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Sanctioned Russian oligarch yacht in Dubai as pressure grows

Jun. 23, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A sleek $156 million superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch and parliamentarian is now docked in Dubai, the latest reminder of how the skyscraper-studded sheikhdom has become a haven for Russian money amid Moscow's war on Ukraine. ...

Live updates | Russia returns 210 dead Mariupol defenders

Jun. 07, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military intelligence agency says Russia has so far turned over the bodies of 210 Ukrainian fighters killed in the battle for Mariupol. It says most of them were among the last holdouts in the Azovstal steelworks. The agency did not specify Tuesday how...

Live updates | Kyiv theater reopens with soldout performance

Jun. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — A theater in Ukraine’s capital has reopened for the first time since Russian forces invaded the country, and tickets sold out for Sunday's performance. Theater on Podil was the latest cultural institution in Kyiv to resume operations. Movie theaters and the...

U.S. seeks to seize 2 luxury jets linked to Russian oligarch

Jun. 06, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities moved Monday to seize two luxury jets — a $60 million Gulfstream and a $350 million aircraft believed to be one of the world’s most expensive private airplanes — after linking both to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. A federal magistrate...

Putin-linked elites, yachts, firms targeted for sanctions

Jun. 02, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced new sanctions Thursday on Russian oligarchs and elites, including some of the richest men in Europe and their families, as well as penalties targeting more Kremlin officials, businessmen linked to President Vladimir Putin and their yachts, aircraft and firms...

Sanctioned Abramovich files lawsuit at EU general court

May. 31, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit at the EU's general court against the European Union Council, which imposed sanctions on the former Chelsea owner as part of measures targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s close allies. The EU in March included the...

Abramovich completes $3.2 billion sale of EPL team Chelsea

May. 30, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

The fast-tracked purchase of English soccer club Chelsea for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) — the highest price ever paid for a sports team — was completed Monday by a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. It marked the end of the trophy-filled,...

Chelsea says Roman Abramovich completes sale of club to group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital

May. 30, 2022 11:08 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says Roman Abramovich completes sale of club to group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is expected to be completed Monday after a “final and definitive" agreement was reached with the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The club said Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement...

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

May. 26, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia...