Listen to RFI News
Expand Player
 
Listen Download Podcast
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/20 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/19 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/18 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/05 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/04 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/03 13h00 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Urgent
France beat Argentina 23-21 in Rugby World Cup
Americas

Strauss-Kahn pimping probe to continue

media Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris this month Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

A court in northern France has refused to scrap an inquiry into pimping allegations against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. His lawyers say he will appeal.

The court in Douai on Wednesday threw out a call by Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers to drop the case against Strauss-Kahn, in which he and some local well-known figures are accused of providing prostitutes for sex party’s at the Hotel Carlton in nearby Lille.

Dossier: The Strauss-Kahn affair rocks France, IMF

They accused the judges of bias and claimed that they had not received some elements pertaining to the case.

“M Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s defence is certain that he will eventually be cleared of the absurd accusations of procuring against him, which contradict judicial analysis as much as they do comment sense,” they said in a statement.

In October a Lille court dropped charges of rape made against Strauss-Kahn in a case relating to the Carlton affair.

On 10 December he settled the sexual assault case with New York hotel chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo out of court.

Related
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.