wary of Strauss-Kahn's Return

A Future for DSK? French Socialists Wary of Strauss-Kahn's Return

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 23, 2011

While Socialists in France are pleased that charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn have been dropped, they are wary of the role he might play in next year's French presidential elections. Party leaders appear to be keeping a cautious distance. By Stefan Simons in Paris more...

A Meltdown for Prosecutors: Will Glaring Errors Lead to Strauss-Kahn's Political Rehabilitation?

A Meltdown for Prosecutors: Will Glaring Errors Lead to Strauss-Kahn's Political Rehabilitation?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2011

Seldom has anyone fallen as far and fast as former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is being tried on charges of attempted rape in New York. The sensational admission by prosecutors that they no longer trust their key witness could pave the way for his political comeback in France. By Ullrich Fichtner and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

The World from Berlin: Stauss-Kahn Is 'Still to be Reckoned with in France'

The World from Berlin: Stauss-Kahn Is 'Still to be Reckoned with in France'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from house arrest in New York after serious doubts were raised over the credibility of his alleged victim. But what does it mean for his career? German commentators are uncertain whether Strauss-Kahn will run for French president next year, or even if he wants to. more...

Case Inches Towards Dismissal: Court Lifts Strauss-Kahn's House Arrest

Case Inches Towards Dismissal: Court Lifts Strauss-Kahn's House Arrest

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2011

A Manhattan judge released former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn from house arrest on Friday after prosecutors revealed they have grave doubts about the alleged victim's credibility. Though the court still holds the Frenchman's passport, restricting his ability to travel, the ruling means the case appears to be close to dismissal. more... Comment ]

Doubts About Witness: Strauss-Kahn Case on 'Verge of Collapsing'

Doubts About Witness: Strauss-Kahn Case on 'Verge of Collapsing'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2011

New revelations reported on Thursday indicate the rape case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be in danger of collapsing. Prosecutors believe the alleged victim and sole witness has lied repeatedly and lacks credibility. By Marc Pitzke in New York more... Comment ]

A New Leader for the IMF: 'Convinced European' Christine Lagarde Takes Over

A New Leader for the IMF: 'Convinced European' Christine Lagarde Takes Over

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 29, 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called it "a victory for France." But Christine Lagarde, appointed to replace the disgraced Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund, insists she is independent. Despite a looming inquiry into past indiscretions, Lagarde has widespread backing. By Stefan Simons  in Paris more...

Sex and Power: 'Powerful Men Have an Overactive Libido'

Sex and Power: 'Powerful Men Have an Overactive Libido'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2011

As the former head of the International Monetary Fund awaits trial in New York on sexual assault charges, SPIEGEL ONLINE speaks to Dutch sociobiologist Johan van der Dennen about the relationship between sex and power. Powerful men, van der Dennen says, "just take what they want." more...