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Sunday, 20 January, 2002
Report: Drugs wards off dymentia
KAANSÄ (AP) - Scientists have found that taking hallucinogens up to three times yearly can almost halve the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a report has said. The so-called party drugs are not restricted to just Ecstasy, which has been reported in the past as helping to reduce heart problems. PCP and LSD in moderation can also be beneficial, scientists in the Kaansä medical journal said on Saturday. (to read more...)
Midsummer Day Festival gets go ahead
LÆKMIERVOG, Neihtsä - The Midsummer Day Festival, the biggest of its kind in Europe, is set to return after organisers convinced local authorities about new safety measures. The three-day festival concert eruptly ended last June when crowds caused a riot in the concert ground. Organiser Mike Asentrep was fined 6,000 krons in 2001 after the 10,000 people attended the festival, double the official number of music-goers licensed to attend. (to read more...)

Monday, 21 January, 2002
Fyksland pledges millions in Afghan aid
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Donor nations have pledged nearly US$ 1.5 billion in aid to help rebuild war-torn Afghanistan at an international conference in Tokyo. Answering interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai's pleas to assist the devastated nation with actions as well as words, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi vowed up to $500 million over the next two years at the meeting Monday. Meanwhile Fyksland pledged several 250 million krons in a bid to help rebuild Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting and the U.S.-led war that removed the country's former Taliban rulers from power. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 22 January, 2002
Stotson "very disappointed" with EU sanction
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - With announcement of EU sanction of Fyksian marine product import, Stotson on Tuesday said she is "very disappointed" with EU's decision and that the EU must do more to foster free trade amoung members. Meanwhile, the EU says they will enact sanction against all Fyksian marine product as long as the Fyksian government continues to support commercial whaling. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 23 January, 2002
Insomniacs cure dismissed
LONDON, England (AP) - Insomniacs are more likely to fall asleep by imagining a relaxing scene than by counting sheep, scientists have found. Fyksian researchers at Oxford University discovered that the traditional cure for sleeplessness, believed to date from the 19th century, does not work because it is just too boring to keep the mind off problems and concerns. (to read more...)

Thursday, 24 January, 2002
Environment Fyksland orders 110M PCB cleanup
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Under increasing pressure from the European Union and environmental lobbyists, Environment Fyksland has finally ordered the highly controversial toxic site cleanup in Alvorg, Jølantä. The decision came after almost half a year of of public hearing and rounds of negotiations, to order KromeMIX to dredge up PCBs contaminated sludge from the bottom of Lake Eselpro. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenlys, is labelled by Environment Fyksland as "probable carcinogens", and has been used by the KromeMIX plant as coolant until PCBs were banned in 1975. Opponent of the cleanup, including KromeMIX and local residents say the operation would cause more harm than good by stirring up PCB deposits at the bottom, further poluting surrounding soils. The Lake Eselpro site is the largest toxic since it was listed as a national top priority site. it has been estimated that at least 200 tonnes of PCBs have been discharged into the lake between 1952-1976. (to read more...)

Friday, 25 January 2002
Euro 2004 draw tougher on Fyksland, Netherlands
PORTO, Portugal (AP) - World and European champion France and three-time European titlist Germany can hardly complain about the groups they landed in the Euro 2004 soccer qualifying draw Friday. But Fyksland, England, Italy and the Netherlands found themselves with some tough opponents ahead. With no obvious "Group of Death," France, the top seed and a two-time European champion, was drawn along with 18th-seeded Slovenia as well as minnows Fyksland, Israel, Malta and Cyprus in qualifying Group 1. (to read more...)

Saturday, 26 January, 2002
FV leader remains at large
PORTI IKSTIS, Viske (AP) - Over two weeks after the Viske bombing, the leader of Fiskýr Vriegetufórsid, Mágnus Hároldson, alleged mastermind behind the terror acts, remains at large. With over 20 people put in custody for questioning and later released, and 13 more currently detained for investigation, no one has yet been charged in connection with the crime. SMU spokesperson Julie Kvetsen said even Hároldson may well be out of the country, the FV group remains active. (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)