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Green light for tourists in North Korea, despite nuclear threat

As Pyongyang prepares to celebrate its most important holiday of the year, national founder Kim Il Sung's birthday on Monday, the mixed message — threats of a “thermonuclear war” while showcasing foreign athletes and encouraging tourism — is particularly striking, reports the Associated Press.

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Despite tension, NKorea lets in tourists, athletes (via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea’s warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday for a marathon through the streets of its capital — suggesting…

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