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What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to his friends), head of the IMF since 2007, is a political rival to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and a well-known seducer of women (seriously, his French nickname roughly [...]

Photoshop Health Warning Proposed for Retouched Photos

Sacrebleu! French politicians are campaigning for a new law that will result in government health warnings on pictures that have been enhanced by photoshop: Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer, of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, said the wording should read:”Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance”. Mrs Boyer, who has also written a government report on [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mikhail Prokhorov

It looks like Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has reached a deal to buy the floundering New Jersey Nets. What’s Prokhorov’s story, though? We did some digging, and here are five things you probably don’t know about the man who could become the NBA’s next owner. 1. He Got His Start in the Jeans Business Buying an 80% [...]