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Norway tightens asylum policy to cut numbers
Norway will tighten its asylum policy to dissuade migrants from coming, the country's political parties agreed Thursday amid a record number of asylum applications.
Since the beginning of the year, 29,000 people have sought asylum in the country of 5.2 million, including 2,500 people in the past week alone.
The ruling parties, the Conservatives and the anti-immigration populist Progress Party, reached an agreement with their centrist allies and the Labour opposition, giving them a broad parliamentary majority to limit the number of refugees coming to the Scandinavian country.
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