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A handwritten letter leaked to the French press that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde wrote to former President Nicolas Sarkozy has baffled the French, raising further suspicions over fraud at the highest levels of government, AFP reported Tuesday.
The charges against ex-International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn over a hotel prostitution ring could soon be a thing of the past.
At its birth, economist soothsayers predicted a short life for the euro. For once, the economists might well be right.
The International Monetary Fund is reiterating its confidence in Managing Director Christine Lagarde's leadership after a French court stopped just short of charging her in an investigation of a payoff to a businessman.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over her role in the 400 million euro ($520 million) payoff to a controversial businessman when she was France's finance minister.
The economic crisis that began in 2008 eroded public confidence in free markets - unjustifiably, in the minds of many - and set U.S. policy squarely on a path of increased financial regulation and governmental tinkering in the economy.
Along with the cherry blossoms, hordes of bureaucrats descended on Washington for the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The meeting concluded with, among other things, a communique from the International Monetary and Financial Committee urging the United States and the European countries, including the United Kingdom, to keep the money spigots flowing and ease up on austerity.
These days, American policy toward the Middle East tends to be dominated by two regional crises.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who transformed Britain in the 1980s with a core of conservative convictions and history's most formidable handbag, died Monday of a stroke. She was 87 years old.