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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Political Asylum Sought

MOSCOW () -- Eight young Russians who arrived in Norway on tourist visas have requested political asylum, Echo Moskvy radio said.

Police told the radio the Russians' motive was not immediately known.

Quoting the Russian consul general in northern Norway, the radio said they were seven men and a woman, all aged from 20 to 30. It did not say when they arrived in Norway.