Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200123

Sunday, 18 November, 2001
Tän at G-20 meeting
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Finance Minster Luke Tän is attending the G-20 meeting in Ottawa, Canada to discuss plans to "eradicate" terrorist financing in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Tän's priority at the meetings is to see G-20 members - which includes a mix of big and small countries that produce 88 per cent of the world's economic output - sign a concrete action plan to fight terrorist financing. (to read more...)
Sunlight blamed for missed meteor shower
KAANSÄ, (AP) - One of the best meteor showers in decades barraged the planet at around 9 am Sunday, raining down thousands of streaking points of light each hour during its peak - that is if you can see it in broad day light. Professional and amateur astronomers alike in North America, Hawaii, Australia and Asian nations on the Pacific Rim had the best view of the Leonid meteor shower, which takes place every November when the Earth passes through the remnants of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. (to read more...)

Monday, 19 November, 2001
Japanese as new foreign language option
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Secondary school students will have the option to choose Japanese as part of their second language curriculum in the new school year in 2002. The Ministry of Education has approved the addition of Japanese to the current repertoire of mandatary second language instruction. Students are currently required to take at least one foreign language course in English, French, Spanish or German. Educational Minister Jona Haamijsä says the new option will allow Fyksian students to become more proficient and competitive in the work force. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 20 November, 2001
Flying nightclub awaits approval
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Kaansä-based dance club and record label Xistika has put in a bid to buy three jets from the collapsing domestic airlines Vaijskä Kohnäa and transform them into flying nightclubs. Speaking to VKK this week, the company's commercial brand manager Paula Eteiva, said the planes would be modified to recreate the nightclub experience in the sky. They would be used to transport Fyksian clubbers to dance parties in London, Paris, Amsterdam or other popular nightspots in Europe. Asked about the plan, Transport Minister Aalki Kvisim said he was uncertain about safety requirements for flying nightclubs. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 21 November, 2001
Cybercrime treaty may save lives as well as money
BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) - A European convention to be signed on Friday aims to unite countries in the fight against computer criminals, who have moved on from "innocent" hacking to fraud, embezzlement and life-threatening felonies. Interior ministers and law enforcement officials from Europe, South Africa, Canada, the United States and Japan will sign the milestone cyber-crime convention, which has taken four years to draft, in the Hungarian capital. Minister of Culture and Communication Raas Käsilesen said Fyksland has been a major supporter within the EU to erradicate cybercrimes including child pornography and racist propaganda. (to read more...)

Thursday, 22 November, 2001
King Mother in stable condition after car accident
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Irene and her driver were hospitalised for injuries after their car lost control and collided into concrete median on Highway 1 in Kaansä late last night. Princess Irene was on her way home to her Keirlenvog residence from a charity benefit in Kaansä when her vehicle lost control under slippery road condition. Princess Irene suffers leg injuries and mild shock while the driver of the vehicle is in critical condition suffering head and internal injuries. (to read more...)

Friday, 23 November, 2001
New witnesses advance Hoeke's case: Oresen
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - New witnesses brought in for the Hoeke war crime trial seem to shed new light to the case, says lead prosecuting lawyer Lisa Oresen. Witnesses from as far as Canada, U.S.A. and Argentina have come forth to the Supreme Court to testify in the Nazi collaborator case, who are likely to bring Hoeke closer to conviction after almost three months after the trial had begun, says Oresen. (to read more...)

Saturday, 24 November, 2001
Food processing plant explosion source located
LAAKTUMAA, Øtali-Þorja (VKK) - Investigators were able to pin-point the source of an explosion that levelled a food processiing plant in Laaktumaa two weeks ago. Investigators have found the remains of a piece of cheese curd that has blocked the air circulation vent in one of the reaction chambers within the main process sector. The explosion was caused by the resulting overheating of fermentation gas which caused a series of violent explosions. The plant was owned by Melkem O.E., a subsidiary of Kraft Inc.. (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)