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China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief's wife 'abuse of procedure'

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday France granting asylum to the wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei -- who has been charged in China with accepting bribes -- would be an abuse of its own legal procedures.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol boss granted asylum in France: lawyer

Lyon - The wife and children of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished while visiting China in September last year, have been granted political asylum in France, the family's lawyer told AFP on Monday.

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

Bejing - China has formally arrested former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes, prosecutors announced Wednesday, as he faces possible corruption charges.

Interpol red notice: global arrest system at risk of abuse

Lyon - The red notice, the best-known weapon in the arsenal of Interpol in snaring criminals, still risks being misused by authoritarian regimes despite an overhaul of the controversial system, observers say.

China offering no proof against ex-Interpol chief, wife says

Lyon - The wife of the former head of Interpol denounced Friday a lack of proof by China's government to justify detaining her husband, six months after he disappeared before later being accused of taking bribes.

China expels ex-Interpol chief Meng from Communist Party

Bejing - China has expelled former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from the Communist Party and dismissed him from his official positions, the country's graft watchdog announced Wednesday.

Wife of vanished Chinese Interpol chief urges Macron to raise case with Xi

Lyon - The wife of the former Chinese head of Interpol, who has had no news of him for nearly six months since his arrest in China, has asked French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the matter with counterpart Xi Jinping during an official visit to France...

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France: reports

Lyon - The wife of the former Chinese Interpol chief being held in his home country on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, media reports said Friday.

Interpol again rejects Kosovo's membership bid

Lyon - Interpol's general assembly rejected Kosovo's bid for membership on Tuesday, a decision assailed by Pristina as the result of a "fierce campaign" led by its historic rival Serbia.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Dubai - Interpol named South Korea's Kim Jong-yang as its new president on Wednesday, in a blow to Russia which denounced "unprecedented pressure" against its own candidate to lead the global policing body.

Russia denounces 'interference' in Interpol leadership vote

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday denounced "interference" in the election for a new Interpol president after critics including US senators objected to a Russian becoming chief of the global police body.

Cuba hands over US national sought by Interpol

Havana - Cuba on Wednesday handed over to the United States an Interpol-sought American who had been avoiding justice in the neighboring Caribbean nation.

Wife of Interpol ex-chief fears for his life — and her own safety

Bejing - The wife of fallen former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has expressed fears for his life and her own safety, lashing out at what she called the "cruel" and "dirty" Chinese government that arrested him in mysterious circumstances.

Interpol saga hurts China's bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Bejing - Beijing's international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts sa...

Interpol's former Chinese chief accused of bribery

Bejing - The former Chinese head of Interpol, who went missing last month, was accused of accepting bribes on Monday, becoming the latest top official to fall in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption dragnet.

Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji

Lyon - The wife of missing Chinese Interpol president Meng Hongwei on Sunday said she received a message from his phone containing an image of a knife before his disappearance.

Wife of missing Interpol chief fears he is in 'danger'

Lyon - The wife of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese Interpol president who has gone missing, on Sunday urged national governments to intervene, saying she feared that her husband's life was in danger.

Interpol demands China 'clarification' on missing police chief

Bejing - Interpol demanded an official "clarification" from China on the whereabouts of its missing police chief Saturday, after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland.

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

Bejing - China remained silent Saturday over the disappearance of the head of Interpol, deepening the mystery over the international police chief's fate after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland.

Chinese Interpol boss goes missing

Paris - French police said Friday they are probing the disappearance of the Chinese head of Interpol, who has reportedly been detained for questioning in his home country.

Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest politician over alleged plot

Caracas - Venezuela said Friday it has asked Interpol to arrest an opposition politician exiled in Colombia and accused of involvement in an apparent attack against President Nicolas Maduro."We are seeking code red for Mr.

Iraq sentences ex-minister to 21 years for corruption

Baghdad - Iraq on Monday sentenced a former trade minister to 21 years in jail for corruption, weeks after Interpol handed him to authorities, a government source said.

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier in 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has asked Interpol to help track down a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that has embroiled the country's leader, it was announced Monday.

China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress

Bejing - China's Communist Party Friday expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for "serious discipline violations" before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power.

China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress

Bejing - China's Communist Party expelled a top member for "serious discipline violations" on Friday, removing a former contender for a leadership post before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power.

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Bejing - Interpol on Wednesday approved the Palestinian Authority's membership bid, a new victory in its drive for international representation despite strong Israeli opposition.

Interpol meets in Beijing as China hunts for fugitives

Bejing - Interpol opened its general assembly in Beijing on Tuesday as China seeks greater international help to repatriate alleged criminals -- despite accusations it is using the international police organisation for political gain.

Interpol sting seizes $51 million in fake drugs

Lyon - Interpol said Monday that it seized a record total of 25 million illicit and counterfeit medicines worth more than $51 million (42 million euros) in a weeklong worldwide operation.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.
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