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Interpol to choose president from Russia, US backed candidates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- 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. Delegates from Interpol member nations are meeting in Dubai to replace Meng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September. Beijing later said Meng resigned after being charged with accepting bribes. The vote takes place Wednesday morning with the winner expected to be announced shortly after. The two leading candidates pit a US-backed South Korean against a Russian official who remains the favourite but has unnerved Western nations and some of ...

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