US tightens 'terror cash' laws

US - The US Senate has passed legislation to tighten laws against money-laundering, as financial authorities seek ways to clamp down on terrorists' sources of funding.

The measure was included in a broader package of anti-terrorism legislation, which gives expanded powers to America's law enforcers.

The broad thrust of the legislation is to draw attention to the role of the banking system and financial markets in the laundering of illicit cash.

Among other things, the Senate bill would require

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