1. DUTY CALLS

    Sarkozy Misses Daughter’s Birth

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 to attend the farewell ceremonies for leaving President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Jean-Claude Trichet. (AP Photo/dapd, Thomas Lohnes)

    Thomas Lohnes, dapd / AP Photo

    French first lady Carla Bruni gave birth to a daughter Wednesday—the first child born to a sitting French president. Nicolas Sarkozy, however, was unable to attend his daughter’s birth, as he was in Germany for talks on the euro-zone crisis. He was at his wife’s bedside until just a few hours before the child arrived; he has since returned to be with his wife and new daughter. The child’s name has not been announced; rumors suggest she’ll be named Dahlia.

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