S. Korea, Japan sign controversial intelligence deal

Policemen block a protester outside the Defence Ministry during a rally against the signing of a defence intelligence agreement between South Korea and Japan, in Seoul on November 23, 2016Japan and South Korea signed a controversial agreement on Wednesday to share defence intelligence on North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul. South Korea’s defence ministry said the accord was “necessary” in the face of growing military threats from Pyongyang, which has conducted two nuclear tests and more than 20 missile launches this year.

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