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Experts who wrestled with SolarWinds hackers say cleanup could take months – or longer

Cybersecurity expert Steven Adair and his team were in the final stages of purging the hackers from a think tank’s network earlier this year when a suspicious pattern in the log data caught their eye. The spies had not only managed to break back in – a common enough occurrence in the world of cyber […]

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UK opposition Labour Party will back Brexit trade deal

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trade deal with the European Union when it is put before parliament next week, Labour leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday. Earlier, Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most […]

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EU Parliament says it will decide on Brexit deal in new year

The European Parliament said on Thursday it will analyse the post-Brexit trade deal clinched by the EU and Britain in detail before deciding whether to approve the agreement in the new year. The two sides reached the deal just seven days before Britain exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant […]

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‘A collective sigh of relief’: The world reacts to Brexit trade deal

Britain clinched a Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. Below are some of the reactions: KEY PLAYERS:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “We have … today resolved a question […]

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U.S. SEC’s Peirce congratulates Roisman as next agency acting head

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Republican Commissioner Hester Peirce on Thursday tweeted congratulations to her Republican counterpart at the agency Elad Roisman, who would serve as the acting agency head after Jay Clayton announced here he was stepping down on Wednesday. “Congratulations, Chairman Roisman!, I look forward to your leadership of the SEC.” Roisman, […]

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A Brexit trade deal at last – so what?

Nearly five years since the Brexit crisis began, the United Kingdom and the European Union have clinched a trade deal that defines their relationship after Dec. 31. Why does it matter after all the twists and turns of Britain’s exit from the EU? 1) ATMOSPHERE – Britain formally left the EU on Jan. 31 but […]

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Brexit trade deal will lessen, but not kill, the economic pain

Britain has clinched a last-minute trade agreement with the European Union that will preserve its zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the bloc’s single market of 450 million consumers. But it is a thin deal that will not prevent economic pain and disruption for the United Kingdom or for EU member states, and many aspects of […]