Cameroon France Kidnapping

April 19, 2013 - 9:30 AM
French President Francois Hollande speaks at the Elysee Palace in Paris , Friday, April 19, 2013. A French family with four young children kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamic extremists while vacationing in northern Cameroon has been freed after two months in captivity, Cameroonian and French authorities said Friday. Hollande said authorities were able to make contact with the kidnappers through intermediaries, and negotiations intensified in recent days. "We use all our contacts, but remain firm on our principles,"Hollande said. "We are not changing the principle that France does not pay ransoms." (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)