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Sunday, 31 March, 2002
King issues symbolic Easter royal pardon
KAANSÄ (VKK) - This year's Easter will have a new meaning for the families and friends of 31 Fyksians executed for desertion in World War II. King Jaakot IV, after attending the Easter Sunday Service at St. Mark's Cathedral, issued the official pardon to 31 Fyksians shot by the army's firing squats. The government has already offered an apology and formally announced its regret on Memorial Day in 1999, but royal pardon has not been issued until this year when the Alþig recommended the notion in January. (to read more...)

Monday, 1 April, 2002
Fyksland gears up for festive April
KAANSÄ (AP) - Fyksland gears up in celebration of April, the Diabetes Awareness Month, Gay History Month, the Children Month, the Colorectal Caner Month, the Wine and Cheese Festival Month, the Hepatitis C Prevention Month, and the National Recycling Month. Organisers agree the arragement was intentional to create greater awareness of April as a month dedicated to their causes. In addition, organisers applied for at least seven more awareness for April next year. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 2 April, 2002
Synagogues targetted
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Police are heightening security measures at Jewish religious sites after two fires have destroyed synagogues in Kaansä and Niekopenhaag yesterday. Three bomb explosions also damaged a Jewish school and two community centres late last night. Gasoline bombs were thrown into the buildings creating loud explosions, witnesses have reported. No injuries were reported related to these attacks, police say. Police declined comment on the fire's cause until they investigated further. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 3 April, 2002
Consumers pay price for higher oil
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Oil prices slipped back from six-month highs on Wednesday after a surprising jump in U.S. crude inventories overshadowed fears that the Middle East conflict could hamper exports from the region. But despite a temporary drop in the cost of crude, the impact of rising wholesale prices since September has already spilled over at petrol pumps. In Kaansä, crude for May delivery was down 7.29 krons to 242.78 krons a barrel in early trading Kaansä on Wednesday. (to read more...)

Thursday, 4 April, 2002
Immigration tops EU-Asia talks agenda
FUERTEVENTURA, Spain - European and Asian ministers are meeting to discuss attempts at stemming the flow of illegal immigration. It is the sixth such meeting of ministers, but the first to try and tackle the issue of asylum-seekers trying to enter Europe illegally. They will share experience and knowledge of the mafia practices and routes in illegal human trafficking, many of which go through the Canary Islands where the ministers are meeting. Observers say the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on Thursday should be bolstered by the fact that EU members agreed to coordinate their immigration policies last February, which could form the bedrock for any extended deal. Fyskian Foriegn Minister Kristite Sjukaa said the meeting will be "constructive" to target human trafficking to Fyksland. (to read more...)
Fyksland facing anti-Semitic attacks
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Officials say they do not want the anger of the Middle East played out here, but earlier this week it looked unavoidable. As supporters of Yasser Arafat returned to Kaansä from Ramallah, pro- and anti-Israeli factions got into a fistfight at the airport. The police had their hands full keeping the two sides apart. Police are having an even harder time combating a more serious series of anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish synagogues, schools, cemeteries and butcher shops. (to read more...)

Friday, 5 April, 2002
Dealth penalty referendum on agenda
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Prime Minister Jana Stotson has announced a referendum will be held on the issue of death penalty. The referendum is scheduled in June to finally and formally abolish all references to dealth penalty, albeit over 50 years after the last execution in Fyksland. (to read more...)
Fyksian stocks end flat
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Fyksian bourses were flat in late trade on Friday, as weak oil shares and a slump in KL ahead of a key presentation slugged it out with firmer pharmaceuticals, while benign U.S. data assuaged interest rate fears. Also holding the market back was Fyksian supermarket group Haalstrom, which fell heavily on accounting concerns. (to read more...)

Saturday, 6 April, 2002
Pro-Palestinian marches across Fyksland
KAANSÄ (VKK) - Up to 15,000 pro-Palestinian activists have marched through Kaansä as part of a series of demonstrations across the country condemning the surge of violence in the Middle East. Saturday's rally was being billed as one of the largest demonstrations ever in Fyksland in support of Palestinians. Similar pro-Palestinian marches were taking place in the cities of Niekopenhaag and Laaktumaa. (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)