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US Lays Out Proposal To Extend Scrutiny Of Foreign Investment

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:01 PM

The US government outlined more detail on Tuesday on its plans to beef-up foreign investment oversight, including a proposal to permit the blocking of some foreign purchases of real-estate within 100-miles of military-bases. US Treasury is laying out proposed rules to extend the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS, which has increasingly flexed its muscles against Chinese companies.
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A First: US Puts Hezbollah Lawmakers On Sanctions Blacklist

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:13 AM

The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday the first-time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians. Stepping-up its effort to build global-pressure on the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, Treasury named MPs Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Raad to a terror-related blacklist, saying that Hezbollah uses its parliamentary power to advance violent activities.