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Serbia woos ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn for advisory role

By Valerie Hopkins BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia has approached former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about the possibility of him joining the government in an advisory role as it seeks foreign advisors to assist a revamped cabinet, a government source said. The Balkan country averted an early election on Wednesday but risked unnerving foreign investors as the largest party in the coalition government agreed to the sacking of the finance minister.

Serbia contacts ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn over cooperation

Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday he spoke with shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over a possibile advising position in the government. "We spoke very briefly about a possibility of cooperation," Vucic told B92 private television channel. Strauss-Kahn "will certainly not be a minister, but he could be an adviser" and help the government "deal with public debt" and other economic issues, Vucic said, giving no further details.

My political career is over: Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn declared in an interview broadcast Wednesday on Russian television that his political career was over and he was instead working as an economic advisor. "Politics for me is in the past," Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from the IMF's top job in 2011 after being accused of sexual assault in a New York hotel, told state news channel Rossiya 24 in an interview. "Today, I am working as an advisor to big companies in numerous countries in all the corners of the world -- in Russia, Africa and Latin America," he added.

Serbia woos ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn for advisory role

By Valerie Hopkins BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia has approached former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about the possibility of him joining the government in an advisory role, deputy PM Aleksandar Vucic has told Reuters. Serbia is set to begin long-awaited talks in January on joining the European Union. However, investors have been spooked by the state's growing public debt and squabbles over who will be finance minister that have all but buried hopes of a new precautionary loan deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Serbia woos ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn for advisory role

By Valerie Hopkins BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia has approached former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about the possibility of him joining the government in an advisory role as it seeks foreign advisors to assist a revamped cabinet, a government source said. The Balkan country averted an early election on Wednesday but risked unnerving foreign investors as the largest party in the coalition government agreed to the sacking of the finance minister.

My political career is over: Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn declared in an interview broadcast Wednesday on Russian television that his political career was over and he was instead working as an economic advisor. "Politics for me is in the past," Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from the IMF's top job in 2011 after being accused of sexual assault in a New York hotel, told state news channel Rossiya 24 in an interview. "Today, I am working as an advisor to big companies in numerous countries in all the corners of the world -- in Russia, Africa and Latin America," he added.

Serbia 'offers post' to ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn

Serbia has offered disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn a job as an economic advisor, a government source said Tuesday, but his office dismissed it as a hoax. The local Danas daily reported that Prime Minister Ivica Dacic's Socialist-led coalition government had made contact with the 64-year-old economist ahead of a planned cabinet reshuffle. "We talked to him (Strauss-Kahn), but nothing is certain yet," a government source told AFP, confirming the report .

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face trial on pimping charges along with 12 others over an alleged prostitution ring in the French city of Lille, prosecutors said Friday. Strauss-Kahn was charged last year with "aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang" in the so-called "Carlton affair" -- one of a string of lurid cases that came to light after he resigned from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund over an alleged sexual assault on a New York hotel maid.

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be tried in France on aggravated pimping charges

PARIS - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped. Judges investigating the case in the northern city of Lille decided on Friday to go ahead with charges of aggravated pimping in a group.

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to be tried for pimping

By Gérard Bon and Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried in France on pimping charges, prosecutors said on Friday, after a long inquiry into sex parties attended by the man whose presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal. Investigating judges in the case determined that Strauss-Kahn, 64, should be judged by a criminal court over allegations he was complicit in a pimping operation involving prostitutes at the Carlton hotel in the northern city of Lille.
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