Dominique Strauss Kahn, or DSK, or the head of the IMF ( International Monetary Fund), or the candidate for the French Socialist Party and perhaps the French Presidency, is charged with attempted assault, or rape, on a lovely chambermaid. The incident took place at the Sofitel in downtown New York City, USA.
Of course DSK , a well known admirer and lover of the fair sex, is innocent 'til proven guilty but some figure that this charge may damage his career, his current imf position, his political aspirations, and mayhap his current handling of the Greek crisis and Merkel negotiations. Do you figure he was set up? Naw, just cheap conspiracy theories.
What remains to be seen aside from the results of DSK's trial are the impacts to the Greek crisis, the Eurozone and of course as a chain reaction due to any downward spiral, the world economy including the impacts to Canadian banks (exposure to Irish bonds) and of course the Chinese economy (USA impact from Eurozone turmoil overspilling to the Chinese economy.).
For an answer on the motivation of things, check out The Godfather Part II and specifically the friction between the mafia godfather and the US Senator.