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Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea
Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea

It's the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews. Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the reclusive communist outpost with tour groups, drags on — and as the U.S. strongly warns Americans against visiting — North Korea is making a push for more Western tourists. And more are visiting. In April, North Korea allowed foreign runners to join the annual marathon in the capital, Pyongyang, for the first time. In July, it resumed domestic flights to three cities, easing mobility for overseas visitors. The nation also opened...

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