France

French Court Questions IMF Chief Over Payout Made As Finance Minister

To a Sarkozy supporter

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French judges in Paris have been questioning IMF chief Christine Lagarde over a controversial payout made to a tycoon when she was finance minister.

She is being asked to explain her handling of a dispute in 2007 which resulted in some 400m euros (£342m; $516m) being paid to Bernard Tapie.

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