Interpol

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      Interpol warns of "alarming" cyber crime spread, exploiting the pandemic

      Global police body Interpol warned on Monday of an "alarming" rate of cyber crime during the coronavirus pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of people working from home to target major institutions. An assessment by the Lyon-based organisation found a "significant target shift" by criminals from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure.

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    • International crime adapts to pandemic rapidly, Interpol chief warns

      International crime adapts to pandemic rapidly, Interpol chief warns

      Interpol head Juergen Stock, in an interview with dpa on Monday, warned the world would see a sharp rise in the illegal trade in fake medical products once a coronavirus vaccine or medication was on the horizon. He pointed to the recent appearance of uncertified personal protective equipment such as medical face masks, or fake hand sanitizer, as an indication of what could happen.

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    • Europol recovers over 19,000 stolen artefacts

      Europol recovers over 19,000 stolen artefacts

      More than 19,000 archaeological artefacts and other artworks have been recovered as part of a global operation spanning 103 countries and focusing on the dismantlement of international networks of art and antiquities traffickers. As part of this coordinated crackdown 101 suspects have been arrested, and 300 investigations opened.

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    • Interpol should review arrest warrant decision involving Antoaneta and Radosveta Vassileva

      Interpol should review arrest warrant decision involving Antoaneta and Radosveta Vassileva

      The Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office has sent Interpol a request, insisting that the organisation rethinks its decision to scrap the red notices issued for locating and provisionally arresting Antoaneta and Radosveta Vassileva. The unprecedented move came after it transpired that, at a closed session, the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files (CCF) had made a decision to delete the personal data of the wife and daughter of the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, who is hiding in Serbia, from the organisation’s database.

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    • Kosovo hits Serbia, Bosnia with 100% import tax

      Kosovo hits Serbia, Bosnia with 100% import tax

      Kosovo has imposed a 100 percent tax on products from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a move the government said is aimed at defending the country’s “vital interest" following Belgrade's "aggressive campaign” against the young republic on the international stage. The retaliation also requires authorities to remove or prevent from entering any goods that did not address Kosovo by its constitutional name, Republic of Kosovo, which Serbia and Bosnia do not recognise. 

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    • Interpol picks South Korean as president

      Interpol picks South Korean as president

      International police body Interpol elected South Korean police veteran Kim Jong-yang as its next president on Wednesday. The choice was made during Interpol’s meeting of its 194 member states, in Dubai for their annual congress and the final decision was conducted under strong pressure from US and European diplomats who said choosing the Russian candidate, who had been considered the front-runner, could jeopardise the independence of the world’s largest international policing organization. 

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    • Head of Interpol accused of corruption

      Head of Interpol accused of corruption

      The head of the international police agency Interpol, who last month disappeared, had resigned "with immediate effect" after China said the man was under investigation for corruption, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Monday. According to the information, Meng Hongwei, who was also a vice minister of public security in China, has been accused by the Chinese government of accepting bribes and committing unspecified other crimes and was “under the supervision” of an anticorruption watchdog tied to the party.

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