CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich could be set for another costly divorce after announcing he has separated from his third wife Dasha Zhukova. And now he finds himself stuck in Russia after his UK visa was not renewed. Here's the lowdown. What is Roman Abramovich's net worth? Forbes lists the 51-year-old oligarch as having a fortune of more than £8.5billion. Meanwhile the 2018 Sunday Times Rich List estimates his wealth at £9.3billion. He made his fortune through oil export deals in the 1990s and took over oil firm Sibneft with the help of Boris Berezovsky. He sold a 73 per cent stake in the company to Russian state-owned gas titan Gazprom for £9.9billion in 2005. Along with Chelsea FC he also owns stakes in steel company Evraz and mining firm Norilsk Nickel. Why is there a row over Roman Abramovich's visa? The owner of Chelsea FC was not at Wembley to see his club win the FA Cup on Saturday. It emerged he was in Russia and unable to travel to his home in the UK because his … [Read more...] about What is Roman Abramovich’s net worth, what is the Chelsea owner’s visa row and how many times has he been married?
Chelsea fresh off the boat
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 5:44 pm PDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 A volcanic explosion injured more than 20 people on a sightseeing boat that was watching lava flowing from Hawaii's active volcano into the ocean, officials said Monday. The boat was off the island's Eastern coast on Monday morning when the volcano sent what officials said was a basketball-sized "lava bomb" through the boat's roof and peppered it with volcanic debris. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said that of the 23 injured, four were taken by ambulances to the hospital, including a 20-year-old woman who was seriously injured after fracturing her femur bone. Photos posted by Hawaii county officials showed a manhole cover-sized hole in the boat's metal roof. A woman who answered the phone at Lava Ocean Tours confirmed that it was the company's boat that suffered the explosion but declined to comment further. Video posted by reporters on social media showed a large explosion of lava … [Read more...] about 23 injured after basketball-sized ‘lava bomb’ crashes through the roof of a Hawaiian tour boat
It's early morning and the sun shines down on a line of cars in southern Spain waiting to cross into Britain... or rather its overseas territory Gibraltar where a potential Brexit has set alarm bells clanging. Miles away from the debate gripping Britain over whether to leave or stay in the European Union, this rocky outcrop of 33,000 residents where fish and chips and double-decker buses are a fixture is nevertheless eyeing June's upcoming referendum with increasing alarm. At stakes are a thriving services-based economy that relies in large parton access to the EU's single market, and a sovereignty spat with Spain it believes threatens its only land access to the continent. "I'm very concerned that it would mean that our current economic model would not be sustainable," says Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, sitting in a white government building in the city centre. The territory -- half the size of London's smallest borough of … [Read more...] about Don’t rock the boat, Gibraltar pleads as Brexit breeds fear
Mexico responded in kind to U.S. President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs by imposing its own duties on American steel on Tuesday, while also targeting politically sensitive agricultural products from pork to bourbon. The following are some of the key tariffs imposed by Mexico: STEEL PRODUCTS 25 percent rate on over 40 product designations, such as bars and flat-rolled steel. In order to counter an expected wave of shipments to Mexico from countries that were hit by U.S. steel tariffs and are looking for other markets, Mexico put a 15 percent tariff on steel imports from other countries. PORK PRODUCTS 20 percent on U.S. pork legs and shoulders as well as hams and sausages. Mexico is the top export destination for U.S. pork by volume and bought 203,656 tonnes valued at $371.3 million from January to March, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, an industry group. Last year, the United States shipped $1.5 billion of pork to Mexico. Iowa is the biggest U.S.-hog producing … [Read more...] about Mexico Targets US Steel, Pork, Bourbon, Boats in Retaliatory Tariffs
A fresh plea was made by Italy today in the Supreme Court for modification of bail conditions of marine Massimiliano Latorre which the judges agreed to hear on September 20.The plea sought a permission that he remain in Italy till an international tribunal decides on which country has the right to try the case of killing of Indian fishermen.Latorre has sought imposition of same bail conditions that were made applicable to marine Salvatore Girone, his co- accused in killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012.A bench comprising Justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao decided to hear the plea filed by Italy on behalf of Latorre after a batch of senior lawyers, including K T S Tulsi, mentioned the matter and sought an urgent hearing on the ground that an earlier apex court order in the matter was valid till September 30 this year.“Modify the bail conditions of chief master sergeant Massimiliano Latorre in the same terms as those prescribed for sergeant major Salvator Girone by … [Read more...] about Marines Case: Italy’s Fresh Plea In SC To Modify Latorre’s Bail Conditions