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Romanian President Vows Continued Work to Free Kidnap Victims in Iraq

Romanian President Traian Basescu says authorities are working at home and abroad to free three Romanian journalists who were apparently kidnapped in Iraq.

Mr. Basescu's comments Wednesday came two days after 32-year-old reporter Marie-Jeanne Ion, 30-year-old cameraman Sorin Dumitru Miscoci and 37-year-old reporter Ovidiu Ohanesian disappeared in Iraq.

Ms. Ion managed to send a quick telephone message to her newsroom saying she and the others were being kidnapped.

Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu says Romanian authorities have not received a ransom demand.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.