The World from Berlin 'The IMF Needs Calm at the Top'

One month into her job leading the IMF, Christine Lagarde is under investigation by French authorities. The news came on a day when stock markets fell worldwide on fears about the euro-zone debt crisis and the ailing US economy. The development rattles German editorialists' nerves on Friday.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has denied wrongdoing in a 2008 arbitration deal.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has denied wrongdoing in a 2008 arbitration deal.

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-- Mary Beth Warner and SPIEGEL staff