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American tourist sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea

US tourist jailed in North Korea American tourist sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea

An American has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea after entering the country as a tourist.

Main border crossing between North Korea and China closed to tourists

China-North Korea Travel Main border crossing between North Korea and China closed to tourists

DANDONG, China - Main border crossing between North Korea and China has been closed to tourist groups, a Chinese official has said as nuclear tensions mounted, but business travel was still ...

Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

DMZ packed with domestic, Chinese tourists Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

SEOUL, Republic of Korea - "So, how can we promote Seoul as a safe destination in the foreign media in the midst of the current North Korea situation?"

South Korea swears in first female president

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea's first woman president South Korea swears in first female president

SEOUL, South Korea - Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at ...

Pyongyang claims that tourism is booming in North Korea

North Korea Claims Tourist Boom Pyongyang claims that tourism is booming in North Korea

North Korea is celebrating alleged rise in the number of tourists visiting the country, including those coming from Europe.

North Korea allows foreigners to use cell phones

Travel To North Korea North Korea allows foreigners to use cell phones

If you're planning on traveling to North Korea sometime soon - and why wouldn't you be?

North Korea blames Seoul for the death of Mt. Kumgang tourist

Tourist shooting in Mt. Kumgang resort North Korea blames Seoul for the death of Mt. Kumgang tourist

North Korea on Saturday claimed the July 2008 shooting death of South Korean tourist by the North's troops in the Mt. Kumgang resort was the "product of a deliberate scheme" from Seoul.

North Korea relaxes tourism policies

Tourism To North Korea North Korea relaxes tourism policies

Some policy changes are slowly starting to take shape in North Korea.

Radio Free Asia reports North Korea's tourism policies have been eased significantly in recent months.

North Korea hopes to attract more Chinese tourists

Pyongyang wants to tap into China's booming tourism market North Korea hopes to attract more Chinese tourists

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is improving its infrastructure in the hope of attracting more Chinese tourists, which show Pyongyang's desire to tap into China's booming tourism market, ...

North Korea rocket launch wreaks havoc on international air traffic

North Korean Rocket Launch North Korea rocket launch wreaks havoc on international air traffic

Several airlines will re-route flights over the Philippines to avoid a rocket North Korea is expected to launch between this and next week, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines ...

Kim Jong dead: four scenarios of what may happen in North Korea now

North Korea Dictator dead - his biography and the future Kim Jong dead: four scenarios of what may happen in North Korea now

wire input, source, 2009 article by Sico van der Meer

North Korean television announced in a ā€œspecial broadcastā€ that its leader, Kim Jong Il, has died in Pyongyang on December 17 at 8:00 am. He collapsed on a train. Kim was 69.

UN: North Korea cannot feed its people for the ā€œforeseeable futureā€

North Korea ā€œhighly food insecureā€ UN: North Korea cannot feed its people for the ā€œforeseeable futureā€

The Democratic Peopleā€™s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot feed its people for the ā€œforeseeable future,ā€ the United Nations relief chief reported today, urging the world to step up humanitarian ...

North Korea's Chinese Tourist Numbers Drop Chinese tourism to North Korea plummets

The number of Chinese tourists visiting North Korea has fallen considerably, U.S.-based Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday, citing a diplomatic source in Beijing.

North Korea turns to Facebook to promote its flagship airline

Air Koryo On Facebook North Korea turns to Facebook to promote its flagship airline

North Korea, the secretive regime that regularly delivers bombastic threats and insults to its enemies, is tinkering with a different approach to promote its flagship airline: cordial customer ...

North Korea launches new tours from China, snubs Seoul

North Korea launches new ā€˜luxury tourist shipā€™ North Korea launches new tours from China, snubs Seoul

A rusty cargo ship festooned with welcome banners today arrived at North Koreaā€™s Diamond Mountain resort ā€“ marking the launch of new tours from China, which snub Seoul and aim to replace ...

North Korea wants foreign tourists

Foreign Tourism To North Korea North Korea wants foreign tourists

SEOUL - North Korea said Tuesday it would open an air route with Malaysia next week as the isolated communist country seeks to attract more foreign tourists in an apparent bid to earn much-needed ...

North Korea plans to attract foreign tourists with ferry

Mankyongbong-92 To Attract Foreign Visitors North Korea plans to attract foreign tourists with ferry

SEOUL - North Korea appears likely to use a ferry to try to attract foreign tourists, a source familiar with the issue said Friday, in what could be an attempt to earn much-needed hard ...

Inter-Korean tourism talks rejected by Pyeongyang

Inter-Korean tourism program at Mt. Geumgang Inter-Korean tourism talks rejected by Pyeongyang

North Korea has, in effect, rejected working level talks with South Korea on the inter-Korean tourism program at Mt. Geumgang.

North Korea to designate Mt. Geumgang as international tourism zone

Mt. Geumgang tourist region to become international tourism zone North Korea to designate Mt. Geumgang as international tourism zone

North Korea announced a plan Friday to designate the Mt. Geumgang tourist region as an international tourism zone to attract foreign investment.

UN: North Korea needs $1 million to curb disease outbreak

FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAKS IN NORTH KOREA UN: North Korea needs $1 million to curb disease outbreak

Around $1 million of equipment and vaccines are urgently needed to help stem outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the Democratic Peopleā€™s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where farm animals are ...

Korean Tourism Organization chairman says South Korea is safe to visit

Visit Korea Campaign Korean Tourism Organization chairman says South Korea is safe to visit

On the current situation between South and North Korea, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) president Charm Lee assures that the tension would not escalate into a full-fledged war and did not reflect ...

South Korea orders residents of border islands to take cover

South Korean drills raise fears of a new conflict with North Korea South Korea orders residents of border islands to take cover

South Korea ordered residents of Yeonpyeong Island and four border islands to take shelter Monday in preparation of military exercises on the same day an emergency meeting of the U.N.

Korean tourism hurt by Yeonpyeong crisis

Foreign tourists canceling trips to South Korea Korean tourism hurt by Yeonpyeong crisis

According to Korean tour operators, an increasing number of foreign visitors are canceling trips to South Korea, following last weekā€™s North Korean artillery attack.

North Korea's attack has no effect on tourism

CONFLICT BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA North Korea's attack has no effect on tourism

Luc Citrinot, eTN

SEOUL (eTN)- International meeting industry representatives at Korea MICE Expo 2010 looked undeterred by North Koreaā€™s attack on Yeongpyeong Island located west of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korean strike prompts South Korean threats of retaliation

Korean Conflict Sparks Fears Of War North Korean strike prompts South Korean threats of retaliation

Seoul, South Korea - Hours after North Korea's deadly artillery attacks Tuesday, South Korea's president said "enormous retaliation" is needed to stop Pyongyang's incitement, but international ...

First Chinese tourist train to North Korea kicks off a four-day tour

First Chinese tourist train to North Korea First Chinese tourist train to North Korea kicks off a four-day tour

SHENYANG - China's first tourist train to neighboring Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off a four-day tour Saturday with more than 400 passengers aboard.

First Chinese tourist group arrives in Pyongyang

Chinese Tourism To North Korea First Chinese tourist group arrives in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG - A Chinese tourist group made up of 35 government officials and tourists arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, becoming the first of its kind to visit the Democratic People's Republic of ...

Pyongyang freezes South Korean real estate in Kumgangsan tourist region

North Korea Pyongyang freezes South Korean real estate in Kumgangsan tourist region

PYONGYANG - Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has passed a decision to freeze South Korean real estate in the Kumgangsan tourist region, the Korean Central News Agency /KCNA/ ...

North Korea rejects joint investigation of South Korean tourist shooting

Koreas' Tourism Talks North Korea rejects joint investigation of South Korean tourist shooting

North Korea rejected an offer by South Korea to conduct a joint investigation of the fatal shooting of a South Korean tourist by North Korean soldiers in July 2008.

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