The Head of Interpol Is Missing After a Trip to China

06 October, 2018, 14:45 | Author: Kim Reid
  • MOSCOW RUSSIA ? JULY 6 2018 Interpol President Meng Hongwei at an International Cybersecurity Congress at Moscow's World Trade Centre. Mikhail Metzel  TASS

French police sources said their investigation was into what is termed in France a "worrying disappearance".

Meng Hongwei, a Chinese national, was reported missing after going to his home country on September 29, Reuters reported, citing unnamed French judicial sources.

A spokeswoman for France's Interior Ministry, which oversees the national police force, did not immediately respond to a request for independent confirmation.

After a 40-year policing and criminal justice career, Meng is now China's deputy minister of public security.

His wife has not seen or heard from him since.

Grassley: Secret FBI report ‘found no hint’ of Kavanaugh misconduct
He said he based his view on a briefing from committee aides and added, "This investigation found no hint of misconduct ". Ford testified before Congress last week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

Meng was elected president of Interpol in November 2016.

Meng Hongwei, 64, left Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, arriving in China last week.

That would be a stunning reversal for Meng, who was elected to head Interpol two years ago precisely at a moment when China was seeking global help to arrest corrupt officials.

Interpol says it's aware of reports that President Meng Hongwei has been reported missing while making a trip to his native China.

BBC Asia's editor, Celia Hatton, asked in an analysis Friday, "Has Meng Hongwei angered China?"

Mourinho is embarrassing Manchester United, says Scholes
However, they go into the game on top of the group, following their 3-0 win over Young Boys on Match Day 1. Mourinho's future at Manchester United is in doubt following a turbulent spell on and off the pitch.

Interpol is the world's biggest police cooperation agency, with 192 member countries. He is due to serve until 2020.

Some critics also view the campaign as a way for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to purge the party of political foes.

Since the anti-corruption drive began several top officials have been detained and charged with crimes including "severe disciplinary violations", a phrase which usually refers to corruption or graft.

Meng's wife alerted the French authorities, leading to the opening of the probe, Europe 1 radio reported earlier, without specifying how it had obtained the information.

UB40 memes take over Twitter following report of Kavanaugh’s bar fight
The Times , which based its story on a redacted copy of the police report , had said it was unclear whether anyone was arrested. In his testimony to the judiciary committee Thursday, Kavanaugh denied ever blacking out from drinking.

Recommended:

  • South China Sea: Chinese warship almost

    South China Sea: Chinese warship almost

    This is not the first time the militaries of the world's two biggest economies have had close encounters. Navy ship USS Wasp slated for October and pulled a top admiral from a scheduled meeting with his U.S.
    State Department changes visa rules for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

    State Department changes visa rules for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

    The organization recommended that partners living in New York City "consider getting married in City Hall" before December 31. That exception will only apply to diplomats, not to employees of the United Nations and other global organizations.
    The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug

    The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug

    The first lady then visited a newly constructed wing of the hospital to visit babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. First lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana.
  • WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom  government

    WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government

    The Dutch authorities released CCTV imagery of the four men arriving at Schipol Airport as well photographs of their passports. No Russian TUEs were published, though Russian athletes like swimmer Yulia Efimova have said they too used the TUE system.
    Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’

    Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’

    But he added: "I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk". "Right now I would say, my sons", he replied. Keyser's attorney, Howard Walsh, has confirmed that she was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
    Ricin Poison Detected in Packages Sent to Pentagon

    Ricin Poison Detected in Packages Sent to Pentagon

    One official said the positive result came from a field test, which sometimes give false positives, NBC News reported . Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in terror attacks.
  • Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a scumbag and traitor

    Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a scumbag and traitor

    India is expected to receive the first S-400 regiment two years after the signing date of the contract. India reportedly plans to deploy the missiles to its borders with China and Pakistan.
    Silva rescues City late against Hoffenheim

    Silva rescues City late against Hoffenheim

    Juventus made it two wins from two matches in Group H after cruising to a 3-0 win over Young Boys. Much like Paris Saint-Germain, winning domestically is no longer enough for Manchester City .
    Fan Bingbing: Top Chinese actress fined for tax evasion

    Fan Bingbing: Top Chinese actress fined for tax evasion

    As a first-time offender, she will not face criminal prosecution if she pays the fine by an undisclosed deadline. In a term that sound slightly racist, Cui accused Fan of using "ying-yang contracts" to lighten her tax burden.
  • Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

    Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

    A one rupee per litre cut in excise duty results in over Rs 14,000 crore of revenue loss to the centre on an annualised basis. The Centre and oil companies will also take a hit of Rs 1.50 per litre and Re 1 per litre respectively in their revenue.
    Graham to Trump: Renominate Kavanaugh if vote fails

    Graham to Trump: Renominate Kavanaugh if vote fails

    Trump said, imitating Ford's statement that she was not intoxicated when the incident occurred, according to NBC. The FBI is now investigating sexual assault allegations against the current federal appeals court judge.
    'Furious' Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United future in doubt after Mourinho falling out

    'Furious' Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United future in doubt after Mourinho falling out

    Antonio Valencia also missed the trip to the London Stadium, but took part in the session at Carrington on Monday. Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez's future at Manchester United is also said to be in serious doubt.


Popular

Toyota to recall 2.4 million hybrid cars globally over faulty program
Power steering and braking would still work, but a stall at a fast speed could increase the risk of a crash. The problem would be fixed by means of a software upgrade that would take about 40 minutes, he said.

Donald Trump Told a Female Reporter, 'You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'
Do you have a question on trade?" But Trump ignored her, telling one of his staffers to pass the microphone to another reporter. The result: He managed to avoid answering hard questions. "You've had enough", he yelled before turning to another reporter.

Messi scores twice as Barca hold off Spurs comeback
It will be tough because they are must-win games. "There's all to play for and we believe we can do it". You pick up things they do and it's nice to test myself in those situations".

Google just confirmed to launch Pixel Mini on October 9
Only after both smartphones have officially been launched, will we know the pricing details of the handsets in India. While you are reading this, you can check out our exclusive video renders of the upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL .

Tom Hardy transforms into 'Venom' in rip-roaring thriller
The overall vibe is akin to the Nic Cage movie Vampire's Kiss ; the one where Cage insisted on eating a real, live cockroach. News to talk about their new movie Venom and shared some of the feedback they've been receiving from their loved ones.

Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP says: Our red line is blood red
He added: "Emotional arguments that stress the issue of dignity sound attractive but they do not facilitate agreement". Much further-reaching on trade, on internal security and on foreign policy cooperation.

Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana
Trump replied that she was "very honored" to be there, accepting a gift of Kente cloth and slippers as a remembrance of the trip. Mrs Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018.

Why you will receive a presidential text message today
FEMA officials estimate almost 75 percent of all mobile phones in the country, including major carriers, will receive the alert. This test was originally scheduled for last month, but had to be postponed while the agency responded to Hurricane Florence.

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 after criticism
It has faced stinging criticism of its labour practices, including grueling working conditions and lack of job security. Amazon fought back against Sanders' claims, calling them "inaccurate and misleading", in a rare blog-post response.

Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, smart headphones
As a means for both the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 to both connect to external displays , and to charge them. In terms of pricing, Microsoft has reportedly lowered the prices of the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 .