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Dutch ousted 2 Russians over alleged Swiss lab hack attempt

Swiss authorities said Friday that the Netherlands arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies who allegedly tried to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts tests for the U.N.-backed chemical weapons watchdog.

Switzerland's foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the attempted attack.

The Federal Intelligence Service says it worked "actively" with British and Dutch partners on the case involving Switzerland's Spiez Laboratory. Russia's foreign minister said earlier this year that the lab analyzed samples linked to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England.

The confirmation came after Dutch...

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