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North Korea loosens restrictions on foreign cellphones

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea is loosening some restrictions on foreign cellphones by allowing visitors to bring their own phones into the country. However, security regulations still prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals.

For years, North Korea required visitors to relinquish cellphones at the border until their departure, leaving many tourists without an easy way to communicate with the outside world.

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