In sexual assault cases, like the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, outcomes often hang on the credibility of the accusers, who usually must testify, say legal experts.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (c.) meets with a family in the village of Tugnui during his visit to the Siberian republic of Buryatia.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn: New revelations that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser may not be credible could rehabilitate the political career of one of France's most powerful figures ahead of 2012 elections.
In replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to lead the fund.
In the context of date-rape statistics, the sexually charged antics of college men aren’t just harmless fun. Up to 30 percent of college women have been victims of date rape. It's time to change the campus culture that entitles male sexual dominance.
Emerging markets should join forces and push for more clout within the International Monetary Fund, says Mexico's central banker, who wants to head the IMF and is counting on support from emerging markets.
Christine Lagarde is the right choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF, and not just because of her experience. Women are more effective communicators and aren't libido-led leaders, like Anthony Weiner.
Mexico's central bank chief Agustín Carstens faces an uphill battle against French frontrunner Christine Lagarde, who this week is lobbying India, China, and Egypt for support.
Military police and rescue workers investigate a partially-submerged DHL cargo plane that crashed just off the coast of Libreville, Gabon. The plane's nose is buried in shallow water near a major high school. Authorities at the scene said the four-man crew survived and had been taken to a local hospital.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty in a New York court today to charges of raping a hotel maid. Many French are alternately horrified and fascinated as they track the US judicial proceedings.