Thursday, May 31, 2012

Colombian rebels free French journalist

(CNN) -- Rebels in Colombia released French journalist Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a move that came after negotiations involving government officials and the Red Cross.

Langlois arrived in a Red Cross convoy at an airport in Florencia late Wednesday, before he was quickly whisked away in plane headed for the capital, Bogota.

Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, hoped the release would mark the "definitive end of the practice of kidnapping pledged by the FARC."

"The High Representative reiterates her call for all the hostages still held captive to be freed immediately and without conditions," her office said in a statement.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, kidnapped Langlois more than a month ago when he was reporting alongside soldiers during a military operation. Read More