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Friday June 28th, 1985

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1985 News Diary

Obama clears way for hostages' families to pay ransom

President Barack Obama has said that the US government has let down the families of Americans held hostage by armed groups abroad, and outlined new policies that could make it easier for those families to pay ransom to help free their loved ones. 103 more words


Obama to Islamic terrorists: hostage-taking season is now open!

One of the worst things one can do with people engaged in bad behavior is to give in to it in the hope that a concession will satisfy them. 807 more words

Barack Obama

U.S. Won't Prosecute Hostages' Families Who Pay Ransom

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. 437 more words