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North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

Credit: Reuters- Published on January 24, 2020
North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
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Published on January 22, 2020 -  00:36
North Korea Bans Chinese Tourism Over Coronavirus Fears
Several foreign tour operators said North Korea will begin banning foreign tourists starting Wednesday. According to Reuters, the ban is in response to the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak in China. The virus has killed nine people and spread to several countries including Japan, Thailand, and the United States. The vast majority of tourists to North Korea come from China, Pyongyang’s main supporter.

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