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Weekly News from Fyksland Vaijskń Radio

Sunday, 6 January, 2002
Toxic vessel to leave Niekopenhaag
NIEKOPENHAAG, J°lantń (JP) - The vessel and her chemically tainted cargo will set sail for West Africa tomorrow morning. For almost a month, the Chinese-owned ocean vessel has been docking at the Port of Niekopenhaag, awaiting for court decision on whether its tainted content can be unloaded on Fyksian soil. The cargo is said to be consist of heavy metals and are possibly radioactive. Environment Fyksland and the Federal government have decided that no liability settlement can be achieved even though there is a waste treatment contracted with a Fyksian recycling facility. (to read more...)

Monday, 7 January, 2002
Car bomb rocks Visken capital
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (VKK) - A bomb exploded outside of the ducal office in Porti Ikstis at 16:30, killing three and injuring 10 others, while buildings as far as a block away were damaged. The powerful explosives are believed to have been planted in a vehicle parked on Nˇrmanstrut where the Visken duchy office is located. Authorities are treating it as a terrorist act while Prime Minister Stotson, on a radio address said her government and the public will bring justice to those who is responsible. No party has yet claimed responsibility. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 8 January, 2002
FV places claim on timely attack
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (VKK) - Radical Visken seperatist group Fiskřr Vriegetufˇrsid (Liberation Front of Viske) has claimed reposibility to yesterday's bombing at the Visken capital. Authorities later confirmed, that on a fax sent to VKK, FV stated that the bombing was their "deliberately timed signal to the Fyksian government and the royal family". The attack came only a week before Fyksland day, when the annivesary of the royal house and the restoration of the Fyksian kingdom are celebrated. Viske separatist party Parti Isfjordika immediately disassociated the party with the radical group as soon as the FV claim was released. (to read more...)
Visken bombing shocks leaders
KAANS─ (VKK) - Leaders around Europe and the world were as surprised at Monday's bombing as many Fyksians since radical violence at this magnitude has not occured in Fyksland for over half a century. "The Vriegetufˇrsid has caught us off guard," said Prime Minister Stotson, "but you can be sure everything will be done to make sure these fanatics will never do it again." While the Visken separatist movement, for decades, has never been anything more than political parties that occasionally push their issues over the table at the Al■ig, there has been a widely circulated fear that the recently grouped Fiskřr Vriegetufˇrsid and their radical movement may escalate into something like Northern Ireland's IRA or Basque's ETA. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 9 January, 2002
Nation mourns bombing victims
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (VKK) - A funeral was held today for the three civic workers killed in Monday's deadly blast. Dignitaries including Prime Minister Stotson and the Duke of Viske attended the funeral held in St. Olav's Cathedral in central Porti Ikstis. A moment of silence was observed at 16:30 to commemorate the attack. (to read more...)

Thursday, 10 January, 2002
Fyksland urged to stop deportation
KAANS─, (VKK) - The United Nation's refugee agency has urged Fyksland to stop returning home unsuccessful Zimbabwean asylum-seekers. The agency is concerned that those deported could fall foul of extra-judicial executions, hostage-taking, torture and violence in the run-up to presidential elections in March. But the Immigration and Refugee Board insisted there were no grounds for it to change the basis on which unsuccessful asylum seekers were removed from Fyksland. Of the 152 Zimbabweans who applied during 2001, two percent were granted asylum in Fyksland and a further 31 percent appealed successfully against deportation. (to read more...)

Friday, 11 January 2002
EU admonishes Zimbabwe
BRUSSELS, Belgium (VKK) - The European Union has told Zimbabwe to end political violence and stage a free and fair presidential election in March. In talks on Friday, EU officials stressed to a Zimbabwean delegation, led by Foreign Minister Stanislaus Mudenge, that it needed to end the occupation of white-owned farms by landless black militants. Fyksian representative Jaak Keise-Vaal urged Zimbabwe to end political violence and the government's tolerance of it, organise free and fair elections, ensure protection of freedom of the press and independence of the judiciary, and end the illegal occupation of white-owned farms. (to read more...)

Saturday, 12 January, 2002
Fyksland Day celebration to go on
KAANS─ (VKK) - After consultation with the royal family, Prime Minister Stotson announced Monday's Fyksland Day 455th celebration will go on as planned despite rumoured terrorist threat posed by the radical Fiskřr Vriegetufˇrsid. "The nation has been on high alert over any terrorist activity, and we won't let our enemy from within to stop us celebrating the founding of our nation," said Stotson. Meanwhile, Princess Juliana's official visit to the Visken duchy on Monday will be cancelled. (to read more...)

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`Ond°r hńndlig du storste im mńnesorter liskhiedek ig°t uitv°jaut. Heler, a ein÷inaut mondńe mńńnien.'
-Vaijskńna Al■igkv°na Jana Stotson (16a Sij■sku, 2001)
`Ondřr hßndlig du storste im mßnesorter liskhiedek igřt uitvřjaut. Heler, a einˇinaut mondße mßßnien.'
-Fayskßna Al­igkvřna Jana Stotson (16a Sy­sku, 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)