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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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Attack Or Defend? 600 Miles To Moscow? What Ukraine’s Drone Attacks In Russia Really Mean

Since the beginning of the war, the air advantage has been Russia's main trump card in the war with Ukraine. That may be about to change.

Attack Or Defend? 600 Miles To Moscow? What Ukraine’s Drone Attacks In Russia Really Mean

A Ukrainian soldier from the 63 brigade was seen flying a drone as part of military training simulating an attack

Anna Akage

As they’ve done for the past year, Ukrainians have spent the past three days studying maps and calculating distances. But there's a difference now: The maps are of Russia.

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The unprecedented drone attacks this week of airfields deep inside Russian territory open a new phase in the war that is both tactical and symbolic. Though still without official confirmation from Kyiv, nobody doubts that the Ukrainian military executed the three strikes between Monday and Tuesday hundreds of kilometers inside Russia, which killed three and injured at least nine, including the strategic military air base of Engels.

Alexander Kovalenko, a Ukrainian military and political observer of the Information Resistance group, writes on his Telegram channel: "International war observers have seen that regardless of what struck the Russian airfields, it bypassed the lauded Russian air defense system and accomplished the task," he said. "They see not only that the supposed No. 2 military in the world not only drags old T-62 tanks and D-1 howitzers into the combat zone in Ukraine, but that it essentially has no air defense."

French weekly magazine L’Express declared: “Ukraine wants to show that Russian territory is not safe.”

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