Author: Felton Staff Writer

Train stabbing: detectives given more time to question man suspected of murdering ‘devoted family man‘

Train stabbing: detectives given more time to question man suspected of murdering ‘devoted family man‘

Detectives have been given more time to question a man suspected of murdering “devoted family man” Lee Pomeroy, and a woman accused of assisting an offender. The 35-year-old alleged killer was held after a manhunt led police to a flat in Willbury Road, Farnham, in the early hours of Saturday morning. British Transport Police said on Sunday morning that investigators […]

DR Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

DR Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed. Corneille Nangaa said that the results of the December 30 election will not be made public on Sunday as expected. He said the official electoral commission will confirm the delay later in the day. The postponement in announcing the results […]

US withdrawal in Syria ‘dictated by conditions’

US withdrawal in Syria ‘dictated by conditions’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the US military withdrawal from Syria will only happen once the remnants of the Islamic State group are defeated. John Bolton added that Turkey needed to assure the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with the United States in the area. Mr Bolton, who is in Israel to reassure the US ally of the […]

Fears of power grab as DR Congo election results are delayed

Fears of power grab as DR Congo election results are delayed

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fuelling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is trying to cling to power. No new date for announcing the winner of the December 30 election was given. Electoral officials have compiled 53% of the votes and will not release any information until […]

‘Paul is many things… but he‘s not a spy‘

‘Paul is many things… but he‘s not a spy‘

My brother, Paul Whelan, entered Russia as a tourist and is now locked in a Moscow jail cell, charged with an unsubstantiated crime. The US government must pressure Russia for his immediate release. No American should fear going abroad. Travel should not require risking personal freedom due to a government‘s capriciousness. For three days in late December, our family didn‘t […]

Iran to send warships to Atlantic coast of US

Iran to send warships to Atlantic coast of US

Diplomatic tensions between the US and Iran escalated this weekend as Tehran announced it would send its warships close to American waters within months. The Iranian navy said it would deploy vessels in the Atlantic from March as a counter-measure to the presence of US aircraft carriers in the Gulf. An Iranian rear-admiral said they would have a “continuous presence […]

Moon offers China a new frontier – and a new silk road into space

Moon offers China a new frontier – and a new silk road into space

When a Chinese spacecraft last week signalled from the far side of the moon, Bejing media were quick to describe the achievement as “a huge stride” for the nation. The deliberate echo of Neil Armstrong – and the Cold War space race he won – also carried an implicit warning: China under its unabashedly nationalist president Xi Jinping is becoming […]