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French judges send IMF chief Lagarde for trial

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde. © Reuters IMF chief Christine Lagarde. © Reuters

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been sent for trial in France for “negligence” when she was French finance minister in her management of an arbitration process that awarded French businessman Bernard Tapie with 404 million euros paid out of public funds, Mediapart can reveal. Earlier this month the Paris appeals court ordered Tapie to pay back the controversial 2008 payout. Michel Deléan and Laurent Mauduit report.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of pimping charge

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