Norway erects Russian border fence
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Norway's short but controversial fence on Russia's border

Norway is erecting a controversial steel fence along its border with Russia following a surge in migrant arrivals last year.

The fence has drawn criticism from refugees' rights groups and locals who fear that cross-border ties with Russia will be harmed.

But the government says the new fence is needed to tighten security at the northernmost road crossing into Europe's passport-free Schengen zone.

Howard Johnson reports.

  • 06 Oct 2016
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