Face-off

Former French minister courts controversy with 'white race' comments

Is France a "Judeo-Christian country of white race"? That's what Nadine Morano, a former conservative minister, recently declared on television, igniting a major controversy and a malaise within her party. Her boss, former president Nicolas Sarkozy, hesitated for several days before deciding to evict her from the party's slate in the regional elections scheduled for December.