Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200114

Sunday, 16 September, 2001
Memorial service for Fyksian victims
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - A memorial service was held today at St. Mark's Cathedral in Kaansä today in honour of the Fyksian victims from the attack at the World Trade Center. Fifty-two Fyksian nationals that have been reported missing are presumably dead. The Royal Family, the Prime Minister and the U.S. Ambassador to Fyksland, Jack Lemple were among dignitaries present at the memorial service. (to read more...)

Monday, 17 September, 2001
Man arrested at airport
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - A man was arrested at Kaansä Skætlig International Airport today after staff reported his suspicious identity papers. The man was about to board a Brussels bound flight using a fake Icelandic passport. Searches and investigations revealed that the man may have been involve with the terrorist group affliated with Osama bin Laden, a prime suspect for the terrorist attacks on the U.S.. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 18 September, 2001
Downhill ride for the Vastoki
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Following the massive sell-out on Wall Street yesterday, Kaansä's Vastoki Index plummeted 334 points and closed at 4654.32 at the end of the day's trading. "Fear has been driving the markets," Jodi Norje, strategist at Stat-Heisen, told Kaansä Poste. "Equities were very cheap but there was no catalyst to drive the bourses, certainly until they get through the next round of profit warnings." (to read more...)
Mosque a racist target
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - A mosque in a south Kaansä neighbourhood has been vandalised with racist slurs and faeces some time last night. Prime Minister Stotson condemned the criminal acts, describing that it is "barbaric". According to the 2000 census, there are about 80,000 muslims in Fyksland. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 19 September, 2001
Stotson: Make no mistake about that
WASHINGTON, USA (CNN) - Prime Minister Jana Stotson met with U.S. President George W. Bush today at the White House, expressing solidarity of the Fyksian people with the Americans and pledging support for the U.S.. "Make no mistake," Stotson assures Bush of the determination of the Fyksian public, "the Fyksian people will make no mistake about that." (to read more...)

Thursday, 20 September, 2001
SvenesÆr to cut 2000 jobs
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Already hard hit by slow economic growth, SvenesÆr took on another stab as the result of the terrorist attacks in the U.S.. SvenesÆr announced today that the airline will slash 2000 jobs and slashing 50% of its U.S. flight capacity. Kaansä Skætlig International Airport will also cut 3000 jobs as a result of reduced flight demand to and from the U.S.. (to read more...)
Flag Day a solemn occasion
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Nine days after the terrorist attacks in the U.S., the Fyksian flags once again fly at full mast on the occasion of Flag Day. This year's Flag Day commemoration has been a somber occasion while Fyksians fly flags as a sign of unity in the time of crisis and uncertainty. (to read more...)

Friday, 21 September, 2001
To the occupants
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - President George W. Bush may have forgotten to mention words of appreciation for Fyksland's support for U.S. war against terrorism in his address to the Congress last night, but stranger tales of negligence is far from over. The Prime Minister's residence at 15 Sketigte Straat received a thank you letter today addressed to "The Occupants" signed by President Bush. (to read more...)

Saturday, 22 September, 2001
Krieg Street down amid recession fears
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - In the wake of the terrorist attacks, trading on Krieg Street on Friday ended its worst week of trading since the Great Depression and a survey of economists found they believed the nation's already grim economy has been tipped into a true economic recession. The Upper House Friday evening passed a 3 billion kron relief bill for the struggling airline and tourism industries. (to read more...)

`Ondør händlig du storste im mänesorter liskhiedek igøt uitvøjaut. Heler, a einöinaut mondäe määnien.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson (16a Sijþsku, 2001)
`Ondýr hándlig du storste im mánesorter liskhiedek igýt uitvýjaut. Heler, a einóinaut mondáe máánien.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson (16a Syðsku, 2001)
"The greatest deed of evil in the history of mankind has deterred nothing. Rather, it has united the world's people."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson (16th September, 2001)