MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:05:44 +0000 WH: FBI working to rescue kidnapped missionaries http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/745af7dc1cac465998ea9ca135d1435c The White House said Monday the FBI is part of a "coordinated U.S. government effort" to secure the release and bring to safety the 17 American and Canadian missionaries who were abducted over the weekend by a violent gang in Haiti. (Oct. 18) 745af7dc1cac465998ea9ca135d1435c Mon, 18 Oct 2021 22:01:59 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 18 October 20211. White House press secretary Jen Psaki walks into briefing room2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:"The president has been briefed and is receiving regular updates on what the State Department and the FBI are doing to bring these individuals home safely. The FBI is part of a coordinated U.S. government effort to get the U.S. citizens involved to safety. Due to operational considerations, we're not going to go into too much detail on that, but can confirm their engagement, and the US Embassy in Port au Prince is coordinating with local authorities and providing assistance to the families to resolve the situation. We can't get into too many, too many details, I should say, about the individuals and and their identities because of Privacy Act waiver considerations."STORYLINE:The White House said Monday the FBI is part of a "coordinated U.S. government effort" to secure the release of the 17 American and Canadian missionaries who were abducted over the weekend by a violent gang in Haiti.Speaking at the White House briefing Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki said, "the FBI is part of a coordinated U.S. government effort to get the U.S. citizens involved to safety."She said she couldn't go into further detail on the efforts due to the nature of the situation, but she "can confirm their engagement."12 adults and five children connected with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries disappeared Saturday while on a trip to visit an orphanage.Haitian police told The Associated Press that the abduction was carried out by the 400 Mawozo gang, a group with a long record of killings, kidnappings and extortion.It was the largest reported kidnapping of its kind in recent years. Haitian gangs have grown more brazen amid ongoing political instability, a deepening economic crisis and a spike in violence that is driving more people to flee the country.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The White House said Monday the FBI is part of a "coordinated U.S. government effort" to secure the release and bring to safety the 17 American and Canadian missionaries who were abducted over the weekend by a violent gang in Haiti. (Oct. 18) WH: FBI working to rescue kidnapped missionaries