Interpol elects South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang as its president in a blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their own.
BBC reports that Kim was chosen by Interpol’s 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai.
He beat Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk, who had been widely tipped to win.
But there was growing concern that Mr Prokopchuk would use the role to target critics of Russia’s President Putin.
Moscow hit back at what it called a “campaign aimed at discrediting” the Russian candidate.