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South Korea revamps notorious spy agency for reconciliation

Police to track North's espionage as domestic intelligence operations end

South Korean police officers stand guard in front of the Constitutional Court in Seoul.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's administration will strip down the spy agency used decades ago by predecessor Park Chung-hee to quash dissent, a long-sought goal of progressive reformers worried about interference in domestic politics.

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