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Report: DSK And Wife Of 20 Years Split

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CLOSER, VOICI(France) REUTERS

PARIS - Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, prominent French journalist Anne Sinclair, have split after 20 years of marriage, a source close to DSK has told Reuters.

The French edition of the weekly magazine Closer first reported the news in its online edition, adding that Sinclair, who currently runs the French version of the Huffington Post, and had publicly stood by her husband through the past year of humiliating accusations, had thrown Strauss-Kahn out of their home in central Paris.

Strauss-Kahn, known as DSK, and a former frontrunner for the French presidency, is currently enmeshed in a civil lawsuit filed by the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault in May 2011. DSK was arrested and jailed for the incident, but prosecutors eventually dropped the charges for lack of evidence. He is also currently facing probes in France to establish whether he was involved in prostitution rings in northern France,

A few hours earlier, Closer had already made headlines by claiming that France's former French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was pregnant again at the age of 44. Although Nicolas Sarkozy's wife hasn't reacted to the report, her entourage has denied the news, the French weekly tabloid Voici reports.

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End-Of-Regime Vibe? Supreme Leader Keeps Referring To Shah's Final Days

In recent weeks, Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, has made repeated references to the end of Iran's last regime in 1979. Is may be a sign the country is indeed approaching another kind of revolution.

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Iran's Supreme Leader al Khamenei on Jan. 9

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-Analysis-

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered his forces to clamp down with renewed vigor on the remains of the mass protests that erupted across Iran in mid-September. Initially a reaction to police brutality, these turned into the biggest anti-state protests of the Islamic Republic's 40-year history.

And they continue, in spite of thousands of arrests, more than 500 deaths on the streets and in custody, and four hangings. There was also outrage in Britain and across the world after the execution of British-Iranian Alireza Akbari, who had been sentenced to death.

All of this has angered the leader. In a speech in Tehran last week, Khamenei called the protests "treason" aimed at destroying Iran's "security, production of knowledge, economic output and tourism."

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