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French Government Under Fire Over Iraq Hostage Crisis

France’s opposition Socialists increased pressure on the government on Thursday in a growing crisis over a French hostage held in Iraq, criticizing it for turning to a controversial rebel parliamentarian for help. After months of condemning a failed freelance mission by deputy Didier Julia to free two French hostages in Iraq, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin asked him for help on Wednesday in securing the release of reporter Florence Aubenas.Full Story

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