The regional elections in France have produced a left-right split similar to what happened in Norway a few months ago. Nicolas Sarkozy’s center-right party (UMP) suffering a setback at the expense of the Socialists (PS) and Le Pen’s Front National (FN). Is French politics losing its center and being hollowed out?
In other news, more and more Turkish parents are arranging to have their children born in the USA to give them all the benefits that come with American citizenship. Companies are taking advantage of this trend by creating “birth tourism” packages for expectant parents to travel to the USA.
Thanks to Barry Rubin, CSP, Diana West, Insubria, JD, LN, Paul Green, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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