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foreign agent:

see espionageespionage
, the act of obtaining information clandestinely. The term applies particularly to the act of collecting military, industrial, and political data about one nation for the benefit of another.
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The Republicans hope the new FCC requirements will provide an alternative to the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The new law that makes it possible for foreign media to be declared foreign agents was rushed through the Russian parliament last month.
As a retaliatory action, Russian officials warned they will impose restrictions on American media organizations with their much debated law of foreign agents, ( The Moscow Times reported.
In cases where an organization fails to file an application for inclusion in the register of non-commercial organisations acting as a "foreign agent," the Ministry would have the authority to suspend their activities for up to six months without waiting for a court decision.
Rana Sanaullah said that Rehman Malik is a foreign agent and his party will soon bring evidence for his imprisonment.
That year, 157 foreign agents were registered to lobby the U.S.
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could be declared "foreign agents" and obliged to regularly declare full details of their funding, finances and staffing.
Jason Maloni, a Manafort spokesman, refused to go into details about what took Manafort so long to register as a foreign agent. Instead, he simply told Politico that Manafort had "started this process [registering as a foreign agent] in concert with FARA's unit in September and well before any formal investigation of election interference began."
He was convicted of failing to register as a foreign agent and for holding forged documents.
The minister said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has called for the implementation of this service as soon as possible.An Umrah visa applicant would apply through a foreign agent that is contracted with a Saudi Haj company.
The Justice Ministry's website already has a register of NGOs that meet the "foreign agent" definition.

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