Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200106

Sunday, 22 July, 2001
G8 protesters injured
GENOA, Italy (AP) - Two Fyksian citizens were hospitalised substaining head injuries from the confusion of violent riots that spread through the streets of Genoa. The two activists were among tens of thousands that took to the street in protest of the G8 Summit that concludes today. No charges has been laid. One other Fyksian citizen was arrested but not charged, and later released. (to read more...)

Monday, 23 July, 2001
Climate treaty saved by compromise
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) After all-night negotiations in Bonn, Germany, Fyksian Prime Minister Jana Stotson along with almost 180 world-leaders have reached agreement on how to begin tackling climate change. Politicians greeted the global deal as historic, believing it will salvage the Kyoto Protocol and pave the way for targeted reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to pass into law. However, European environment ministers have been forced into accepting a compromise with other industrialised nations that is weaker than the one they rejected just eight months ago. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 24 July, 2001
Philip Morris' report angers lobbyists
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Anti-smoking groups around Fyksland react angrily to a report commisioned by cigarette giant Philip Morris that said tobacco could save a government millions of dollars in health care and pensions because many smokers die earlier. The report concluded that the Czech government, in 1999, had benefited from "indirect positive effect" from earlier deaths of smokers. (to read more...)
Protester charges Italian police for maltreatment
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The Fyksian government has expressed concerns regarding the alleged maltreatment of a Fyksian citizen arrested by Italian police over the G8 Summit weekend in Genoa. Ministy of Foreign Affaires spokeperson said a complaint has been filed against the Italian police over alleged assults and human rights violations. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 25 July, 2001
Groenspam ponders further interest cut
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Alain Groenspam says more interest rate relief may be needed because the Fyksian economy remains stalled in spite of a rapid-fire series of rate cuts. But the Royal Bank of Fyksland chairman said yesterday that the economy has weathered the slump "remarkably", and he predicted the results of lower rates would begin to show in the final months of this year. (to read more...)

Thursday, 26 July, 2001
Mafia linked to councillor's death
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The death of Councillor Lasanja two weeks ago has been linked to a string of international mafia activities throughout the world. Federal investigation has confirmed Lasanja's numerous off-shore bank accounts around the world, including two in Nauru, and management of several flag-of-convenience operations. Lasanja is believed to be involved in the killing of a Kuwati businessman by members of a Hong Kong triad in Panama last month. Police and investigators say it is still too early to conclude the motives for Lasanja's murder, but it is not unlikely that it is connected with the councillor's alleged money-laundering activities. (to read more...)
Vaijskär Täpvak apologises for report
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - The executive of Fyksland's subsidiary of Philip Morris had apologised for the report released by the cigarette giant earlier this week. Vaijskär Täpvak president Akvit Smoakig said the report was "inappropriate" and a "terrible mistake". Philip Morris has since decommisioned similar studies planned for other East European countries. (to read more...)

Friday, 27 July, 2001
Ex-Nazi arrested
NUGJØLUT, Gaamla (VKK) - Federal Police arrested an 86 year-old suspect after a search warrant was issued at a home in Pierligen. After a 40-year-old unrelated case was re-opened last month, Kaal Hoeke became a suspect of Nazis collaboration during the Second World War. Police found letter correspondance, photos and other Nazis memorabilia at the suspect's home. "We believe this suspect has been overlooked in the past, but he shall be brought to justice." said Chief of Federal Police Pete Hälrodson. (to read more...)

Saturday, 28 July, 2001
Prince condemns tabloit shots
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Prince Hviliem made an infuriated public comment today about the recently published photos of the Prince and Spanish actress Inma del Moral. "Those pictures will not convey messages of any kind that the publishers wished to portray," claims Prince Hviliem. The couple was last spotted in a night club in Monte Carlo on Thursday. (to read more...)

`Dui Lantä havete endeligte spreijkeut, torlaate i plislaate, pa einte individtøl et'tideligaal, i øt'sokaal uit peel kompætila inslikinte mæt so planak satana.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kömenteer (7a Sijþsku, 1999)
`Dui Lantá hafete endeligte spreykeut, torlute i plislute, pa einte indifidtýl et'tideligul, i ýt'sokul uit pál kompútila inslikinte mút so planak satana.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson op Euro manavstemninke kómýntar (7a Syðsku, 1999)
"The nation has finally spoken, loud and clear, to distinguish herself as an individual, and to save herself from completely swallowed by such demonic plan."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson on the Euro Referendum (7th September, 1999)

Søgso NØJ an Euro! Sýgso NÝJ an Euro! Say NO to Euro!