Kremlin propagandists, an oligarch and an alleged Putin mistress could all face sanctions from Washington
Many prominent Russians could face financial sanctions if the U.S. Senate passes, and President Biden signs, a new House bill that targets 200 high-level Kremlin-friendly figures in media, culture, business and government.news.yahoo.com
Trump-backed Diehl faces Healey in Mass. gov. race
Geoff Diehl, a former US state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor on Tuesday. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey won the Democratic primary. (Sept. 7)news.yahoo.com
Tuchel fired by Chelsea in ruthless call by US ownership
Chelsea's new American owners are proving to be just as ruthless as the man they replaced. Thomas Tuchel was fired by the Premier League club on Wednesday, only one month into the season and just days after Chelsea's recently installed ownership — fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly — concluded a Europe-high spending spree of nearly $300 million in the transfer window. Chelsea was renowned for regularly changing managers in the 19-year tenure of Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who had to sell the London club after being sanctioned by the British government for what it called his enabling of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brutal and barbaric invasion” of Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
The US DOJ is seizing Roman Abramovich's Boeing 787, a rare private jet worth $350 million. See inside examples of one of the largest private aircraft in the world.
The Boeing 787 business aircraft is rare to see, but a few are in existence, like the "Dream Jet" and Mexico's presidential plane.news.yahoo.com
Cannes Film Festival takes heat for inclusion of Russian film
Filmmaker Agnieszska Holland, president of the European Film Academy, criticized the festival for including Kirill Serebrennikov’s 'Tchaikovsky’s Wife," calling for a boycott of all Russian cultural imports in response to the war in Ukraine.washingtonpost.com
Conscripts train as Finland awaits NATO membership
With the shadow of neighbouring Russia's war in Ukraine looming large, Finland's conscripts conduct military drills, keeping the rust off their mortars and rifles as the Nordic nation prepares for the worst. Breaking with a long-standing non-alignment in military matters, Finland officially applied to become a member of NATO in response to Russia's invasion.news.yahoo.com
Sanctions on Russian oligarch donors hit Israel institutions
Billionaire Moshe Kantor has severed his longstanding ties to Tel Aviv University — joining a growing list of Russian Jewish oligarchs who have scaled back their philanthropic activities after coming under international sanctions for their ties to President Vladimir Putinwashingtonpost.com
Sanctions on Russian oligarch donors hit Israel institutions
Billionaire Moshe Kantor has severed his longstanding ties to Tel Aviv University — joining a growing list of Russian Jewish oligarchs who have scaled back their philanthropic activities after coming under international sanctions for their ties to President Vladimir Putin.
New owner incoming, Chelsea into FA Cup final with Liverpool
Complete the sale of Chelsea inside four weeks and the new ownership will have an FA Cup final against Liverpool to attend. Who will be representing the club in the royal box at Wembley Stadium on May 14 is still to be determined. As the three remaining bidders wait to discover if they are chosen to buy out sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich, the west London club beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the semifinals of world soccer's oldest competition on Sunday.news.yahoo.com
A former captain with Russia's special forces told Insider that the suspected poisoning of billionaire Roman Abramovich was a 'distraction' from the gruesome war
The expert said that the suspected poisoning of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was an "old KGB trick is officially known as 'distraction.'"news.yahoo.com
Putin outraged by Zelenskyy note delivered by Russian oligarch Ambramovich: 'Tell him I will thrash him'
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly grew outraged over a note from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered to him in Moscow by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich earlier this month.news.yahoo.com
Treasury Secretary Yellen says Russian oligarch Abramovich 'could face sanctions' by U.S.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich "could face sanctions," despite his claims of being a peace-broker between Ukraine and Russia. The article said the Treasury Department had prepared sanctions against Abramovich, but the White House National Security Council requested a delay. Secretary Yellen told CNBC Friday that Abramovich could still face sanctions. "I would hold open the possibility that — certainly not take off the table the possibility — he or other individuals could face sanctions in the future," she said. "I am not going to comment on the calculus about exactly what determines if he is or isn't sanctioned," Yellen said.cnbc.com
NATO estimates 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, Russia's invasion appears to have stalled in the face of a ferocious Ukrainian defense. The latest NATO estimates suggest Russia has lost from 7,000 to 15,000 troops in just 30 days. Holly Williams reports.news.yahoo.com
Sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich's $600 million superyacht is cruising off Turkey's coast after 8 days' sailing without a destination
Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht Solaris is "scenic cruising" off the coast of Turkey, Marine Traffic data shows, after the billionaire was sanctioned.news.yahoo.com
A helicopter linked to a Russian oligarch's megayacht and 17 private jets have their registration struck off by low-tax haven favored by the superrich, a report says
A total of 18 aircraft and two yachts were deregistered because of Russian ties, the Isle of Man's government said in a press release sent to Insider.news.yahoo.com
A $700 million superyacht owned by the sanctioned oligarch Roman Abramovich is sailing toward his other $600 million vessel in the Mediterranean
Roman Abramovich's Eclipse was near the Algerian coast on Tuesday, heading east, while Solaris was near Italy's east coast heading south, data shows.news.yahoo.com