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South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

Nov. 21, 2018 9:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interpol elected a South Korean as the organization's president on Wednesday, edging out a veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain and other European nations. Kim Jong Yang's surprise election was seen as a victory for...

The Latest: Interpol chief: Neutrality key to organization

Nov. 21, 2018 9:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the election of Interpol's next president (all times local): 5 p.m. Interpol's Secretary General Jurgen Stock says the nationality of the policing organization's president does not affect its neutrality. Stock spoke on Wednesday after member states voted to...

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

Nov. 20, 2018 6:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wherever they go. Western governments worry that...

The Latest: US opposes Russian nominee to head Interpol

Nov. 20, 2018 2:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Interpol general assembly and leadership election (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The White House says the U.S. is opposing the Russian nominee to lead the international police organization Interpol, citing Russian "abuses." National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis...

Russian veterans seek probe of private military contracting

Nov. 20, 2018 6:47 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An activist says a group of Russian military veterans has asked the International Criminal Court to probe the activities of Russian private security companies. Yevgeny Shabayev, an activist with the All-Russia Officers Assembly, told Ekho Moskvy radio Tuesday that the group has sent a letter...

Report says Putin's bodyguards got prized land plots

Nov. 20, 2018 6:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian newspaper is reporting that President Vladimir Putin's bodyguards and their relatives obtained prized land plots and built opulent houses near Putin's residence outside Moscow. The independent Novaya Gazeta published an investigation that showed scores of officers of the Federal...

Kremlin critic, facing new charge, sounds alarm on Interpol

Nov. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors announced new criminal charges against U.S.-born Kremlin foe Bill Browder on Monday, days before a Russian police officer could become president of Interpol in a move that some Moscow critics fear might politicize the law enforcement agency. Browder and other opponents of...

Trump critic Hurd keeps Texas US House seat for Republicans

Nov. 19, 2018 3:09 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Will Hurd, one of few Republican critics of President Donald Trump in Congress, narrowly won his re-election bid Monday in a sprawling Texas district that has been a perennial battleground. Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday, nearly two weeks after Election...

The Latest: GOP Trump critic Rep. Hurd re-elected in Texas

Nov. 19, 2018 2:39 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on Texas congressional race (all times local): 1:35 p.m. One of President Donald Trump's few Republican critics in Congress has won re-election in a Texas swing district. Will Hurd is a former CIA officer. He accused Trump this summer of "standing idle on the world stage" and...

Putin mulls Russian response to US exit from nuclear pact

Nov. 19, 2018 1:52 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gathered his top military officials to discuss a response to the planned U.S. withdrawal from a key nuclear arms pact. U.S. President Donald Trump declared last month that he intends to opt out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF,...