IMF postpones board meeting on Strauss-Kahn arrest

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The International Monetary Fund has postponed until Monday its executive board meeting in the wake of the arrest in New York of managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

"The tentatively scheduled informal briefing of the executive board has been postponed pending further developments in New York," IMF spokesman William Murray said in a statement late Sunday.

He did not offer any details.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested late Saturday and charged with a sexual assault and attempted rape on a chambermaid in the luxury Sofitel hotel in New York, near Times Square.

The 62-year-old IMF chief was expected to be arraigned before a New York judge later Sunday.

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