Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Police forces gather near the kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015

At Least Two Killed In Hostage Drama East Of Paris

Get the latest on the hostage drama in Paris.

January 9, 2015

Obama Administration Reviewing Hostage Policies, But Not Ransom Ban

The U.S. has decided it will not be adjusting its stance on granting ransom requests for American hostages.

November 19, 2014

U.S. Journalist, Home From Hostage Ordeal, Gives Thanks

Boston (AFP) – A U.S. journalist taken hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity Wednesday, saying he was “just overwhelmed with emotion.” Peter Theo Curtis, 45, made a brief statement to reporters outside his mother Nancy Curtis’s house in Cambridge, Massachusets, the morning after his […]

August 27, 2014

Merkel Asks Putin’s Help In Freeing European Hostages In Ukraine

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to urge him to use his influence with pro-Russia militants holding seven European military observers hostage in eastern Ukraine, official sources in Berlin and Moscow said. But the Kremlin press service account of the phone call said Putin […]

May 1, 2014

U.S. Marks Seven Years For American ‘Held’ In Iran

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday marked seven years since the disappearance in Iran of American Robert Levinson and urged Tehran to work with Washington to ensure his safe return. “Robert Levinson disappeared seven years ago from Kish Island, Iran, during a business trip. He is one of the longest […]

March 9, 2014

McConnell: Republicans Think Economy “A Hostage Worth Ransoming”

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Washington Post that “some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting.” He added that initially, “most of us [Republicans] didn’t think that,” but “what we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s […]

August 3, 2011