Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey’s S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Turkey has been negotiating with Russia to buy the system for more than a year. Washington and some of its NATO allies see the decision as a snub because the weapons cannot be integrated into the alliance’s defenses.

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Newly appointed ambassador to North Korea Dennis Rodman travels to Pyongyang despite travel ban as tensions speed up

Ban on US passport holders travelling to Pyongyang stops former basketball star from making sixth trip

Dennis Rodman, the American basketball star turned freelance diplomat , has urged Donald Trump to sign him up as a peace envoy to North Korea after his latest foray into Kim Jong-un’s hermit kingdom was scuppered by a travel ban preventing US citizens from visiting.

During an interview in Beijing, from where Rodman had hoped to fly to Pyongyang for his sixth trip there, the former NBA star said US officials had discouraged him from doing so amid continuing tensions between the countries. “Basically they said it’s not a good time right now,” he said.

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Nobel Peace Prize winners warn the world is ‘one tantrum away’ from nuclear crisis

  • The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Sunday that the the world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis.
  • The group also said a country’s “moment of panic” could lead to the “destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians.” 
  • Tensions between the US and North Korea have spiked, bringing forth the possibility of nuclear retaliation into the global spotlight.

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Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at KROQ Acoustic Christmas

UPDATED: Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme can be seen violently kicking a female photographer in the face in a video taken at KROQ Acoustic Christmas on Saturday.

The incident happened during the band’s performance on night one of the L.A. radio station’s 28th annual holiday concert.

Chelsea Lauren, a photographer for Shutterstock, which has a licensing partership with Variety owner Penske Media, said the incident was unprovoked and that Homme was even smiling before he struck her.

“It was obviously very intentional,” she said.

Homme released a statement Sunday, characterizing the incident as an accident.

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8 Of The Richest Gangsters Of All Time

Imagine a gangster, crime lord or drug lord and you probably think of bloodshed, guns, fast money and a rich lifestyle. Gangsters are also known to make a lot of money, even though the ways they do so often lack legitimacyFrom drug trafficking to different forms of financial scams, crime is extremely lucrative.

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