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No go for Americans planning N Korea trip

This is the first time in years that the State Department has moved to block travel

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Tourists bowing before statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (far left) and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. A handful of operators have led Americans on tours to North Korea, including Lupine Travel, which is based in Britain; Uri Tours, based in New Jersey; and Young Pioneer Tours, based in China.

New York

THE US government has decided to bar Americans from visiting North Korea, the first time in years that the State Department has moved to block travel to another country.

The restriction comes amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, which has been

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