The World of International Organizations

Swiss sense of international duty tested

Swiss crowds in Bern's Federal Square (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — Voters in Switzerland overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure seeking to put the nation’s laws ahead of international obligations. But a third of all who cast ballots sided with a right-wing populist belief in “self-determination” above all else.

Interpol picks South Korean for president

Interpol headquarters (AN/Interpol)

(AN) — Interpol’s general assembly, defying expectations and bowing to international pressure, rejected a Russian frontrunner and instead chose its interim chief, South Korean police officer Kim Jong Yang, to serve as its next president. The world’s largest international police organization voted after protests went up abroad.

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