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Dutch intelligence exposed Russian hackers to US

The Dutch intelligence service, AIVD, penetrated a Russian state hacker group called Cozy Bear or APT29 in 2014, watched as it later attacked Democratic Party computers in the US elections, and alerted US intelligence to the threat, Dutch newspaper Volksrant reports. It said AIVD even accessed the security cameras in a university building near Red Square where the Cozy Bear attackers, about 10 people at a time, used to work.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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