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Former US hostage Matt Schrier tells of red-tape 'nightmare' after release

An American taken hostage by Syrian jihadis for seven months until he escaped has revealed how the US government never told his father he had been kidnapped, waited six months to produce a wanted poster, and allowed jihadists to empty his bank account of US$17,000 with eBay purchases.

30 Nov 2014 - 5:36AM

An American taken hostage by Syrian jihadis for seven months until he escaped has revealed how the US government never told his father he had been kidnapped, waited six months to produce a wanted poster, and allowed jihadists to empty his bank account of US$17,000 with eBay purchases.

Former US hostage Matt Schrier tells of red-tape 'nightmare' after release
Edward Snowden revelations prompt crisis of trust in Germany

When Germany's federal criminal police office needs to share sensitive information these days, employees type the particulars and get them hand-delivered.

17 Feb 2014 - 6:22AM

When Germany's federal criminal police office needs to share sensitive information these days, employees type the particulars and get them hand-delivered.

Edward Snowden revelations prompt crisis of trust in Germany