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West Trades Accusations Over Hostage Ransoms

As world leaders meet in Paris to try to forge a common response to the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, there is simmering tension over differing policies on paying ransoms. In the past month, the group has beheaded two Americans and one Briton. Both countries refuse to pay ransom money. There is uncertainty in the approach of some other European nations.   In the latest video from Islamic State militants in Syria posted online Sunday, a British hostage -...

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