Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200116

Sunday, 30 September, 2001
Fyksian journalist arrested in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - According to sources from the Afghan Islamic Press news agency, Fyksian journalist Kjori Rekmen has been arrested early saturday morning in Kabul, the Afghan capital. Rekmen, 32, a reporter for the Royal News Bureau (VKK), who was said not to have been carrying any travel documents, was taken into custody for questioning on possible espionage charges. (to read more...)
Princess Irene visits Ground Zero
New York City, USA (CNN) - Following her meeting with President Bush in the afternoon, Crown Princess Irene flew to New York City to tour the disaster site in Lower Manhattan. The 59-year-old Crown Princess told Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York that the Royal Family and the Fyksian people expressed their "deepest" sympathies to the people of America. The widow of late Crown Prince Olav of Svingtaal holds patronage of the Fyksian Red Cross Society that has been supplying humanity aid needed in New York City since the September 11 attacks. (to read more...)

Monday, 1 October, 2001
Terrorist assets frozen
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Under the direction of Prime Minister Jana Stotson, Finance Minister Luke Tän had ordered all accounts and assets linking to the Taliban and the al-Qaeda network located in Fyksland be frozen immediately. "We've frozen over 5 million krons from 23 al-Qaeda accounts in Fyksland, and we're just beginning," Stotson said, referencing the network led by suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, branded the "prime suspect" in the September 11 attacks. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 2 October, 2001
Swissair halts all flights
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Beleaguered Swissair group has said it is suspending all its flights as it has been unable to find the cash to keep flying. The airline saw some of its jets being impounded, fuel suppliers refusing to refill its aircraft and airports insisting on prompt payment of landing fees as the company's funds ran out. The suspension was indefinite and the 3 jets currently abroad in Kaansä would be flown home as soon as possible, the Zurich-based Swissair said. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 3 October, 2001
Taliban to release Fyksian Journalist
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban ambassador in Islamabad has said Afghanistan's rulers will release Fyksian journalist Kjori Rekmen "soon," possibly as early as Saturday. The Fyksian Foreign Office in Kaansä said the Fyksian High Commissioner from Delhi, India had travelled to Islamabad and spoke with a representative of Ambassador Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, and that the representative confirmed the news. (to read more...)

Thursday, 4 October, 2001
Emelda to land Fyksland
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Atlantic storm Emelda approaching Fyksland could become a hurricane within hours, the Royal Meterological Observatory (VOKV) said Thursday. Dangerous, battering waves, some 1.5 m above normal, were predicted Thursday along south-western shores of the island. With winds reaching nearly 103 km/h, Emelda was about 201 km south-southeast of Niekopenhaag, the VOKV reported at 11:00. Emelda is expected to land 105 km southeast of Kaansä Friday morning. (to read more...)

Friday, 5 October, 2001
Hurricane Emelda touches down
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Hurricane Emelda touches down Friday morning about 90 km southeast of Kaansä in the Lake Miemla region in Jølantä. The Royal Meterological Observatory (VOVK) said the Kaansä and Niekopenhaag metropolitan regions could receive precipitation anywhere from 10 to 20 cm. The VOVK also issued flood and wind warning for much of Fyksland's south, southwest coast. International airports in Kaansä and Niekopenhaag remains opened as aviation travel operates in limited capacity. (to read more...)
Vaijskä Kohnäa in crisis
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Vaijskä Kohnäa, or Royal Fyksland, faces "serious" financial trouble in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks, said VK president Nilse Kemves. The crown airline, which operates domestic routes exclusively, reported a "drastic" drop of passengers and revenue, and over 120 million Krons in debt. Kemves said the struggling airline of a fleet of 21 aircraft will seek protection from its creditors. (to read more...)

Saturday, 6 October, 2001
Adult entertainment industry reports return of sales
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - For the first time since the terrorist attack in the U.S. last month, the sales of adult products and entertainment services have gone up. A sense of normalcy can be seen at the Kaansä Red Light District strip clubs and bars where attendance has returned to what it used to be. "It's time we get on with our regular lives and resume the activities we enjoy," said a regular patron who wished to be identified as "Randy". (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)