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North Koreans ‘forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues’ |

North Koreans 'forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues' | World news | NewsWire
North Koreans bow before the statue of the late leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. New statues have been erected in Sinuiju. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/AP

Residents of the North Korean city of Sinuiju were made to donate metal to a “loyalty fund” to erect two new statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, sources inside the country told DailyNK.

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STR: US, EMEA hotel performance for June 2014

STR: US, EMEA hotel performance for June 2014
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during June 2014, according to data from STR. Overall, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy was up 2.9 percent to 71.7 percent; its average daily rate rose 4.3 percent to US$116.20; and its revenue per available room increased 7.2 percent to US$83.27. Read More >