Global Statistics

All countries
93,694,075
Confirmed
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm
All countries
66,750,239
Recovered
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm
All countries
2,005,867
Deaths
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
93,694,075
Confirmed
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm
All countries
66,750,239
Recovered
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm
All countries
2,005,867
Deaths
Updated on January 15, 2021 3:12 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Russian Jewish Billionaire Abramovich’s UK Visa Not Extended, Associate Confirms

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

‘Amen and Awoman’: Democrat Lawmaker Delivers Very Unusual Opening Prayer for 117th Congress

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) — an ordained Methodist minister — opened the first session of the 117th U.S. Congress on Sunday by...

New Year Party! New Zealand farewells 2020, welcomes 2021

Kiwis around the country are partying to farewell 2020 and welcome in the new year. Thousands of people are...

MOSCOW — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian Jewish billionaire’s British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England’s FA Cup final at Wembley this weekend.

The associate told The Associated Press that Abramovich’s visa renewal application is taking longer than usual to go through, saying the reason for the delay was unclear. He spoke on the condition of not being identified because he was not authorized to comment publicly.

Abramovich formally has residency in Jersey in the Channel Islands, a tax haven, but has never taken it up. The Sunday Times put his wealth at 9.3 billion pounds ($12.5 billion) on its Rich List this year. He has owned Chelsea since 2003.

Abramovich, who is Jewish, is also a frequent visitor to Israel and owns a hotel in tel Aviv.

Britain pledged to review the long-term visas of rich Russians in the aftermath of the March poisonings of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. Britain blames Russia for the pair’s exposure to a nerve agent, an allegation Moscow strongly denies.

The poisonings sparked a Cold War-style diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West, including the expulsion of hundreds of diplomats from both sides.

Then-Home Secretary Amber Rudd said in March that the British government was reviewing Tier 1 investor visas granted to about 700 wealthy Russians.

Abramovich’s visa troubles first were reported Sunday by the Russian media outlet The Bell. It quoted two unnamed sources as saying the soccer team owner’s British visa expired last month.

The British government said it would not comment on individual cases. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said visa applications from Russia are dealt with “rigorously and properly.”

Hot Topics

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

Related Articles

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...