Tymoshenko bid for Ukraine's top job as IMF and UN back Kiev

Kathy Lally The former prime minister is facing what may be her last opportunity to reclaim the affection of Ukrainians that she squandered after the Orange Revolution of 2004.

Ukraine crisis: UN rebukes Russia as IMF pledges bailout

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivers a speech to deputies of Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev.

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea's referendum on independence illegal, a move that US and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from...

Greece must now cut spending, says IMF


Elena Becatoros, Derek Gatopoulos ATHENS: Greece has reached its limit in raising taxes and needs to refocus its austerity program on long-term spending cuts, the International Monetary Fund says.

Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty


Sebastian Smith Fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to attempted rape, setting up a fierce New York courtroom showdown with his accuser.

Women angered by IMF coverage

Formally charged with sexual assault ... former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

PARIS: French women's groups outraged by the political and media reaction to the sexual assault allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were due to protest in central Paris yesterday evening.

IMF boss granted bail


Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been discharged from jail after a New York judge ordered his release to temporary housing in downtown Manhattan, where he will be under 24-hour armed guard.

IMF economist harassment claims re-emerge

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Chris Mcgreal WASHINGTON: The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape has prompted fresh scrutiny of the International Monetary Fund's dismissal of accusations that its...

IMF chief faces 20 years' jail over alleged assault

Simon Mann WASHINGTON: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French head of the International Monetary Fund, was due to appear in a New York court yesterday to face charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in...

IMF chief charged with sex assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, widely expected to run for the French presidency next year, was charged Sunday with the sexual assault and attempted rape of a chambermaid at a New York hotel,...

IMF calls for unity to save world from 1930s repeat

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Larry Elliott, Heather Stewart, Nicholas Watt THE world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump unless countries settle their differences and work together to tackle Europe's debt crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund says.

Bigger IMF role added to mix in face of bailout scepticism

A man holds a poster mocking Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund, and Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, during a demonstration in Porto, Portugal.

EURO zone leaders have met to again look to the International Monetary Fund to help countries in distress as bond yields in Italy and Spain hit new highs and Standard & Poor's downgraded Belgium's...

IMF seeks $600b to fund bail outs

The International Monetary Fund is seeking to boost its war chest by $600 billion to help countries reeling from the euro zone debt crisis, but some nations insist Europe must first do more to...

Police quiz former IMF chief over prostitutes

Paris FORMER International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned yesterday by French police investigating a suspected hotel prostitution ring.

IMF chief issues 'lost decade' warning

Christine Lagarde

Karen Kissane LONDON: With European markets in turmoil, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has warned of the risk of a ''lost decade'' for the global economy unless nations act...

IMF head faces inquiry

PARIS: A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, abused her position when she was finance minister in allowing a huge...

Revival for former IMF chief

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Angelique Chrisafis, Paris News that the New York prosecution case for alleged sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is close to collapse has stunned France and revived hopes that he may return to politics.

Putin rebuffs Obama's warning over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea

Rejecting US criticism ... Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his decision to send Russian troops into Crimea as being in 'full compliance with international law'.

Lidia Kelly and Alissa de Carbonnel Moscow, Ukraine: President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from US President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help...

Violence erupts in Ukrainian capital, shattering truce between government and protesters

Bloody street riot ... A man looks on after being injured in clashes between anti-government protesters and Ukrainian riot police.

Pavel Polityuk Mayhem has gripped the centre of the Ukrainian capital as riot police officers broke through barricades protecting a protest encampment.

Future murky for divided nation

A woman holds a Ukrainian flag with red paint to represent blood

Andrew Higgins Who will help fill the depleted coffers of a country on the brink of bankruptcy and crippled by arguably one of the most troubled economies in the world?

Ukraine seeks $35 billion of aid as Russia questions legitimacy

Mutineer? An anti-government protester waits at the entrance of Kiev's Independence Square on February 23, 2014.

Daryna Krasnolutska The US and European countries have pledged financial help for Ukraine, as the country's interim government said it needed $US35 billion of assistance after Russia halted payments from a $15 billion...