Posts Tagged ‘international finance’

IMF and DSK

May 17, 2011

IMF and DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn or “DSK,” head of the International Monetary Fund, is accused of raping a hotel maid in his $3,000-a-night suite. At last, international finance news we can understand.

Betsy Rothstein rates the scandal coverage:

“IMF Sex Scandal Headline: Who Did it Best?” Betsy Rothstein, FishbowlDC

Courtney Comstock at Business Insider made the real headline find, last month’s French interview with alleged dirty old man Strauss-Kahn:

“Oui, j’aime les femmes, et alors?” ["Yes, I Love Women, So What?"] Antoine Guiral, Libération

The virtual linguist snares a turn of French phrase, DSK described as “a chaud lapin or ‘hot rabbit,’ which evokes quite a different picture to the English equivalents ladies’ man or Don Juan.”

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Peace In Our Time

October 2, 2010

Peace In Our Time

War is over. That would be The Great War, the First World War, World War I. On Sunday, Germany will make the final payment on its WWI debt obligation under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.

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