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Brazil to work with Interpol at 2016 Games

The committee preparing the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio signed an agreement on Monday with Interpol to cooperate in the fight against illegal betting and counterfeiting of tickets and merchandise. The deal was signed at the Interpol annual meeting in Colombia between the head of games security Luiz Fernando Correa and the police agency's secretary general Ronald Noble. "Interpol has a policy of protecting the integrity of sport and that includes addressing various illegal activities," Correa told journalists.

Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow' wanted by Kenya

Interpol on Thursday issued an international arrest notice for British national Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the 'White Widow', at Kenya's request. A statement said the 29-year-old was "wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011." The Interpol alert, known as a red notice, requires member countries to detain the suspect pending extradition procedures. ppy/ach/am/mfp

SAfrica arrests six suspects in global child porn ring

South African police conducting a nationwide sweep arrested six men suspected of producing and distributing child pornography as part of a global crime ring, a spokesman said Wednesday. "We've arrested six people from five different provinces in South Africa," said police spokesman Solomon Makgale. A primary school headmaster and two teachers count among the suspects, aged between 43 and 63, arrested last Thursday as part of an investigation following a tip-off from Interpol.

Russia demands Interpol explain refusal to track down financier

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Interpol must explain why it has rejected Moscow's two requests to put British hedge fund head and anti-corruption campaigner William Browder on its search list, the Russian Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The decision is the latest twist in a long-running battle between the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Browder, whose investment company Hermitage Capital was once the largest investor in Russia's equity market.

Interpol says global counterfeiting sweep nets fake goods worth almost $133 million

PARIS - More than 6,000 people around the world were arrested in a two-month anti-counterfeiting sweep that netted tens of millions of dollars worth of fake shampoo in China, phoney cigarettes in Turkey and bogus booze in Chile, Interpol said Thursday.

Factbox: Snowden: a tale of security lapses and other U.S. errors

(Reuters) - Edward Snowden's disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs and the ease with which he slipped out of the country have raised questions about the U.S. government's handling of his case at crucial moments, some stretching back years. Here are some key areas of concern that have emerged following the leaks by Snowden, who most recently worked as a contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency: 2011 BACKGROUND CHECK

Interpol refuses Russian search request on dead lawyer's boss

International police agency Interpol has pressed the delete button on all the information it has on the former employer of late lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, saying a Russian search request for him was of a "political nature". Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after revealing a massive fraud scheme. At the time he blew the whistle he was working for US-born British citizen William Browder, the biggest foreign investor in Russia in the past decade, who has now become a target for Russian authorities.

Interpol agents not missing in northern Mexico, state officials say

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 9 (EFE).- The government of the northern state of Chihuahua denied reports Thursday that three Interpol agents and a Mexican law enforcement officer were missing. "No police officers disappeared in Chihuahua," Gov. Cesar Duarte said in a statement released by his press office. The four law enforcement agents supposedly disappeared while performing "intelligence work" in the state, a Chihuahua Attorney General's Office official told Efe on condition of anonymity.

US asks Interpol for info on bombs like those in Boston

US authorities have asked Interpol to provide any information its members around the world might have on bombs similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon attack, the international police organisation said Saturday. "Interpol has issued an international security alert, or Orange Notice, detailing the features of the improvised explosive devices used in the Boston marathon bombings to assist law enforcement across its 190 member countries detect any similarly configured bombs," it said in a statement.

INTERPOL to help Lebanon improve border security

Lebanon's security authorities on Thursday reached an agreement on a series of security measures aimed at enhancing Lebanon's border controls with the world largest police organization INTERPOL.The agreement was signed by visiting Director General of General Security Directorate of Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K.
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