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October 8, 2018 9:23 AM China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife. On Sunday, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president. China said had said on Sunday 289

July 29, 2016 9:47 PM The Latest: US long jumper Hartfield added to Olympic team

The U.S. added long jumper Michael Hartfield to its track team after Marquis Dendy withdrew with a leg injury. Hartfield finished fifth at U.S. Olympic trials earlier this month and was next in line for a spot because he had reached an Olympic qualifying standard earlier in the year. Australian Olympic team members have returned to their building at the Rio Olympic 12

June 9, 2016 11:04 AM Italy investigates if wrong man was held over people smuggling

Italian prosecutors are investigating whether the wrong man was extradited to Italy in a major operation against people-smuggling. Mered Medhanie is thought to be at the heart of an empire trafficking migrants from Africa to Europe. A 35-year-old Eritrean man said to be Medhanie was held in Sudan in May and flown to Rome on Tuesday. But since then, friends 20

May 12, 2016 6:02 PM A step in the right direction

LANCASTER HOUSE, near Buckingham Palace in London, was used to film scenes for “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, a Hollywood adventure starring Nicolas Cage. It was, therefore, a fitting venue for an international anti-corruption summit on May 12th. David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister and the host, has styled himself as a champion of transparency 18

March 2, 2016 6:01 AM Olympics bids probed for corruption

French prosecutors have widened their investigation into corruption in athletics to include the bidding and voting processes for the hosting of the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. Lamine Diack, the former president of world governing body the IAAF, is already being investigated by French authorities. He was arrested last year on corruption and money laundering 9

January 15, 2016 1:03 PM Prosecutors chase IAAF scandal trail around the world

IAAF president Sebastian Coe is seen by many as the best person to clean up world athletics following a damning investigation by WADA. Former IAAF president Lamine Diack, pictured in 2015 with Sebastian Coe, is now facing corruption charges in France. Envelopes stuffed with banknotes, a Monaco account stashed with a small fortune and the son of a disgraced 18

January 14, 2016 5:36 PM IAAF ex-chief 'organised conspiracy and corruption' while officials looked away

MUNICH The former head of world athletics, Lamine Diack, ran a clique that covered up organised doping and blackmailed athletes while senior officials looked the other way, independent investigator Dick Pound said on Thursday. Pound's report for the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added to a rapidly growing scandal involving 14

December 31, 2015 5:28 AM Paris Attacks, Mass Migrations, Global Turmoil Mark 2015

2015 saw its share of turmoil across the world with terrorist attacks and natural disasters taking a heavy toll. At least 130 people were killed in two terror attacks in November in Paris, which was also rocked earlier in January when the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a supermarket were attacked by gunmen. In March, the co-pilot of a Germanwings 33

November 25, 2015 1:41 PM Suspected match-fixer Dan Tan released from Singapore jail

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean man detained for more than two years under suspicion of being the mastermind behind a global soccer match-fixing syndicate was ordered to be released Wednesday by the country’s highest court, which ruled he was being held unlawfully. Tan Seet Eng, also known by the nickname Dan Tan, was jailed in October 2013 after Italian prosecutors 19

November 25, 2015 10:26 AM Alleged global match-fixer freed in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean businessman accused by Interpol of running a global football match-fixing ring was ordered freed by the city-state's highest court on Wednesday after more than two years of detention without trial. Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 and held under a special law designed to fight gangsters, was set free after the Court 18