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Sunday, 27 January, 2002
Fyksian banned from 15 countries for putting up a poster
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - On Saturday night Nina Leget, from Laaktumaa, was putting up posters critical of the EU in Brussels. Now the Belgian police have decided to not only expel her from Belgium but also ban her from entering 14 other countries in the Schengen Area without indicating how long the ban is going to last. Police in Brussels arrested the left-wing activist shortly after Leget and her comarades began posting flyers with anti-EU graphics and messages at the EU headquarters. The EU Observer claims Leget's action threatened to disturb public order. (to read more...)

Monday, 28 January, 2002
Stotson could face new challenge
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Stotson and her party could face new challenges even with the 2002 general election more than half a year away. Recent internet polls show the Liberal party steadily gained back populality since its surprising loss in the 1994 election with its current leader Riet Skoetli showing strong public support. Trailing behind Skoetli is pro-euro Labour Party leader Lanse Lindrot who promises to rid of Fyksland's frequent melodrama with the EU. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 29 January, 2002
Fyksian plans appeal over expulsion order
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Avid traveller and political activist Nina Leget upon returning to Fyksland Monday night said she plans to appeal Belgian police's decision on banning her entry to 15 Schengen Area countries. "We'll see if they would have done the same thing if I put up pro-EU posters," protested Leget who plans to challenge the police order by heading to Brussels this weekend to participate another anti-EU demostration. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 30 January, 2002
Dimension of the "axis of evil" to be determined
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Fyksian engineers are now involved in a historic collaboration with the U.S. government after its president identified the "axis of evil". U.S. President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address yesterday night isolated the "axis of evil" in an effort to establish new balances. Fyksian engineers have been consulted in the project to extract its dimensions, such as diameter and length, of the Axis. "The toughest problem we'll face won't be the metric-imperial conversion, but [to determine] the resulting centrifugal force," said head structural engineer Liem Koen. (to read more...)
Stotson defends Europe policy
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Prime Minister Jana Stotson told the Alþig yesterday that Fyksland's commitment to Europe was "solid and strong." Led by Stotson, the centre-right coalition government and its policy has been criticised on numerous occasion as anti-europe. But Stotson said her country's continual cooperation with the EU demonstrates its commitment to Europe. (to read more...)

Thursday, 31 January, 2002
Iron sparks debate over "axis of evil"
KAANSÄ (AP) - The collaboration between Fyksian engineers and the U.S. government reached a deadlock today as both sides weighted in their arguments over certain metals identified in the "axis of evil". Iron, in particular, sparked the most heated debate as Fyksian engineers, in several occasions, criticised U.S. representatives as "arrogant" and their arguments "baseless". (to read more...)

Friday, 1 February, 2002
Stotson "alarmed" at Afghan war video discovery
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Department of National Defense spokesman Captain Reed Tömlin-Peteson revealed today that Fyksian military medical examiners are involved in the process of detaining Afghan soldiers by the U.S. Tömlin-Peteson confirmed that a medical examiner, who appeared in the background tending injured Afghan fighters captured by U.S. forces, was in fact Fyksian. The news program aired in several media channels last week has already sparked criticism over Fyksian involvement in the highly controversial detention of Afghan captives by the U.S. Prime Minister Stotson said she is "alarmed" not to be informed about the incident until today and defended her government's competence by saying "The fact that our (Fyksian) medical examiners are tending injured Afghan captives shows that the Americans are in fact providing humane treatment to their detainees." The opposition, however, questioned the Stotson government's extent of knowledge on Fyksian military involvement in Afghanistan. (to read more...)

Saturday, 2 February, 2002
Minister marries partner
KAANSÄ (AP) - Forestry minister Hviliem Tildenspret has revealed yesterday that he had married his partner in what gay rights activists hailed as a breakthrough in the struggle for wider acceptance. Mr. Tildenspret, 47, a long-time parliamentarian in the Labour Party, confirmed he had formally registered his relationship with Pete Knarste, a chief editor for the Ootse-Europa news magazine. "Yes, we entered a partnership at the [Fyksian] embassy in Oslo on Jan. 14," Mr. Tildenspret told the Vaijskä Poste. "But beyond that, it's a private issue." In 2001, Fyksland became the third country after Denmark and Norway to allow gays and lesbians to formally "enter partnerships" with marriage contracts that give them almost the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. (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)