Sexist French politicians take a beating after Strauss-Kahn affair

Sexist French politicians take a beating after Strauss-Kahn affair

The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on attempted rape charges has been followed by the resignation of one of Sarkozy's ministers amid similar allegations. Will the macho, sexist world of French politics ever be the same again, asks Rory Mulholland

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Yemen troops search for French aid workers

Yemeni security forces were searching on Monday for three French aid workers missing in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a provincial official told AFP without confirming they had been kidnapped.

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Father drugged family before shooting

The four children of a man from Nantes suspected of murdering his entire family were likely drugged with sleeping pills before they were shot dead, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Lagarde woos Brazil in IMF bid

French finance minister Christine Lagarde sought on Monday to rally support for her bid to lead the International Monetary Fund, promising on a visit to Brazil to "deepen" reforms at the institution.

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Bomb attack at Lille Ikea store

Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks have detonated at an Ikea furniture store in Lille, in an attack apparently coordinated with similar incidents in Belgium and the Netherlands, Belgian authorities said on Tuesday.