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Malaysia to reopen embassy in North Korea: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends a news conference at Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato WVNTR – (Reuters) – Malaysia will reopen its embassy in Pyongyang, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said, suggesting an end to the diplomatic row over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

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Draft your will and make funeral plans before going to North Korea, U.S. warns citizens

Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport. The woman is holding a sign that reads “The Sun of the 21st Century” in honor of Kim Jong Il’s 60th birthday (2002). Imade Credit: Vox WVN – The U.S. State Department has warned U.S. Citizens that intends travelling to North Korea, to see their journey as a death sentence – […]

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US Supreme Court okays Trump’s latest travel ban

WVN – The US Supreme Court on Monday issued an order allowing full enforcement of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges are argued in lower courts. The revised order bans most travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Six of the countries have […]

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Trump Expands Ban on Travel to US From 8 Countries

WVN – (VOANews) – Travelers to the United States from eight countries will face new restrictions under a revised travel ban order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday. The new rules, which take effect on Oct. 18, affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. U.S. officials said […]

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Tour group says no more Americans to North Korea after Warmbier’s death

A photo provided by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows U.S. student Otto Frederick Warmbier with a security officer in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 March 2016.(Photo: KCNA, EPA) WVN – (USAToday) The travel company that took University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to North Korea said Monday that it is wrangling with the 22-year-old’s […]

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South Korea: Government to pay defectors for North Korea secrets

WVN – THE South Korean government will pay defectors from the restrictive North Korea up to 1 billion won (US$860,000) for classified government information. According to Yonhap news agency, the amount is a four-fold increase from the maximum 250 million won (US$216, 000) currently offered, in a move to entice more defectors. This also marks Seoul’s first […]

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