Foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a “big and important event” on Thursday, although there were no indications it was directly linked to tensions in the region over the isolated state’s nuclear weapons program. Source Reuters
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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