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>Details of the accusations against IMF chief


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just in case you were curious, the details of the DSK accusations are below.

Here are the criminal charges filed against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the Manhattan Criminal Court, NY.

He was denied bail on Monday on attempted rape and other criminal charges and prosecutors said they are investigating whether he may have engaged in similar conduct once before.

Detective Steven Lane, shield 03295 of the Detective Boro Manhattan Special Victims Squad, states as follows: On May 14, 2011, at about 12:00 hours inside of 45 West 44th street in the county and state of New York, the defendant committed the offenses of:
1. Criminal sexual act in the first degree (2 counts)
2. Attempted rape in the first degree (1 count)
3. Sexual abuse in the first degree (1 count)
4. Unlawful imprisonment in the 2nd degree-DNA-eligible MISD (1 count)
5. Sexual abuse in the 3rd degree-DNA-eligible MISD (1 count)
6. Forcible touching-DNA-eligible-MISD
The defendant engaged in oral sexual conduct and anal sexual conduct with another person by forcible compulsion; the defendant attempted to engage in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; the defendant subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion; the defendant restrained another person; the defendant subjected another person to sexual contact without the latter’s consent; and in that the defendant intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touched the sexual and other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading and abusing such person, and for the purpose of gratifying the defendant’s sexual desire..
The offenses were committed under the following circumstances:
Deponent states that deponent is informed by an individual known to the District Attorney’s office that defendant 1) shut the door to the above location and prevented informant from leaving the above location; 2) grabbed informant’s breasts without consent; 3) attempted to pull down informant’s pantyhose and forcibly grabbed informant’s vaginal area; 4) forcibly made contact with his penis and informant’s mouth twice; and 5) was able to accomplish the above acts by using actual physical force.

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>Ivory Coast Splinter Dictator Captured By French Forces, Handed Off To Rebels; Cocoa Plunges


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Ivory Coast Splinter Dictator Captured By French Forces, Handed Off To Rebels; Cocoa Plunges
 zero hedge –Author: Tyler Durden



And like that, we now have one less conflict. From Reuters “French special forces have detained Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo and handed him to leaders of the rebel opposition, after French tanks forced their way into his residence, a Gbagbo adviser in France said. “Gbagbo has been arrested by French special forces in his residence and has been handed over to the rebel leaders,” Toussaint Alain told Reuters.” We would prefer not to visualize what happens to Gbagbo in the hands of his news captors. Importantly, considering the primary determinant in cocoa prices YTD has been the ongoing civil war in the African country, the promise of an end to hostilities sends Cocoa prices plunging, dropping the 10 metric ton contract by nearly $100 in the span of seconds.

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India, France: Countries Sign Nuclear Power Plant Pact


India, France: Countries Sign Nuclear Power Plant Pact

December 6, 2010
India and France signed a deal on Dec. 6 to build two nuclear power plants in India, AP reported. Areva SA will construct two European pressurized reactors of 1,650 megawatts each at India’s Jaitapur, Maharashtra state. The $9.3 billion pact was signed with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh present. India assured France that its liability laws were in keeping with international standards and the security of nuclear operators was ensured, according to a French official. The two leaders later met to address regional security, trade and investment.
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