France Rules Out Talks with Hostage Takers

France says it will not negotiate with the kidnappers who seized seven French nationals last week in Cameroon.

Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday that France will use “all possible means” to ensure the release of its hostages, but will not play a “bidding game.”

He spoke a day after a video appeared on YouTube showing a gunman, speaking in Arabic, warning that a group of hostages will be killed unless Islamist militants are released in Cameroon and …