Chinese state media criticized the return of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to Korean waters, calling the move an “act that could heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula.” But state-owned news services also warned North Korea against a sixth nuclear test, linking Pyongyang’s provocations to U.S. military deployment. Source UPI
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According to Bild, the field officer said during a seminar on May 12th that: “I’m fed up that 200,000 soldiers have been placed under general suspicion because of two crazy guys. The Defence Minister has lost all credibility for me – we need to address that or have a putsch.” Source The Local
A joint project between China and Russia to build a C929 superjet is currently progressingsmoothly through research and development, according to Jin Zhuanglong, chairman ofthe Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). The fuel-efficient plane will reportedly compete with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Source People’s Daily
Iraq backed a proposal from Saudi Arabia and Russia to extend output cuts for nine months, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to an agreement at the OPEC meeting in Vienna this week. Source Bloomberg