Dominique Strauss-Kahn (l) and his lawyer Benjamin Brafman (r)
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Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has entered a plea of not guilty in a New York court to charges of attempted rape and sexual assault.

The 62-year-old Frenchman is accused of assaulting a maid at the Manhattan hotel where he was staying on 14 May.

Mr Strauss-Kahn's lawyer said there had been "no element of compulsion" in the incident between the two parties.

His next court date is set for 18 July.

Michelle Fleury reports.

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