Republican megadonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson dies at 86 Jan 13, 2021 0 219 12345 dpa Washington Republican megadonor and entrepreneur Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87 after battling a long illness, his wife revealed in a statement on Tuesday.“Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political activism and enterprise. He was my soulmate,” his wife, Miriam Adelson, wrote.“Much has been written and said about how Sheldon, the son of poor immigrants, rose to the pinnacle of business success on the strength of grit and genius, inspiration and integrity. His was an all-American story of entrepreneurship,” the statement continued.Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, noted that he died late on Monday from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There will be a funeral in Israel. A memorial service is expected at a later date in Las Vegas, Nevada.Adelson was a close ally of both US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was the owner of the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom.In a statement released on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that he and his wife are heartbroken about Adelson’s death.“He was a wonderful friend to us personally and an incredible champion of the Jewish people, the Jewish state and the alliance between Israel and America,” Netanyahu said.Forbes estimated his net worth to be around $33 billion. He had donated to Republican political causes in the US for years. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Erdogan foretells ‘new era’ with Greece, eyes wider EU rapprochement Jan 13, 2021 0 387 Speech that incited supporters was ‘totally appropriate’: Trump Jan 13, 2021 0 226 School in France shut for second day over teacher death threats Jan 13, 2021 0 43 AstraZeneca applies for EU authorisation amid COVID-19 vaccine push dpa Brussels British-Swedish producer AstraZeneca has applied for conditional EU authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. This would be the third .. Ukraine’s foreign minister against Sputnik V vaccine dpa Kiev Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitri Kuleba said on Tuesday he does not want the country to grant approval to the Russian-developed COVID-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, and would prefer to wait for others to become .. Eight killed in apartment fire in Russia’s Ural region MOSCOW: Eight people were killed, including a 7-year-old child, after a fire broke out in an apartment block in the Russian metropolis of Yekaterinburg in the early hours of Tuesday. Nine others were injured after the .. Iran has become the new home base for al-Qaeda group, says Pompeo dpa Washington US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that Iran has become the new home base for al-Qaeda, and the US will impose sanctions on the Sunni militant group’s Iran-based members. “Tehran gives ..