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 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.
Interpol is to vote for its new president Wednesday, with the US backing a South Korean candidate who Moscow says is part of a last-minute effort to scuttle a Russian frontrunner's chances.
A growing chorus of critics is calling on Interpol to reject a Russian candidate to lead the organisation, over fears Moscow could abuse the role to target political opponents.
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 said.
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.
Interpol has issued a red notice request to find and arrest fugitive Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2 billion-plus bank fraud case, the international agency said on its website.
India's federal police has asked Interpol to help locate and arrest billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2bn-plus bank fraud case, a federal police source said on Monday.