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Iran issues Interpol arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing as tensions rise


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China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prisonFormer Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation. Meng — a former vice minister of public security — is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign, which critics say has also served as a way to remove the leader’s political enemies.



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China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case: source

China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case: sourceChinese officials are threatening to stop all police cooperation with France after it gave political asylum to the wife of the former Interpol chief, a Chinese national now languishing in prison on charges of bribery, a French source close to the matter said Monday. “There hasn’t been any official request to suspend the cooperation but an informal expression of intent,” the source told AFP. French daily Le Monde reported over the weekend that the security attache at France’s embassy in Beijing had been told of the impending move.



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China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking



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China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

China says detained former Interpol chief accused of briberyBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes.



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Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji

Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emojiThe 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. Grace Meng urged national governments to intervene, saying she feared that her husband’s life was in danger. Speaking in Lyon, the southeast French city where the international police organisation is based, she said the last social media message she received from her husband came on September 25, depicting a single knife emoji.



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The Latest: Interpol aware officer is reported held in China

The Latest: Interpol aware officer is reported held in ChinaPARIS (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of the president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei (all times local):



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French police investigate Interpol chief, missing on home visit to China

French police investigate Interpol chief, missing on home visit to China“France is puzzled about the situation of Interpol’s president and concerned about the threats made to his wife,” the ministry said. It was not clear why Meng, 64, who was named Interpol’s president two years ago, had traveled to China. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post quoted an unnamed source as saying Meng had been taken for questioning as soon as he landed there, but it also was not clear why.



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Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objections

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objectionsBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organization’s general assembly in Beijing. The decision came despite Israeli efforts to delay a vote and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the Palestinians’ joining the global police agency contravened signed agreements with Israel. Israel had argued that Palestine is not a state and that it is ineligible to join.



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Palestine Just Joined Interpol. Is That Bad for Israel?

Palestine Just Joined Interpol. Is That Bad for Israel?It’s easy to abuse Interpol’s red notice system. That doesn’t mean Palestine will.



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