Yeah, I like the idea of this thread. I often feel a bit lost with American politics.
I'll post a few links. Most of the news I get comes from the Guardian's 'world' section.
Nicolas Sarkozy's home raided by French police
Detectives investigating alleged illegal campaign-financing by L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt search Carla Bruni's Paris mansion.
Iran nuclear talks restart as tensions rise in Gulf.
Negotiations in Istanbul as the US sends more ships to Gulf and Iran's parliament calls for action in the Strait of Hormuz.
Peña Nieto: Mexicans have given our party a second chance
Official polls give PRI seven-point lead as leader claims election victory and promises 'no return to the past'.
I'm surprised I didn't see the Mexican elections mentioned at all in the general thread, to be honest.
Assad regrets Syrian forces shooting down Turkish fighter plane
Syrian president says he wishes incident had not happened and hopes tensions with Turkey do not escalate into armed conflict.
That'll do for now, but I can see myself posting in this thread often.