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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
North Korean state airline Air Koryo will once again offer direct Pyongyang-Dalian services from July 19, a Western tourist company said on Thursday.
The development follows Xi Jinping's June summit with Kim Jong Un, where a vague pledge was revealed in state media to “expand pragmatic cooperation and bring greater benefits to the people of the two countries.”