Hun­gary adding fence on Serb bor­der

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BUDAPEST, Hun­gary — Hun­gary has be­gun build­ing a sec­ond fence on its bor­der with Ser­bia to stop mi­grants from freely en­ter­ing the coun­try, the gov­ern­ment said Mon­day.

The gov­ern­ment spokesman’s of­fice con­firmed a report pub­lished in pro-gov­ern­ment news­pa­per Mag­yar Idok.

Hun­gary built a bar­rier along the length of its bor­ders with Ser­bia and Croa­tia in 2015. The gov­ern­ment says the sec­ond fence is needed be­cause it ex­pects a surge of mi­grants to reach its bor­ders this year.

For­eign Min­is­ter Peter Sz­i­j­jarto said af­ter meet­ing his Ro­ma­nian coun­ter­part, Teodor Me­les­canu, that “mi­gra­tion pres­sure” was ex­pected at the south­ern bor­der, and that was why the new fence was be­ing built.

AP/JON GAMBRELL

Danila Sh­melev, an artist from Moscow, works on a 3-D pic­ture in Dubai, United Arab Emi­rates, on Mon­day. The Dubai Can­vas 3-D Art Fes­ti­val be­gins Wed­nes­day.

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