BERLIN Talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and arrested IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, set for Sunday, have been cancelled as the International Monetary Fund will not send a replacement to Berlin, a government source said.
The IMF head and possible French presidential contender Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged with sexual assault, including an attempted rape, on a hotel maid in New York City, police said on Sunday.
"The talks are cancelled," a senior German government representative said and no replacement for Strauss-Kahn would be sent to Berlin, he said.
Strauss-Kahn had been expected to discuss the euro zone debt
crisis with Merkel.
(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Sam Cage; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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