Midweek Roundup: European MPs Call for Magnitsky Sanctions on Russian Officials, U.S. Blacklists Lebanese Nationals for Hezbollah Ties, and More

The European Union wants to step up its fight against tax evasion by expanding the automatic exchange of information between member states' tax administrations. On Wednesday, the EU proposed adding dividends, capital gains and all other forms of financial income and account balances to the list of categories allowed under automatic information exchanges. The expansion would represent the "most comprehensive system of automatic information exchange in the world," according to a European Commission statement. More A group that included the head of Kenya's anti-corruption agency, a former chief U.N. prosecutor and the chairman of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...