News Headlines - 09 May 2019

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran may increase uranium enrichment - BBC News

Iran has suspended commitments under the 2015 international nuclear deal, a year after it was abandoned by the US.
President Hassan Rouhani said he would keep enriched uranium stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad... The 2015 accord was aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for relief from sanctions.
But since the US left the deal it has imposed new sanctions, hitting Iran's economy and raising Iran-US tensions.

Amazon (AMZN) Hackers Stole Merchant Funds in 2018 - Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. said it was hit by an "extensive" fraud, revealing that unidentified hackers were able to siphon funds from merchant accounts over six months last year.
Amazon believes it was the victim of a "serious" online attack by hackers who broke into about 100 seller accounts and funneled cash from loans or sales into their own bank accounts, according to a U.K. legal document. The hack took place between May 2018 and October 2018, Amazon’s lawyers said in a redacted filing from November that can now be made public.

Home of controversial plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu burglarized | TokyoReporter

A home of controversial plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu burglarized of gold valued at more than 30 million, investigative sources revealed on Wednesday, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (May 8).
At around 3:00 a.m., a security firm reported the break-in at a second home of Takasu in Nisshin City. The lost property included seven one-kilogram plates of gold and a personal computer.

Emperor performs 1st rituals at Imperial Palace sanctuaries - The Japan News

The Emperor performed rites in his first ceremonies in relation to his succession to the throne at the Kyuchu Sanden three sanctuaries in the Imperial Palace on Wednesday.
During the Kashikodokoro-ni-Kijitsu-Hokoku-no-gi ceremony, the Emperor reported to his ancestors the date of the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi ceremony in October to disseminate at home and abroad the fact of his enthronement, as well as that of the Daijosai, a ceremony performed only once for each emperor, in November.

Shohei Ohtani Returns To Los Angeles Angels' Lineup After Six-Week Absence

Shohei Ohtani’s long-awaited return as designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels was a big event in a 5-2 win over the Tigers in Detroit's Comerica Park Tuesday night even though the results may have been mundane.
For the record, he went 0-4 with a walk and two strikeouts, driving in his first run of the season with a third-inning ground ball.







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