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New Tape of French Hostage Receives a Muted Reaction at Home

France reacted with muted frustration on Tuesday to the release of a videotaped plea for help from a French journalist held hostage in Iraq, underscoring the government’s growing sense of helplessness in keeping its citizens out of a war that it vehemently opposes. The journalist, Florence Aubenas, from the newspaper Lib√©ration, and her Iraqi guide and interpreter, Hussein Hanoun al-Saadi, were kidnapped Jan. 5 in Baghdad, but almost nothing had been heard of them before Tuesday. Full Story

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