Yemen War: Saudis 'repel' Houthi border attack ~ link ~
Mid-May: Chinese and Russian War Games in the Mediterranean Sea ~ link ~ Two thoughts: One, the Med is a long way from China; Two, war games are often a warning and/or have a way of turning into the real thing. Stirling
The Russian and Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine warships from the two countries are to participate, Beijing said. "The aim is to deepen both countries' friendly and practical cooperation, and increase our navies' ability to jointly deal with maritime security threats," Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said on Thursday in a monthly news briefing.
Tesla unveils battries for powering homes ~ link ~ Cool! Stirling
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that can power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand beyond its vehicle business. Chief executive Elon Musk announced the firm would build batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts.