IMF head's arrest casts shadow over bailout summit
BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn means a key participant will be missing at a European summit considering whether to give Greece billions more in financial help.
Strauss-Kahn was to hold talks Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and join a summit of European finance ministers on Monday in Brussels. That won't be happening since he was arrested Sunday in New York on suspicion of sexual assault on a hotel maid.
Ministers from the 17 countries that use the common euro currency are talking about whether they have to give Greece more help in paying its debts. Greece already received a euro110 billion ($157 billion) bailout package from the European Union and the IMF last year.
The International Monetary Fund says it "continues to function" despite the arrest.