Korea agrees to share intelligence directly with Japan
South Korea has approved a deal to share intelligence on North Korea directly with Japan.
The two countries previously shared their intelligence via the US, but this was seen as a cumbersome process in the face of potentially urgent threats.
They have had tense relations in recent years and the deal is controversial in South Korea, where anger remains over Japanese atrocities in wartime.
The agreement will take effect after it is signed later this week.
It is designed to take advantage of the two countries' perceived intelligence strengths, which in Japan is high-tech surveillance and in... read more
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