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Police detain Dominique Strauss-Kahn over prostitution ring

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned by French police investigating a suspected hotel prostitution ring in the northern city of Lille.

(AP) Paris - Strauss-Kahn arrived at the police station in the northern city of Lille around 0800 GMT, an Associated Press reporter saw.

Police are probing a suspected prostitution ring in France and neighbouring Belgium that has implicated police and other officials. They have questioned prostitutes who claim they had sex with Strauss-Kahn during 2010 and 2011 at a luxury hotel in Paris, a restaurant in the French capital and also in Washington, D.C. Strauss-Kahn lived in the U.S. capital while he was head of the IMF before resigning his position in May.

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