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from Reuters Investigates:

Will the real DSK please stand up

As Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to court today for a bail hearing in the sexual assault case that has captivated world media, the big question remains -- who is the real DSK?

Brian Love in Paris and Reuters correspondents from around the world try to get to the bottom of this in the special report "The two faces of DSK."

Read the story in multimedia PDF format here.

from The Great Debate:

Strauss-Kahn allegations are consequential for the global economy

By Mohamed A. El-Erian
The opinions expressed are his own.

This weekend's detention of the IMF's chief on allegations of sexual assault has implications that go well beyond the impact on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's (or, as he is commonly known, DSK) international prestige. They could also impact the IMF, France, market uncertainty and the well-being of the global economy.

We must wait to make a full assessment until we know the outcome of ongoing police investigations into allegations that, according to his lawyer, DSK intends to “contest vigorously.” Having said that, some commentators are already taking the view that the IMF could lose its managing director, and that France could lose a leading candidate for next year's presidential elections.

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