November 15th, 2010
05:52 AM ET

World update: Kidnap couple recuperate after release by pirates

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:

Was ransom paid for Chandlers?: Paul and Rachel Chandler, the British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2009, are currently recuperating at the UK High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, after they were released. The couple's family would not comment on whether a ransom had been paid.

Ireland debt crisis: Irish officials have said the country does not need an EU or IMF bailout despite spiralling bond rates and banking debt.

Nigeria cholera deaths: More than 1,500 people have now died from cholera in northern Nigeria during one of the worst outbreaks for several years.

Sarkozy reshuffles cabinet: The French president has reappointed Francois Fillon as prime minister following a government reshuffle at the weekend, 18 months ahead of elections. The opposition claims it is "more of the same."

Australian airline in new drama: A Qantas Airways flight carrying 199 passengers was forced to turn back to Sydney, Australia, on Monday because of an electrical problem, the airline said.

 Germany’s F1 champion: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is the new Formula One world champion after winning the title-deciding race in Abu Dhabi.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Michigan girl

    Thank God those poor people are finally released. my heart goes out to them. alot of adjustments to normal life. He just found out his father died in july. alot of nightmares ahead. God be with you both Paul and Rachel

    November 15, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Old Ben

      Rich, powerful. Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be...

      November 15, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Old Ben

    This is some rescue. You came in here, didn't you have a plan for getting out?

    November 15, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |