2019.04.05

News Headlines - 05 April 2019

8 Activists Arrested in Saudi Arabia, Including 2 US-Saudi Citizens

Saudi Arabia has arrested at least eight writers and activists, including two who hold dual U.S.-Saudi citizenship, in the latest crackdown on supporters of female activists.
Rights workers say the detained have all expressed support for a group of Saudi women activists, now on trial for allegedly defaming the kingdom over its treatment of women.
The U.S. State Department has confirmed the arrest of two Americans.

Judge orders Elon Musk and the SEC to settle Tesla tweet dispute

Tesla chief Elon Musk told reporters outside the Manhattan Federal Courthouse that he was "very happy" over the outcome of the SEC's latest complaint against him. The commission sought to hold him in contempt for violating their previous settlement over a financially relevant tweet, after all, but the judge has merely ordered both parties to resolve their dispute outside of court. "Take a deep breath, put your reasonableness pants on, and work this out," District Judge Alison Nathan said during the hearing.

Samsung's profit drops 60% on slump in panels and chips - Nikkei Asian Review

Samsung Electronics' earnings plunged more than 60% in the first quarter from a year ago, as sinking prices for display panels and memory chips dealt a blow to the global supplier.
Operating profit tumbled 60.4% to 6.2 trillion won ($5.5 billion) for the January-March quarter, the South Korean company said on Friday, a far larger drop than market estimates of 7.8 trillion won. Revenue slid 14.1% to 52 trillion won... The announcement came one week after Samsung, which is both a supplier and competitor to smartphone rival Apple, issued an unusual profit warning, saying that first-quarter results would fall short of the market consensus.

Hayabusa 2 tries to create crater on asteroid by dropping bomb:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency scientists sent a signal to the Hayabusa 2 space probe on April 5 cueing it to drop a bomb over the asteroid Ryugu to blast a crater into it.
JAXA officials said Hayabusa 2 then descended to about 500 meters above the asteroid, where it released the explosive device.
The probe's impactor device is programmed to descend for about 40 minutes after getting the signal to a height of about 200 meters and then detonating, sending an approximately 2-kg copper mass into Ryugu's surface at a speed of 2 kilometers per second.

Ever dreamed of a night with Mona Lisa? Now you can! | Reuters.com

''Night at the Museum'' will soon become a reality for two guests who will win ''tickets'' to spend a night at the Louvre in Paris, courtesy of Airbnb.

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