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U.S. to ban citizens from travel to North Korea: travel agencies.

Koryo Tours said the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles consular affairs for the United States in the North, informed it of the ban, but did not say how long it would last

- The Globe and Mail - CA

U.S. to ban American citizens from travel to North Korea, tour groups say.

Any US national that travels to North Korea will have their passport invalidated by their government,' tour company says

- CBS NEWS - US

The U.S. is reportedly banning travel to North Korea.

The Trump administration will announce a ban on travel to North Korea by U.S. citizens on July 27, effective 30 days later, two tour agencies said Friday. "We have just been informed that the U.S. government will no longer be allowing U.S. citizens to travel to the DPRK," or North Korea, China-based Young Pioneers Tours ...

- The Week - US

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to ban tourist visits to North Korea, tour operators say.

The U.S. government will ban its citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists starting next month, according to two of the biggest travel companies that bring Western tourists to the isolated country.

- Marketwatch - US

Rockets boost North Korean economy.

Despite global sanctions over its weapons programs, North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years thanks to a jump in exports and increased production in mining and other industries.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

US bans travel to North Korea after Warmbier death.

The company did not say who had notified it of the ban, which followed its earlier announcement that it would no longer take Americans to North Korea in the wake of Warmbier's death last month

- Daily Monitor - UG

US 'to Ban American Citizens From Travelling to North Korea'.

Two tourist agencies that operate tours to North Korea said on Friday the U.S. government will soon ban its citizens from travelling to the North, according to Daily Mail. Koryo Tours said the ban would be announced on July 27 and would go into effect 30 days later.  It said the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles ...

- Novinite - BG

US calls for Chinese navy's help to rein in North Korea.

The US Navy’s top officer asked his Chinese counterpart to exert influence on North Korea to help rein in its advancing nuclear and missile programmes, a US official said on Thursday. Chief of US naval operations Admiral John Richardson spoke with his Chinese counterpart Vice-Admiral Shen Jinlong via a video ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US bans citizens from travelling to North Korea after Otto Warmbier's death.

The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang. The post US bans citizens from travelling to North Korea after Otto Warmbier's death appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Tour groups say US to ban travel to North Korea.

The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two travel agencies said on Friday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang.

- Times Of India - IN

Undeterred by international pressure, North Korea gearing up for new missile test, warns US intelligence.

North Korea is preparing to conduct a new missile test in the days to come, the US intelligence officials have warned, a CNN report said on Friday.

- Zee News - IN

UN envoy urges China to stop repatriating N. Korea refugees

SEOUL, July 21 — The UN's human rights envoy to North Korea today urged China to stop repatriating escaped defectors to the North, where they face harsh punishment, torture or execution. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's Special Rapporteur on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

North Korea: Economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - S. Korea

NORTH Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. The post North Korea: Economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - S. Korea appeared first ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea, Tour Operators Say

The U.S. government will ban its citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists starting next month, according to two of the biggest travel companies that bring Western tourists to the isolated country.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Tour operators say the US is about to ban citizens from traveling to North Korea

REUTERS/Damir SagoljBeijing - The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two travel agencies said Friday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang. China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which had taken Warmbier to North Korea, ...

- Business Insider - US

'Immediate Interventions' Needed as North Korea Faces Its Worst Drought Since 2001

Sanctions and reduced food aid have made the country especially vulnerable

- TIME Magazine - US

The U.S. Plans to Ban Travel to North Korea, Tour Operators Say

The ban follows the recent death of Otto Warmbier, who was arrested in Pyongyang

- TIME Magazine - US

Donald Trump is banning US citizens from visiting North Korea

Tensions have risen following the death of a US student and increased missile tests by North Korea.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

North Korea tourism: US 'to ban Americans from visiting'

Two travel agencies say they have been told the ban will be announced on 27 July.

- BBC - UK

Hawaii starting campaign to help people plan for N. Korea attack

Officials stress threat level to islands is low and residents needn't be alarmed but say better to be safe then sorry

- CBS NEWS - US

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

Is North Korea agonizing?

- FOX News - US

Tour operators say U.S. to ban citizens from travel to North Korea

SEOUL - Two tour agencies that arrange trips to North Korea said on Friday the U.S. government will soon ban its citizens from traveling there, after the death of a U.S. student arrested there while on a tour.

- Reuters - US

In 2016, North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years

North Korea's GDP jumped by 3.9 per cent over the previous year.

- Global News - CA

Russia, Iran, North Korea Among CIA Chief's Topics at Forum

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to “stick it to America.”   He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia relationship as “complicated.”   ...

- Voice of America - US

Tour Agencies: US to Ban Travel to North Korea

Two tourist agencies that operate tours to North Korea said Friday the U.S. government will soon ban its citizens from traveling to the North. Koryo Tours said the ban would be announced July 27 and would go into effect 30 days later. It did not say how long the ban would last. Another tour operator, Young Pioneer Tours, ...

- Voice of America - US

Tour operators say U.S. to ban citizens from travel to North Korea

- Townhall.com - US

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continued to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border

- The Daily Star - LB

US to ban travel to North Korea: tour groups

The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two travel agencies said Friday, a month after US student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the Stalinist regime

- The Daily Star - LB

Pak should be treated as 'rogue state' like N Korea: Ex Senator

The US should treat Pakistan as a "rogue state" like North Korea and create a "super alliance" with India to combat extremism as Islamabad has "blackmailed" America into providing aid to combat terrorism but continues to harbour terrorists, a former Republican Senator has said."Unless Pakistan changes its ways with respect ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

North Korea faces worst drought since 2001

Threat of food crisis as early-season crop harvest hit by dry spell

- Financial Times - US

British foreign secretary supports Japan efforts to stop North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Compares Trump to Idi Amin, Kim Jong-Un; 'He Loves the Parades!'

President Donald Trump was compared to another murderous world dictator on Thursday night as MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested Trump is just like former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un since Trump and Kim “love the parades” where they can serve as the star ...

- NewsBusters - US

Boris Johnson: We must increase pressure on North Korea over missile tests

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Britain stands "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Children and elderly in North Korea at risk as country faces worst drought in 16 years

UN food agency calls for immediate intervention to step up humanitarian aid to North Korea.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

- Townhall.com - US

New Hawaii campaign to help residents plan for North Korea attack

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is developing an informational campaign aimed at instructing Hawaii residents and visitors what to do if Hawaii is the target of a ballistic missile attack from North Korea.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

North Korea has yet to respond to South Korea's proposal to hold the military meeting and a separate meeting next month to resume the temporary reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

- Stars and Stripes - US

British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said his country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.

- FOX News - US

S Korea urges North to accept military talks offer

North Korea has not replied to calls for talks and separate offers to negotiate the reunification of divided families.

- Al Jazeera - QA

CIA chief signals desire for regime change in North Korea

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday evening offered some of the most aggressive comments yet from the Trump administration with regard to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

- CNN Top Stories - US

N.Korea 2016 Economic Growth at 17-yr High Despite Sanctions

North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. Gross domestic product in North Korea...

- Newsmax - US

Proposed Korean military talks fail after North snubs South's call

The talks proposal came after North Korea claimed to have conducted the first test of an ICBM earlier this month

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

- Townhall.com - US

Top U.S. Navy brass asks Chinese counterpart for help on North Korea

The U.S. Navy's top officer asked his Chinese counterpart to exert influence on North Korea to help rein in its advancing nuclear and missile programs, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

N.Korea Expected to Test Another Ballistic Missile

North Korea seems poised to test another intercontinental ballistic missile or intermediate-range missile in the coming weeks, CNN reported Wednesday. CNN quoted two U.S. officials as saying they came to the conclusion based on analysis of satellite images. They believe the North "may be testing co...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

N.Korea Ignores Proposal of Military Talks

North Korea has simply ignored South Korea's offer to hold military talks on Friday. The government here said on Thursday that it has not yet received any answer from the North but will keep waiting for it. Asked how long, a Unification Ministry official said, "There is no deadline in our intention...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

SEOUL - South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tensions between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hope of engaging Pyongyang in dialogue.

- Reuters - US

North Korean children face hunger amid worst drought since 2001

The UN says prolonged dry weather - the worst in 15 years - is leading to severe food shortages in North Korea. The isolated communist state, which partly relies on food aid, will likely need increased imports this year.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

South Korea considers its nuclear options

South Korea has started thinking about its own nuclear options in response to the growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea.

- UPI - US

US Navy chief asks Chinese counterpart for help on North Korea

Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson spoke with his Chinese counterpart Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong via a video teleconference. 

- Zee News - IN

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