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Mar 2, 2015

North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: tour firms

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is ending a ban on foreign tourists imposed more than four months ago because of worries about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, two tour operators and a source in regular contact with North Korean officials said on Monday.

North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated countries and is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000 people.

Mar 2, 2015

The mysterious Mr. Ri returns, urbane survivor of North Korea purge

SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) – The young Kim Jong Un may be the public face of isolated North Korea, but the man who represents Pyongyang on the international stage is an urbane 75-year-old who lived under an assumed name for decades and survived a vicious purge over a year ago.

Now North Korea’s foreign minister and one of the most powerful men in the regime, Ri Su Yong was rumored to have been executed along with his mentor Jang Song Thaek, Kim’s uncle, and several of his aides.

Feb 23, 2015

North Korea, running scared from Ebola, bans foreigners from marathon

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in the capital in April, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based travel agency said on Monday.

North Korea is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000 people.

Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015

North Korea warns diplomats under Ebola quarantine: no more parties

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has sent a note to foreign diplomats and organizations in Pyongyang warning them not to hold parties or meetings in violation of its strict quarantine against the deadly Ebola virus.

North Korea, the world’s most isolated country, is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000 people.

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