Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200115

Sunday, 23 September, 2001
Protests against military retaliation
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Anti-war rallies have been held across the country amid fears of impending U.S. retaliatory action following the September 11 terror attacks. Thousands of protesters gathered for mostly peaceful gatherings held over the weekend in Kaansä, Niekopenhaag, Laaktumaa and Nugjølut. They are the latest in a small but relatively vocal movement expressing concern over military build up. (to read more...)

Monday, 24 September, 2001
Stotson rallies for War on Separatism
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - In respond to questions on the Iskfjordic independence movement during a press conference today, Prime Minister Jana Stotson once again took a strong stand against Parti Iskfjordika. She rallied for full support from Canada, U.S., and other European countries to give "whatever it takes" to fight separatism. "We will not only fight the separatists," urged Stotson, "but the countries that harbours them, even those without harbours." (to read more...)

Tuesday, 25 September, 2001
Air travel security beefs up
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - In a news conference today, Transport Minister Aalki Kvisim announced new permanent security for air travel effective as of tomorrow. Curb-side check-in and electronic ticket kiosks will no longer be available at all airports in Fyksland. A greater restriction carry-on items will be imposed. Kvisim also announced plain clothed Sky Marshalls will now be on-board on selective flights. (to read more...)
Wireless communication on the rise
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Telecommunication network providers and phone companies report increased sale of wireless communication and products since the beginning of September. "This upsurge of telecommunication will put heavier stress on existing network security technology." claims network security consultant George Richard. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 26 September, 2001
Arrests in alleged Fyksian terror plot
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Three men suspected of belonging to a terrorist group that had planned attacks in Fyksland have been arrested. In a statement on Tuesday, the Fyksian prosecutor general said there is no evidence linking the men to the September 11 terrorists attacks against the United States, but the investigation continues. The men -- identified as a 26-year-old Sudanese citizen, a 28-year-old Syrian citizen, and a 25-year-old Iranian citizen -- were arrested on Monday in Niekopenhaag. (to read more...)

Thursday, 27 September, 2001
Anti-war demonstration turns violent
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Protests have grown increasingly vocal and aggressive as military build-up increase over the week. An anti-war rally in Kaansä turned violent today as police arrested 6 people on vandalism and assult charges from a demostration in Kildønvog Square. (to read more...)

Friday, 28 September, 2001
EU acts on human trafficking
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) - European Union justice ministers have closed a legal loophole in an effort to stem the growing tide of international human trafficking. The ministers agreed today to a common definition of human trafficking, which will help countries carry out any criminal investigation into traffickers. The agreement will also open the way for much closer judicial and police co-operation, allowing a criminal to be prosecuted in one member state for carrying out some crimes in another member state. (to read more...)

Saturday, 29 September, 2001
New world order takes place - at speed
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Political leaders rushed to say after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that the world would never be the same again. But even they have probably been amazed at how quickly a new world order has begun to take shape. Fyksian Prime Minister Jana Stotson, for a long time one of America's itchiest critics in the EU, has been one of the most vociferous supporters of the U.S. since September 11, with her defence minister making it plain Fyksland will not shirk from military and intelligence support. (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)