N.Y.T. Reporter: U.S. Needs to Pressure Europe on Journalist Ransoms

By: Jeremy Barr | Capital New York

New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi told a crowd last night that the U.S. should be pressuring European countries to stop paying ransom to terrorist kidnappers.

The U.S. generally refuses to pay ransoms, while many European countries have shelled out millions to free its citizens, including journalists, she told attendees at an event at Columbia University Tuesday evening.

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