Merkel, IMF talks cancelled after Strauss-Kahn arrest

BERLIN Sun May 15, 2011 2:12pm IST

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses a news conference in Vienna May 15, 2009. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses a news conference in Vienna May 15, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files

BERLIN (Reuters) - 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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