Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 8:09 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Our last word in business today, is austerity at the French presidential palace.
President François Aland has already enacted several cost-cutting measures since being elected last year.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
He's cut a fleet of presidential and government cars and reduced ministerial salaries, and now he's raiding the wine cellars for which the presidential palace is famous.
Members of a French family held for weeks by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon have been freed and are in good health, Al-Jazeera reports, citing Cameroonian and French officials.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya, in a statement read on national radio, said the couple and their four children, aged 5 to 12, had been "handed over last night to Cameroonian authorities."
Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 5:20 am