Financial Times - May 24

May 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Starbucks to exit Russia over invasion of Ukraine Link

Chelsea Football Club sale set for UK approval after Abramovich meets "red lines" Link

Airbnb gives up on China as it shifts focus to outbound travel Link


Starbucks SBUX.O has become the latest consumer brand to pull out of Russia as the wider exodus of multinational companies from the country continues three months after its invasion of Ukraine.

Roman Abramovich's 4.25 billion pound ($5.34 billion) sale of Chelsea Football Club to a consortium spearheaded by U.S. financier Todd Boehly is expected to be signed off by British ministers on Monday night after weeks of tense negotiations to ensure the oligarch does not benefit from the proceeds.

Airbnb ABNB.O will close its domestic business in China this year, removing all listings by the summer and retreating after a years-long push to crack the difficult market.

($1 = 0.7959 pounds) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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