A French prosecutor on Monday opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of rape in a Washington hotel by former IMF chief and one-time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The move by the prosecutor in Lille in northern France followed a request by investigating judges earlier this month to broaden a suspected prostitution probe to examine the claims of rape in December 2010.
Strauss-Kahn is already the target of another investigation in his native France, this one involving an alleged prostitution ring in Lille. While the former IMF leader admits to “libertine” behavior, he says that prostitution was not a factor.
Mark Zuckerberg ringing the opening bell. Sample comment from YouTube: “wears a suit in front of obama every time….wears hoodies errr where else (including) ipo investor meetings….BOSS” The video is currently at 2 likes, 19 dislikes. To which we say: If you had invented Facebook, you would’ve invented Facebook.
No free rides: North Korean president Kim Jong-un issued a rare public condemnation today of—wait for it—a North Korean amusement park. According to a South Korean report, Lil’ Kim visited the Mangyongdae Funfair recently, and was none too pleased with its upkeep. He called a path in front of a Viking ride “pathetic” and, upon spotting errant weeds growing in between pavement blocks, bent down and plucked them out himself (with “an irritated look” on his face, no less). He also showed his philosophical side, citing a proverb (“The darkest place is under the candlestick”) to illustrate the park’s poor condition. Analysts suspect it’s an attempt to portray Kim as a strong leader who cares for the good of his people, and we are 100% positive that this will work. (Photo: AP)source
“There are known to be solutions to the equations of general relativity that describe spacetimes which contain closed timelike curves (such as Gödel spacetime), but the physical plausibility of these solutions is uncertain.”
If, someone gave you a chance? The chance to go back….
Dinosaurs’ digestive gases linked to global warming: British researchers find that methane emissions from sauropods would have far outstripped those from modern-day livestock.
Photo: Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History in New York inspect a model of a 60-foot sauropod, a plant-eating dinosaur. A study links sauropods’ methane gas to late Jurassic climate change. Credit: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press