Deadly fire in Spain’s southern city of Valencia has grim echoes of London Grenfell Tower disaster

[ad_1] Valencia, Spain — At least four people died in a huge fire that ripped through a 14-storey apartment block in Valencia, eastern Spain, and at least 14 were reported missing, with officials warning on Friday that the death toll could rise. Experts said the building, which contained 138 apartments, was covered with highly flammable … Read more

Russia spy chief calls military pilot who defected to Ukraine a

[ad_1] Moscow — Russia’s spy chief on Tuesday said a pilot who defected to Ukraine with a military helicopter and was reportedly shot dead in Spain last week was a “moral corpse.” Maxim Kuzminov flew his Mi-8 helicopter into Ukraine in August in a brazen operation, saying he opposed Russia’s military offensive. Reports in Spanish … Read more

American woman goes missing in Spain shortly after man disables cameras

[ad_1] Ana Maria Knezevic traveled from South Florida to Spain in December to get away for a while. Her family and friends say the naturalized American originally from Colombia has been going through a nasty divorce from her Serbian husband, but the trip was also a chance to explore new places. Then, she vanished — … Read more