(BBC News) The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will stand trial over a state payout to the French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court has ruled.
She is charged with negligence over the award to Mr Tapie of €404m ($445m; £339m) in 2008 when she was France's economy minister.
Ms Lagarde had appealed against a lower court ruling from December.
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She is now expected to appear before a special court for government ministers.