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While the United States government will continue to maintain its policy of refusing to pay ransom for hostages held by terrorists, it is considering allowing family members to communicate with such ...
by disinterested spectator
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 12:57 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
From the Guardian: 42s ago 16:36 Police raid siege locations There seems to have been a coordinated and decisive response to the two hostage situations in France. It appears that the Charlie ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 08:40 AM PST with 62 Recommends
All the hostages appear to be OK. [see updates below] The three holding them hostage have been killed. Congratulations go to the Gendarmes and the general police forces. http://www.france24.com/en/
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 08:41 AM PST with 35 Recommends
French intervention police are seen at the ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 06:14 AM PST with 15 Recommends
A woman is seen in a window of the ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 05:35 AM PST with 22 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 08:58 PM PST with 26 Recommends
American hostages have been brutally ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 143 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014 Statement by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco on Attempted ...
by Transcripts Editors
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 03:57 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
The violence in Ukraine has now spread to Kyiv. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry (MVD) has released a statement on a shooting near Kiev this morning. According the the MVD, local police received ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 05:46 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Despite the fact that the Russians are dealing in bad faith and there is renewed Russian aggression in Ukraine, the White House and the EU are split on further sanctions on Russia. This is despite ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
After my family returned from three years resident as temporary workers in Israel, my mother told me to write a book about the experience. Israel provides a wealth of material. American Jews who ...
by Andrew Lazarus
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM PST with 5 Recommends
J. P. Morgan banker on debt default repercussions Calling the money markets as 'fickle as a rabbit', Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase spoke Saturday cautioning people (I read "republican hostage takers"
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 155 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 06:22 AM PDT with 96 Recommends
Received this e-mail from Senator Kay Hagan (D. NC) who is calling out the GOP's hostage politics:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
from the Washington Post : SUWANEE, Ga. — Four firefighters who responded to what seemed like a routine medical call were being held hostage Wednesday by a gunman who has barricaded himself in a ...
by ridemybike
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
I often tell stories here, never told this one. Watching all the shit yesterday and now today on Capital Hill I just need to say this. When I moved to DC after grad school I didn't know anybody. ...
by webranding
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM PST with 17 Recommends
While hard news is still scarce at this time, a day after it started, the hostage crisis at the Algerian gas plant in Ain Amenas has escalated to another level with some sort of raid having been ...
by Jay C
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM PST with 3 Recommends
From The New York Times : PARIS — Islamist militants seized a foreign-operated gas field in Algeria early Wednesday and took 20 or more foreign hostages, including Americans, according to an ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST with 14 Recommends
The real battle is not about the fiscal cliff/bunny slope. Taxes are going to go up if there is no deal and Republicans will pay the price for a middle class tax increase. (I hope any passing of a ...
by TomP
Comment Count 59 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM PST with 228 Recommends
In a bizarre story about the budget negotiations on NPR this morning, reporter Tamera Keith described the resolution of the negotiations as "the Democrats released the hostages"! What the hell is ...
by pollwatcher
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 08:05 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Two American students held prisoner in Iran were finally freed today .
by jpmassar
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 10:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends