Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200117

Sunday, 7 October, 2001
America strikes back
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - U.S. and British forces began airstrike in Afghanistan today, targetting terrorist training camps, Taliban air force and communication facilities. Foreign Minister Kristite Sjukaa has advised Fyksian nationals abroard to have "heightened sense of alert" to signs of retalitory attacks on foreign nationals including them. (to read more...)
Fyksian journalist released
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - According to sources from the Afghan Islamic Press news agency, Fyksian journalist Kjori Rekmen, arrested by Afghan authorities on September 29, has been released by Taliban authorities. Rekmen, who the Taliban said had illegally entered the country, has been escorted out of the Afghan territory, and he is expected to reach Islamabad Monday afternoon. (to read more...)

Monday, 8 October, 2001
Fyksians killed at Milan crash
MILAN, Italy (AP) - A Scandinavian Airlines System plane collided with a wayward small private aircraft on the runway of Milan's Linate airport Monday, plowed into a building and then burst into flames, killing at least 114 people on board. Government officials ruled out terrorism. The Interior Ministry said the accident was most likely the result of "human error" and poor visibility from heavy morning fog. The SAS plane, an MD 87 with 104 passengers and six crew members, hit a twin-engine Cessna, swerved off the runway and ran into a baggage handling depot, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. All passengers, including 11 Fyksians nationals are confirmed dead. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 9 October, 2001
Fyksland slammed as NATO "passenger"
LONDON, United Kingdom (Reuters) - The head of the British Parliament's defence committee yesterday dismissed Fyksland as a "passenger" in NATO with inadequate military might to contribute to the war on terrorism. Bruce George, a senior member of Tony Blair's government, singled out Fyksland and Canada as weak members of the 20-country alliance with contributions that don't reflect the countries' wealth. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 10 October, 2001
State protection of Vaijskä Kohnäa questionable
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - In the light of complaint filed by Lufthansa to the EU over state protection of Belgian national airline Sabena, Prime Minister Jana Stotson remains determined to advocate to bail out the troubled SvenesÆr and Vaijskä Kohnäa. Stotson claims that the state "have every reason" to support the domestic airlines, Vaijskä Kohnäa, since it bears the 'Royal' title with its royal patronage. (to read more...)
Stotson: "Passenger" label "undermines the very fundation" of the coalition
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Prime Minister Jana Stotson strongly reputed the statement made by British head of defence committe Bruce George made on Monday, which labelled Fyskland and Canada as passengers of NATO. Stotson said such label "undermines the very fundation of the coalition" against terrorism. Stotson also said Fyskland is ready to provide intelligence, military, and medical technologies and aide as soon as the United States request them. (to read more...)

Thursday, 11 October, 2001
VKK to censor al-Qaeda statement tapes
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Defense Minister Paul Kristensen advised the media today, including VKK, to exercise caution before airing or printing transcripts of taped statements made by al-Qaeda or by Osama bin Laden. Kristensen says bin Laden and his network might be using the international news media to convey coded messages about initiating further attacks. (to read more...)

Friday, 12 October, 2001
Security tightened around Fyksian farmlands
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - In the wake of the discovery of anthrax cases in the United States, Fyksian authorities urges heightened alert for a possible biological attacks in Fyksland. Defense Minister Paul Kristensen had ordered deployment of a classified amount of National Armed Guard troops to the interior farmlands. An anthrax attack on Fyksland's can "seriously devastate" the cattle livestock, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries says. (to read more...)

Saturday, 13 October, 2001
Youths in Asia talk of the parliament
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Once again the situation of youths in Asia became the heated topic of discussion of the parliament yesterday. Members of opposition parties presented a bill to stop funding going towards the Youths in Asian program in response to their hair-dyeing practices. The Right to Dye group strongly opposed the statement, saying it's discriminatory and outdated. (to read more...)

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`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)