> International journalists in North Korea took off on a marathon journey Wednesday. They're heading off to see the dismantling of a nuclear test facility, a move that was widely seen as evidence that the North is willing to denuclearize. But the journey had a rocky start. South Korean reporters only arrived in the North a few hours before the trip because they were initially denied entry into the country.
And according to reporters there, it's going to be an 11 hour train ride, a 4 hour bus journey, and then a hike for another hour. North Korea recently suspended talks with the South, and even threatened to pull out of an upcoming summit between its leader and Donald Trump.
All of this comes after the US and South Korea held joint air combat drills, something the North has protested against. But it seems that, at least for now, things are going as initially planned. The journalists took off on Wednesday afternoon, after giving up their satellite phones, bluetooth mouses, and radiation detectors