Lyudmila Navalnaya, mother of deceased Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, accuses the state of pressuring her for a secret burial and refusing to return his body. Despite a death certificate citing natural causes, Navalny's family believes he was assassinated by the Kremlin, a charge Russia denies. Amidst her grief, Yulia Navalnaya posts a heartfelt message about their daughter's strength, while the Kremlin continues investigating the death.
A massive fire in Valencia, Spain, has claimed four lives, injured thirteen, including six firefighters, and left nineteen persons unaccounted for. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez expressed shock and promised full support to the city. The blaze spread rapidly through two buildings, potentially accelerated by strong winds. The cause remains undetermined.
Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been endorsed by key NATO allies—the US, UK, France, and Germany—for the role of NATO's secretary-general during a pivotal time related to the Ukraine conflict. Rutte, having previously ruled himself out, now considers the opportunity "very interesting" and enjoys broad support from 16 other NATO members, although he may face resistance from Turkey and Hungary. His candidacy aligns with the alliance's needs for unity and strength, as consensus is required for leadership appointments within the 31-member group.