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France 'needs Strauss-Kahn back'

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It looks possible that the sexual assault case against the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will not go ahead after prosecutors in New York asked the judge to drop all charges.

Former French culture minister Jack Lang, a close friend of Mr Strauss-Kahn, and Benedicte Paviot, UK correspondent for France 24, discuss the effect of the case on French politics.


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