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edit NAL TODAY— 18.NOV.2009— Ouisconsin election may signal trouble for Whigs; CLs still searching for coalition partner

ST. FRANCIS, OUISCONSIN - One day after falling just short of winning a majority of seats in the Ouisconsin Council, the Covenant Loyalist Party is still searching for a junior partner in its expected coalition government. But while the search continues, one thing is clear: the election highlights just how weak the once-dominant Whigs have become as the often-tumultuous Gore era enters its final year.

For the last two years, the provincial Council, like the NAL Parliament itself, has been led by a CL-Whig coalition. But coalition governments are a new phenomenon in Ouisconsin: it's been more than a century since the last one. For all that time, the Whigs and Progressive-Conservatives took turns running the province, and more often than not, Ouisconsin belonged to the Whigs. Now, they are a distant third in the Council, just a little stronger than the delegation from the upstart Three Fires Party. If events in Ouisconsin are a harbinger of what will happen in next year's general election, then Gore's party has an enormous amount of damage control to do.

With the Whigs close to political poison in Ouisconsin right now, it seems unlikely that the CLs will choose to continue their coalition with them, but back-room discussions are still going on to decide who their new partner will be. St. Francis insiders are speculating that they'll pick a minor party that they can more easily control: both the Ecotopics and the Three Fires won enough seats to create a majority, should they join with the CLs. But Progressive Conservative leader and retired Council Speaker Warren Hutch says, "No one in Ouisconsin knows much about coalition governments, but I do know this: a good partner has to know how to compromise, and has to know how to govern. Ecotopics and Three Fires have never done much of either."

  • * *

The Ouisconsian Legislative Election at a Glance

A pie graph showing the Council elected in 2009.

The Ouisconsin Council has one house of 146 seats. Of those seats, 80 are elected from single-seat ridings in local elections. The remaining 66 are allotted to the parties so that the proportion of Councillors from each party matches the proportion of votes cast province-wide.

Covenant Loyalists: 33 ridings, 31 party list seats: 64 total (44%)
Progressive Conservatives: 22 ridings, 10 party list seats: 32 total (22%)
Whigs: 15 ridings, 5 party list seats, 20 total (14%)
Three Fires: 6 ridings, 9 party list seats, 15 total (10%)
Ecotopics: 5 ridings, 7 party list seats, 12 total (8%)
Democratic Socialists: 0 ridings, 2 party list seats, 2 total (1%)
Adullamite Republicans: 0 ridings, 1 party list seat, 1 total (1%)

[BK]


edit Ouisconsin Sentinel— 17.NOV.2009— Covenant Loyalists, small parties gain big in Ouisconsin legislative elections

ST. FRANCIS, OUISCONSIN – The Covenant Loyalist Party emerged from the fray as the big winner of one of Ouisconsin's most contentious elections in recent memory. Tuesday's legislative election delivered an estimated 45% of seats in the Ouisconsin Council to the centrist party. The exact distribution of the Council's 66 "party list" seats will be determined over the next several days, but the CLs will clearly be the dominant faction in the provincial government for the next two years.

The results were a clear sign that voters were dissatisfied with the established parties and the overall state of Ouisconsian government. Throughout the province, campaigning had been marked by candidates from new or minority parties denouncing the policies and culture of the establishment, and by Whigs and Progressive Conservatives desperately trying to defend themselves. The Chicago-dominated Whig organization faced increasingly vitriolic charges of associating with Pègre leaders. The PCs, meanwhile, had to face accusations in riding after riding that their party was no different from the Whigs. It had long been predicted that Ouisconsin was ripe for a surge by the newer and smaller parties, and the CLs showed themselves best able to take advantage of the political climate.

Milwaukee Councillor Tomos Bernardd, one of the leading Whigs to defect to the Covenant Loyalists in 2006 and 2007, is expected to be elected to the powerful Speakership and thus have great influence over the makeup of the new Cabinet. The current Speaker, Chicago Whig Cullerton Jones, is expected to step down once the votes are counted and certified. CL winners of other prominent races include Daniel Beshkno Davis of Chicago, Gweniffer Lloneirof Kiwikapawa, and Kirk Whitethunder of Ho-Chunk.

The CLs will be approximately eight or nine seats short of a controlling majority in the Council and will therefore have to form a coalition government. In the current Council the CLs are the minority partner in a coalition with the Whigs, but with such a large share of the seats, the CLs' Ouisconsin chairman Rudolf Kind of Kiwikapawa says his party will likely partner with one of the smaller delegations.

"Our party is committed to enacting sensible reforms to address the profound challenges that our province is facing," said Kind. "We are negotiating with leaders from all other parties in the Council to find a partner that shares those goals."

In Ouisconsin, the bulk of the Covenant Loyalists are disaffected Whigs, with former Progressive Conservatives forming a definite minority within the party. Therefore, it is expected that the CLs will partner with a left-leaning party, such as the Ecotopics, a party that also captured many new seats in the election.

It was an election for small parties. For the first time in either party's history, the Ecotopic Party and the Three Fires Party of Ouisconsin won some electoral ridings outright. In previous elections, the Ecotopics captured only a few "party list" seats, while the right-leaning TFO has never contested for seats in the Council before.

Speaking from his party headquarters in Assiminehkon, TFO founder and chairman Georges Chopodoque was pleased with his party's showing. "In less than two years," he said in a speech televised to local campaign headquarters, "the Ouisconsian Three Fires have grown from absolutely nothing to being a strong voice for the common people of this province. They tried to keep us down in Chicago– in Milwaukee– in every place where powerful people look out for their interests. But we're going to keep growing, and in the meantime, I couldn't ask for a better man than Councilor Roscamp to head our delegation," referring to Andrew Roscamp, a Councilor-elect from Bodewadmi.

The Ecotopics, too, showed gains at the expense of the Whigs and PCs. Ecotopic candidates won five of Ouisconsin's 80 ridings. Two of these were outside the party's base in Four Nations: Douglas Scott won a seat from St. Francis, while Philippe Lièvre, the ex-Whig mayor of Saukenuk, won a seat from Othaaki.

Bernardd and other Covenant Loyalist leaders pledged repeatedly in the campaign to make ethics legislation and an anti-corruption program the top priority in their government. Steadily growing Pègre violence from the "Signioret Crime War" has made large majorities of Ouisconsians feel that the provincial government faces a "very urgent" corruption crisis, according to numerous recent polls. The CLs have also pledged to reform and strengthen the social safety net, a position that helped them capture a majority of the quickly growing Floridiano voting bloc in Chicago and Milwaukee.

In an unrelated press conference, General Moderator Albert Arnold Gore was asked to comment on his Whig party's substantial losses in Ouisconsin. He replied, "Well remember, the Covenant Loyalists are one half of my government, too. And they support my party's agenda, in particular reforming medical care. The Ouisconsin Whigs have their own local issues to sort out, but this vote is no setback for our agenda, absolutely not."

[BK]



News from 2008

edit Pacific Press Association— 29.JUL.2008— PORF admits two candidate members, rebuffs another

KAILUA, KINGDOM OF HAWAI'I, KANAWIKI-- The Pacific Ocean Regional Forum made the most high-profile decisions of its annual summit today as it voted on petitions from three countries seeking candidate membership in the regional organization. The Chinese state of Canton and the Empire of Germany were received as members, while an application from the provisional government of the Tokelau Islands was declined.

PORF, a regional forum concerned with commerce, ecology, and human rights in the Pacific Rim nations, expelled Canton in 2003 after its anarcho-capitalist revolutionary covernment used nuclear weapons to retaliate against an invasion by neighboring Hunan. Canton's unqualified welcome back into PORF is considered one more sign that the world is willing to forgive and forget Canton's troubled recent past.

Germany's application caused more debate. The decentralized European empire has repeatedly requested to join since aquiring tiny Rickerman Atoll in 2003, but PORF has until now rejected Germany on the grounds that, in the words of last year's resolution, "the Holy Roman, or German, Empire has not demonstrated a stake in the needs and issues of the greater Pacific region." An eloquent speech at the summit by Rickerman's Commissioner, Walter Steinmeier of the Principality of Lippe, apparently changed the PORF foreign ministers' minds. Steinmeier emphasized ecological challenges to small atolls like Rickerman and the need for international cooperation to combat these challenges.

PORF was not so understanding toward the representative of the Provisional Government of Tokelau, which has governed the islands with the tacit consent of its overlord nation, Fiji, since April, although it had de facto administered the island for some months before that against the will of the Fijian government. Not surprisingly, Fiji's foreign minister objected to Tokelau's application, but so did a number of other nations wary of Tokelau's sepratist ambitions or its controversial plan to privatize its entire territory. PORF's official declaration states, "Tokelau cannot demonstrate a stable, working government required of PORF members, as its future status remains uncertain pending certain legislation and negotiations."

In the day's session, the foreign ministers also addressed whaling and porpoising rights and the issue of rising global temperatures.

[BK]


edit NAL TODAY— 16.JUL.2008— World Notes: International News in Brief

BRISBANE-- The Whummlin World Cup scandal took another turn as the Ouisconsin women's skip Kassandra Jenssen resigned, causing her team to drop out of the tournament and forfeit its scheduled match against English Australia. Jenssen faces ongoing allegations of inappropriate financial deals with gamblers, some connected with Chicago Pegré members. English Australia will face Cuba today in the next round of competition.

TOKELAU ISLANDS-- The much-anticipated election that may turn this Pacific republic into a privatized state has been postponed, according to the islands' provisional government. The Tokelauan people will vote on the controversial proposal early in September. The islands are currently a part of Fijian Polynesia.

[BK]


edit Omnipresse-- 25.JUN.2008-- New Status for New Francy

(Quebec, New Francy) In a suprising move today, the Intendant of New Francy, Leonce Boucher, has announced some further changes for New Francy. First, to end the stalemate in the chamber of Patricians regarding the status of republic, the Intendant has decided to bypass the chamber's study commity and declare that from now on, New Francy would be officialy called in Francian "La République de la Nouvelle-Francie" ("A République da Francie-Neuve" in Laurentian).

The intendant also announced that both the flag and Coat of Arms would be changed to reflect the reality of modern New Francy. Using a sugar maple leaf, long used in the former intendancy as a republican symbol, the new symbols have cut ties with the past, eschewing the fleur-de-lys considered to be a royalist symbol.

Both moves come after months of agonising debates over the status of the former Intendancy. The monarchist Ducal Party said it would appeal the decision in the Superior Law Council as being against the Organic Laws which governed the New Francy.

(note: the new symbols can be seen on the wiki page of New Francy)

[MP]


edit The Capitalist, English Edition, 18 June 2008

Asia/Pacific
Cheques on the Beach: The sale of the Tokelau Islands has won tentative approval from a League of Nations committee-- and may have opened the door for a new concept of privatised nationhood.

THE HAGUE, Batavian Kingdom-- A League of Nations committee meeting is nothing unusual in this, the world's diplomatic capital. But the Commission on Very Small States, an often-overlooked committee for extremely tiny countries, prefers to conduct its business away from the rest of the world. Its five-day meeting in the Palace of the Nations that concluded last week came in response to a new wrinkle on the normally smooth landscape of tiny countries: Englishman Andrew Morris's bold purchase of the Tokelau Islands from the island's people and its coloniser nation, the Fijian Kingdom. Since the deal was announced one month ago, it has raised questions in the hallowed halls of the Hague and in governments the world over: Can a nation be privately owned? And more broadly, how can the needs of small economies be met in today's rapidly specialising global economy?

The Commission on Very Small States debated the issue all last week. At issue was whether Tokelau would be able to support itself without some sort of dependency. Fijian rule had fettered the island, tying it to a backward system of mandated cash crops that inhibited local business initiative and killed any possibility of, for example, tourism. For nearly a year, Tokelau and Fiji had been in a political standoff that had resulted in a virtual blockade of the little atolls, leading to reported months of hardship and shortage and an aid request to the global community that embarassed Fiji. Morris promises that his privatised rule will lead to a modern infrastructure and the growth of an ecologically conscious tourist industry.

Under the unusual arrangement, Morris and his ecotourism company will assume full sovereignty from Fiji in Tokelau's four atolls and their territorial waters. In return, he will invest heavily in both Fiji and Tokelau. Under a draft constitution and treaty set still in the works, Tokelau's people will be guaranteed complete autonomy forever. This means that the Tokelauans will be governed like they always have, by village elders and island faipules chosen by community consensus, all under the benign, hands-off leadership of the scion of Tokelau's long-disenthroned chiefly line... who will, of course, be responsible to the islands' owner, Mr. Morris.

The committee reached a consensus of its own that projects a guarded open-mindedness. Geoffry Richards is a delegate from Hay-on-Wye, a little known English-speaking kingdom of a few thousand people located in the middle of Cambria. He explains, "Morris's own island, Lundy, has been affiliated with our committee for a very long time, so a number of us were prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. But at the same time, there's this sense that a person shouldn't just be able to buy up countries whenever the fancy strikes him. So as a committee we very much want to assess this situation on its own terms rather than make assumptions." Lundy is a de facto independent 850-acre island in Cambrian waters, which Morris has ruled as "Master" since the Seventies.

To that end, the delegates approved a resolution that praised Tokelau's "confident pursuit of self-determination" and acknowledging that "nations of our size have always been places of political innovation." However, the meetings were far from a five-day celebration of Morris's growing private empire. Delegates from the Pacific nations in particular gave Morris a long, steady grilling, and the committee debated adding caveats to their resolutions warning against "paternalism" and "the greed inherent in modern venture capitalism."

"It was the autonomy guarantee where many of us on the commission were the most suspicious," says Jessaulenku Appi, committee delegate from the eight-square-mile Confederate Republic of Nauru. "If the island is his personal property, who will hold Mr. Morris to his promise? I worry that the Tokelauan people have sold away their rights and liberties along with their god-given land." It is safe to assume that one of Tokelau's greatest challenges will be winning the trust and approval of its Pacific neighbors, nearly all of which hold to very traditional views on land ownership.

It is abundantly clear that Tokelau's economy will benefit from Lundian leadership, which promises to shower the islands with resources. But what about the long term? One of the Tokelauans' most serious complaints about Fiji was that local entrepreneurs had no room to explore amid the tight government regulation of the economy. In a state where everything belongs to a proprietor, the same danger may exist. Even if Morris takes a liberal attitude toward local business, the danger lurks that the people of his islands will prefer indolent reliance on the Morris fortune to working to build a robust locally driven economy.

Tokelau joins the growing club of private ventures into statehood, heretofore seen in the light dusting of private fiefs and compounds in the wilds of Australia and North America. What sets Tokelau apart is its insularity: it is the center of two thousand people's world and the birthplace of all their ancestors since time immemorial. The Tokelauan experiment will allow us to see whether privatisation is a viable solution for struggling nation-states.

The Commission's diminutive Secretariat will relocate itself to the High Chiefdom of Banaba, a location more convenient to observing the outcome of the experiment, with regular missions of observation going to check in on Morris's growing enterprise. The rest of the world will be watching as well. C

[BK]



edit Newshour, BBC World Service— 27.MAY.2008 (EXCERPT)— Tibetan junta finally admits aid workers

[BEGIN TRANSCRIPT]

PEARSON: From the BBC World Service, this is Max Pearson.

Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans still waiting for aid two weeks after the Wenchuan earthquake will receive help soon. That's according to an announcement the Neutral Aid Society made today. Tibet's ruling junta and its leader, the Ganden Tripa, have given leave to the NAS and seveal other international aid organizations to work freely in affected areas.

An estimated sixty thousand people have died from the quake on both sides of the Tibetan-Nanhan border, with thousands still missing and hundreds of thousands still waiting for essential shelter, food, and medical care. Tibet's government has barred the efforts of aid workers by insisting on total control over the relief operations.

The military government's seeming indifference toward the quake victims has re-ignited anti-Tibet sentiments around the world. In his adopted home base in Samraj, the exiled Dalai Lama has led rallies almost daily, and made increasingly hash statements against the Ganden Tripa. BBC India correspondent Abhi Desai reports.

DESAI: Rarely has the Dalai Lama made so many consecutive public appearances, but rarely has such a tragedy affected the entire

[END TRANSCRIPT] [BK]



edit The Star of Georgetown— 07.MAY.2008— Vasage in Louisianne? Bring on the mud!

There is now in the daily parlance of the Louisiannan, a new word, in his native French "vasage", which we might aptly translate as muddage, or the slinging about of mud. There is therefore hope for lagging Louisianna yet! Few estates are so key to the successful democratic government as the truly Free and Liberated Press. And few things interest a truly free and liberated press, during elections, as the naughty doings and misdeeds of those who are standing for office. Any perusal of the Louisiannan media of late will naturally bring to mind the old saw: 'They're happy as pigs in muck.' Thus, we offer our western cousins a hearty hip hip huzzah! [PB]




edit IBAP— 17 Floréal CCXVI (7 May 2008)— Landrieau denies lesbian love-affair

Allegations were made by the Républicains Libres today against Marie Landrieu, suggesting that she had been involved in a lesbian love-affair for the past 30 years with actress Atlanta Wells. Pundits have immediately seized on this, citing the frigidity of the marriage between Landrieu and her husband, Frank Snellings, their adoption of two children, and the frequent taking of separate vacations.

The Loi Naturelle responded within the hour decrying this "flagrant and underhanded 'vasage' of their candidate." It was suggested by the Loi Naturelle spokesman, Michel d'Argile, that this was merely supposition by the Républicains Libres in an attempt to shift public focus from the infidelity of M. Baldi.

Landrieu and Wells were introduced during the filming of Antoinette, as part of the film took place in New Orleans, where her father was mayor. Landrieu and Wells, stated d'Argile, became fast friends and have maintained contact since then, but there has never been any sort of interaction beyond platonic friendship.

Ms. Wells' publicist refused comment. [DH]




edit IBAP— 17 Floréal CCXVI (7 May 2008)— Louisianne: Let the Mudslinging begin!

Directed Mailings have virtually inundated the MPs of Saint-Onge, and even many of their constituents. The political parties of the Républicains Libres and the Loi Naturelle have both been sending mailings extolling the virtues of their candidates and smearing the failings of the candidates of the opposition.

While this sort of behavior is commonplace, the television and radio ads used in this campaign are a first for Louisiannans. Up until the Presidency of Jean-François Young strict controls of radio and television have prevented this "giclant de la vase," or as it has become known, "vasage" of public contenders for public office.

"Vasage", a term which roughly relates to mudslinging in English is the practice of casting doubt on a contender for office, but is more strictly controlled, and these allegations can only be made through direct mailings, television and radio by the political parties.

With the opening of the airwaves to this campaigning has created a stir among the citizens of the nation. "We don't want to hear this," said Pierre Flandin, citizen of LeCompte, to the west of Baton Rouge. "With the free press, we hear pretty much everything that the leaders do. It's not as if we expect them to be saints." When asked who he would vote for, were he in Parliament, he said, "I think they're both terrible. I don't like what the Loi Naturelle party stands for, but at the same time, I don't like the record of Monsieur Baldi. He's not called 'Le Pingre' for laughter's sake."

Other citizens were of the same feeling. When Emmelot Brock, Sous-Prefect of Loire-Neuf was approached regarding this issue, she stated flatly, "Direct mailings should be enough. It sickens me to see us resort to such poor political behavior as is found on either side of our borders."

Most politicians feel that the Loi Naturelle has largely caused this situation, with their forceful attacks against Baldi and his record. Had Landrieu's record been pushed to the fore, with her accomplishments only, the paper storm would likely not be so large.

Throw into the mix allegations of dalliances on the part of M. Baldi with a daughter of known Pegre crime boss "The Gambeaux," Sophie Gambeaux. These have been firmly denounced by Baldi, and his wife Aloïs Chavanoz has remained firmly supportive of her husband. [DH]



edit Polynesian United News Agency — 18.APR.2008 — Tokelauan government: no comment on rumored buyout

FAKA'OFO— The Provisional Council, or Tulafono, of Tokelau continued to meet behind closed doors as the work week drew to a close. None of the council members would confirm reports that their body was considering an offer by a wealthy Westerner to buy the islands as private property.

"The delegates and elders of the islands have many crucial decisions to consider," Chief Elder Ake Liang of Nukunonu told reporters before boarding a ferry to his home atoll. "But rest assured that a major change in Tokelau's status would be brought before the people."[BK]



edit BBC World News Service — 13.APR.2008 — Private Investor for Tokelau?

Sydney, Australasia — The dire straits of the Provisional Government of Tokelau has apparently drawn the attention of at least one wealthy private investor. Details have not been released, but we have learned that as of yesterday morning, "a European investor" is interested in an outright purchase of the whole territory and developing it.

Much will undoubtedly depend on Fiji's response to the investor's bait. If the offer is too low, Fiji will undoubtedly scoff; and only the Tokelavians will suffer. If the bid is accepted, Tokelau could be poised to see some invigorating investment capital come their way.

What also seems certain, is that if the bid were accepted, Fiji could also see some increase in foreign investment. [PB]


edit New Intendant's Referendum - omnipresse

(Ville-Marie, NF) With only a few days left before monday's referendum to approve the choise of a new Intendant, the "No" camp (who oppose an elected Intendant) have staged a demonstration in downtown Ville-Marie to rival the monarchist event during the last referendum.

With speaker from various monarchist groups (although noticeably not the Action Monarchiste Party), the large outdoor meeting has attracted roughly a thousand demonstrators (according to organisors) under the slogan "Don't Touch My Intendant !".

A similar meeting, although attended by a larger crowd, was held by the Yes camp a few days ago in Quebec with the slogan "A New Intendant For a New Century"



edit Polynesian United News Agency — 11.APR.2008 — Tokelauan offer: Tributary to two monarchs

SUVA — Tokelau's Envoy Extraordinary to Fiji, Pio Tuia, proposed today to the Fijian Parliament that Fiji grant his islands complete self-governing status under the O'ahuan Crown in return for regular tributary payments. The Parliament will consider the motion after recessing for the weekend. National Loyalist MP Momo na Tui Nasesevia told reporters, "Our government cannot be bought off so easily. Few MPs will approve the sale of our territory to some billionaire from Kanawiki." [BK]



Polynesian United News Agency— 11.04.2008— Tolelau begins electricity rationing

FAKA'OFO -- Tokelau's Provisional Ministry of the Economy issued a directive today turning off electricity on all four Tokelauan atolls for eighteen hours each day. The Tulafono has struggled in recent months to pay for basic services since the Kingdom of Fiji eliminated all aid to its errant dependency. [BK] edit Polynesian United News Agency — 05.APR.2008 — Tokelauan leaders court O'ahuan king

WAIKIKI, O'AHU — Representatives of Tokelau's struggling provisional government arrived at the royal residence Friday for an "informal visit" with King Kereineke that was nonetheless laden with political symbolism.

Luc Havaiki, Tokelau's hereditary chief; Kulouei Ua Briain, the islands' elected head of government under Fijian rule; and other local dignitaries greeted the king with a variety of Tokalauan handicrafts, chief among them a large collection of hand woven tapa mats and exquisite jewelry of native coral and shell-- traditional symbols of royal tribute. Kereineke welcomed the Tokelauans into his home for a private reception and meeting expected to last for the entire weekend.

Some weeks ago, Kereineke had publicly suggested to reporters that Tokelau, whose month-old provisional government is nearly bankrupt, might solve its political difficulties by naming him as its monarch. Most commentators interpret this visit as a sign of definite Tokelauan interest in the king's proposal. However, the Kanawikian government has repeatedly disavowed Kereineke's overtures, both to the press and through diplomatic channels to Fiji. Fiji's government has refused to acknowledge Tokelau's provisional assembly, and Kanawiki has shown itself eager to avoid angering the kingdom, which is an important trading partner.

Kereineke and the Tokelauans are expected to attend mass Sunday in Honolulu in the Cathedral of St. Kalanikupule. [BK]


edit Polynesian United News Agency — 26.MAR.2008 — Report:Tokelau nearly bankrupt

FAKA'OFO — Tokelau's Provisional Government is extremely short on funds a month after assuming control of the islands' adminiatration, according to a statement made before the assembly by Finance Secretary Tesa Tui of Atafu. The financial straits have been caused by Fiji's complete stoppage of funds since the government began to meet, explained Tui. Since then, Tokelau has been paying for its own services, including post and ferry service to Samoa, Fiji, and Kiripati.

Tui advised the assembly to seek foreign investment in Tokelau's as-yet nonexistent tourist sector. The right to seek out such investment was one of the key points that drove Tokelau to seek greater autonomy last year. With the Fijian parliament refusing to consider any legislation from the provisional government, the battle of wills between the island groups does not seem to be approaching any kind of quick resolution.

[BK]


edit Intendant Steps Down - omnipresse

(Quebec, NF) This afternoon, following a short press conference, His Regent Honour The Intendant Onesime Talon announced that he would step down effective immediatly.

In the press release, the now former Intendant stated that he had lost the support of the inhabitants of the Intendancy and had thus come to the conclusion that stepping down would avoid further troubles.

The former Intendant's decision came amidst week long demonstrations demanding the abolition of the Intendancy in favour of a republic.

At the time of going to press, none of the political party had released any official comments regarding this event.


edit New Francy in a standstill - Omnipresse

Today marks the third day of a general strike called by trade unions affiliated with the Coalition in power. Unhappy with the continuing filibustering tactics of the opposition, all 3 trade unions federations of the Intendancy have voted for a work stoppage. The strike has left the Intendancy completely paralized has both blue collar and white collar workers walked out en masse on wednesday. There has also been daily demonstrations in Ville-Marie, Trois-Rivieres and Quebec with thousand of people braving the cold weather and the snow to show their republican spirit with placard and banners calling for the Intendant to step down.

A few small groups of monarchists have attempted to organized counter demonstration but most have been called off due to small number of participants.


edit Omnipresse — 07.MAR.2008 — Praise for Republicans

Ville-Marie — The Estates Generals of New Francy, who are currently chaired by a majority of republicans, has released a communique praising the tiny atoll of Tokelau for choosing to become a republic.

The comunique was signed by the leader of all 3 houses of the Estates General but not, significantly, by the Intendant who, through his spokesman, has delivered a "no comments" to journalists.

By resorting to filiburstering technique, the opposition in the house of roturiers as so far managed to prevent its majority from sending the so called Republican Bill to the Chamber of Patrician for its approval.

[MP] 


edit Australasian Press Association — 07.MAR.2008 — Republic of Tokelau: Australasia remains silent

With two provinces having issued contrary statements, the Australasian Court of Coordonators has found itself unable to issue a joint statement in regard to the developements in the self-declared republic of Tokelau.

The Court of Coordonators, which is prevented by law from acting on its own, has said it was still monitoring the situation and would release a statement has soon as a consensus is formed between the provinces' governments.

One province, Aotearoa, as so far recognised tokelau's provisional government by sending to the atoll newly proclaimed Minister Resident to Tokelau, Mr Aewa Temomo. Aotearoa has also sent troops and policemen to ensure Fiji respect the new republic.

Another province, New South Cambria, has officialy rejected Tokelau's bid for independence stating that the nation could only obtain its sovereignty with the agreement of Fiji.

The other 2 provinces, Kingsland and English Australia have stated publicly that they whished to remain neutral in the conflict.

[MP] 

edit Australasian Press Association — 03.MAR.2008 — First session of Tokelauan Provisional Government produces harsh words, flag

FAKAOFO, TOKELAU — The mood on Tokelau's chief atoll remained tense Tuesday as the island's provisional council met for the first time, despite strongly worded protests from the island group's ruling nation, Fiji.

The provisional council, chosen as a temporary compromise by the islands' deadlocked Tulafono, or constitutional convention, passed its first acts for consideration by the Fijian legislature, which still has final say in the islands until Tokelau becomes fully independent. The acts dealt with essential issues such as offshore ferry service and postal delivery.

It remains to be seen how the Fijian legislature will deal with this legislation. A spokesman for Fiji's Colonial Ministry repeated the government's previous statements denouncing the Tokelauan council as "illegal" and "careless". The spokesman would not comment on the possible use of force to bring the islands into compliance. Aotearoan troops stationed on Fakaofo have refused to intervene, stating that their mandate is only to keep the peace.

The council also unfurled a new flag reflecting their wishes for Tokelau's new status as an autonomous region temporarily dependent on Fiji. A variation on Tokelau's flag as a colony of Aotearoa and Kemr in the mid-XXth century, the flag depicts a palm tree and four green stars on a yellow field, representing Tokelau's four atolls. A small flag of Fiji sits in the upper left canton.

The outside world has been slow to respond to the growing tensions in this tiny corner of the Pacific. Oceania's two smallest countries, Henua and Nauru, have issued statements supporting self-determination for the Tokelauans. More significant will be the reactions of the region's great powers, including Japan and the Australasian states.

[BK] 

edit BBC World News, Pacific Desk — 28.FEB.2008 — Tokelavians form provisional government

Faka'ofo, Tokelau— The tiny aspiring island nation of Tokelau announced earlier today that it has formed a provisional government as it prepares to break away from the Fijian Kingdom. The announcement follows months of talking in the Pacific island group among various Tokelavian factions. The Fijian government says that it will not recognize the new government or honorany of its acts, saying that any move toward greater autonomy for the islands would have to be approved by the Fijian Crown and Parliament. The Fijian High Ambassador in London has called for a meeting of Commonwealth diplomats to repudiate what he described as "a threat to the sovereign territory of a Commonwealth nation."
[BK] 

edit NAL TODAY — 03.FEB.2008 — Punxsetauni Peder Sees Shadow, Predicts More Winter

PUNXSETAUNI, PENNSYLVAANIA — The famous woodmarmot known as Punxsetauni Peder emerged from his burrow early Saturday morning and saw his shadow, which, according to local legend, means that North America will have to suffer through another six weeks of winter.
Thousands of tourists from across the SLC, as well as a few curiosity-seekers from abroad, booed and groaned as Peder's handler, Riding Council member Frank Schraeder, announced the woodmarmot's bad news. He advised the assembled throng to "have a blessed Candlemas, and keep warm-- we have plenty of local cafes right here in Punxsetauni where you can cuddle up with a warm drink and think about warmervtimes ahead... far, far ahead."
The small Pennsylvaanish community has held offical woodmarmot ceremonies on the second of February since at least 1887. Settlers brought the custom from their homeland in the Rhineland-Palatinate, where it was traditionally believed that if a hibernating creature sees its shadow on the holiday, winter will continue for another six weeks, that is, close to the Equinox in March.
What had been a quaint, purely local ceremony has become a League- wide phenomenon since Gwillam Murray's 1993 movie "The Woodmarmot". Said Schraeder during an interview over a steaming mug of thick Pensylvaanish coffee, "It's been incredible to see the way that our tradition has become such a part of American culture over the last ten years or so. Has it made people appreciate Pensylvaanish culture more? Yes, I think so." [BK]

edit Australasian Press Association — 16.JAN.2008 — Tokelauans agree to compromise following Fijian warnings

FAKAOFO, TOKELAU — After over a month without progress, delegates to Tokelau's constitutional Fono, or convention, have gathered again in a spirit of compromise. The tiny Pacific islands, currently a dependency of Fiji, had previously been unable to find common ground on the issue of loyalty to Fiji's King Thakombao V. Fiji loyalists, many of them members of the sizeable ethnic Chinese community on the atoll of Nukunonu, walked out of the convention in December, bringing the constitutional process to a halt.
Tokelauans received a strong motivation to reconvene Friday when a spokesman for Thakombao gave a statement strongly implying that if the islanders cannot create a plan for a viable government by the end of the wet season, then Fiji might go back on its promise to let Tokelau secede from Fijian Polynesia.
On the first day of the re-formed meeting, delegates seemed eager to find points that both sides could agree on, putting off dealing with the major controversies for now. Among other things, the convention has decided upon a new national motto: Fakatahi o tagata, "One people". Whether the delegates will be able to reach agreement on more crucial issues remains to be seen. [BK]

edit National News Corporation — 14.JAN.2008 — "Philly Gore's Death Drug Overdose"

NEW AMSTERDAM — The Crown Coroner's Office in Breuckelen announced premliminary findings in the death of actress-model Philadelphia "Philly" Gore. According to Dr. Quincey Madison, Gore had ingested a fatal combination of morphine and cocaine, generically known as a "Fastball." This is a potentially lethal combination under the best of conditions, with the cocaine's stimulant wearing off sooner than the morphine which slows down the heart. "Severe respiratory depression" was the result, according to Madison.
Gore, the only daughter of General Moderator Al Gore, Jr., had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in recent years and, upon questioning, the coroner admitted that alcohol was also present in her system. He also confirmed that convulsions almost certainly accompanied the overdose, which would appear to have been accidental. Madison emphasized this last, noting that the investigation was on-going.
The NAPD announced, in a parallel press release, that they are seeking several friends of Miss Gore as potential witnesses, including Andre Vaschon, grandson of reputed Pegre Duc Pierre Daille. Rumors that the two had dated have been reported in tabloids for over two years, reports both Gore and Vaschon denied (although admitting they moved in the same circles and had in fact met). Among other matters to be investigated, noted the NAPD release, is the source of the Fastball which killed Miss Gore. Cocaine is an illegal substance within Castreleon New as well as most of the NAL, while morphine generally requires a prescription.
Madison refused to answer questions about any sign of sexual activity, nor rumors that Miss Gore was pregnant at the time of her death. The NAPD press release likewise remained silent on these questions.
General Moderator Gore has reduced his appointments since the death of his daughter, with many activities instead being taken over by prominent members of the Cabinet including Foreign Secretary Ion Edwards and Minister of Justice Howard Provo. [DZ]

edit OMNIPRESSE — 13.JAN.2008 — New Francy, a republic?

During a press conference called today, the New Republican Party, the Laurentian Republican Party and the Progressive Party have announced that they would field candidates jointly as members of the Radical Solidarity Coalition (RSC).
As part of their political platform, revealed during the same conference, the RSC has pledged that, if elected, they would hold a referendum on turning New Francy into a republic within a month of taking office.
The monarchist Ducal Party was quick to respond to the planned referendum by saying that none of the Organic Laws that govern the Intendancy would allow such a refenderum making it illegitimate from a legal point of view. Asked if they would boycott such a referendum, the Ducal Party Spokesman refused to answer what he deemed a purely hypothetical question. [MP]

edit 8.JAN.2008 — Election to be called in NF

After months of ruling as a minority government, the Ducal Party of New Francy has decided to officialy request that the Intendant call up a new election.
The Ducal Party had had difficulties with the Chamber of Patricians which would receive contradictory "doleances" (bills) from the Estates-Generals sent by a combination of the Action Royaliste and the Laurentian Republican Party. The Ducal Party has blamed the lack of cooperation from these 2 parties for, quote, "making it impossible to take care of the needs of the people", end quote.
The election is to be held on the 29th of january 2008. [MP]

edit NEW AMSTERDAM POST — 7.JAN.2008 — GM's Daughter Found Dead

New Amsterdam — NAPD officials confirmed that Philadelphia "Philly" Gore – model, sometimes actress, and daughter of General Moderator Al Gore – was discovered lifeless in her Breuckelen apartment early Monday morning. Her body was found by a maid.
Gore has been a feature in the tabloid press for years, moreso since her well-publicized arrests in 2007 for driving under the influence. Rumors of drug use and dating members of the notorious Pegre (believed to control most organized crime within the Big Orange) have followed her since 2004, when she was photographed leaving the fasionable night club airship "Cloud Nine and a Half" beside Andre Vaschon, grandson of reputed mobster Pierre Daille. Gore's publicist always insisted their proximity to one another at that time was a coincidence.
Asked if Gore's death was a homicide, the NAPD spokesman said it was being investigated to the fullest extent but that much depended upon the coroner's findings.
Octagon House Press Secretary Josh Siewart told reporters that the General Moderator and his family – including Philly's twin brother Nicholas – were being kept abreast of developments. All non-essential appointments have been cancelled.

News from 2007

edit National News Corporation — 15.DEC.2007 — ROYAL ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED

ROME — Prominent members of two royal families formally announced their engagement today. Ambassador Nicolae Vlas-Florea, heir to the principality of Oltenia, is now engaged to wed Antonia Guelph, younger sister of Mantua's Queen Bianca and Italy's current Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Read More...

edit Australasian Press Association — 13.DEC.2007 — Loyalist Walkout Threatens Tokelavian Self Government

FAKAOFO — A number of local leaders loyal to the Fijian monarchy have walked out of Tokelau's constitutional convention, drawing harsh criticism from Fiji and threatening to paralyze Tokelau's creation of a constitution before it enters its second month.  Read More...

edit Australasian Press Association — 11.DEC.2007

CAMELS IN SEDNÎR
SEDNIR — With the dreadful Horse Flu entering its 4th month of ravagement, the Sednir Racing Commission has found a novel way to attract punters. Camels will be imported from the Great Corridor Territory to take part in track races.  Read More...
NEW COURT OF COORDINATORS
A new Court of Coordinators was named today by the Court of Representatives. The previous Court had been seated for the last eleven years and it was felt that the time for Court membership renewal had come in the face of succesive interest rate increases.  Read More...

edit Australasian Press Association — 19.NOV.2007 — Tokelauans Open Constitutional Convention

FAKAOFO, TOKELAU — One month after beginning its referendum to secede from Fijian Polynesia, the island chain of Tokelau opened the Fono, or meeting, that has been chosen to draft a constitution for Tokelau, as well as a treaty of free association that will represent Tokelau's desired future relationship with its former coloniser, FijiRead More...

edit Australasian Press Association — 14.NOV.2007 — Fistfight in Assembly of Fijian Polynesia after Tokelau Announces Independence

Fisticuffs broke out in the Assembly of Fijian Polynesia today between Delegate Aufai Tuia, representing the Tokelauan islands of Nukunonu and Atafu, and Delegate Mamea Va'ai, from Upolu in Samoa. Tuia had just stepped down from the dais, where he had formally announced Tokelau's decision to withdraw from the Fijian dependency, which consists of a number of island groups in the central Pacific.  Read More...

New Court of Coordonators 24/11/07 (APA)

A new court of coordonators was named today by the court of representatives. The old coordonators had been in place for the last 11 years and it was felt the membership of the court needed to be renewed in the face of succesive interest rate increases.

[MP]


edit

WUCZ FLORYDZIE — 6.NOV.2007

BAMBARYŁA TIRED OF ACCUSATIONS
MIAMI — Governor-general Jużeń Bambaryła is tired of all the false accusations directed at his person in the foreign press. "It is preposterous", he told our reporter in an interview this morning. "I've been doing this job for almost sixteen months now, and all I've been hearing is criticism, criticism, criticism. I am sick of it!"   Read More...
HIGH-RANKING BUSHIST OFFICIAL ARRESTED
LITU PALMÓR OSZCZEDZIĘTAŁÓR (West Palm Beach) — A major success was accomplished yesterday evening with the arrestation of Silverio Gonzalez-Morales, a former professor of history at the University de las Caribbeas. "This is a very important accomplishment indeed", colonel Andrzej Sasiny of the CzBAF said on a press conference this morning.   Read More...

edit CHICAGO SIGNALER — Tuesday, November 6, 2007 — Gray Sworn In, Cuomo Takes Center Chair — Inductees call for unity, compassion, and an end to 'illusions which divide us — By EVELYN MOORE, Chicago Signaler

Echoing one another's calls for unity in a challenging time, Rhode Island's the Rt. Hon. Taylor Gray was sworn in yesterday as the 14th Scottish Viceroy of the SLC, while Kemrese Viceroy the Most Hon. Matthew Mario Cuomo of Castreleon New ascended to the First Viceregal position.  Read More...

edit WRW 1 — ECHO DZEI — 2.NOV.2007

[RADIO TRANSCRIPT]
"It is 22:05, outside it is 10°R, and this is the Echo of the Day. Good evening, dear listeners. International controversy is growing over the Republic's policies in Southeast Florida, especially when it comes to the situation in the camps, built over three years ago for the victims of several subsequent furacanoes. Our government is under heavy attack from the international press after the BBC World Service published some alarming news regarding the life conditions in those camps. Earlier today, Jewan Sobociny had an interview about the matter with Paweł Bościciału, minister of colonies."
JS: "Mr. Minister, the Caribbean Desk of the BBC has released some quite alarming news about the situation in Southeast Florida, and the world press seems to be picking it up. Is our government going to issue an official response yet?"
PB: "For now, I don't believe these rumours deserve our government's attention. We honestly have better things to do."   Read More...

edit BBC World News, Caribbean Desk — 31.OCT.2007 — Some News is Good News

St. Augustine, East Florida — Early in 2007, the BBC sent several clandestine reporters into both the RTC and Irish ZOCs in war ravaged southern Florida in order to assess the current situation in those territories. News in general from the remaining occupied territories is scant at best, even from the more open Irish Zone, where the press is controlled but not suppressed the way it is in the RTC Zone. Thousands of pages of material (some written by Floridian underground journalists, most written by the BBC team) have been archived, the following of which is but a tiny sample. Of the six reporters sent into southern Florida, four have returned home; one was killed during an uprising in the Kissimee province; the other is suspected to have been imprisoned by RTC occupying forces on charges of espionage.  Read More...

edit 26.OCT.2007 — Tokelau Islands vote for independence

FAKAOFO, TOKELAU (IBAP) — The people of Tokelau have voted to sever their colonial ties with the Fijian Kingdom in a weeklong referendum jointly supervised by the Austronesian League and the Commonwealth of Nations. Once the necessary legislation is put into effect, the four tiny atolls will become a republic in free association with Fiji.  Read More...

edit 10.Oct.2007 — Glorianna XII Steps Down, Tully I Crowned

In the largest ceremony the small nation has seen since the Grand Duchess Glorianna XII married Tully Bascomb, her son, Tully Jr. was proclaimed and crowned Tully I of Grand Fenwick. The Ceremony, lasting 2 hours, was visited by the Grand Fenwickian PM Victoria Pepall, Napoleon VII, and ambassadors from Helvetia, Jervaine, FK, France, Aragon and several German states.  Read More...

edit 07.Oct.2007 — Grand Fenwick, Europe (IBAP) — Grand Duchess Abdicates

In the early morning hours of October 7th, Grand Duchess Glorianna XII, sovereign of Grand Fenwick informed members of the House of Electors (Grand Fenwick's Parliament) that she is abdicating, citing recent health problems. The news shocked the small nation, which has never had a monarch abdicate before.  Read More...

edit NEW AMSTERDAM POST — 27.SEP.2007 — Glamour, Controversy Surround New Tejan King

Santa Fe, Tejas — Juan Carlos Fürsten zu Solms-Braunfels officially assumed the restored throne of Tejas today, in an understated ceremony attended by dozens of the rich, the famous and the powerful as well as thousands and thousands of Tejans. Such prominent guests as King Pedr V of Kemr, King Nga'ara III of Easter Island, and Malcolm Urquart, the consort of Queen Diana I of England and Scotland would insure maximum security procedures, even without the sporadic protests by different groups as close to Santa Fe's Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi as they could manage. Lithuanians, Republicans, Felipese and followers of Native religious practices all turned out to protest the coronation. Some were agitating for independence, others to protest the overt part the Roman Catholic Church was taking in the ceremony while several groups were protesting the restoration of the Monarchy itself. Behind the scenes, it is common knowledge that many high-ranking military officers and government officials strongly disapprove of the legalization of the Ecotopic Party, a move strongly supported by the King. By noon dozens of arrests had been made, but most were expected to be released by this time tomorrow.  Read More...

edit BBC World News, Caribbean Desk — 19.SEP.2007

Bahia de la Palma, Florida — A reported sighting of a sub was made last night a short distance from the coast, making contact with a fishing vessel. Local fishing vessel skippers deny all knowledge of the alleged encounter, in stead blaming the sighting on RTC manoeuvers in the water. "We can't even fish in peace for all the navy activity around here," said Marcos Zuniga.  Read More...

edit THE NEW AMSTERDAM POST — 07.SEP.2007 — New Banner for Tejas

San Antonio — As a prelude to his coronation, young King Juan Carlos of Tejas unveiled a new royal banner for his dynasty, the house of Fürsten zu Solms-Braunfels. The twenty-four-year-old monarch, currently viewed as one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, said in a statement that the new banner is intended to echo both his family's ancient history and its ties to Tejas.  Read More...

edit 21.Aug.2007 — Grand Fenwick, Europe (IBAP) — Mourning in the World's Smallest State

At 2:34 pm, Grand Duchess Glorianna XII, Grand Duchess of the small nation of Grand Fenwick was rushed to the sole hospital in Grand Fenwick. The official report says that while on a leisurely horse-ride through Fenwick Forest and somehow fell from her horse. Nearby citizens immidately picked her up and took her to the Grand Duchy's hospital.  Read More...

edit BBC World News, Caribbean Desk — 07.JULY.2007

Kissimee, RTC ZOC, Florida — Several months of intense fighting between RTC forces and Floridian guerrillas led to a major victory for the rag-tag Floridian fighters. On the sixth of June, they managed to oust occupation forces from the local constabulary and raised the old F-C flag over the ruined post office. One week ago, RTC reinforcements engaged the guerrillas and destroyed the rebel garrison.  Read More...

edit NEW AMSTERDAM TIMES — 6.JULY.2007 — Philly Gore Behind Bars!

New Amsterdam — Model and sometimes actress Philadelphia Gore, daughter of the General Moderator, was arrested near midnight last night for driving under the influence of alcohol. While this would normally be a fairly routine matter, Miss Gore was already under probation for a similar offense last September. As part of the plea bargain with the Crown Prosecutors Office, her driving license was suspended for eighteen months beginning in November, 2006.  Read More...

edit NAL TODAY — 20.JUN.2007 — CONDOLENCES FLOOD TEJAN POST

San Antonio — The Tejan postal service (Correo Real de Tejas) has been inundated by post related to the death of Queen Maria Gabrielle. Letters and cards from as far away as Australasia and Antarctica, many addressed to the crown prince, have expressed sympathy with the Tejan people and have praised the queen for her steadfast efforts at restoring Tejan infrastructure to normal function and easing the transition of Tejanoes to democratic forms of governance. Of course, condolences have been arriving from world governments and international organisations since Saturday.  Read More...

edit NAL TODAY — 16.JUN.2007 — TEJAN NATION IN MOURNING AT PASSING OF BELOVED QUEEN

San Antonio — The Tejan government confirmed today that Maria Gabrielle, Queen of that nation since the Restoration in 2003, died Thursday night of complications due to pneumonia. She was ninety-nine years old. Her great-grandson Juan Carlos Louis Felippe Fürsten zu Solms-Braunfels (1983- ) is expected to assume the throne, as per her will which was confirmed by the Tejan Congress last July, bypassing her grandsons Don Hans Georg (1957- ) and Don Infante Jorge Emanuel (1961- ) in favor of the vastly popular Juan Carlos.  Read More...

edit 25.MAY.2007

KINGSTON, JAMAICA -- The row last March over alleged civil rights violations in Cuba stemming all the way back to Cubas Florida-Caribbea days, reported by the IBAP on 26 March, has been resolved by the League of Nations Human Rights Council in favour of the Republic of Cuba.   Read More...



edit 12.MAY.2007

Yes, it's that time of the year, when we vote for the Irish, the Saesons vote for us, Germany and Scandinavia vote for each other and nobody votes for Bulgaria. Nevertheless, it's the time that Britain realises that   Read More...



edit 27.MAR.2007

Milano, Italy (Florence Observer) — At noon today, Queen Luisa II [of Italy]'s government announced to the press that it intended to hold a summit in Milano to discuss the idea of joining the Euro-consortium's space program. Italian envoys have been in contact with the Euro-consortium, which seems willing to at least consider the move. Luisa II has been pushing Italy towards joining such a program since the Holy Roman Empire's successful satellite launch in 2002, but this has been a major breakthrough for her government.
Delegates from each of Italy's member states will meet in Milano over the coming few weeks to discuss the idea, and the Queen's government has optomistically stated that they expect a decision to be made by the first week of April.
The Senate this afternoon approved the move by a good margin. This further show of support will probably speed up the summit's decision.
As the national summit occurs in Milano, the Italian government is sending officials to meet with the Euro-consortium to discuss this bid as a probability, not just a possibility. Minister of Science and Technology Emanuele dei Angeli stated that Italy should be optomistic, and that while the Euro-consortium had seemed divided, he believed that this offer would ultimately be accepted.  Read More...

edit 26.MAR.2007

New Amsterdam, Castreleon New — Cuba and the Scandinavian Realm have become embroiled in a diplomatic row as the Scandinavians call into questions Cuba's human rights record. Ambassador Karl Bildt has questioned Cuba's human rights suggesting that as a "daughter-state" of Florida-Caribbea that some form of redress is owed them for the nuclear attack on Charlotte-Amalie in the Cruzans.  Read More...

edit 22.MAR.2007

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (IBAP) — A hundred residents of a Russian village have flatly refused to comply with the newly declared passport laws of Russia. Unlike other groups, this is not done in defiance of the current regime, but rather the belief that the documents' bar codes are filled with satanic symbols, the state news network reported.
"We believe these new passports are sinful," Valentina Yepifanova, an elderly resident of the village Bogolyubovo, said as she clutched an old, tattered passport she said she wanted to keep. "Our patron saint, Sankt-Porfiri warned us of the evils that would come...this is one of them, and I will not allow the devil into my home. They have these bar codes and people say they contain three sixes. We are against that."
Some residents of Bogolyubovo, which means "God-loving" in Russian, have also stopped collecting their pensions at the local post office because the payment slips also have bar codes that might contain the mark of the devil. Bogolyubovo became a focus of interest during the reign of former premier Porfiri Bogolyubov, and has since been a site for pilgrimages, as it is rumored that his bones are buried within the city limits.  Read More...

News from 2006

edit America del Sur, 2006 12 21 —Tensions increase in the southern part of continent

After accusing the government of Nea Illenicia for harbouring leftist terrorists as well as several key leadres of Free Riu movements and issuing an ultimatum to permit Argentian investigation of the issue (with which the government of Nea Illenicia did not comply), Riu de l'Argent went to arms for the first time after the Esperanza Rios took power. This morning several airships of Riu de l'Argent crossed into the airspace of Nea Illencia and bombed several targets, including the border city of Nea Constantinople (where the house of a notable Argentian leftist poet Diego Navarro who has fled his homeland in 2003 was targetted; D. Navarro himself, however, was not harmed, but his wife was injured). The Nea Illenician sources reports about twenty casualties, most of which are civilian. Riu de l'Argent however claims a destruction of an important terrorist camp. No mobilization was enacted yet in any of the countries, but the presence of troops is increasing at both sides of the border. The actions of Riu de l'Argent were immidietly condemned by Araucania and Patagonia and Venezola.
The conflict between the two nations is longstanding and it deepened after Esperanza Rios was proclaimed dictator of Riu de l'Argent. The leftist insurgents launched a guerilla warfare against Rios's government which was especially rampant close to the borders of Nea Illenicia. Nea Illenicia refused to comply with Argentian requests of permitting their military investigators claiming that this would breach their sovereignity (as well as with the requests to give up certain people accused for treason in Riu de l'Argent), which ended up in Riu de l'Argent ceasing diplomatic relations between the two states in the early 2006.

edit IBAP — 27.11.2006 — Conch Republicans Thinks of Battlegames

Because of the current Battlegames going on in North America, some Floridian areas are starting up amatuer Battlegame leagues. This is most apparent in the Conch Republic.
The area has had only a small Battlegame following until after the Florida War. Since, the area has seen a steady, but definite, rise in Battlegame popularity. As of now there are two "major" teams in the CR; the "Libertad", and the "Conchesa", both based in the capital, Cayo Ôso.
After talking to a few members and the team leaders, it was learned that the teams are based on two of the three major parties, the (in English) Freedom and Liberal parties. The Freedom party men are in team "Libertad," and the Liberals in "Conchesa". That day, we saw a close match of three-to-two, in favor of "Libertad."
IBAP then learned that the many in Cayo Ôso hope to see a team from Florida in the near future taking part in the continental Battlegames.[SP]

edit World Battlegame Monitor, 2nd part of November, 2006 — "They were not defeated" (the first article in the magazine)

After a spectacular performance in the finals on November 19th NAL became the 11th battlegame champions of North America. This is the fifth time the NAL team gains this title, but the previous such time was 15 years ago. After a great performance in the matches of group I NAL easily defeated Alta California in semifinals (8:2) and advanced to the final match against Mejico (which had not-so-unexpectedly defeated Louisianne in semifinals - the final result there was 5:4 after two overtimes). The American fans started to celebrate in advance after the Louisiannians fell out of competition. Indeed, Mejican team was unable to pose a major threat to the NAL hegemony and the final match ended with 6:3 victory for NAL.
After the final match celebrations started in Chicago and in other American cities. "If we will continue play like this, I am sure will become world champions once more" - claimed a fan from New Amsterdam. The leader of the NAL team Benjamin Buttler did not hide his joy either - "We deserved this victory for sure. The great times of American battlegame are back".
The players and fans of Alta California were also happy, even though they have lost the match for the third place to Louisianne at 3:4. As the Californian coach Emanuel Guerrero said after this match, "Although of course it is the more the better, we have fulfilled our goal to win the right to participate in the World Championship. Furthermore we lost to the powerful Louisiannians only by one point. I have my faith in this team and I believe we could even get into the playoffs in the World Championship".
Different thoughs were in the mind of Louisiannian coach Napoleon de Navarre most likely. 3rd place is not something the people of Lousianne expected, especially as the team was North American champions the previous cycle. There are already rumours N. de Navarre will announce his resignation in December, after the battles of his team will be evaluated by the Lousiannian Battlegame Association.
"We have won the second place, but I am not happy with our performance" - claimed Vicente Madrazo, a notable attacking player of Mejico - "We should have been more active on the offense. Now we have achieved no decisive victories and even a draw with Saint-Domingo. Many fans probably cheer about the victory over Louisianne but let's face it - the Lousiannian team was not even the shadow of their team in the previous championship. We will definitely need to change the style of our battling in order to achieve something in the World Championship". The survey by a popular Mejican newspaper shown however that 59% of Mejicans are "very happy" or "happy" with the performance of their Battlegame team.
In the next pages of the magazine - further information about each match of the playoffs, exclusive interviews with the coaches and key players of all the four playoff teams.

edit World Battlegame Monitor, 1st part of November, 2006 - "Great American battles" (the first article in the magazine)

The start of this November saw the start and the end of the first round of the most important battlegame event in North America (save for cycles when the World Championship is held on the continent).
Those 11 days saw both joy and tears and this issue of WBM will be devoted to this. There is an article for each of the teams and interviews with their coaches or key players.
While NAL, led by Benjamin Buttler, confirmed its power by taking +5 points, New Francy's coach already applied for resignation after his team finished with the lowest possible score of -6. New Francy is not one of the battlegame powerhouses but however people at Quebec probably expected a better performance (no one probably would have expected a crushing 0:11 defeat to NAL). The team which performance made most of its fans worry is probably Louisianne. After loosing to NAL and barely able to secure a decisive victory against New Francy, until the very last round of match against Tejas Lousiannais were not sure werether their team would qualify to the playoffs and to the World Championships. Should the Tejan team won that round, they would have won the game and would have surpassed Louisianne. Tejas, on the other hand, certainly showed its ability to fight.
In the group IJ the situation was much more intense. Mejico was not surprising but stable and even after the draw with Saint-Domingo it managed to take the first place in the group. Saint-Domingo's hopes were quickly shattered after their first battle - first a landslide defeat to Central American Community and then a decissive loss to Alta California sealed the teams predicted fate as the worst performed team in the group. Riots took place in Hispaniola after their final game. Alta California managed to enter the playoffs instead of the Central American Community which perhaps was predicted, but many fans in Central America believed that their team could enter World Championships.
The results of all games played so far (excluding first quarterfinals that were played after this magazine was prepared for press) and the final standings in groups:
The shade diagram of group I final standings
The shade diagram of group IJ final standings
Group I
Group IJ
The playoffs:

edit Courrier de Hispanola, 2006 11 05 - Our heroes (translation)

After a heavy battle yesterday the Saint-Domingo battlegame team proved to the many sceptics who dwells outside our homeland that it was not a coincidence that it managed to qualify for the 11th North American Battlegame championship instead of a well known Montrei team, which was the 7th North American champions.
Our team secured a hard earned draw (3:3) against the strongly favoured Mexico, this way loosing no points and taking a strong position before battling weaker teams of Central American Community and Alta California. Our team has proved that, despite of the war our nation have been in recently, our sports are not ruined and that it is clearly not true that "All the good battlegame players of Saint-Domingo perished in the war", as the infamous Mejican newspaper "El Mejicano" claimed yesterday.
As Jean Arroyo, who played the leading part in achieving two of the three successful goals of our team and prevented the Mejicans from achiving a succesful goal in the last round by moving the flag out of the command room, has said, "This is indeed a great day for our great country".
The next match will be Tejas vs. New Francy tomorrow (Group I) but the most interesting match for us will be that between Alta California and Central American Community - our future opponents - after two days. The next battle of our team will take place in November 10th against the Central American Community.

edit Midwestern News, 2006 11 04 - They have been avenged

In the opening match of the 11th North American Battlegame Championship in the Cherokee Stadium of Chicago yesterday the NAL team managed to take a landslide victory 6:4 against the Louisianne team which have deprived NAL team of the North American champions title 5 years ago in the 10th Championship.
The battle was as tough as most NAL-Lousiannian battles are, despite of the beliefs held by some experts that the current NAL team is one of the strongest in history, while Lousianne is not battling as it used to.
Lousianne was the team that scored first after a succesful goal in the 2nd round, but the joy of Louisiannian fans was short-lived as NAL was quick to equalise and take the lead. In the 8th round Lousianne equalised again (2:2), but this was the last time the result was equal, as NAL quickly reached two succesful goals in the 11th and 13th rounds (4:2). Louisianne attempted to change the situation and answered by a succesful goal in 14th round (4:3), but team NAL was not prepared to give up and established the two points difference once again (5:3) in the 17th round. In the 18th round the team of Louisianne reached a succesful goal (5:4) and therefore made a decisive loss very unlikely; it succesfully defended in the 19th round but the last Lousianne's hopes for draw were bashed as the 20th round ended in liquidation for the team Louisianne.
This result means that NAL gets a hard earned point and now has +1 points, while Lousianne point count is decreased to -1. Matches against Tejas and New Francy remains for the borth teams in Group I and in these matches even two landslide victories would not appease NAL or Lousianne fans - they definitely hope for at least one decisive victory. One of the leaders of NAL team, Benjamin Buttler, claimed that even two decisive victories are possible. However, he as well did say that the way NAL played today is far from what he expected, but he believes this is related to all the hype about the NAL-Louisianne battles.
Today the Mejican team will attempt to hold the surprise qualifiers Saint-Domingo team at bay in the first battle in Group IJ.

edit NAL Today, 2006 11 03

The 11th North American Battlegame Championship is about to start today in Chicago, NAL. Throughout this week high numbers of fans have been flocking to Chicago by air, roads and rail from all over American continent to see this event, which will last for more than two weeks.
The first match that will hit the ground of the Cherokee Battlegame Stadium will be what will be a continuation of the final match of the North American chanpionship five years ago - NAL versus Louisianne. Lousiannians trumphed in the previous championship, but now the NAL team, led by Benjamin Buttler, who was titled "The best Battlegame player of the year" for two years in a row, will surely attempt to regain the lost honour.
While NAL and Louisianne will most likely be the main competitors for the title, other teams has what to fight for as well - the four best teams will win the right to take part in the 11th World Battlegame Championship in 2008.
"We came here to fight, not to surrender" - these words of Jose Ignacio Bel Arte, the coach of Central American Community team, probably describe well enough what the players, coaches and fans of all the eight participating teams feel now. "It is great just to be here, to feel this Battlegame atmosphere here in Chicago" - claimed one interviewed fan from Paįlankys, Tejas - "And I know that most people does not believe in us and they say that the Tejan team will be able to do nothing to secure one of the first two places in this very strong group so that we could advance to the playoffs and the world championship. But I say let's wait and watch, I believe our guys are able to beat NAL or Louisianne if the God will help us and of course New Francy and that might be enough".
One match a day will be played in the campionship, according to this schedule:

edit August 24, 2006 (6 Fructidor CCXIV) — First-Family's Festive Flight

Paris-sur-Mizouri, LOUISIANNE — Boarding l’Aigle, Jean-François Young and his family flew from the Paris-sur-Mizouri Aerodrome en route to the Wedding festivities of Antoine II Bourbon-Le Moyne and Princess Aquico of Micasa. This is the first time since the Revolution that a First-President has shown support to any member of the Royal Family.



edit August 23, 2006 (6 Fructidor CCXIV) — Arrests Foiled, Arrests Made! (La Suite / Followup)

Rontalon, Alpes-Argentés, LOUISIANNE — After intensive questioning the group that was responsible for the bombing in Rontalon and attempted bombing in Grignors have proven them to be aspiring terrorists and nothing more. Searches of their homes have yielded no plans, no weapons aside what was to be used in the bombings of Grignors and Rontalon, and it is apparent at this time that there were no plans afoot to attack any but local officials.



edit 5 Fructidor CCXIV (August 23, 2006) — Popularity Contest? (LA)

Paris-sur-Mizouri, LOUISIANNE — Next year's election for First-President looks to be a popularity contest in a poll released yesterday by the BonHomme Sondage group, the Louisiannan division of the Gallup Group.
President Jean-François Young is currently viewed as the most loved First-President of Louisianne, and according to poll results enjoys an approval rating of 95% +/- 2%.



edit 21 Aug 2006 (3 Fructidor, CCXIV) — Ambassador Bunny Reports on the RTC

Paris-sur-Mizouri Post, Paris-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne — Ambassador to the RTC Bunny has presented his brief to the First-President and the council on current affairs, on the apparent disregard of Aldendorf for the Ambassador and Louisianne, and for the very vocal minority represented by the Iniciaciwa Czywila.

edit WITA WARSINIE, 19 VIII 2006 — Little hope for cooperation after September elections, by our political correspondent, Piotr Szemica

With the elections for the Sejm only fifteen days ahead, Veneda is witnessing a campaign of unprecedented vileness. Indeed, much is at stake for both government and opposition. If the political right will succeed in repeating the success it had in the elections for the Sejm of the Republic in September last year, that will work out favourably for the Aldendorf government.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 15.August.2006 -- Ireland outraged

Dubhlinn, Ireland -- Pádraig Parthalán Ó hEachthairn, Premier of Ireland, is angered by Chancellor Aldendorf's (RTC) claims that the Irish Ocupation Zone is falling apart. "The Irish military is not stagnating, and we are not making excuses," Ó hEachthairn said. "We are trying to find a way to make South Florida a nation that can be safe. We believe the only way to do this is with germanization of the area." He went on to say that the issuances of autonmy were not "forced upon" Ireland, but made in a joint effort. "They are autonomous, but we still oversee things." [SP]

edit WUCZ FLORYDZIE — 10.08.2006 — Irish Zone falling apart

MIAMI — Ireland is losing it. After they successfully incorporated Monsterrat two years ago, it has had a very hard time ruling over its Zone of Control. Earlier this year, it became completely clear that Ireland simply lacks the will and the manpower to keep it under its control any longer. And so, one region after another is drifting away.   Read More...

edit WRW1 — Mąd par kodręcie minutar — 9.08.2006

[RADIO TRANSCRIPT]
WF: "Good afternoon, dear listeners! This is Waldemar Fiorarz. [...] And, dear listeners, I am equally happy to tell you that our first guest in our new setup will be professor Onute Staniszkiene, director of the Institute for International Relations of the WiLASz. Welcome, professor, it has been a while, hasn't it?"
OS: "Indeed, Mr. Fiorarz, it has. And thank you very much. It's always a pleasure being in your show."
WF: "The pleasure is all mine, of course. Anyway, professor, you were one of those who signed the famous Letter of the Fourty-Nine, calling for the immediate withdrawal of our people from Southeast Florida. But as I remember, two years ago you actually defended Katarzyna Prowana and our occupation of the Zona. Why this change of mind?"   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 8.08.2006 — "We can't save the world with banquets and dinner parties"

WARSINA — The interim chairman of the Inicjaciwa Czywiła, Dr. Żowan Sasomętany, has addressed the Sejm yesterday. He was invited to do so by the bloc of parties who are in favour of the withdrawal of the Republic from Southeast Florida. In a concise speech, which lasted fifteen minutes, Sasomętany warned the MPs for the consequences of a continuous occupation of the Zona, and offered them several alternatives for leaving the region.   Read More...

edit WIORTAĆ POPŁU — 5.08.2006 — Editorial

"TROCÓRZ!!!", the Wucz Florydzie shouted this morning in huge black headers about the arrest of Monika Łewynśka, one of the more prominent officials in the administration of the Zona, and then continued with a fairly detailed description of what happened last night. Some believe she is an Irish spy, other see her arrest as the next step in an anti-Prowana purge, others again suspect a coordinated attack against the Ukrainian minority.   Read More...

edit RZEJPYBIEŁKA — 5.08.2006 — Short news

WARSINA — Chancellor Aldendorf has cancelled an official state visit to the North American League, which was scheduled for August 9-12.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 5.08.2006 — Monika Łewynśka arrested

MIAMI — Monika Łewynśka, who used to be in charge of the Housing Committee of the Republic's Zone of Occupation, has been taken into custody. In a raid that took place between 4 and 5 in the morning, she and her family were arrested by the Gwardza Rzejpybiełkana, an elite corps formed shortly after the Republic took over the occupation of Southeast Florida from Scandinavia, with the purpose of restoring and maintaining order in the Zona.   Read More...

edit WUCZ FLORYDZIE — 04.08.2006 — Municipal elections in November

MIAMI — On Sunday, November 5, municipal elections will take place in Southeast Florida. It promises to become a historic day, as it will be the first time citizens of the Zona can choose their own representatives into their local bodies in completely free and democratic elections. "This is one giant leap ahead in the direction of Floridian self-government", governor-general Bambaryła said after he made the formal announcement.   Read More...

edit VANITY FAIRE — July 31, 2006 — The Bridal Shower of the Century

Bright lights, red carpet, and hundreds of beautiful women. It sounds more like a movie screening, but this was the gala bridal shower of Princess Aquico of Micasa. The guest list read like a who's who, with famous persons coming from around the world.



edit WITA WARSINIE — 29.07.2006 — Open letter against "Occupation of Florida"

ŁÓDŹ — A group of 49 prominent scientists and artists from the RTC have written an open letter to chancellor Aldendorf, in which they protest against what they call the "unlawful occupation of Southeast Florida". They call for an "immediate withdrawal of all our armed forces from the region". The signees of the letter have formed a pressure group under the name Inicjaciwa Czywila Kętra Okupaceń Florydzie.   Read More...

edit 9 Thermidor CCXIV (July 28, 2006) — Labor Leader Arrested

Shrèveport, Saint-Onge, Louisianne — The private residence of Jacques Chevalier was raided today by Louisiannan Gendarmes. While many of the staff were arrested, M. Chevalier was no where to be found. After extensive searching a secret passage was discovered, leading to an underground car-park filled with M. Chevalier’s fleet of cars.



edit July 28, 2006 — The Oregonian reaction

Oregon doesn't like that there's a war on the border, and has of course closed up any FLDS associated groups in Oregon, opened refugee camps, sent troops to the border (in case of spillover of the fighting).



edit IBAP — July 27, 2006 — Ouaren Gough speaks out

Ouaren Gough has announced through a recording that was delivered to an Oregonian news office near the Serpentine River that "this war will be unending. God is with us and we will fight to the end." He went on to further say, "Hostility toward Alta California is a religious duty, and we hope to be rewarded for it by God ... I am confident that faithful Saints throughout Deseret will be able to end the legend of the Alta-Californio rule."



edit IBAP — July 26, 2006 — Tejas Unrest

SANTA FE — Santa Fe's downtown district was flooded with a small group of protesters who have come out against the proposed merger of Credit Louisiannaise and the Banco Nacional de Tejas. Most are locals who are against the idea of any attachment to Louisianne, however some are ex-officials at the bank, laid-off as the merger has proceeded toward the close date later this year.  Read More...

edit IBAP — July 24, 2006

A major air strike against the FLDS stronghold of Riu Verde has destroyed the FLDS temple and church headquarters, as well as stockpiles of weapons, some of which is reported to have been chemical in nature.  Read More...

edit IBAP — July 23, 2006 — Louisiannan Support to Alta California part 3

While the Ministry members celebrated their "Pioneer Day", celebrating the arrival of their ancestors from Louisianna, President Jean-François Young and Arnoldo Schwarzenegger met in Tremble, Alpes-Argentés today to discuss the scope of the insurgence led by Ouaren Gough.  Read More...

edit 20.JUL.2006 — Times of New Aamsterdam — Editorial in resonse to Wita Warsinie article dated 19.JUL.2006

By Damon Ratcliffe, guest commentator, Lyons-sur-Mizouri "Etoile" — Governments in the west, watch out. The times of colonialism are, evidently, far from over. In today's Warsine Life (Wita Warsinie), a story announced that a Governor-General has been appointed for the RTC Occupied Zone of South Florida. Venedic West Africa is ruled by a Governor-General. Are we to have a Venedic South-Florida?  Read More...

edit WRW — "Mszatka" — 19.07.2006, 23:00

Chancellor Aldendorf is furious about an editorial written in the New Amsterdam Times today.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 19.07.2006 — Florida's new boss

WARSINA (WASP) - Retired army general Jużeń Bambaryła is the new head of the Civic Administration of the Republic's occupation zone in Southeast Florida, chancellor Aldendorf has informed the press. Bambaryła succeeds Katarzyna Prowana, who was unexpectedly dismissed by the government last week.   Read More...

edit 17.JUL.2006 — VANITY FAIRE

BOSTON, Massachussets — A gala event will unfold one week from tonight in the grand ballrom of the five-star Hotel Marlowe. Princess Aquico of Micasa, cousin of the reigning Emperor of Japan will host an exclusive Bridal Shower event, inviting the heads of royal families, dignitaries and some of her select friends.  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 14.07.2006 — Prowana dismissed!

WARSINA (WASP) - Effective immediately, chancellor Aldendorf has dismissed Katarzyna Prowana from all her capacities as head of the Civic Administration of the Republic's occupation zone in Southeast Florida.   Read More...

edit '"NAL Today", 2006 07 13'

Today the International Battlegame Association declared that the 11th North American Battlegame Championship which will happen this autumn will take place in Chicago, NAL. This city was chosen to host the championship over its main competitors Paris-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne and San Francisco, Montrei.

This news started celebrations in Chicago. The American battlegame fans still remember that the previous time when the North American championship was hosted in NAL (in the year 1991) the national team of the League won the title. The battlegame experts however are not very keen on promising NAL an easy victory this time. The American bookmakers value the chances of NAL to become the North American battlegame champions for the sixth time at 1:4.

Many American fans are more optimistic however. "The time has came for us, we are strong as never and we are going to beat those francophones" - these and similar sentences were repeated by many interviewed people at the bars of Chicago.

NAL team will be in a single group with Louisianne which raised concerns among the IBA leadership that the riots that happened in 1991 might be repeated. The leader of the Chicago police however ensured that all the necessary measures will be taken to protect the fans - both local ones and foreigners. The proffessional plan of keeping the stadia and the city secure was reportedly one of the main reasons why IBA chose Chicago to host the championship.

The 8 teams that have qualified to take part in the championship will be divided into two groups as follows:

Group I:

Group IJ:

The best four teams will advance to the seminifinals and will receive the right to participate in the 11th World Battlegame Championship which will be held in 2008 at a place to be determined later.[AŽ]  Read More...


edit BOSTON EXPOSITOR — July 12, 2006 — SNORING FRANKIE? Pt. 2

ERRATA — The original story about Frankie Young and Antoine II Bourbon-Le Moyne made it appear that Antoine II was on a date without his fiancée, Princess Aquico of Micasa. This was not the case and the princess was in attendance at the club.  Read More...

edit 11 July 2006 — Louisiannan Support to Alta California

SAN DIEGO, Alta California — After a closed meeting with President Young of Louisianne this morning, President Schwarzenegger announced today the decision to

accept the offer of aid from Louisianne to fight the fanatical FLDS terrorists in the Lago Grande territory.  Read More...


edit 11 July 2006 — Diplomatic incident about Floridian flag

A diplomatic incident was nipped in the bud today after Kemrese Toisag

(Prime Minister) Gion Boibont quipped with naval personnel that 'they should be glad to salute a proper flag as the new South Floridan flag made his eyes water.' Officials from the Kemrese Foreign Ministry were swift to apologise to leaders of expat Floridan community and to re-assure them that the Toisag's off-the-cuff comments did not reflect the government's continuing support for the restoration of democratic government in the Floridan peninsula.  Read More...


edit BOSTON EXPOSITOR — July 10, 2006 — SNORING FRANKIE?

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS — Onlookers were shocked as a troop of SNORist soldiers marched from their limousine into Costume Night at Plush, one of the hottest clubs in Boston. Among the crowd? Antoine II Bourbon-Le Moyne and his, some would say, lap-dog, Frankie Young, son of Louisiannan First-President Jean-François YoungRead More...

edit 10.JUL.2006

Ciudad Galilea, ALTA CALIFORNIA — Today, much of Salt City lays in burning ruins. On July 9th, militants of the FLDS descended upon the city, setting it ablaze, and abducting the women and young girls. Anyone who stood in the way of the terrorists were brutally murdered or mutilated. They also attacked religious structures, including the Iglesia de San Lázaro, Convento de San Fermín, and the Capilla de San Pedro de Galilea, the original Catholic church in Salt City. Several monks were found murdered, others were found missing eyelids and lips. The nuns at the Convento de San Fermín were taken.  Read More...

edit 10.JUL.2006 (20 Messidor, CCXIV)

Paris-sur-Mizouri, LOUISIANNE — President Jean-François Young announced today the support of Louisianne's recently acquired Spretu fighters and zeppelins, should Alta California choose to accept them. There has been no response for Alta California as yet. Analysts and pundits alike have commented on the change in the relationship between Louisianne and Alta California.  Read More...

edit World News Service — 10.JULY.2006 — New Flag Unfurled

Tampa, Irish Peacekeeping Zone, South Florida — The new proposed flag of South Florida was revealed today, to mixed review. Sharing colors with Florida-Caribbea, (red, white and blue) but styled on the flag of Castile and Leon, the flag has served as a unifying force for some, for others, only contention.  Read More...

edit World News Service — 09.JULY.2006 — Salt City in Flames!

Great Basin Territory (Deseret), ALTA CALIFORNIA — Salt City is in flames. In a concerted attack of the Ouaren Gough and his band of militant "apostles" and disciples, the FLDS militia swept down on the settlement of Salt City near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, killing men and women, destroying homes, farms, and focused on religious structures, including The Bowery of the New and Living Ministry of Jesus Christ of Modern Saints.  Read More...

edit June 18, 2006 — Kemrese Election

The initial results of the election in Kemr are now at hand.
The House of Commons in the Kemrese Senate representing 140 seats in the non-autonomous provinces.

The results at the end of Election day were:

Liberal 51 seats (an increase of two)
Conservative 31 seats (a decrease of ten)
Labour 27 seats (an increase of five)
National 9 seats (a decrease of two)
Freedom 7 seats (a decrease of two)
Communist 3 seats (a decrease of two)
Ecotopic 3 seats (a decrease of one)
still contested 5 seats.

The Liberal-Labour coalition government now holds half the seats in the Commons while the opposition. Conservative Party leader Dic Dewidd looks to be in a tenuous and unenviable position. He will have to seek the confidence of his remaining senators. On the far left the outbreak of rivalry between the Communist and Ecotopic Parties for the same votes has cost them the opportunity to strengthen their position in the Senate.[AS]

edit La Voz de Florida — 12.JUNE.2006 — First Tropical Storm of the Season Crosses Florida

SANTO MARCO (IRL ZOC) — As Tropical Storm No. 1 passes over southern Florida the day, residents of the Caribbean Coast prepare for the onslaught.  Read More...

edit BBC World News Service — Sunday 11 June 2006 — Cricket World Cup Continues

NEW AMSTERDAM — Yesterday's opening match between the NAL and Grand Fenwick was not, as many pandits fervently quipped, a repeat of famous fifties movie Lion in Summer, where the diminutive nation takes on the NAL.  Read More...

edit La Voz de Florida — 10.JUNE.2006 — Southern Florida Recovering Nicely

SANTO MARCO (IRL ZOC) — As the 2006 tropical storm season is now under way, Occupied Floridians are taking heart and taking charge. "Here in southwestern Florida, things are not so bad. Storms come and go, and so do invaders."  Read More...

edit BBC World News Service — Friday 9 June 2006 — Cricket world cup gets underway in New Amsterdam

NEW AMSTERDAM — In the NAL, the hosts of this year's cricket world cup, sits the breezy city of New Amsterdam. The weather is sweatily warm, and today is unusually pleasant. World Cup fever is quickly spreading in anticipation of the opening match between Grand Fenwick and the NAL, both of which are avid cricket-playing nations.  Read More...

edit OBC News transcript — 24.MAY.2006 — Viridian City bombing responsibility claimed

This is OBC news, I'm Quentin Farier. A lone American SNORist called Moesul Thomlinson has claimed responsibility for the 5/5 Viridian City bombings in Viridian city in a letter sent to police in Salem and Vancouver, we can reveal.  Read More...

edit BBC NEWS SERVICE — 24.MAY.2006 — New Minority Language Channel Offered

LONDON — The BBC has announced its decision to launch a new channel, "BBC 3", to complement its existing channels. The channel will have much local variation for different groups of people in its space. It will use local dialects and minority languages, such as Dumnonian in Dumnonia and Cambrian in the minority of Strathclyde, Scots-Gaelic in the Scottish Highlands. In other stories, Slevania has won last night's Eurovidere Song Contest with its contreversial song, "Amen"...  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — 24.MAY.2006 (Gacudai 3, Xigaçu 18) — Imperial Heir Born

Quiòto — Her Imperial Majesty has given birth to two healthy twin boys.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 22.MAY.2006 (3 Prairial, CCXIV) -- Graft Investigation Turns Deadly

MP Guillaume Fitzjeffer and his family were found dead today in their suburban Baton Rouge estate. M. Fitzjeffer was the focus of intense investigation for the last two weeks following a seizure of nearly 20,000£NAL, found in bundles of 2,000£ in the crisper of his refrigerator, among the lettuce.

"It's almost comical," commented one of the investigators to our IBAP newscrew. "I've heard of money called lettuce, dough, a lot of things. I never thought I'd see it taken so literally."

While initial review of the events suggests this gore were a multiple murder-suicide, neighbors and close friends have come forward claiming that M. Fitzjeffer had never owned a personal weapon, and that the gun found in his home was a plant, either by the real killers or investigators.

Investigators are also investigating leads that Fitzjeffer was laundering Tejan money in return for a share in some Tejan or NAL oil company. Only further investigation will tell. This brings a somber tone to the near-furor that has existed in Louisianne as the Prefects have done extensive house-cleaning against graft. Neither Prefect Marie-Claire Gildersleeve or First-President Young was available for comment. [DH]

edit NAL TODAY — 11.MAY.2006 — MAY-DAY FOR N.A.L. POLITICS

Philadelphia -– The political landscape of the North American League shifted twice in forty-eight hours this week. First, General Moderator Albert Gore decided to try and re-ignite his stalled UniCov program in Parliament with a seldom-used clause in the Solemn League Covenant. He announced that the upcoming Senate elections in November would also be a General Election for the House of Delegates.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 09.May.2006 -- RTC and Ireland Clash Over South Florida

Warsina, RTC -- A delegation from Ireland was sent earlier this week to discuss the future of South Florida with the RTC. Ireland pressed the issue of South Floridian independence, and that the area should be "germanicized" to win support from the local powers. RTC representatives, however, wish for a slightly more unified South Florida. However, they said that they have not yet come up with a proper plan yet on how to do this.

"We are just trying to help the citizens there for now," said Lukasz Adamczyk. "After we have achieved this, then maybe we'll have time to begin plans."

"The RTC has to understand that putting off the subject may cause problems down the line," said Eoin Ó Brion.

The RTC is attempting to find an even keel with Ireland, however, and said that "germanization had not been entirely ruled out. They did say, though, that they will in the near future come up with an exit strategy.

Whatever the case, Ireland appears to be making plans for withdrawal from South Florida. When pressed for a date, the clearest answer was "somtime after September 2007."[SP]


edit OBC Radio News -- 05.MAR.2006 -- Explosions rock Viridian City

VIRIDIAN CITY, Oregon -- As we speak, news is just coming across the wires of four explosions in Viridian City, Oregon.  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — 04.MAY.2006 (Gacudai 3, Sañgaçu 29) — Anti-Yacuza Law Passed

Quiòto — The Empress has given Imperial Assent to the Act to Repress Organized Crime.  Read More...

edit IBAP — May 1, 2006 — Porto Rico Government Shut Down!

PORTO RICO — Between chronic mismanagement from the Florida-Caribbea War of 2004 until today and legislative inaction, the government of Porto Rico is now facing bankruptcy, and has shut down all non-emergency services. At present only hospitals and security forces remain active.
Legislators have opposed any form of sales tax or increase of the tax rate. When plans were brought forward to seek a reconstruction loan, they were immediately shot-down.
Last week and again today protests were held to demand that the legislators reach an agreement that would allow the children to return to school and the government to again function.
A public opinion poll among the protestors brought clear the situation: "I'm afraid of anarchy. We've seen what happened in Saint-Domingue and the massive effort that it's taken, is taking to get them back on their feet," said Anibal Acevedo. "I don't want that for my Porto Rico, none of us do."[DH]

edit Rikets Radio News Service -- 01.MAY.2006 -- Arctic Union talks now underway full swing

Talk sessions surrounding a new "Arctic Union" are now under way. The proposed Union, currently in the formation stage, would sort out Arctic fishing, shipping and environmental issues in the region.  Read More...

edit Le Monde (Paris) — 20.APR.2006 — Children Among Dead in French Guyana

16 citizens have been found dead in a rural Guyanan village according to local Gendarmes. "It has the appearance of food poisoning or even poisoning, but we will not know until toxicology has been reviewed.  Read More...

edit IBAP — April 18, 2006 — Nam Viet 'to oust graft'

HUÊ, Nam Viet — Nam Viet's top leadership has pledged to seek out corruption in its ranks amid a public outcry over a top-level scandal.
Speaking at the 13th Imperial Congress, Nong Duc Manh, Prime Minister of Nam Viet warned that corruption and graft threatened the "stability of the government."
It was recently discovered that top ministers of the Ministry of Public Works had been embezzling hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pounds worth of government funds to bet on football matches and buy luxury cars, as well as houses, and prostitutes.
Transport Minister Tran Duc Luong and Utilities Minister Phan Van Khai resigned over the issue earlier this month, saying that this scandal must somehow be repaired, and they would begin change by their resignation. "We are saddened and sick to heart at the disgusting use of public funds, and by resigning take full responsibility for the failings of our ministry."
Prime Minister Manh announced to the congress that this was but the beginning of a structural change, mandated by "Uncle Ho" (Bao Long). "Stronger pressure against the waste of resources and corruption are needed for Nam Viet to join the world on an equal footing." [DH]

edit ILL SUL — 01.APR.2006 — £1 - R.I.P. - Treasury plans to dump the llifr coin because there's nothing worth buying with it., by Rhidderch Rhafforth

CASTRELEON — The £1 coin could be scrapped... because you can't buy anything decent with it any more. Scotland has so many of the unwanted coins in circulation that moves are afoot to stop minting them altogether. An internal Treasury report reveals that the £1 coin is piling up in our purses and pockets as people find it an increasing struggle to find anything worth spending it on.  Read More...

edit L'Étoille de Lyons-sur-Mizouri — 01.APR.2006 — Louisianne Abolished

Paris-sur-Mizouri — President Jean-François Young has announced the ratification of a Treaty of Union with the North American League. Under the terms of the treaty, Louisianne will cease to exist as a sovereign nation one year from ratification. The prefectures of Louisianne will become new Provinces of the North American League.  Read More...

edit NNC Wire Service -- 29.MAR.2006 -- Boris Hill Horror

Thunder Bay, Ontario, NAL -- Boris Hill is a community of 200 souls roughly two hundred fifty miles north of Thunder Bay, right in the heart of the region of Ontario called locally "North Ontario," the least inhabited region of that province.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 27.MAR.2006 -- Increased Personal Freedoms for Louisianne?

PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Louisianne -- President Jean-François Young stood before the National Assembly and asked for new legislation to reduce the number of Closed-Circuit Television monitoring stations around the country.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 24.MAR.2006 — Huge Blast Rocks Jervan College

Muelusun (Mulhouse), High Kingdom of Jervaine — Firefighters and police are investigating the cause of an explosion at a chemistry institute in Muelusun, which has killed one person and critically injured another. A fire continued after the blast around 1200 PMT, and a pall of thick smoke hung over the three story building, and firefighters were evacuating nearby residents for their protection. ...  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 23.MAR.2006 -- Japan launches most powerful communications sattelite!

Ralik and Ratak Islands, Japan -- Today from the Equatorial cosmodrome, ATOE launched the world’s most powerful communications satellite to date. Failure was feared initially, however the second stage of the rocket did ignite and the rocket did install the satellite into a geosynchronous orbit, the first of its kind.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 17.MAR.2006 -- Banco Nacional Buyout

LE CAILLOU, Louisianne -- Credit Louisiannais announced today a restructuring of management in preparation for the purchase Banco Nacional de Tejas. A parent company, Ameribank has been created with new headquarters to be centered in New Sweden...  Read More...

edit NAL TODAY — 16.MAR.2006 — Censure Vote Reveals Party Rifts in NAL

Philadelphia (NAL) — Senator Richard Bork (PC-Pennsylvaania) and five other Senators escaped expulsion from the upper house of Parliament today, recieving instead the still-serious official "censure" from their colleagues. A simple majority is all that is required for a censure but a two-thirds super-majority is needed for expulsion. No Senator has ever been expelled from the Senate.  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — March 11, 2006 (Gacudai 3, Nigaçu 6) — Retired Emperor Passes Away

Quiòto (Japan) — His Imperial Majesty, the Retired Emperor, has passed away in his sleep today. A spokesman for the Imperial Household Agency told reporters that His Late Majesty's demise had not been anticipated.  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — 08.MAR.2006 (Gacudai 3, Nigaçu 2) — Princess of Cantica Published Author

Her Imperial Highness Çuneco, Princess Heian, under the pen-name of Yasuhira Çuneco, has published her second novel, the Princess of Cantica, the sequel to her bestselling novel The Queen of Cantica.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — 19.FEB.2006 (Gacudai 3, Itxigaçu 19) — Television Haute Cuisine?

Famed Actor Tacexi Caga has taken his toughest role to date, that of Grand-Orator Caga (主宰) in a new television series to be aired in the Japanese Empire, Montrei and LouisianneRead More...

edit IBAP — 18.FEB.2006

[...] In a related event, when word of the impending birth was heard by President Jean-François Young and his wife, Michelle Anaïs Bouvier Young, they were elated for Her Majesty the Emperor and the Prince-Consort and sent word of their congratulations.[DH]

edit Asahi Ximbun — 18.FEB.2006 (Gacudai 3, Itxigaçu 18) — Imperial Pregnancy

Quiòto (JAPAN) -- The Imperial Household Ministry has announced today that the rumors of Her Imperial Majesty being pregnant are true. According to a press release, Her Majesty is due on Gogaçu 5 [June 5] with twin boys.  Read More...

edit NAL TODAY — 17.FEB.2006 — Casting Apace for "Lord of the Rings" Movies

Atlanta, Jacobia (NAL) -- In a press release yesterday, film director Hadrian Voermann has confirmed that Ethan Wright, star of such films as "The Owl" and "Witchfinder At Large" has been cast as the wizard Saruman the White. The 55-year-old actor will be playing opposite Sir Iewan Meade as Saruman's foil, Gandalf the Grey.  Read More...

edit NNC – 10.FEB.2006 – Role of Elvish Queen Cast for LOTR Movies

Atlanta, Jacobia (NAL) -- Director Hadrian Voermann has announced that Oltenian actress Nicola Vlas-Florea will be portraying Galadriel in the upcoming film version of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."  Read More...

edit BBC World News Service — 08.FEB.2006 — SUEZ CANAL BLOCKED!

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — The Suez Canal was blocked for the second day as a Cantonese cargo ship had become wedged across the canal as it traveled from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. Four tugs have been dispatched to move the ship, but traffic is stalled in and out of the canal zone.

This comes on the heels of the death the Khedive, at a time when the nation is in mourning. The canal is said to be one of the largest sources of revenue for Egypt, garnering nearly £700,000 each day from traffic.

The Cantonese cargo ship has blocked the flow of goods across the canal and the money into Egypt's coffers. Egyptian officials suggest that it is because of the strong winds experienced recently that the ship became turned. This bottlenecks the nearly 8% of world sea trade which passes through the canal.[DH]

edit BBC World News Service -- 03.FEB.2006 -- Khedive Ismail III of Egypt Dead at 68

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Egyptian government announced today the passing of Khedive Ismail III of kidney failure.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 1 FEB 2006 -- Graft Investigation and Legislation

PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Louisianne -- 12 Pluviôse, CCXIV -- In response to Marie-Claire Gildersleeve's (Prefect, Saint-Onge) letter decrying the seeming "kleptocracy" of Louisianne, First-President Jean-François Young and the other members of the council have actively begun investigations.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31 JAN 2006 -- Convention Center Collapse in RTC

PINIAT, RTC -- A pigeon exposition was destroyed as the roof of an RTC Convention Center collapsed in the city of Piniat, near the Bohemian border. Among the missing was leader of the Oficz Dziefięcy Statu (Office for the Defense of the State) Roman Kościołany. Original death tolls were feared in the hundreds, but have been revised to 65 in the days following the collapse.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 23 JAN 2006 -- Balkan Train Crash Kills Dozens

RAGUZA, Dalmatia -- A train heading north from Bulgaria to Kampa da Miarle was derailed late yesterday afternoon. The train then descended into a deep and rocky ravine, and dozens if not more of the 300 passengers are feared dead. Initial reports suggested that this may be sabotage by militants from the Islamic Republic of Sanjak  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 21.JAN.2006 -- Assassination Attempt!

SAN DIEGO, Alta California -- Two Louisiannans are wounded and chaos reigns in the East of Los Angeles Province today. In the final planned stop of the Louisiannan mercy-mission an armed gunman stepped from the crowd, shooting at Jean-François YoungRead More...

edit IBAP -- 19.JAN.2006 -- Louisiannan Humanitarian Efforts

SAN DIEGO, Alta California -- As a gesture by Louisianne to those affected by arsenic poisoning from early mining efforts, Jean-François Young and the best doctors of Louisianne have been visiting settlements in the provinces of Los Angeles and San Diego.   Read More...

edit Kemrese Election: first predictions for 2006

In June of this year Cambria will celebrate the 600th anniversary of the calling of the first Senate by Prince Ewein in 1406. The Kemrese will celebrate this anniversary in time-honoured tradition -- by going to the polls. An election date for the 10th or 17th of June is expected will be announced later this year, to coincide with this anniversary.
Despite being only the second week in the new year already the first opinion polls have come through. The findings were collected over the New Year period and cover a poll of 500 participants taken from a survey by telephone. This survey does not include the autonomous provices, Dunein and Mon.

The results follow a trend that was evident in 2005. The flamboyant leader of the Liberal Party, Gion Boibont, is preferred Toisag over his nearest rival, Rhigardd 'Dic' Gion Dewidd of the Conservative Party. Despite his unorthodox public behaviour Boibont has the confidence of the electorate. His critics say his ministry has yet to engage with the issues affecting Kemrese society. He has the advantage that his government supported the Gulf War without Kemrese and Federal personnel being mired in the reconstruction of Florida. Neither has Boibont been hit by a scandal as major as what is breaking out in Philadelphia. Moreover he has a new face in the Royal Court reversing the difference of generations that existence between himself and King Gereint. It awaits to be seen if this is sufficient to carry Boibont and his ministry into a third term.

Dewidd has a secure leadership of his party. Unless the Liberal vote collapses this time he is unlikely to form a new ministry. The federo-sceptics among his right-wing partners do not favour his anglophilia which has seen the Kemrese Conservatives courting their fellow-travellers in London and Edinburgh.

Initial results look less positive for the centrist Liberals in the Senate. Key seats look as if they favour a swing to the Liberals' junior partner, the Labour Party, to their left. Traditionally one of the three major parties, Labour looks ready to flex new-found muscle in 2006. Yet the Conservatives see it as the weaker party in the coalition. At this stage it looks like they plan to contest Labour's more marginal seats.

Among the minor parties, it is the smallest, the Ecotopic Party looks to be the most vulnerable. Only in one of its four current seats does it hold a majority. The Ecotopians have never been a major party by Kemrese standards. Instead they have shown themselves to be the conscience of the Senate. 2006 will show whether they can still ride with the 'big boys'.[AS]


edit IBAP-Amsterdam -- 12.01.2006 -- Markermeer or Markerwaard?

AMSTERDAM, BATAVIAN KINGDOM -- News agencies were sent scrambling today in the capital as Her Majesty Beatrice d'Orange asked for debate to be re-opened as to the status of the Markermeer. As part of the Zuiderzee Works, the Markerwaarddijk was constructed in 1976, separating the Markermeer from the IJsselmeer in preparation for construction of the Markerwaard.  Read More...

edit 20 Nivôse, CCXIV (January 10, 2006) GRAFT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

Baton-Rouge, Saint-Onge, Louisianne -- Prefect Marie-Claire Gildersleeve announced today that the investigation of graft in the Prefecture of Saint-Onge is on-going. “We’ve found evidence of graft at many levels. A number of our MP’s have been implicated, sadly, but the investigation will go forward.”   Read More...

edit NEW AMSTERDAM TIMES -- 05.01.2006 -- State of the League Address Touts Health Plan

PHILADELPHIA -- General Moderator Albert Gore, seeking to take advantage of the disarray within the ranks of the Progressive Conservative Party, used his State-of-the-League address to unveil several large-scale healthcare programs to Parliament.   Read More...

News from 2005

edit Asahi Ximbun -- 21.DEC.2005 (Gacudai 2, Jùitxigaçu 25 -- Princess Aquico to Wed

Quiòto -- The Imperial Household Ministry announced on Taian [20 December] that Her Imperial Majesty had granted consent to the engagement of Princess Aquico of Micasa, the eldest daughter of Prince Tomohito of Micasa, and great-granddaughter of Emperor Taixò, to Antoine II Bourbon-Le Moyne, Dauphin of France and Louisianne. The wedding is tentatively scheduled for early Xitxigaçu [early August] of next year.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 13.DEC.2005 -- First President Responds to Violence

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage, LA -- In a press release today, Jean-François Young ordered all Louisiannan refugees forcibly brought to Louisiannan soil, offering to have a Louisiannan military escort aid in the transfer of the refugees.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 11.DEC.2005 -- Refugee Riots in Mobile

MEADVILLE, Mobile, NAL -- Fighting and mob violence broke out today in the large refugee encampment outside of Meadville, Mobile. Nearly 1,000 are dead and injured at this time with a continuing body count to ascertain the total number of dead and wounded.   Read More...

edit National News Corporation wire servive –- 10.12.2005 -- World Trade Towers Mystery Solved?

Philadelphia -- The office of the Special Prosecutor Rudolf Johanssen issued its report to Parliament regarding the airship attack on New Amsterdam's World Trade Towers which cost over a thousand lives and resulted in millions of pounds worth of damage. Authorized by General Moderator Albert Gore in the wake of rampant speculation about the perpetrators of the attack, the Special Prosecutor's Office has maintained very high security while working in tandem with the Ministry of Justice and the Central Bureau of Investigation.   Read More...

edit STAR OF GEORGETOWN -- 09.12.2005 -- Shake Down of Senate turns into Shake Up in Philadelphia

GEORGETOWN -- The so called "Watergap Scandal" that threatened Mr Gore's reputation and job, to say nothing of the credibility of the nation this August last exploded in October when Mr. J. S. Bachman, a.k.a. "Sore Throat" who had furnished a series of audio tapes to the Inquirer of Philadelphia reporters Jack Silver Crow and Lance Prevallet came forward to tell the truth of the matter. "I just couldn't live with myself to see Mr Gore plummet that way. I mean, I does voices to make folks laugh, not to bring down governments!"   Read More...

edit From L'Étoile de Lyons-sur-Mizouri -- 07.12.2005 -- Togan Currency Found to be Debased, Throne in Danger

Tests have found that Toga's mint has been debasing its silver coinage, with the siligi (shilling) having an intrinsic value of only 9.3d, and other coins debased by a similar proportion. Further revelations have come out that the Bank of Toga lacks sufficient silver reserves to back its banknotes.   Read More...

edit DANDY Magazine -- 1.DEC.2005 (Winter 2006 edition)

In this issue, we interview best-selling novelist V.A.Howard and Hadrian Voermann, noted American film director currently at the helm of the new motion picture adaptation of LORD OF THE RINGS.
VH: We meet at last!
HV: At last, yes. You know, I was actually up for directing one of your novels. Pushed hard for it, as a matter of fact.
VH: Oh? Which one?
HV: "Wingless Angels" the one about the castrati singers.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 30.NOV.2005 -- New French Language News Agency Sets out to Rival BBC, IBAP

PARIS -- In an announcement at Paris today, Communication Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres announced the signing of a contract by public and private stations around the french speaking world to create a new news agency to rival the BBC and IBAP.   Read More...

edit Journal of the Visual Arts -- 29.11.2005 -- Lord of the Rings Project Unveiled

Atlanta, Jacobia (NAL) -- Amid great fanfare, executives at Metropolitan Moving Pictures announced that director Hadrian Voermann has been giving the go-ahead to make two motion pictures based on the classic fantasy novel "Lord of the Rings" by Sir John R.R. Tolkien.   Read More...

edit L'Étoille de Lyon-sur-Mizuori -- 29.11.2005 -- Empire of Japan Adopts New Flag

Quiòto - The Imperial Parliament passed a bill adopting a new flag for the Empire of Japan, the former flag having been devolved upon the recently-created Kingdom of Yamato, which consists of the historic homeland of the Japanese Empire. The new flag combines elements from the historic "Rising Sun" flag of Japan with elements from the flags of Corea, Lùquiù, and Ezo.   Read More...

edit Numismatic News -- 22.11.2005 -- Cò to be Redesigned

Òsaca -- The Imperial Mint today have announced that beginning next year, the cò would be redesigned to address complaints stemming from the use of the late Prince Hiro's image on the coin.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 18.11.2005 -- The RTC in Brief

DANZIG -- The referendum about political unification of Galicia and Volhynia did indeed take place on 25 November, 2004, in an atmosphere of violence, intimidation and fraud. Nevertheless, the plebiscite ended in a huge majority for unification at both ends. However, the Lithuanian regime reactie oppressively, and the decisions taken by the people still haven't been implemented yet.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 15.11.2005 -- Princess Weds Commoner

Quiòto -- Princess Noli-no-miya Sayaco, only daughter of the Retired Emperor and aunt of the present Emperor, married her fiancée, Curoda Itxirò, in a low-key ceremony on Djùgaçu 18 [14 November]. The wedding itself took place at the Imperial Hotel in Quiòto. It marks the first time that an Imperial daughter married a commoner with no Imperial or noble ties.   Read More...

edit Rikets Tidende -- 18.10.2005 -- GROWING SENTIMENT IN VAN DIEMENS LAND TO JOIN THE SCANDINAVIAN REALM

HOBART -- There is growing sentiment in Van Diemens Land to secede from Australasia and to become part of the Scandinavian Realm. This follows the the marriage of one of their own citizens, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, now Crown Princess Marie Lisbeth, to Crown Prince Frederik of the Scandinavian Realm, and the recent birth of the couple's child.   Read More...

edit STAR OF GEORGETOWN -- 17.10.2005 -- Parliaments Knickers in a Twist, Dance Master Gore Has Them Chacing Their Tails!

Georgetown -- The present Scandal brewing in the City of Fraternal Love took a new twist Friday last as the High Court's commission revealed that the true scandal is not GM Gore's alleged involvement in the ouster of President J. Bush of the erstwhile Republic of Florida-Caribbea, but in stead revolves around the audio tapes purported to have been recordings of the General Moderator hatching the coup plot with certain southern Lords Governors. On Friday last, a veritable bomb was dropped as the one dubbed "Sore Throat" -- one Jospeh S. Bachman of Harrisburg, Penna. -- stepped forward, apparently suffering from a guilty conscience at watching the embattled GM's fortunes and public confidence at first waver then plummet like a sinking airship.   Read More...

edit Rikets Tidende -- 16.10.2005 -- CROWN PRINCESS MARIE LISBETH GIVES BIRTH TO BABY PRINCE

COPENHAGEN -- The Realm's Crown Prince Frederik and his Australasian born wife, Crown Princess Marie Lisbeth (of Van Diemen's Land), have had a baby prince. The child, tipped to be called Christian in line with royal tradition, becomes second in line to the throne.   Read More...

edit Wita Warsiny -- 17.SEP.2005 -- Miracle in Robina Minarza

ROBINA MINARZA (WSAP) - A miracle occurred yesterday in the Bazielka Sącie Anny, in the Silesian town of Robina Minarza. At 11:45 hours, when several dozens of believers were gathered to pray, suddenly a white dove flew into the church and circled over the crowd for several minutes. After the bird had left again, someone yelled "mierakieł, mierakieł", and soon the whole church was in consternation. The people were sure that God himself had appeared to them.   Read More...

edit Newsday -- 14.SEP.2005 (27 Fructidor, CCXIII) -- Elections Coverage Continues

Chambéon, Nouvelle Cournouaille (LA) -- The votes are still coming in from the various districts of the Prefecture, and polling is expected to wrap up on Saturday. While there has been no official release of current votes, a TéléLouisianne Exit poll is giving a strong two-thirds majority to Johannes Yager, with Albert Didier trailing near 15 percent, and other minor party candidates taking up the remaining 25 percent.   Read More...

edit Newsday -- 13.SEP.2005 (25 Fructidor, CCXIII) -- Special Report: Polls Open In Louisianne

Chambéon, Nouvelle Cournouaille (LA) -- After the slanderous news reports against incumbent Albert Didier, and the allegations that he was somehow connected with the destruction of one of the many levees of Nouvelle Orleans, M. Didier has dropped a significant percentage in the polls. "C'est simple; il est de même parenté que ces frangins de la PRL." an old crone quipped.   Read More...

edit NIEUWE HOLLANDSCHE COURANT -- 2.SEP.2005 -- DOMINEAU SAFE AND SOUND

NOUVELLE ORLÉANS (LA) -- Despite all the calamities that have ravaged Louisianne in recent times, at least one positive thing can be reported: the famous jass musician Antoine "Fêtes" Domineau is safe and sound.   Read More...

edit NIEUWE HOLLANDSCHE COURANT -- 1.SEP.2005 -- BATAVIAN RESCUE WORKERS LEFT FOR LOUISIANNE

THE HAGUE -- A team of Batavian rescue workers and hydraulic engineers have left for Louisianne. Their mission is to help make the city of Nouvelle Orléans inhabitable again as soon as possible. The group, led by prof.dr.ir. Theodorus Looman of the Technical University in Eindhoven, will concentrate its activities mostly on pumping away the water; as a result of Furacano #11, about ninety percent of the city is currently inundated with water from the Gulf of Mexico.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31.08.2005 (13 Fructidor, CCXIII) -- Shady Dealings in Oregon?

While visiting Oregon last week as part of his tour to strengthen the border crossings of Nouvelle Cournouaille and protect against possible infiltration by Deseret insurgents, M. Albert Didier, Acting-Prefect is reputed to have visited with Jaime Bush, exiled in Oregon since the end of the 2004 Florida War.   Read More...

edit THE COPPERS BLOTTER -- 31.08.2005 -- SABOTAGE!!

MOBILE -- Word from our western neighbours is that sabotage might have played a role in the insult added to the injury suffered by the city of New Orleans in the aftermath of Furacano #11 on Tuesday morning.   Read More...

edit BILOXI HERALD -- 31.08.2005 -- ANARCHY IN LOUISIANNE SPREADS TO AMERICAN GULF COAST

BILOXI -- Human nature can on the one hand be nearly angelic, evidenced by the amount of aid flooding into St. Onge Prefecture of Louisianne and the mutual cooperation to be found among all the affected Gulf Coast communities of both the NAL, Louisianne and the Louisianan colonies hosted by our great province. Human nature can also be horrifically wicked, as evidenced by the looters who have taken over New Orleans; and the hordes of refugees who had hoped to seek temporary shelter in the NAL, but too many of whom have taken to looting right alongside our fellow Mobilians.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31.08.2005 -- Agents Saboteurs on the Loose?

Baton-Rouge, Pontchartrain, Saint-Onge -- Rumor is growing that there are Sabotage Agents loose in New Orleans. An unidentified member of the Corps d'Ingenieurs de l'Armee Louisiannaise avered that there was strong evidence of "high-explosives" used to detonate the Hammond Highway Levee.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31.08.2005 (13 Fructidor, CCXIII) -- The National Government Responds

Paris-sur-Mizouri -- President Young and the Council watched as trainloads of National Militia, supplies from the coffers of the LDS church, and from the Catholic Diocese of Osage as well as materials moved down the tracks toward the ravaged Prefecture of Saint-Onge. Riding in `the Aigle', President Young granted an interview with IBAP.
Q: Why have you mobilized the Guard National, when before this time it has only served as a defencive entity?
A: Simply put, we are mobilizing it in defence. Defence of those in Nouvelle Orleans who cannot defend themselves. In defence of our neighbors and the riff-raff that menace them. With permission from the local government (aside our dear friend Geoff), we are organizing the refugees and guiding them back across our borders into the Loire-Neuf.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31.08.2005 -- The Horrors of Nature

In the wake of a massive furacano, the eleventh of the season, striking the coast of Louisianne, and the [NAL]]ien gulf provinces, the death-toll is rising, and the city of Nouvelle-Orléans is under water.   Read More...

edit BBC NEWSBRIEFS -- 30.08.2005 -- REACTION TO FURACANOES AFTERMATH

From the Examiner of Philadelphia this morning: "...We shall be expecting embassies from the Louisianans within this present week seeking aid in reconstructing the now ruined Jewel of the Mississippi, Nouvelle Orléans. Even before the furicano came ashoar yesterday in the early morning, plans were being made in the Parliament to appropriate aid for our western neighbours.   Read More...

edit Rikets Tidende -- Monday, 29/08/2005

FIRST CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF TRANQUEBAR RUMHAVN COMPLETED
TRANQUEBAR -- Tranquebar is literally growing. The first phase of the construction of the TSRC's permanent cosmodrome, the extension of the breakwaters along the northernmost part of Tranquebar's coastline, is complete.  Read More...
BRASILIAN TO BE FIRST CIVILIAN IN SPACE
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brasilian milliardaire and adventurer, Ferdinando Collori, has purchased from the TSRC the first ticket for the first civilian space jump -- a freefall dive from suborbital space.   Read More...

edit IBAP Science Journal, Vol III, Ed. 9 -- 27.08.2005

Salem, Oregon -- Low-level infra-red lights blink out in the distant surf near Salem. Transponders in the flotilla of buoys warn ships around, although no ships are expected through the area. The buoys are a visual anomaly only; they seem to serve no purpose, that is, until you walk down the beach to what appears to be a driftwood beach hut.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- 24.08.2005 (Gacudai 2, Xitxigaçu 26) -- Editorial

Changes in North America Until recently, the conventional wisdom was that the North American League was the most stable of North America's nations, certainly more stable and politically clean than Louisianne. Yet, while Jean-François Young has been cleaning up Louisianne's government, the NAL's government has been descending into chaos. Recently, an MP from the province of Oxbridge threatened an MP from Jacobia Province with a gun.   Read More...

edit STAR OF GEORGETOWN -- 23.08.2005 -- PARLIAMENT IN UPROAR OVER RECENT REVELATIONS RE FLORIDIAN COUP

GEORGETOWN -- News has come to the City that two independent labs have confirmed the authenticity of the damning audio tapes that were leaked to two junior reporters of the Inquirer of Philadelphia last May. [See also our series of articles summing up the Scandal at the Watergap Hotel*] In light of materials revealed to various news media, a press conference had been scheduled for Friday at noon.
As all now know, the tapes record secretive meetings between GM Albert Gore, the MPs and Lords Governors of Jacobia and Cherokee Nation regarding the "situation in Florida", and range in date from 2000 to as recently as late 2004.   Read More...

edit PRESS INTERNATIONAL WIRE SERVICE -- 23.08.2005 -- NEWS IN BRIEF FROM PORTO RICO

SAN JUAN -- Various Portorican news papers chimed in on the surprise Scandinavian overture of a peace treaty between the Realm and the Nation of Porto Rico. While most of the Portorican press have proven to be welcoming of the announcement, several outlets prefered to reserve judgement.   Read More...

edit Rikets Tidende -- Monday, 22/08/2005 -- FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE SR AND PÔRTO RICO

CHRISTIANSTED -- The Irish naval squadron patrolling the waters between the Cruzan Islands and Pôrto Rico alongside their Scandinavian counterpart will no longer be needed as friendly diplomatic ties have been established between Gøteborg and San Juan.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 20.JUL.2005 (Gacudai 2, Rocugaçu 21) -- Succession Challenged

Chheñjiñ -- I Sek, a retired singer, and cousin to the late Grand Prince Hoiyn (I Ku), has contested the legitimacy of I Uen's adoption and succession to the late Grand Prince's titles.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 19.JUL.2005 (Gacudai 2, Rocugaçu 20) -- Posthumous Title Bestowed to Grand Prince

Chheñjiñ -- Former Grand Prince I Ku has been given the posthumous title of Hoiyn by the I House.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 17.JUL.2005 (Gacudai 2, Rocugaçu 18) -- Grand Prince Dies

Chheñjiñ -- Grand Prince I Ku, son of former King-in-Exile Sajo and nephew to former King Sunjoñ, and Hereditary Governor of Hamgieñpuk, passed away yesterday. He is succeeded by his adopted son, and cousin, I Uen.   Read More...

edit CYP Newydhon Releases -- Wednesday 13th July, 2005

CCB, CSB AND SEANAD IN JOINT SI DECISION
By Paedryc Caemyn, finance correspondant -- Today the Cerda Ceyserec Bancwryth, Cerda Saerned Bancwryth and the Seanad Ynyad have finally approved the conversion of Armorica's currency from the age old system inherited from our Gaulish ancestors to the modern SI system used world-wide. After a year's protracted negotiations with the EF, the Armorican finance industry and widespread public consultation, the decision to ratify the Isles' entry to the EF monetary union had today been approved by the Seanad, with a majority of only three senators.  Read More...
WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP TO VISIT CEYSER
The Scandinavian cruise ship "Værlden", the world's largest cruise ship is due to arrive at Ceyser on Thursday. Passengers on board the "Værlden" travel the around the globe after buying or renting apartments on the ship.   Read More...

edit PRESS INTERNATIONAL WIRE SERVICE -- 10.07.2005 -- Furacano #4 Approaches West Florida

Pensacola, West Florida -- Just 10 months after last year's disasterous Furacano #9, a new furacano is once again preparing to strike at the beleaguered people of West Florida, who are still recovering from the effects of the Florida War and last year's furacano.   Read More...

edit ANNAC -- 15 June, 2005 -- MASSIVE QUAKE STRIKES NORTHERN ALTA CALIFORNIA COAST!

Del Norte, Alta California -- A massive earthquake struck offshore 91 miles west-southwest of the city of Del Norte in the province of Costa Norte. It initially measure 7.4 on the Richter scale*, but was downgraded to a magnitude 7.0 by the Instituto Geológico Nacional de Alta California (IGNAC - National Geologic Institute of Alta California).  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 06.11.2005 (22 Prairial CCXIII) -- BATTEN DOWN THE HATECHES!!

Baies de Biloxi-et-Mobile, Pays-Lointains -- Alphonse Rochambeau announced today that the very first storm of the season likely to become a furicano is now bearing down on the gulf-coast.   Read More...

edit NEWHYTHE NEWS (p. 1) -- 07.05.2005 -- ARSONISTS CAUGHT: FREE WIGHT COUNCILLOR MELLYANS AMONGST ARRESTED

A senior member of the Wight Council was arrested amongst a group of five early this morning for numerous offences. Gwillam Mellyans, the leader of the separatist party Free Wight, was arrested at dawn primarily for arson offences committed three years ago, when empty tourist cottages were burned to the ground.   Read More...

edit BBC (in association with ASN) -- 14 FEB 2005 -- Nam Viet a Crouching Tiger?

In one of the last strongholds of Imperial views, Gwillam Horshlay finds an economic tiger stepping to light. Next year Nam Viet will celebrate the end of the Great Pacific War and freedom from the Chinese. In the years hence the Emperors of Nam Viet have sought to bring the often backward country to the modern world.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 9 FEB 2005 -- ATOE Prepares for Crucial Rocket Launch

Lùqiù, JAPAN -- After more than six-months of redesign, ATOE has unveiled the next step in its space effort. The massive rocket, the Sarutahico-2 or S2 is slated to be the workhorse of the Luiziano-Nippono space program. Domestically built through Miçubixi Aeronautics, the S2 is a high-stakes move for the flagging efforts of the consortium, and many officials hope it will re-open the way for everything from putting satellites in orbit, to the first Japanese and Louisiannan in space, as well as many scientific missions.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 09 JAN 2005 (18 Nivôse CCXIII) -- CURIOUS CUNAMI CARE, by: Yves Rioux

Provost, Louisianne -- The clatter of dishes and the rumble of speech of happily dining customers are not unexpected in restaurants most of the time. And yet this is. In the small 'hole-in-the-wall' Bangkok Classic of downtown Provost, most nights the thoughts of reservations and hour waits are unthinkable. Tonight and every night prior this week, this small family business has been bustling with patrons, patrons who've made reservations days in advance.   Read More...

edit ASAHI XIMBUN -- 09 JAN 2005 -- JAPANESE SUB RUNS AGROUND

WA'AB CITY, Micronesian Confederation -- The Japanese submarine HIJMS Kaiba ran aground in the state of Wa'ab, in the Micronesian Confederation, injuring 20, according to Imperial Navy spokesman Yoxixigue Itxirò.   Read More...

edit IBAP FOREIGN NEWS SERVICE -- 07 JAN 2005 -- Cap-Haitien, Hayti

PORT D'ARGENT (Puerto Plata), HAYTI -- A week of open hostilities by pro-Cuban forces ended this week with the assassination of Don Pablo Guillermo Bercerra. Bercerra, former leader of the Puerto Plata Junta, has worked in close cooperation with Neofrancien troops in securing the region, and his death deeply weakens hopes for a referendum in June.   Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE -- 07 JAN 2005 -- CONDOLENCES POUR IN TO ÇUNAMI STRICKEN REGION

NASËMO, NASSINA, 7. ledinek 2005 -- "We express our deepest compassion with all the families who lost their nearests in the cunami catastrophe on Far East," said the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nassland.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 06 JAN 2005 -- RTC SUPPORTS ASIA

WARSINA (WSAP) -- The number of casualties of the cunami in Asia has grown well beyond 150,000. Precisely how many of them are citizens of the Republic is unknown: the official number of victims from the Republic has been established at eleven (seven Veneds, two Lithuanians, one Saxon, one Ukrainian), another 150 people are still reported missing.   Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE -- NEWS QUICKIES -- 04 JAN 2005

Oregon -- Θэ Ґовэрнмэнт ов Ориґон сэпт а ларџъ контйнжэнтъ ов йтс Гюманйтариан Врйґадъ анд мйлйтаре то провйдъ айд то θэ цунаме стрйкэн ареас, дрйнкйнг ытэр, шлтэр анд форэнсйкс тоталйнг овэр а крорь далэрс.   Read More...


edit ASAHI XIMBUN -- 03 JAN 2005 -- NEW KANAWIKIAN HIGH KING CROWNED

Her Majesty the Emperor formally handed over the crown jewels to the newly-enthroned High King of Kanawiki, Nikolai III of Kauai in a ceremony marking Kanawiki's final severance from the Japanese Empire. Kanawiki, which has enjoyed significant autonomy since the late Xòwa era of the 1940's and 50's, possessing only a symbolic connection to our Empire through the Emperor.   Read More...

edit Times of New Amsterdam -- 3 JAN 2005 -- Longtime Professor Retires from PUNC

NEW AMSTERDAM -- Eminent history professor Dr John Cowan, who has held the Gibbon Chair for the last 25 years, announced his retirement from the City's campus of the Provincal University of New Castreleon this morning at the New Year convocation.   Read More...

edit Rigets Tidende -- 03 JAN 2005 -- Terror in Paradise, a Special Report, by: Lars Gupta Ramahajit

MONLAND, SR -- Those countries unfortunate enough to be bordering the Indian Ocean have seen nothing but suffering and limitless death in the aftermath of a most horrific tidvattensvåg.   Read More...

News from 2004

edit Gacudai Gannen, Djùitxigaçu 17 (December 18, 2004)

OLDEST MEMBER OF IMPERIAL FAMILY DIES -- Princess Tacamaçu, widow of the late Prince Tacamaçu, a brother of the late Xòwa Emperor, died today of blood poisoning at the age of 92.   Read More...

edit Gacudai Gannen, Djùitxigaçu 12 (December 13, 2004)

PRINCESS NOLIS ENGAGEMENT NOW OFFICIAL -- The long awaited engagement of Princess Noli (Sayaco), aunt to the Emperor, has been officially announced. Her future husband works with the Quiòto-fu government, and is a long-time friend of her brother, Prince Aquixino. The two have known each other from childhood.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun, Gacudai Gannen, Jùitxigaçu 7 (December 8, 2004)

AMMENDMENT IV RATIFIED -- The fourth amendment to the Japanese constitution has been ratified, approved by all 7 xù, 5 of the provinces of Corea [out of 8], the Republic of Ezo, the Kingdom of Lùquiù, and the Confederation of Micronesia. Kanawiki declined to vote in the referendum. The Emperor is expected to officially approve it today.   Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE -- 02.12.2004 -- PEACEKEEPERS ON ALERT IN PORT-AU-PRINCE

Port-au-Prince, Hayti -- Louisianan Peackeepers were deployed en masse in the streets of Port-au-Prince after the violence of yesterday which resulted in some deaths. Though it was later proven false, it was at first believed that the troubles were due to the visit of louisianan dignitary Nicolin Pô.   Read More...

edit ANNAC & IBAP [JOINT RELEASE] -- 29.11.2004 -- MYSTERY SOLVED!

SAN DIEGO -- Today, amid flashes from reporter's cameras, Padrig Maughan, Former Prefect of New Cornwall announced his resignation.
"I resign today to fulfill another, more important position for the Republic. At the request of the other members of the Council, I take over as leader of Louisianne's Mining and Environmental Protection concerns.  Read More...

edit LA VOZ -- 25.11.2004 -- PROTESTOR SLAIN BY GENDARMES

SAN DIEGO -- Commotion raged in downtown San Diego as German Zuniga was gunned down by defenders at the Presidential Palace.  Read More...

edit EL TIEMPO DEL REINO -- 25.11.2004 -- WATER CLAIMS SOUR INTL. RELATIONS

SANTA FE, TEJAS -- Proof of Alta Californian tampering with the watershed has come to light today, as water taken near the border of Louisianne and Alta California proved yet more heavily laden with Arsenic.  Read More...

edit LA VOZ -- 22.11.2004 -- TEJAS, CALIFORNIA HEAT UP!

Skirmishes along Rio de Sangre between Tejan and Alta Californian farmers have erupted this weekend as both sides blame the other for the misterious poisoning.
Scientists in San Diego at the government's health institute have found that water samples have a very high level of arsenic, much more than have been recorded before the present.  Read More...

edit LA VOZ -- 15.11.2004 -- CALIFORNIAN ECOLOGY IN CRISIS?

SAN DIEGO, ALTA CALIFORNIA -- Today 50 fishermen from towns along the Golfo de California came to the capital, requesting ecological testing be done in the waters of the Gulf. Fishing supplies have declined rapidly, as has irrigated crops that are irrigated from Rio de Colorado or Rio de Sangre.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 29.10.2004 [8 Brumaire, CCXIII] -- Silver Flows, Ecologists Rage, Tejas Simmers

Amid the Aspen trees that give 'Tremble' its name, new towers of steel are rearing up, changing the skyline. Yes, true to promise, Louisianne is opening world-class ski resorts this year, on top of rapidly expanding state-owned and moderated mines.   Read More...

edit WEEKLY WORLD NEWS -- 15.10.2004

LOUISIANA USES SLINGSHOT, CIRCUMVENTS MOBILE BORDER CONTROL
In an effort to breach the defenses of Mobile Province, Louisiannans are apparently resorting to a slingshot, launching themselves across the Mississippi along with all sorts of goods to be sold.
Ever since MP Sessions has come out against the Louisiannan Dual marking system, sales have been slow.  Read More...
MALEVOLENT VOLE-PERSONS FOUND IN DESERET!
Their tunnels are filled with how-to-terrorize literature, the have gruesome talons, and they move like the wind...and they hate all of us who dare to live above ground!
University of Sante-Fe geologists declare that they've uncovered a secret pact between the Deseret Rebels and the hyper-intelligent Voles to remove all opposition to control of the earth.  Read More...
GOTEBORG FUNERAL BRINGS TO LIGHT NEWS OF THE END OF THE WORLD
In a shocking turn of events, scrolls uncovered during the inhumation of an re-patriated ex-Scandinaver declare the end of the world is nigh.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 15.10.2004

Santo Domingo, French-Gaulhosc Peace-Keeping Zone, Hispagnola -- The streets of Santo Domingo ground to a stand still today as a 50,000 man Imperial Liberation Army marched out the Bay of Ocoa, a hotly contested territory in the consolidation of Hispagnola. The ILA (Ejército Imperial De la Liberación, EIL; Armée Impériale De Libération, AIL) composed mostly of soldiers from the former Dominican army have united under General Miguel Juan-Bautista, leader of the now ended Santo Domingo Junta.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 13.10.2004 [22 Vendemiaire, CCXIII] -- REGIMENT DE PAIX

Paris-Sur-Mizouri -- President Jean-François Young looked somber today as he addressed the press gathering. "There has been much pain and sorrow this year because of the hurricanes that have battered the Caribbean. There has been much pain and sorry in years past, and there will be sorrow in years to come.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 07.10.2004 -- EXCLUSIVE REPORT!!

Somewhere in the North Atlantic, Late August, 2004 -- A near secret rendez-vous was held in August high over the Atlantic, and has been held under legal gag-order until present. In attendence at this secret meeting were representatives from the TSRC and ATOE. Silence was broken today as the final agreements were cemented between ATOE and Aerospace Amalgamated. Negotiations are believed to be ongoing with the TSRC.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 01.10.2004 [1 Vendémiaire CCXIII] -- ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, LOUISIANAN STYLE!

Chambéon, Nouvelle Cournouaille -- Padrig Maughan stood calmly before the Chrisitian Conservative Legislators convention in Chambéon, and accepted their nomination for his continued service as Prefect.
At the same time, in nearby Mensac, Johann Yegarre was nominated by a coalition of Labor, Industiral and Growth parties. Yegarre is a renown industrialist and philanthropist, lending his private Zeppelin to President Gordon B. Hinckley, of the LDS Church for any travel needs.  Read More...

edit Weekly World News [NAL], 26.09.2004 (Highlights)

CHIROPTOMAN STEALS AUTO FOR A FOUR STATE JOY RIDE! RECENT ESCAPEE FROM NAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FACILITY REMAINS AT LARGE!
WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA -- Chiroptoman, the NAL's most cherished winged deviant caused a furor in the quad-state area as he circled around the nation's capitol on the Postal Roads.  Read More...
BUSH BROTHERS BREW BRUHAHA IN BELIZE
According to reports from the Commonwealth intelligence agency, Jorge and Jaime Bush have not given up their imperialistic designs, and are currently planning an assault on Belize.  Read More...
RENOWNED GEORGETOWN PSYCHIC PREDICTS CALAMITY!
Trained in the mystical arts by her Ukrainian Babushka, Mme Governiak's home smells of incense and is dimly lit. In this exclusive interview with Madame Governiak, renowned psychic of the Balkans, we have been able to uncover terrifying future events. Among them, what we can only take to be the re-birth of Florida-Caribbea under the guise of a Cuban Nationalist Party, whereby all Atlantic nations will be terrorized.  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- 25.09.2004 (Gacudai Gannen, Hatxigaçu 23) -- Imperial Space Agency Chooses Permanent Cosmodrome Site

Quiòto -- His Imperial Highness Prince Aquixino announced today that the Imperial Space Agency had chosen the southern end of the island of Tanegaxima in Cagoxima-quen, Quiùxù-xù as the site for the permanent cosmodrome.   Read More...

edit Gníomhaireacht Nuachta Fánach -- 24.09.2004 -- Ireland Expands Territorial Waters, Annexes Rockall -- by Peadair Ó Neachtain.

SLIGEACH -- In a move that has puzzled some abroad, Dáil Éireann passed a bill earlier today to expand Irish territorial seas to include the area around the as yet unclaimed island of Rockall.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 19.09.2004 (1 Sans-Culottides, CCXII) -- Storm Cleanup Begins Today

Baies de Biloxi-et-Mobile, Pays-Lointains -- Clean-up began today, rather than at the end of the National Festival as citizens cleaned up after the ravages of Furacano #9, which earlier had looked to slam the already beaten Floridian peninsula. Gouverneur Alphonse Rochambeau jibed, "It's a good thing we're celebrating labor day in two-days time."   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- September 18, 2004 (Gacudai Gannen, Hatxigaçu 16) -- Emperor To Wed

Quiòto -- Her Imperial Majesty announced yesterday, during celebrations marking the 100th day of her reign that she was now engaged to Prince Cañin-no-miya Masahito, the grandson of Prince Cañin-no-miya Naohito, the 8th, and current, head of the Cañin branch of the Imperial Family. Marking the betrothal, Her Imperial Majesty has conferred the title Alisugawa-no-miya upon the prince, thus reviving the Alisugawa branch, which has been extinct since Taixò Gannen (1906).   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 14.09.2004 -- Arensky assumes dictatorial power

MOSCOW (ITARF) - Igor Arensky has issued a number of proposals to the Duma that, when implemented, will radically strengthen the power of the Russian president and drastically limit the autonomy of the republics.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 13.09.2004 -- UNDO threatens to leave coalition

WARSINA/WILEŃ/ŁUCK (WSAP) - The UNDO has threatened to withdraw its support for the central government if the latter will persist in its refusal to take a stance in the conflict between Volhynia and the Lithuanian Crown.   Read More...

edit IBAP International News Services -- ATOE LAUNCHES SIMIAN; NEXT LAUNCH DELAYED -- 09.12.2004 (25 Fructidor CCXII; Gacudai Gannen, Hatxigaçu 10)

CÒTXI, XICOCU, JAPAN -- The launch and retrieval of Yamashi, a Macaque Fuscata, went off without any problems on Tuesday last, however tests revealed minor containment issues for the atmospheric systems. While the health of Yamashi was not compromised, the planned launch of cosmonaut André Suzuqui, a Japanese Louisiannais, has been rescheduled for some time in January if a simple fix cannot be found.  Read More...

edit TROPICAL SYMPOSIUM HELD

BUARIKI, ARANUKA, MICRONESIAN CONFEDERATION -- Opening today in this small island village is a symposium of the world most renowned science fiction authors. Among the noteable visitors were Ms. Sijay Tsherriah of Oregon, Artvir Klaric, renowned Cambrian author of 1999, 2009, and 2999 and many other space saga, and Emeritus member of the Interplanetary Society of the Federated Kingdom.   Read More...

edit Eu Aulón news brief -- 09.08.2004 -- HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT MONTRÉI CAUSE CONCERN FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Montréi -- Hot weather throughout Montréi has lead to warnings from the Agença de Bombairos Naçonáu de Montréi (ABNM) about increased and dangerous fire conditions throughout the nation today.  Read More...

edit BBC, America Desk -- 07.09.2004 -- Furacano #6 in it for Long Haul

Talahasse, WF -- Furacano #6 approached the east coast of the RTC Occupation Zone as a category B storm, but soon slowed to a crawl and prepared to dump vast quantities of rain on an already ravaged landscape. For thirty hours after making landfall, the storm crept across the peninsular, causing damage in the RTC's Occupation Zone as well as in East Florida (American Zone).  Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- 07.09.2004 (Gacudai Gannen, Hatxigaçu 5) -- Date Chosen For Vote

A joint session of the Imperial Coccai has chosen Jùitxigaçu 6 [December 7] as the date for the people to vote on the proposed Amendment IV, which was passed by the House of Peers last Senxò [September 4] and by the House of Representatives on the 22nd of last month [August 25].   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 07.09.2004 (20 Fructidor, CCXII)

Le Caillou, Saint-Louis, Louisianne -- It was reported this morning that Guillaume Henri Claintaun has died, due to massive heart-failure. The Prefect's condition was not publicly known, but the Prefectoral physician was heavily concerned. In a press conference he stated, "We knew of the Prefects condition, and while we tried to save his life, first through suggestions of diet and exercise, and last night through massive surgery, it was not enough."  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 06.09.2004 -- "The Eagle and the Sun" (T. Clentsin) Sparks Antivenedism Charge [Book Review by: Nikołaj Talórz].

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edit IBAP -- 02.09.2004 (15 Fructidor, CCXII) -- BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES!

Port-au-Prince, St. Domingue -- Louisiannan and other peacekeeping forces have spent the week urging the locals to 'batten down the hatches' as the latest in this years furacanos beats its way to slam into the RTC held Southeast Florida.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 02.09.2004 -- A NEW PRESIDENT

St. Louis, St. Louis, Louisianne -- Hilary Rodham Claintaun smiled and waved to her cheering supporters from the St. Louis Parliament as the long political trail ended in success. Moments before she had received a concession visit from Populist Michel Huckabée. Richard Alouicious Gépard declined to make the traditional show of support to the newly elected leader.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 02.09.2004 -- ATTEMPT AGAINST WEATHER SATELLITE

Pamplona, Nouvelle Navarra, Louisianne -- Alta Californios who had been granted tourist visas to visit the International Geyser Park were apprehended as they tried to breach the CNEL launch facility early yesterday morning. "We won't let you launch that device of evil!" they screamed. "We know what Louisianne plans!" another shouted. "They will never take the Deseret! This is a spy satellite! We will stop the threat! We will not lose our homes!"  Read More...

edit Newsletter of the American Bureau of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Studies -- 31.08.2004 (Sept 2004 ed.) -- Water Water Everywhere...

Province of Virginia cleans up after passing of Tropical Storm #7
The remnants of TS-7 which battered Carolina on Sunday kept the punches coming as it passed over Virginia on Monday. Central portions of the province received a foot of rain and flooding in many parts reached 12 feet.  Read More...
Furacano #6 threatens central Florida
American forces patrolling the border between northern and southern Florida are meeting with a great swell of refugees that have heard rumors of a fantastic furacano bearing down on the central parts of Florida.  Read More...
Wild flooding in Kemr washes village into sea
Back in the motherland, things were no sunnier this past month. A fortnight past, heavy rains triggered devastating flooding in the small village of Castrewbo in Dûnein province where a 10 foot high wall of water swept through the seaside town.  Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE -- 30.08.2004 -- Haytian Leader Declares End of Hostilities

OMNIPRESSE FIELD OFFICE, CAP-HAITIEN -- A spokesman for Houngan Lessandre, the spriritual leader of the insurgent Loas' army, has announced today that all hostilities on his militia's part will cease as of today across the island.   Read More...

edit An Gníomhaireacht Nuachta Fánach -- 30.08.2004 -- Montserrat Votes For Integration -- By: Peadair Coppinger, Antillean Correspondant

NAOMH COLMCHILL [St. Iewan]: Polls closed earlier today in the Montserratian Integration referendum, with 80% of the poll voting in favour of Integration. This move will make Montserrat the 12th Tuath, or province, of the , and shall henceforth be considered part of the Cuige, or "fifth" of Connacht.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY, Wnierdzej -- 27.08.2004 -- POLARISATION AROUND VOLHYNIAN REFERENDUM

WARSINA (WSAP) -- Tension rises in Volhynia. Last Wednesday Lithuanias prime minister Pustys already firmly denounced the referendum launched by the provincial authorities about a merger of the province with the URAG. Yesterday, interior minister Algirdas Sznieckus said that he will use the police if the Volhynians go along with it.   Read More...

edit LISTY NAARODNJ -- 25.08.2004

Czeskej Maljn (Cheshskij Malin), Volynie -- During the meeting of all the Volynian Czech representatives, support for the forthcoming referendum was discussed. Sokol chief, or vrchnj naaczelnjk, Olek Pugman stated, that "all Sokols do support a creation of Slavonic independent and autonomous entity within RTC".   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 25 VIII 2004 -- Referendum about Galician-Volhynian unification

CZYTAĆ LEONIÓR (WSAP) - On November 25, the shortest notice allowed by the constitution, the inhabitants of Galicia will be given the chance to vote about the unification of the URAG with the Lithuanian province of Volhynia. In a meeting of the Galician High Council, which took place behind closed doors this morning, a motion calling for the referendum was submitted by the UNDO and passed with 51 members (out of 75) voting in favour of the proposal. Immediately after the conclusion of the meeting, chairman Darko Popczuk of the Council made the decision public in a direct address to the Galician population, which was broadcast live on URiTH 1.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- Gacudai Gannen, Xitxigaçu 22 (August 25, 2004) -- Amendment Four Passes House of Representatives

Quiòto -- The proposed fourth amendment to the Imperial Constitution has passed the House of Representatives, and will now be sent to the House of Peers for its approval.   Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE -- 25.08.2004 -- Dominican Violence Blamed on Army of Loa

CAP-HAYTIEN, HAYTI -- Further violence in various cities of Hispagnola seen in the last few days have been blamed on the Militiamen of the Loa's army. Exchange of gunfire and siege have been reported in both peacekeeping zones as well as in the so-called "juntas areas".  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE -- 23.08.2004 -- PRINCE JOACHIM AND PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TO DIVORCE

KJØBENHAVN -- The Office of the Court Chamberlain called yesterday, with just a few hours notice, a press conference at Amalienborg Palace. At 11:30 Chamberlain Ove Ullerup informed the press that Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra have decided amicably to separate with the intent to divorce.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - 23.08.2004 -- MAN JUMPS TO EARTH FROM SUBORBITAL SPACE

AKRA -- Thousands of tourists had travelled to the Tesji Lufthavn (and now also Rumhavn) near Akra in Gadangmeland to witness the launch of the first human being in space yesterday. Among the spectators was a contingent from Louisianne led by Jean-Louis Cattin, CEO of Lousiannan space agency CNEL and researchers from the Kemrese Royal College of Medicine.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun -- Gacudai Gannen, Xitxigaçu 20 [August 23, 2004] -- Poison-Free Pufferfish Developed

The Tocugawa-era haiku poet Maçuo Baxò once wrote "Ah, yesterday passed without incident / So much for the blowfish soup." Likewise, Yosa Buson wrote "Having eaten blowfish soup / I woke from sleep / To find myself alive." For centuries, the pufferfish, or fugu, has been a risky delicacy, requiring very special preparations to avoid killing the eater.   Read More...

edit ASAHI XIMBUN -- Thursday, August 19, 2004 -- SCANDINAVIAN-GERMAN COALITION LAUNCHES CHIMP IN SPACE

Quiòto -- His Imperial Highness Prince Aquixino congratulated the TSRC on launching the first living being in space in a press conference today, though expressing his surprise at their reticence "You can be assured that Japan and Louisianne will let the world know of each and every launch. We hope, in addition, that the TSRC will be open about their findings on Futte. There's no reason to repeat the same experiment if valuable data is available from the first one."   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE -- 19.08.2004 -- FUND FOR SOUTHEAST FLORIDA

GJØTEBORG -- In an effort to raise funds for the restoration of Southeast Florida by Furacano #3, the SR Finance College has announce that it will be auctioning off some of the cultural treasures, which were entrusted to the Finance College after they were taken as spoils in the recent war against Florida.   Read More...

edit IBAP, Foreign Desk -- August 19, 2004 -- Shark Attack off Montrei Coast

MONTREI [By Jorge Franco] -- Near the border with Meidji-dò, two divers, Randolpho Fritas and his friend Cliff Zimmerman, a NAL émigré were separated and Fritas killed by a Great White Shark.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 18.08.2004 -- Millions for Southeast Florida

WARSINA (WSAP) - Finance minister Erik vun Söyst has announced that the RTC will donate a sum of 3½ million talar for the restoration of the damages inflicted upon Southeast Florida by Furacano #3. "It is nothing but our duty to help Florida as well as we can, not only because of our temporary responsability over there, but also from a sheer human point of view."   Read More...

edit THE STAR OF GEORGETOWN -- 15.08.2004 -- LATE EDITION

Ciudad San Pedro -- Earler estimates of damage caused by furacano #3 in southern Florida seem to be considerably far from the mark as of late this afternoon. The most reliable reports from Irish occupation forces relate thousands of tales of woe all across their Zone of Occupation.   Read More...

edit BBC News, America Desk -- 14.08.2004 -- Furacano #3 Slams Cuba & Florida

CIUDAD SAN PEDRO, American Zone -- Furacano #3 left swathes of damage and destruction in Cuba and Florida late this week. Initial reports from the BBC agents in La Habana state that the storm passed to the west of the capital on Thursday. Winds were high and many areas are flooded, but damage could have been much worse. Cubas interrim president, former NAL rounders star Fidelito "el Martillo" del Castro, made a public appearance in the refugee camp outside La Habana to "declare victory" against the furacano.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 13.08.2004 (25 Thermidor CCXII) -- WORLD RESPONSE TO ATOE

Fast on the heels of the announcement of the formation of the Trans-Oceanic Alliance for the Exploration of Space nations have presented themselves to partner up with this space effort. "I'm pleasantly surprised with the reaction of the nations of our world. The goal of space is not just for Louisiannans or citizens of the Japanese Empire. It is for the world as a whole." Jean-François Young glibbed.  Read More...

edit IBAP -- 10.08.2004 (22 Thermidor, CCXII) -- Louisianne Postures on Hayti

Quiòto, Japan -- In a speech delivered today at the Imperial Palace, and transmitted via the orbiting Télétoile, President Jean-François Young addressed the Japanese, Louisiannan and world media. A portion of his comments were directed particularly to the Haÿtian/Hispagnolan Issue.   Read More...

edit La Noticia-Diaro de Pensacola -- 07.08.2004 -- City Reverts to Old Name

AGUANEGRA -- Aguanegra City Council Approves Name Change Aguanegra, West Florida - The City Council approved, in a 6-3 vote, a proposal to change the name of this city from Aguanegra back to the historic name of Milton. The name change will be effective at midnight tonight.   Read More...

edit Omnipresse -- 07.08.2004

CAP-HAITIEN -- Unconfirmed reports are coming in about an uprising in the Montagne noires region stradling the Neofrancian / Louisianian peacekeeping zone.   Read More...

edit L'Etoile de Lyons-sur-Mizouri -- 07.08.2004 -- Hispaniola Fractures Worsen

By Niko Tailleur -- While west of the line of demarcation the tense situation simmers, eastward tensions flare to un-foreseen levels as Hispaniolans fight brutally to fill the power vacuum. Several of the heretofore more powerful juntas have disintegrated. The Puerto Plata Junta, formerly pro-Cuba is now in tatters, with with only the western 1/2 remaining fully Pro-Cuban.   Read More...

edit Gacudai Gannen -- 07.08.2004 ( Xitxigaçu 4; 19 Thermidor, CCXII) -- First President of Louisianne Arrives in Quiòto

By Marc Lenoir -- Early this morning at the Quiòto Aerodrome Le Grand Aigle, private vehicle of Louisiannan Président Jean-François Young arrived quietly, and was quickly sheltered in a hangar. Président Young is continuing his visit of eastern nations on presumably economic grounds, securing a stronger trading agreement with the High Kingdom of Kanawiki.   Read More...

edit Eu Aulón -- 06.08.2004 -- Singer Aimee Mann Sets the Stage for Montrei Tour Dates and Gets Lost in Space

Entertainment This Week -- Critically acclaimed singer and song writer Aimee Mann has issued tour dates for Montrei beginning the end of August. Mann, who is best known for her work on the motion picture "Magnolia" has a growing following of Montreiano fans.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 04.08.2004 (16 Thermidor, CCXII)

Arriving at 0600h in beautiful Oahu, President Jean-François Young waved happily at the reporters and citizens outside the Aerodrome security perimeter before he was hurriedly hustled into a state land cruiser. Most of the morning was spent in private meetings with His Majesty, Viceroy of Kanawiki, Kamehameha X. While the details of their meetings were not made publicly available, reporters were told it involved the upcoming Japan-Louisianne Trade Summit.   Read More...

edit Omnipresse -- 03.08.2004 -- NEOFRANCIAN COMMANDER COMMENTS ON RIOT

CAP-HAYTIEN, HAYTI -- Maréchal de Camps Raymond de Ramzay, commander of the neofrancian peacekeeping force in Hayti has just issued a press release in regard to the events that took place earlier today in Cap-Haytien. In it, he decries the actions of what he refered to as "Foreign agent-provocateurs".   Read More...

edit IBAP -- August 3, 2004 (15 Thermidor, CCXII)

Ten were killed and 25 wounded as Haytians marched on the Nouvelle Francien headquarters in Cap-Haÿtien today. The protesters shouted slogans implying that the promised elecions have been held up by Nouvelle Francien trickery, that they sought to annex them to Nouvelle Francie with a puppet Intendant, and that DieuDonné III was being prevented from leading the island nation.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun - Gacudai Gannen -- 30.07.2004 (Rocugaçu 26) -- SPACE BILL PASSED

Quiòto -- Her Imperial Majesty signed into law a bill providing for a space program. "Today, we join Louisianne, the Holy Roman Empire, France, Éire, and the Scandinavian Realm in reaching out beyond this terrestrial globe. Japan shall seek greater glory in the peaceful exploration of space."   Read More...

edit L'Étoile de Lyons-sur-Mizouri -- 03.08.2004 (15 Thermidor, CCXII) -- Floridas Integrating Peacefully

By special correspondent... I visited the Floridas between the 11th and the 14th of this month [July 30-August 2], in order to see for myself whether the positive, optimistic reports coming from the NAL were accurate. I half-expected to see simmering resentment, and anger over the invasion. However, much to my surprise, I found that the majority were not only accepting of the Americans, but were happy about it.   Read More...

edit IBAP: 3.8.2004 (15 Thermidor, CCXII)

Leaving after a small press conference last evening, President Jean-François Young boarded "Le Grand Aigle," the specially maintained presidential airship capable of classified airspeeds, and defensively armed to the teeth.   Read More...

edit The STAR of Georgetown -- 30 July, 2004 -- Motions for Provincehood Granted to the Floridas.

In a demure ceremony at Philadelphia, in the old Staathouse, where the original Charter was signed, members of the Convention joined the General Moderator in announcing the official Grant of Provincehood to the parties representing the two territories of East and West Florida. Historically, the two new provinces will be numbered 32 and 33 due to the fact that the Government ceded them to the Spains in 1808 after the 1806 War in which that territory was siezed. Thus their status is to be called "readmitted provinces" rather than "newly admitted provinces".   Read More...

edit IBAP - 27 July 2004 (8 Thermidor CCXII) -- Télétoile Shining Brightly!

In a launch early yesterday morning CNEL sent the first functional telecommunicaitons satellite into space this morning. Riding atop the 'Lambda' rocket launched from 'Le Cygne' Télétoile, as it is known, had stabilized its eliptical orbit by the end of the day.   Read More...

edit CALCUTTA TIMES 25 JULY 2004 -- CIRCARS CHANGES NAME TO KALINGA

GUNTUR: Yesterday, at a public ceremony before the royal palace at Guntur the renaming of the Kingdom of Circars to the Kingdom of Kalinga was officially declared.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY -- 30.06.2004 -- GALICIAN-VOLHYNIAN MEETING IN CZYTAĆ LEONIU

CZYTAĆ LEONIÓR (WSAP) -- According to an anonymous source within the Ukrainian National-Democratic Organisation (UNDO), a secret meeting has taken place last week in Czytać Leoniór between prominent Ukrainian members of the Galician High Council and the Provincial Council of Volhynia. Although no details were given about the subjects discussed, the meeting was in all probability aimed at preparing Galicia's expansion with the Lithuanian province of Volhynia.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun, Gacudai Gannen, Gogaçu 21 (June 25, 2004) -- COIN COLLECTORS WILD FOR SAISEI TOCU

QUIÒTO -- Tocu coins [new low-silver coins released earlier this year to replace the copper quarter-momme; worth a hair under 2 FK pence] from before the reigning Emperor's ascension have gained enormously in value among coin-collectors.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun, Gacudai Gannen, Gogaçu 18 (June 22, 2004) (evening edition) -- SPACE PROGRAM PROPOSED

QUIÒTO -- Amagawa Hoxi of the Democratic Party proposed a Japanese space program today. "Space ... the final frontier. This should be the Empire's newest goal. Let us go forth and open the reaches of space. Let us explore our neighboring worlds. Most of all, let us not fall behind the rest of the world again! Instead, let us lead the world in space exploration."   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE -- 20.06.2004 -- NAS AND SAVE TO ENSURE ALL IS WELL IN ANTARCTICA

GJØTEBORG -- The Scandinavian Realm (SR) has invited the Neutral Aid Society (NAS) and the Society Against the Violation of the Environment (SAVE) to ensure that the condition of the detention of Silva-Gonzales & company remain humane and environmentally sound.   Read More...

edit The Times of New Amsterdam -- 19.06.2004 -- MORMONS OPEN TEMPLE DOORS TO SHARE BELIEFS -- By Katherina Gressmann, NAL National News Services

NEW AMSTERDAM -- A rare event is taking place on the streets of New Amsterdam and will soon happen again in our national capitol: a tour of a Mormon temple. This is an exceptional glimpse at the architecture of an inimitable, frequently misunderstood religion. In the temple of New Amsterdam there is a feeling of the sacred expressed in light and mirrors and enveloping silence.   Read More...

edit Los Tiempos de San Augustín -- 17.06.2004 -- REBELLION!

SAN AUGUSTÍN, EAST FLORIDA -- General Matthew Thompson, the NAL's military governor for East Florida, was assassinated today by a sniper's bullet. The sniper managed to slip away uncaught, but Gen. Thompson was dead before his head hit the desk. In an apparently co-ordinated move, Bushist rebels have seized control of much of the heart of Avilés, driving out the NAL army.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE -- 16.06.2004

A DOZEN DRAGENS FLY TO IRELAND AT HALF-PRICE
GJØTEBORG -- The Government of Ireland has today announced the selection of 12 Dragen jet interceptor fighters to begin replacing its fleet of older turbo-prop fighters and provide the needs of the country's Army and Naval Air Corps for the next decade or two.  Read More...
GENERAL SILVA GONZALES AND COMPANY CONVICTED
BOLAMA -- The trial against General Silva-Gonzalez and his cronies was concluded yesterday with all of them being convicted for the murder of more than five thousand Cruzan civilians. They are presently being flown to Antarctica where they will be marooned on a nunatak in the middle of the continent, and where they can expect only sporadic supply drops of food.  Read More...
NIEU TINGS NA DIE KRUISJEELANDE
CHRISTIANSTED -- The Cruzan Islands is in many ways a very different place today. Charlotte Amalie, having been destroyed by the atomic blast, is no longer the Cruzan capital nor the largest freeport in the Caribbean. The capital was moved to the former colonial capital of Christiansted on the island Sankt Croix, and the largest freeport in the Caribbean might well become Kraal Baai in the island of Sankt Jan.   Read More...

edit El Diario-Noticias de Pensacola -- 12.06.2004 -- NEW CURRENCY ADOPTED

PENSACOLA, WEST FLORIDA - The West Florida Governing Council has approved a bill for a reformed currency, pending admission to the NAL. The new currencys base unit will be called the Libra, equal to an NAL pound.   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun, Buçumeçu, Gacudai Gannen, Gogaçu 7 (Wednesday, June 11, 2004)

[Letters to the Editor] -- How arrogant can the Russians be? Mr. Zhirinovsky referred to our beloved outgoing Emperor as a "senile old man" - and either didn't even bother learning his name or, more likely, deliberately mangled it - and our new Emperor as a mere "girl", despite her being 22 years of age, fully legal adult status in both our Empire and his Federation, unless the Russians have gone and changed their definition of adult while we weren't looking.   Read More...

edit El Diario-Noticias de Pensacola -- 09.06.2004 -- REFERENDUM PETITIONS PRESENTED TO MILITARY GOVERNORS

PENSACOLA, WEST NAL-OCCUPIED ZONE, FLORIDA AND ST. AUGUSTINE, EAST NAL-OCCUPIED ZONE, FLORIDA -- José Estévez of la Organización por la Liberación de la Florida Occidental (OLFA) presented Joseph Lee, the NAL military governor with a petition containing 50,000 signatures calling for a referendum on West Florida's status today, to which he has given his consent.   Read More...

edit ITARF press release, Tuesday, 08.06.2004

MOSCOW (ITARF) -- Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of Muscovys neo-snorist party, the NDPR-M, has expressed his satisfaction with the upcoming abdication of the Japanese emperor. In a short statement, he declared: "Finally! How long was it supposed to last before this senile old man would finally leave the scene?"   Read More...

edit Ten Prákär Tóksplot -- 08.06.2004

PRAK -- After endless discussions within the Royal Council which lasted for almost the whole functional period of the current government, the conclusion has come. Our government has decided to join European Federation!   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun, Semmaque, Saisei 53, Gogaçu 4 (Tuesday, June 8, 2004) -- ABDICATION!

His Imperial Majesty stunned the Empire today during his annual Constitution Day speech. He appeared weak and unsteady on his feet as he limped into the Coccai building. "My people, I have reigned over you for over half a century..."   Read More...

edit [Television Trancsript] Japan Today, Semmaque, Saisei 53, Gogaçu 4, 4:00 PM (Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 07:00 GMT)

Cobayaxi Sacura: "Good afternoon, viewers. It is 4:00, Gogaçu 4. Our top news item is His Imperial Majesty's upcoming abdication. Today, during His Majesty the Emperor's annual Constitution Day speech to the Coccai shocked the Empire by announcing that his reign would end this Taian, on Gogaçu 6 [June 10].   Read More...

edit THE STAR, GEORGETOWN — 12.05.2004 — THE INVADERS HAVE ARRIVED!!

GEORGETOWN — After 17 years of juvenile hibernation, living amongst the roots of our trees and bushes, the 17 year cicadas begun making their grand entrance foreyesternight. While cicadas, or locusts as many call them, in fact appear each Summer in our region, every seventeen years a vast horde of these winged invaders awakens in their millions.  Read More...

edit Radio WRW1 — Mąd par siemlura — 25.04.2004, 12:30

[JINGLE] "Good afternoon, dear listeners, it is 12:30. While enjoying this beautiful, sunny Sunday, please stay tuned for 'The World in Half an Hour'. Your humble servant is, as always, Waldemar Fiorarz. Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the leaders of the Baltic League will convene in Skuoda. The main issues will of course be the expected enlargement of the League. We speak about this with the director of the Institute for International Relations of the WiLASz [Academy of Sciences, ed.], professor Onute Staniszkiene."   Read More...

edit Asahi Ximbun — Friday 23 April, 2004 (Saisei 53)

HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY LEAVES ON GRAND TOUR

TAIAN — His Majesty the Emperor left the Imperial palace in Quiòto this morning on a grand tour of the Empire's former colonies, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Releasing of Colonies. He will be traveling in the Imperial Zeppelin, the Nixxi. His Majesty will first visit Naha, in the Kingdom of Lùquiù. He will visit with the King of Lùquiù, and tour the Kingdom and give speeches.  Read More...
PRO-IMPERIALIST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ÒSACA UNIVERSITY
Members of the Yamato Party and their supporters held a rally today at Òsaca University in celebration of His Imperial Majesty's tour of former colonies. The demonstrators showed their support for the proposal by Canada Aqui, president of the Yamato Party, to work towards reintegrating the former colonies into the Empire.  Read More...
GOSSIP: CROWN PRINCESS RUMORED TO BE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH MOLISATÒ
Rumors are flying of an intimate relationship between Her Imperial Highness, the Crown Princess, and world-famous musician Molisatò Hidequi. The two were seen together after Molisatò's concert in Sapporo, Ezo. One witness claimed to have seen the musician whispering something in the Crown Princess' ear. Her Imperial Highness the Crown Princess has denied these claims.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE, AMERICA DESK — 10.04.2004 —

Commonwealth Forces Oust Spurious Latvian Occupation
KINGSTON — "Intolerable! Utterly and astoundingly ridiculous!!" That was the response of Admiral Sir Waughnsley Pickwick, commander of Commonwealth Naval Forces in the Caribbean last week in response to the news that Tobago had been claimed and invaded by Latvians. "We have just gotten done with one bunch of looney tunes in this part of the world, and now it appears we must deal with yet another little penny-hapenny berk suffering from delusions of grandure."  Read More...
FLORIDA IS NO MORE
KINGSTON — The Republic of Florida-Caribbea has ceased to exist. of course, Occupation Forces are settling into Florida proper and are working, with varying levels of success, at rebuilding that part of the country. In the northern American Zone, the NAL is busy reordering the local political structures and instituting a democratic government. The Americans have established a reformed system of ridings, townships and local councils, based largely on their own local structures. As far as the American press is concerned, while the Scandinavians and Weneds have been busy either burning everything down, looting everthing or holding needlessly extravagant parades, the Americans have gone about educating the Floridians in proper self government, Life, Liberty, how to properly throw a Tea Party and all that.  Read More...

edit El Pais — 01.04.2004 — GREAT OPPOSITION FOR REANNEXATION OF FLORIDA

Valladolid — According to recent polls, the Castilians do not want Florida back in any sort of relationship. The opposition is stronger in Spain (78%) than in New Granada (67%) and Central America (65%). Most people think, however, that Castile has a duty to take an active role in the reconstruction of Florida into a friendly country under the Castilian CommonwealthRead More...

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WITA WARSINY — 1.04.2004

RTC INVADED BY MARTIANS?
TOMASZYN LIUBLIŃKI — Hundreds of reports are coming in from people who claim to have seen a flying saucer landing in the woods near Tomaszyn Liublińki. "It was enormous", a farmer said. "At least half a stadz long. And there were lights everywhere." A woman said: "Really huge, and covered with thousands of little lights. It moved so fast that it was gone before you realised that it had been there!"   Read More...
TOBAGO UNITES WITH LATVIA
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WSAP) — The provisional government that yesterday seized power on the small Caribbean island Tobago, has declared itself part of a "Union of Latvia and Tobago". Yesterday evening at 21:20 the regular program of the local television was interrupted by images of Tobago's self-proclaimed prime minister, Vassel Birko, surrounded by a mix of armed locals and officers of the Latvian navy who had just arrived to Tobago, speaking from the town hall of Scarborough.   Read More...

edit Pobal na hÉireann, Déardaoin — 01.04.2004 (1 Aibreán 2004) — "Haytian Envoy Proposes Compromise" BY: Maire Ní Shúilleabháin

Newly arrived Envoy to Hayti, Gearoinn Ó Connail, yesterday proposed an alternative arrangement that would accomodate both Republican and Monarchists on the island: A President for Life.  Read More...

edit NOTICIAS — 31.03.2004 — DUI BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO THEIR MAJESTIES

DUI — It has been confirmed that King Pedr V, his partner Mrs. Sarah Pomhui, and their daughter Bewdrig have left Meddlan in Dui for permanent residence in the Tyrdyr. The home in which they lived in Meddlan has been sold confidentially with the Terruin's express wish that it remain a private residence and not be promoted as an historical landmark, in his own words, "a bloody shrine to the monarchy!"  Read More...

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WITA WARSINIE — 31.03.2004

SEJM DEBATES FLORIDA POLICY
WARSINA (WASP) — Heated discussions in the Sejm during the last few days. The Sejm convened yesterday and on Monday to discuss the government's policies in Florida and the crisis in the relations with the Scandinavian Realm. The government was under heavy attack from both sides of the opposition. According to analysts, a government crisis is far from excluded.   Read More...
COUP IN TOBAGO
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WASP) — The small, tropical island of Tobago has been the scene of a coup this morning. A small group of armed civilians, who called themselves the "National Unity Front of Tobago", occupied the town hall of the capital Scarborough, hanged twelve officers from the NAL, took several others as hostages, and proclaimed the independence of the island.   Read More...
BATAVIAN QUEEN BURIED IN DELFT
DELFT, Batavian Kingdom (WASP) — The former Batavian queen Julienne d'Orange, who died last week at the age of 94, has been laid to rest yesterday in the family grave of the Oranges in the town of Delft.   Read More...

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WITA WARSINIE — 30.03.2004

Conflict with Scandinavia settled
WARSINA (WASP) — Chancellor Sacz has accepted the apologies of his Scandinavian colleague Høgh-Guldberg for the attack of the latter's foreign minister Bernstorff on the RTC's policies in Florida. "Mr. Bernstorff's attack was of course unfounded", Sacz told the press, "although we have never been after his head. Anyway, I'm glad this most unfortunate incident has been settled now."   Read More...
Government disposes of Aldendorf
WARSINA (WASP) — The commander-in-chief of the Republic's occupational forces in Southeast Florida, general Marek Aldendorf, will not return to Miami. Although officially he resigned for health reasons, it is suspected that the government needed to dispose of Aldendorf, whose autocratic behaviour had offended the rest of the coalition and almost caused a split in the Baltic league.   Read More...

edit IBAP — 11 Germinal, CCXII (March 30, 2004)

PORT-AU-PRINCE — With the arrival of DieuDonné III in Port-Au-Prince the situation in Hayti is quickly polarizing as people choose which side they will support, the restitution of the Imperium or a renewed Democratic Republic. While there was an impromptu parade held in DieuDonné III's honor, a protest began in the eastern quarter of the city, demanding a referendum, that the people might choose for themselves, rather than having the choice forced upon them.  Read More...

edit NEWSLETTER OF THE AMERICAN BUREAU OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC STUDIES — 30.03.2004 — FIRST EVER SOUTH ATLANTIC FURACANO IS DOCUMENTED

Georgetown — The first verified South Atlantic furacano known to science struck the coast of Brasil near the town of Porto Alegre. It seems to have developped from a storm that went to sea from the land on 19 March, then on 21 March was declared a tropical storm and given the unique designation "SATS#1", South Atlantic Tropical Storm #1, for the season.  Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE — 29.03.2004

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Flanked by the Imperial Banner of Saint-Domingue and the current flag of Hayti, His imperial Highness DieuDonné III, Current Head of the House of Dessaline, shared today with the press his views about the current situation in Hayti. "Finaly" he said "a nightmare has ended for our people. We may now move forward into an era of peace, freed of the warmongering of the preceeding decades. With the help of our allies from other nations, we shall rebuilt hayti into the beacon of prosperity it once were."  Read More...

edit Radio Skuoda Transcript via BBC RADIO ARCHIVES — 29.03.2004 15h00

[JINGLE] [Presenter:] Hello, the Town Hall clock has struck three in Skuoda and it's time for the news. I am Heliena Pustuova, and we start with today's press conference given by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Aliesandare Voldimiruove. Paule T'iernuove reports from the Palata Urienda [the Skuodian government's residence.
[Correspondent: ] Today Mr. Voldimiruove gave his first press conference since the Baltic League started its involvement in the Caribbean affairs with the 21 March Danzig resolution. He levelled what some will see as sharp criticism against both Scandinavia and the RTC, who seem to be breaking up in a row.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — 29.03.2004

BERNSTORFF REPRIMANDED
GJØTEBORG — Several members of the Rigsråd were enraged by Bernstorff's verbal attack on the RTC last Saturday. Venstre opposition leader, Arne Melchior, called Bernstorff's words "the worst form of Jante's Law ever seen in foreign politics. Jante's Law has no place in foreign policy. In a time when we need friends, not enemies, we cannot and must not let our misfortunes dictate how we feel about the fortunes of other countries, let alone a coalition partner and a fellow neutralist state like the RTC."  Read More...
TYSK-SKANDINAVISK RUM COMPAGNIE READY FOR TESTS
AKRA — Gadangmeland has been selected as the base of operations for the Tysk-Skandinavisk Rum Compagnie [The German-Scandinavian Space Agency, ed.] (TSRC). TSRC intends use the same principle that the Louisiannians have used in their attempts by launching a rocket from an airship.  Read More...

edit WRW1 RADIO TRANSCRIPT via BBC RADIO ARCHIVES — 29.03.2004, 20h00

[JINGLE] "It is 8:00 PM, here is the news at WRW1. Foreign minister Piniatyk is furious with his Scandinavian colleague Bernstorff, who yesterday criticised the RTC's Floridian policy in harsh words. In an interview with WRW1 earlier his morning, the minister said: "Mr. Bernstorff says the RTC intends to annex Florida. If Mr. Bernstorff would have cared to ask me personally, I would have explained him what everybody knows already: that we have no such intent. Our job in Florida is to return order, to prepare the country for freedom and democracy, and to leave once our mission has been accomplished. That, and nothing else, is the goal of our presence in Florida. Mr. Bernstorff's words are a direct insult to our efforts."   Read More...

edit WRW1 RADIO TRANSCRIPT via BBC RADIO ARCHIVE — 28.03.2004, 12h30

"Good afternoon to you on this cloudy Sunday, dear listeners. It is 12:30. Time for 'The World in Half an Hour', I am as always Waldemar Fiorarz. Great things are happening in Florida-Caribbea. I will speak with Professor Onute Staniszkiene, director of the Institute for International Relations of the WiLASz, hoping that she can cast some light on most recent developments there. Welcome, professor."   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — 28.03.2004

SR PROTESTS RTC BEHAVIOUR IN FLORIDA
GJØTEBORG — Foreign minister Bernstorff has expressed his disgust over the recent behaviour of the RTC occupying forces that took over the SR's former occupation zone in southeast Florida. "The liberation of Florida was not the work of any one member of the coalition, and the RTC cannot in any way call itself the liberator of Florida, since they arrived after the Caribbean was liberated by the British Commonwealth, the Scandinavian Realm, and Ireland."  Read More...
QUEEN THANKS THE COALITION
KJØBENHAVN — Queen Margrethe II spoke to the coalition on television yesterday, where in she expressed her gratitude to the swift action taken by the coalition to liberate her Cruzan subjects against Floridian aggression. She also expressed her deepest appreciation that so many countries around the world had expressed their sympathies to the Cruzan people, both before and after the war.  Read More...
DANNEBROG TURNS BLACK
GJØTEBORG — Will the Dannebrog turn permanently black? That is what foreigners seems to be asking these days. But the truth is, the whole Rigsfælleskab is in mourning after Charlotte Amalie's destruction...  Read More...

edit Gníomhaireacht Nuachta Fánach — Saturday 27.03.2004 (27 Marta 2004) — "Chief of Staff Expresses Reservations on RTC" BY: Aine Ní Ceallaigh

AN CURRACH: Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Commandant Pól Óg D'Arcy has expressed reservations at the recent procession by The RTC Armed Forces in Miami today. "The liberation of Florida was not the work of any one member of the coalition. No one of us alone can call ourselves the Florida's liberators. Nor does any coalition member have the right to impose its culture upon the Floridians. The recent actions of the RTC go beyond liberation. They are nothing more than colonialism.  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY — 27.03.2004 — TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION IN MIAMI

MIAMI (WASP) — One day after his arrival to Florida, general Marek Aldendorf, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the RTC in the occupation zone Southeast Florida, has made a ceremonial procession through the city of Miami. Under the cheers of thousands, Aldendorf made his round in an armed, black limousine, previously property of ex-president Bush. For reasons of security, the general could only wave his hand to the enthousiastic crowd from within his car.  Read More...

edit WRW1 RADIO TRANSCRIPT via BBC RADIO ARCHIVES — MSZATKA — 26.03.2004, 16h00

[JINGLE] "It is 16:00 hours, time for the latest news at WRW1. The war with Florida is facing its final hours now. The last remnants of resistance against the Coalition seem to have broken. There has not been an official capitulation yet, but this is merely due to the fact that there is no central authority left who could sign it. Nothing is known yet about the whereabouts of former Floridian president Jaime Bush. In the meantime, total anarchy has broken out in the Floridian cities. Despite the curfew imposed by the Scandinavian leadership, former representatives of the Bush administration are being lynched to death by angry crowds, shops are plundered, cars, telephone booths and other properties are vandalised, and public buildings are emptied and burnt down.  Read More...

edit IBAP — March 26, 2004 (7 Germinal CCXII) — Atomic Thunder Over Louisianne, Tehas.

Yesterday's prevailing winds from the Southeast have pushed the contaminated water vapor over Louisianne, and a polluted rain is falling over large areas of St. Onge, and parts of Tejas. The actual RAD count has yet to be determined by scientists, but it must be said that the effect on the land will be much different than if the Floridian bomb had landed on Louisiannan soil.  Read More...

edit From a letter forwarded by BBC agents in La Habana (CUBA) to Federated Admiral Sir Waughnsley Pickwick, Commander, Commonwealth Naval Forces in the Caribbean

"... please understand that Cuba is not and has not declared war on your ravening allies! We have heard of the rapes and pillaging in the Scandinavian Zone of Florida. We will never allow Scandinavians to land here! We had severed all political and military ties with Florida: after the Coupe, the leaders of the junta became enraged - we had nothing to do with their lack of judgement in the Cruzadas and the planned attaque on Louisiana."  Read More...

edit WRW1 RADIO TRANSCRIPT via BBC RADIO ARCHIVES — MSZATKA — 25.03.2004, 13h00

[JINGLE] "It is 13:00 hours, here is the latest news at WRW1. The war with Florida seems to have come almost to an end. The armed forces of the Coalition have successfully secured most of the Floridian mainland, including all major cities and the entire sea shore. Cuba, the last stronghold of resistance against the coalition, is still defending itself, but it expected that Cuba will fall within a few days, too. Unconfirmed sources claim that the Floridian ex-president Bush has left the country in an airship, after his efforts to reclaim power by building up a resistance in Cuba have failed. His destination is unknown.
The RTC will not leave the coalition.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 25.03.2004 (6 Germinal CCXII) — Second Horrific Blast in Caribbean Destroys Brave Solders of VOLTAIRE, Valiant Disarming Attempt Fails!

The few citizens of Vienne-le-Port who remained in their homes were jolted awake this morning to a sonic boom and an incredible flash of light. The threatened Floridian bomb had been intercepted approximately twenty miles off-shore at 4:37 AM, LST. The Louisiannan Navy ship Voltaire had intercepted the rusty, leaking boat that was trying to run the barricade, and had boarded, only to find a lone Floridian at the controls, his hand clenched around a deadman's switch.  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 25.03.2004 — SCANDINAVIAN AMBASSADOR REASSURES PINIATYK

WARSINA (WASP) — The Scandinavian ambassador, Annika Østerbjerg, has confirmed to foreign minister Piniatyk that on the day after the invasion of Florida, a curfew was imposed on the population, Floridas entire gold and silver reserves was confiscated, and that Scandinavian soldiers, in a brief emotional state of berserkness and grief, destroyed numerous cultural artifacts. However, Østerbjerg assured Piniatyk that, although it will take a long time for the grief to heal, Scandinavian soldiers have now calmed down from their frenzied rage, and that what is left of Florida's cultural treasures are being safeguarded by the coalition.   Read More...

edit RR WORLD SERVICE — 24/03/04 00:00 PMT

"This is the RR World Service! Its midnight PMT. First an update on the developments in Vestindien.
Coalition forces have secured Northern Florida and the Floridian coasts, including the capital of Miami. There are reports of some resistance still holding out in the swamplands of inland Florida and in Orlando, but the Coalition considers these areas nothing more than places for mopping up operations.
General Silva-Gonzales has been captured along with a number of officers in his staff. Although some of them, including Silva-Gonzales himself, are severely wounded, they apparently survived the missile attack on the Presidential Palace last night.  Read More...

edit Našemo, Sedigord — 24.3.2004 (Našemo, 24. berzenec 2004)

"We are deeply sorrowed with what we see is going on Florida-Caribbea. Yes, we are shocked. And, honestly, taken aback.", said the Nashina Defense Minister. "As members of Baltic League, we fully support its communiqué to the situation. As a strictly neutral country, we all the time insist on diplomatic solutions, since weapons bring doom and doom brings only new doom."  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE, 24.03.2004 — SCANDINAVIAN MISBEHAVIOUR IN F-C; PINIATYK DEMANDS EXPLANATION

WARSINA (WASP) — The war with Florida-Caribbea seems to have come to an end before our military even had the time to get there. The Cruzan Islands have been liberated by the Scandinavians, the Floridian junta of general Silva-Gonzales has been captured, and currently the Coalition is firmly in control of most of the country. However, alarming news is coming in about the misbehaviour of Scandinavian troops in Florida.   Read More...

edit Journal de Ville-Marie (via Omnipresse) — 24.03.2004

VILLE-MARIE — When asked to comment on the accusions by Louisiana's President Young that the Intendancy had some ulterior motives for sending aids to Hayti, Minister for Safety Perrat (appearing on the morning talk show "Salut, Bonjour") replied that "Mister Young should take care of his timber before looking for other people's twig".  Read More...

edit WWL-TV — BREAKING NEWS — 24.03.2004 (5 Germinal, CCXII)

"An unnamed source called to the Council offices at 10:05, Louisianne Standard Time, and declared themselves to be a member of the now capitulating Floridian Military government. He went on to say, "A small boat left Tampa Monday heading west. Will Louisianne find it before Skt. Tomas is repeated?" cackling in villainous laughter before hanging up. Top military officials are treating this as a true threat and the Nouvelle Cournouaillian Armee de L'Air detachment that was en route to Hayti has been rerouted to fly a search pattern over the Northern Gulf to locate any unidentified boats.  Read More...

edit RR WORLD SERVICE - 24/03/04 15:00 PMT

This is the RR World Service! Its 15:00 PMT, the 24th of March, 2004. First an update on the developments in Vestindien. Its morning now in Florida and the whole peninsula is now secured and under naval administration after the last of any resistance inland has been neutralized by coalition forces. Admiral Odum Kofisen Tesie of the SR Guinea-West Indian Command will lead the administration.
Coalition forces have ceased their activities against Florida's cultural treasures after the High King of the FK recently appealed to the coalition to stop.  Read More...

edit DAGAT CUZOT — Jerusalem — 24.03.2004 (2 Nisan, 5764)

A flurry of press releases and televized statements have come from the usually reticent governments of a number of Middle-Eastern nations over the past few days. It seems like the detonation of the Floridian nuclear bomb has shaken them out of their region-centric slumber. The first to respond was the lugal of Al-Basra. At a televized press conference in the Garden of Creation near Basra City, Lugal Taliiq ibn Ash-Shams read a statement prepared and signed by himself and every member of the national council.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 5 Germinal, CCXII (24 March, 2004)

In an early morning press address from the Paris-sur-Mizouri Aerodrome, President Jean-François Young spoke out against Nouvelle Francien Minister of Safety Perrat's commentary on Louisiannan motives. "Louisianne has announced our intentions with the military and civilian support to Hayti. We've stated a time frame within which we intend to get Hayti back on its feet and moving forward."  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Friday 23.03.2004

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE VICTIMS TODAY
GJØTEBORG — It has been a week since the destruction of Charlotte Amalie. Memorial services are being held today throughout the Rigsfælleskab to commemorate the victims, and mourning flags will be flying at every flagpole. Her Majesty, Queen Magrethe II, will be attending the memorial service at the Copenhagen Cathedral together with other royal dignitaries and government officials.  Read More...
FLORIDA OFFERED TO CASTILLE-LEON
GJØTEBORG — The Kancelli has been discussing for the past three days about what to do with Florida, and a decision has now been made. Last night, at a press conference inside the Kancellihus, Chancellor Høgh-Guldberg made the following statement: "The Kancelli has decided on our proposal on what to do with Florida. First of all, let me stress that the Rigsfælleskab does not intend to stay in Florida long as this would be costly and the Kancelli feels that the Rigsfælleskab has already sustained enough expenses from this war and Florida's more than fifty years of misconduct towards the Cruzan people culminating in the nuclear blasting of Charlotte Amalie and its residents.  Read More...
CUBA ON THE VERGE OF STATE BANKRUPTCY
CHRISTIANSTED — Economic experts agree that Cuba and its allies, who together form the surviving remnant of the former republic of Florida-Caribbea, must be on the verge of state bankruptcy after the silver and gold reserves in Miami were confiscated by the SR last Tuesday, 23/03/04, despite protests from Cuba.  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 23.03.2004 — RTC JOINS THE WAR

WARSINA (WASP) — The Republic of the Two Crowns has declared war on Florida-Caribbea. Yesterday evening, at 22:50 hours, all programs on radio and television were interrupted for a live transmission of chancellor Jan Sacz, who spoke directly to the nation.   Read More...

edit BBC RADIO-3 — 23.03.2004 — "Latenight Esca"

...It seems no one is sleeping the night: Cruzans are awake and sorting through the remains of their land for survivors, Floridians are awake and wondering what will happen to them next, the Scandinavians are awake and seeking those who have destroyed the Cruzan Islands. Earlier the night, we heard that the forces of the Grand Coalition have invaded Florida and have made a quick sweep of it. In less than two days, all the major ports and cities have been siezed, leaving only pockets of any strong resistance by loyalist troops.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE — 23.03.2004 — HAYTI FIGHTS FLORIDA FLEES!!!

KINGSTON — "Nou rêmê Fwansi Nouvo yo!" Haytians are certainly appreciative of the copious assistance given them by the New French. Not only has the Intendant sent militiamen, but has also sent materiel, food, medicines, good will and that all important necessity for a country so terribly worn down: money, and lajâ is certainly something the new governing council of Hayti will need in times to come.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 4 Germinal, CCXII (23 March, 2004)

Le Caillou, Osage — Albert Cassin, a renowned government analyst spoke out today against the influx of Nouvelle Francy troups in Hayti. "I'm deeply bothered by the quote from Minister Perrat. What is the most bothersome is that the Nouvelle Franciens would have been welcome to contribute to the effort of restoring Hayti to an autonomous, self-selected government, but they instead chose not to contact the Louisiannan government, and sent troops."  Read More...

edit RR WORLD SERVICE — 23/03/04 12:00 PMT

"This is the RR World Service! Its 12 noon PMT. We have just recieved word that mainland Florida has been attacked by Coalition forces during the Vestindisk night. Details are still scanty, but it appears that the Coalition has successfully executed a pincer tactical move on Florida. "Early in the evening, NAL forces crossed the border north of Florida and secured northern Florida. Resistance is reported to have been minimal."  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Tirsdag, 23.03.2004

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS POINT TO GENERAL SILVA-GONZALES
GJØTEBORG — Rigets Efterretningstjeneste (RET) reports that the atomic attack on Charlotte Amalie was the work of general Silva-Gonzales's junta in Florida. According to an anonymous source working in RET headquarters, "It appears that the junta wants to increase the anymosity between the SR and the exiled Floridian government in Cuba in order to provoke an all out war against the exiled government."  Read More...
RIGSFÆLLESKABET SER RØDT! COALITIONEN KLART!
GJØTEBORG — Blood red. That is what the Rigsfælleskab sees after the FKRN made a quick pass last Sunday by the Cruzan Islands to assess the situation, discovered to their horror that Charlotte Amalie is no more, and confirmed through geiger readings that a small atomic device was detonated near the city, killing 1/5 of the Cruzan population. Everyone is shocked, and everyone in the Rigsråd wants revenge, even the opposition.  Read More...

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WITA WARSINIE — 22.03.2004

BALTIC LEAGUE CONVENES IN DANZIG
DANZIG (WASP) — In response to the recent events in the West Indies and to rumours about the explosion of a nuclear weapon on or near the Cruzan Islands, the leaders of the Baltic League have convened yesterday at an emergency meeting in Danzig. It was called by prince Timotieje II of Skuodia. Purpose of the summit, which lasted less than four hours, was to discuss the League's stance in the conflict between Scandinavia and Florida-Caribbea, and if possible to issue a joint statement.   Read More...
RUSSIA OFFERS TO MEDIATE
MOSCOW (WASP) — President Igor Arensky of the Russian Federation, reelected last week, has offered to act as an intermediary in peace talks between Florida-Caribbea and the Scandinavian Realm. "This entire conflict is unnecessary," he said.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION — 22.03.2004

MIAMI — At last the Scandinavians show their true colors! It is clear from that worst kind of lying dog, Defense Minister Kalkenskjold, that contrary to his words, Scandinavia has in fact detonated an atomic bomb in Sovereign Floridian territory. They made a clear threat and have now carried out that base threat! We must demand of the League of Nations sactions against these vicious savages!  Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE — 22.03.2004 — AIRSHIP CARYING FINAL SHIPMENT OF TROOPS ARRIVED IN HAYTI

QUEBEC (Omnipresse) — The final group of militiamen from the Territorial Guard to be deployed to Hayti left this morning for Port-Au-Prince. These men will join up with the other ground forces already in the Haitian capital, mainly in the tent city that has sprouted near the city and which contain thousands of civilians fleeing the fighting. Maréchal de Camps Raymond de Ramzay told his troop that this mission was important for the dignity of New Francy, but but even more so for the people of Hayti.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 3 Germinal, CCXII (March 22, 2004)

Port-au-Prince, HAYTI — Amidst heated skirmishes the Louisiannan Peace Keeping force arrived into battle scarred Port-au-Prince. What was left of the Floridian puppet governer, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was handed over to authorities, persumbably for an ignominious burial. Spretu Fighers are patrolling Haytian airspace while the Army and Navy work to secure land and sea borders, quelling hot-spots of Floridian resistance.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE — 21.03.2004 — RN TESTS CONFIRM ATOMIC BLAST

KINGSTON — After last Fridays reports of a "tree shaped cloud" over Charlotte Amalie in the Cruzans, RN marines from Bahamas Province toured the region and discovered a tradgedy in the small island of St. Thomas (CI). Indeed it appears from geiger readings that a smallish atomic device was smuggled into the harbour and detonated there – vapourising the town and the center of Cruzan resistance in the Islands.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Mandag, 21.03.2004

COULD NOT HAVE BEEN US
GJØTEBORG — The weekends report of an atomic bomb exploding in Vestindien has led some of amongst the public to ask whether or not the Navy was responsible for its detonation. Defense Minister Kalkenskjold said in a press conference yesterday: "First of all, we do not know for a fact that a nuclear bomb went off in Vestindien. But its ridiculous to accuse the SR of detonating it. Do the math! Check the facts! Use your common sense! If one did went off, then it could not have been us.  Read More...
SILENCE IN KRAAL BAAI
BOLAMA — We have not heard from Kraal Baai the entire weekend. After the reported use of a nuclear bomb near Skt.Thomas, people are speculating that perhaps it was the neighbouring island of Skt.Jan, where Kraal Baai is located, that was nuked by the Floridian military in an attempt to end its resistance.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE, NORTH AMERICA DESK — 19.03.2004 — I SAY, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

KINGSTON — A curious transcript arrived in our wire services device this afternoon, from the office of the Floridian president. In part it reads: "...the despicable, deplorable actions of the Scandinavian Realm of Thugs is beyond all comprehension! The world must know how low will they stoop in their desire to destroy us and stifle our actions in our own territory! Not only do they threaten innocent Floridian lives, but they sacrifice their own people – or those they claim are their own – in their blind ambition to destroy us.  Read More...

edit Valley Radio, Early Morning Anguila — 19.03.2004

...we've had a number of strange reports from fishing boats early this morning, who report a loud sustained rumble from the vicinity of St. Thomas Island. Guess the Floridian army is partying, ya? Just a mo, folks.  Read More...

edit FROM BBC NEWS SERVICE ARCHIVES, Courtesy of IBAP — 18.03.2004 (30 Ventôse CCXII) at 08h00 local time, Nouvelle Orléans, St. Onge

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, Representatives from the League of Nations. With the discovery of the retreat of Floridian Occupation forces the Louisiannan Army, Navy and Air Force are even as we speak moving into position in the Caribbean to offer support to the governments of Hayti and Martinique during this renewed transitional time. We will willingly consult with other nations seeking support.  Read More...

edit TELEMUNDO RADIO TRANSCRIPT — 18.03.2004

Peoples of Florida: We are informing you, on this television estaciones that Jorge Bush is no longer presidente of las Flordias. The Partida del Patria now declares the dissolución of the Cortes and Courts, suspensión of constitución ridiculosa, arrest and detention of key members of old govierno. La junta, led by General Silva-Gonzales here, va a restaurar el orden a la república - will restore order to Florida after so much troubles. [brandishes pistol, all shout] Viva! Viva! Viva!  Read More...

edit IBAP — 17.03.2004 (28 Ventôse CCXII)

La Salle, St. Onge — In this fine bay city, Suburb of Nouvelle Orléans there has been a flury of activity lately, as many Scandinavian descent Louisiannans come in every day on the trains, ready to participate in the Privateering operations. While Louisianne does not condone this action, and is seeking to prevent it with patrols of the Caribbean, it allows these young men and women to leave on vessels bound for foreign ports where they most likely join the SR Privateering Fleet.  Read More...

edit Omnipresse — 17.03.2004

QUEBEC — The Intendant has today reiterated that military force, wether atomic or conventional, should only be used as a last resort and then only "under a clear mandate from the League of Nations". He went on to say that a military intervention as planed could only lead to an untold amount of civilian death and thus should be avoided at all cost.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Odinsdag, 17.03.2004

COALITION FORCES GATHERING IN NORTH AMERICA
GJØTEBORG — Support for a coalition against Florida has been recieved from the Commonwealth of Nations, which includes the Federated Kingdoms and their colonies, the North American League, and Australasia. Ireland has also pledged forces on the condition that atomic weapons not be used.  Read More...
GEBALAND ON HIGH ALERT
BOLAMA — With all this naval activity and the war just across the Atlantic, citizens in Gebaland are concerned that their county will be the target of Floridian bombardment. The Gebaland Army Fleet is on high alert and is patrolling the coastlines of Gjebaland for any Floridian vessel.  Read More...
KRAAL BAAI STILL HOLDING OUT
BOLAMA — All the islands in the Cruzan Islands have been conquered by republican forces except for one. Only Sankt Jan, with its rough terrain and a very defendable Kraal Baai Naval Base, is holding out against all odds. But time is running out. Food and water is plentiful yet, but ammunitions are running out.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE — 16.03.2004 — THE FLORIDIAN QUESTION DEEPENS

KINGSTON — It appears that the fate of hundreds of Cruzan civilians is now clear: human shields. After the threat of atomic weapons use on the part of the Scandinavian Realm, Floridian military officials rounded up no fewer than five hundred defenseless civilians and transported them to various cities around the Caribbean. We have heard from Scandinavia that a list of names was made by the military and forwarded as a warning of who would die should an atomic weapon be set off within Florida-Caribbea.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 16.03.2004 (26 Ventôse, CCXII)

Paris-sur-Mizouri — In a public press conference, President Jean-François Young and the entire council stood on the steps of the Legislature and expressed their most sincere apologies to families who have lost loved ones in the violence executed by the Floridian Troups. While there has not yet been a public acknowledgement of the overtures made by the Rigsfellskab Ambassador, rumor lays rich upon the capitol city, suggesting heated discussions behind closed doors.  Read More...

edit Gníomhaireacht Nuachta Fánach — Monday, 15.03.2004 — DAIL CONDEMNS FLORIDA, PLEDGES SUPPORT

CILL CHAINNIGH: Yesterday the Oireachtas and the members of Dail Éireann and Coiste Cónascach together issued a statement deploring the behaviour of the Floridian government towards the Cruzan people, and pledged their support to the proposed alliance.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE — 15.03.2004

*****
KINGSTON — Reports from our agents in Charlotte Amalie indicate a drastic change in the demeanour of the Floridian armed forces and the general character of the fighting. Gone is the daily round af antirebel propaganda being broadcast over the captured airwaves of the Eastern Caribbean region; gone is the almost carefree and polite manner thus far exhibited by Floridian troopers.  Read More...
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KINGSTON — President Bush of Florida-Caribbea is reported to have fallen ill this weekend and was unable to attend to his usual duties of addressing the nation in his accustomed manner. No further details were made available, as a national security information blackout in Miami this weekend prevents dissemination of any news.  Read More...
THIS JUST IN!!! 15.03.2004
KINGSTON — Remaining Floridian armed forces are on the move all around Jamaica. "Where are they going and what are they up to?" is the question on many lips on radio talk programmes around the province this morning. The answer, from Major Charles Lothrop, commanding officer of the local NAL militia corps, seems to be: "They're leaving the island - that's all we know.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Monday, 15.03.2004

KALKENSKJOLD WANTS TO USE THE BOMB
GJØTEBORG — Defence Minister Kalkenskjold said yesterday in a press conference that he will be willing to use the atomic bomb. "Chancellor Høgh-Guldberg has informed me the other day that he is not interested in another fifty years of war with Florida. We discussed ways in which we could end this war as quickly as possible.  Read More...
MESSAGE FROM THE RIGETS TIDENDE'S EDITORIAL OFFICE IN CHARLOTTE AMALIE
BOLAMA — This is to inform our readers of Rigets Tidende that our editorial office in Charlotte Amalie has been closed by the Floridian authorities.  Read More...
FORCES HOLDING OUT IN KRAAL BAAI, BOLAMA SENDING REINFORCEMENTS
BOLAMA — It has been reported that SR forces in the Kraal Baai naval base are holding out. Several republican vessels have been dissabled or captured, and the rest have fled to Skt.Thomas Harbour outside Charlotte Amalie where republican forces have control.  Read More...

edit ILL SUL — Sunday, 14 March 2004 — KEMRESE CITIZENS SPEAK OUT ON CRUZAN ISLANDS QUESTION

CASTRELEON — The leaders of the Free Cruzan Movement expressed satisfaction after a mass demonstration in Castreleon drew an estimated 50 000 people onto the streets at the weekend. "Under Gereint and Gion there was no progress for a fair and just freedom for the Cruzan people," one organiser said, refering to the late king and the Toisag, Mr Gion Boibont.  Read More...

edit Omnipresse — 14.03.2004

QUEBEC — The Intendant's Minister for Security has announced today that he would authorise the deployement of a force of militiamen from the Territorial Guards to the Cruzan Islands as a stabilisation force if a request is made by the League of Leagues. "They will help to bring back a sense of safety to the afflicted Cruzan people who have been the victims of Republican terror" said Minister Perrat.  Read More...

edit Agient'ija Nuovino [News Agency] of Skuoda — 14.03.2004

SKUODIA — Today, on behalf of the Principality of Skuodia, Prince Timotieje II has filed a request that the Baltic League Heads of State convene as soon as possible to resolve the League's position on the situation in the Cruzan IslandsRead More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION — 13.03.2004

CIUDAD de CARLOTA AMALIA — Fighting between rebel forces and the Army of Liberation intensified as cavalry units punched through to the downtown sections of the city this morning. The old Greenhouse, lair of the most perfidious traitors the Republic has seen in decades, now stands partly ruined and its denizens fled into surrounding neighbourhoods where rebel collaborators are offering them aid. Seven traitors, members of the illegally constituted Cruzan "parliament", were captured and impaled upon the remaining Greenhouse walls after their confessions of treason were broadcast by radio and television.  Read More...

edit KINGSTON DAILY JOURNAL — 13.03.2004

KINGSTON — Commonwealth Ministers meeting in Kingston this week issued a joint decree supporting the Scandinavian Realm in its struggle over the Cruzan Islands. James Lord Baltimore, representing the North American League, recalled the Commonwealths attempts to peacefully regain territories taken by FloridaRead More...

edit RADIO FREE BARBADOES — 13.03.2004

"...Big things happenin in the Islands this day folks! See them dark shapes skappin about the dark lanes and empty lots? Them ain't burglers or stray dogs so don't shoot em! - them's Her Majestys finest come to see to them Bushwhackers up Bridgetown way!"  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Saturday 13.03.2004

NOBEL PEACE PRICE CANDIDATE EXECUTED BY FLORIDA
CHRISTIANIA — Former Floridian governor of the Cruzan Islands and candidate for the Nobel Peace Price, Alonso Rivera, has been executed by the Floridian government yesterday on charges of treason to the Floridian government.  Read More...
THE SR CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON FELLOW COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS
GJØTEBORG — SR Chanceller Høgh-Guldberg has condemned yesterday the aggressive acts by Florida towards fellow commonwealth citizens in the Cruzan Islands. "These senseless attacks committed by Florida on our own citizens in the Cruzan Islands must stop, and they must stop NOW."  Read More...
RADIO FRIESTAT STILL BROADCASTING IN THE CRUZAN ISLANDS
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although the Cruzan Television station has recently been secured by Floridian forces, a radio transmission calling itself "Radio Friestat" is broadcasting to the islands from an undisclosed location. Word has spread quickly by word of mouth of this only remaining free Cruzan broadcaster with Cruzan polkalypso music and the occassional speech by the Cruzan Statesminister Turnbull.  Read More...

edit La Voz de la Nación — 12.03.2004

Adelante la Revolución!
MIAMI — The Cruzan rebel Johansen, who had been invited by the President and Scandinavian officials to mediation in Miami with hopes of avoiding senseless civil war, fled the Capital some days ago and returned to his lair in Charlotte Amalie to the cheers of fellow rebels in the Cruzan Islands province. The results of these high level mediation sessions was made public and at every turn, Johansen denounced the unitary nature of the Republic and agitated for dissilusion of our Union by any means.  Read More...
CRUZANOS HOY! — 12.03.2004 — Special edition!
Former Cruzan governor Rivera was summoned to La Habana early this Friday morning for questioning before a committee of the Supreme Court investigating the Cruzan rebellion and accusations of treason on his part in light of his 'mediation' between Charlotte Amalie and Miami during last years implementation of the Caribbean Plan.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Friday 12.03.2004 — CRUZAN ISLANDS NO LONGER A PART OF FLORIDA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Cruzan Parliament passed yesterday, with only two against and three abstaining, a motion declaring that the Cruzan Islands are no longer a part of Florida. Florida is given a month to withdraw its troops stationed in the islands. Current Floridian citizens resident in the islands but who do not also hold a Cruzan citizenship are given a year to decide whether or not they want Cruzan citizenship. The Cruzan representatives in the Cortes [the Floridian Parliament, ed.] in Miami are returning to the Cruzan Islands.  Read More...

edit THE STAR — March 11, 2004 — HEALTH NEWS

GEORGETOWN — In recent months there have been several moderate outbreaks of Tuberculosis in the Georgetown and Alexandria (Virginia) regions. In order to stem this tide, the Centres for Disease and Malady Control have asked that citizens in and near the affected areas visit their local Health Bureau for free testing to stop the spread of this highly contagious disease.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Friday 05.03.2004 — CRUZAN DELEGATION WALKS OUT ON TALKS

CHARLOTTE AMALIECruzan Statesminister Turnbull announced in a press conference yesterday that he and his entourage were considering leaving the talks in Miami if the current deadlock in the talks about current Cruzan crisis was not resolved. The Cruzan islanders voted last Sunday in a referendum their desire to break away from Florida, while Florida still considers the Cruzan Islands an integral part of Florida.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Monday 01.03.2004 — CRUZANS VOTE AGAINST FLORIDA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The results of yesterday's referendum, about whether or not the Cruzan's still wanted to be part of Florida-Caribbea, showed an overwhelming rejection of Florida's sovereignty over the Cruzan Islands. The voter turnout, with over 95% percent, broke the record that was made in last year's referendum. Of those that turned out to vote, 78% voted to reject Florida-Caribbea.  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 27.02.2004 — Next Sunday is Chopin Memorial Day

WARSINA — Next Sunday, 29 February 2004, it will be exactly one hundred years ago that the greatest composer from the history of the RTC, Frydryk Chopin, died in Warsina at the respectable age of 93. This remarkable fact will of course not go unnoticed. Not only has the year 2004 officially been proclaimed a "Chopin Year" by the Ministry of Culture and Arts, the whole Sunday will be characterised by numerous concerts and other activities.   Read More...

edit IBAP RETROSPECTIVE — 23 February 2004 — The Day in History

4 Ventôse, CXCVI (Feb 23rd, 1988) — Sad news for Louisianne today as our neighbor, Tejas fell to the control of the Bush regime. The surviving family of Maria Luisa Solms-Braunfels as well as other nobility were recieved in Asylum at Toulouse Aerodrome, where they were quickly shuttled to a Nouvelle Francy Zeppelin and transported to the Intendance.  Read More...

edit This transcript was taken from Le Matin, 23 February 2004, a daily tele-journal on LBC 13, hosted by Katrine Nielsen and Matthieu De Cuir.

Sad news delivered today regarding the train wreck just outside of St. Joseph, to our east. The train carrying military cargo to the newly acquired territory in the Rocheuses was misdirected by a traffic controller and collided with a Passenger train bound for Yonne. While the death toll remains at 15, the number of those who were injured is quite large, and local hospitals are asking that citizens comme and donate their blood to ease the toll. CFL has announced a deep inquiry, and that the traffic controller in question will be held off duty until the inquest is completed.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Saturday 21.02.2004 — CRUZAN STATESMINISTER GOES TO MIAMI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Cruzan Statesminister, Karl Wesley Johansen Turnbull, has been invited to Miami to present himself personally before the Floridian President and SR Foreign Minister Bernstorff to discuss a peaceful resolution to the current events. Statesminister Turnbull has agreed to the invitation and has immediately flown for Miami last night.  Read More...

edit TELEMUNDO (La Habana) — 20 Fev, 2004 — En vivo de las Islas Cruzadas

Rebel leader Karl Wesley Johansen-Turnbull took up the Presidents invitation to answer for his mismanagement of recent events in the Islands. But not before speaking at a rally staged by ultraindependence groups at the aerodrome in San Tomás. Speaking before a vocal group of about 75 protesters of last years Referendum and a small number of onlookers, Johansen-Turnbull sought to stir up antirepublican sentiment amonget the Cruzadoes by citing a long laundry list of Floridas failings and other agitating rhetoric.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE, NORTH AMERICA DESK — 20.02.2004 — FROM WIRE REPORTS

*****
KINGSTON — Taken from El Diario (Miami): The rebel Johansen has laid his cards on the table: his illegal motion to secede from the Republic has passed the Cruzan parliament and a new, though illegal, referendum is set for the 29th of February. We are told that although Floridian and Scandinavian armed forces are landed upon the islands and are prepared to quash any violence; no Cruzado will be denied their right to vote.  Read More...
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KINGSTON — Taken from El Diario (Miami): President Bush met with Foreign Minister Bernstorff from the Scandinavian Realm at Miami this afternoon. The President reiterated Flordias long standing position regarding the relationship of the Cruzan Islands to the Floridian Republic. Since the Liberation of 1947, the Cruzan Islands have been an integral part of Florida-Caribbea.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Friday, 20.02.2004

CRUZANS PASS MOTION FOR NEW REFERENDUM
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Cruzan Parliament yesterday passed, with only two against and three abstaining, a motion that would grant the Cruzan population the right to choose via a referendum whether or not they still want to be a part of Florida. The date of the referendum has been announced to take place on Sunday the 29th of Febuary, 2004.  Read More...
EMERGENCY DELEGATION SENT TO MIAMI
GJØTEBORG — In all haste, a delegation from the SR has been sent yesterday to Miami to discuss the problems in the Cruzan Islands with the Floridian government, and to try to resolve the apparent Cruzan dissatisfaction with Floridian sovereignty over the islands.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 20.02.2004 30 (Pluviôse CCXII)

Young calls for peace
PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI, Osage, Louisianne — In a special news conference, President Jean-François Young plead for peace in the escalating situation between the Cruzan Islands and Florida-Caribbea. "We must all take a step back." He said. "We must reconsider what this action will do to the lives of all our peoples."  Read More...
Response from the Office of the Foreign Ministry:
The Nation appreciates the concerns of the Louisianan government and people, and heartily welcomes the opportunity to enter arbitration over the unfortunate matter of the Cruzan rebellion. It must be most strongly affirmed from the outset that the rebellious secession movement in the Province of the Cruzan Islands is illegal and has no basis in fact or Law.  Read More...

edit BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE, NORTH AMERICA DESK — 19.02.2004

KINGSTON — Broadcast of President Bush's "Emergency Address to the Nation" causes general unrest and speculation over Floridas future. Reproduced here is the text of the speech and the Declaration of War. "Fellow Antileanos, the situation in the Cruzan Islands, mere miles from Porto Rico, and within striking distance of many of your homes, has reached critical levels. The democratically constituted government, formed last year has ceased to act within its democratically constituted limitations and has progressively acted in a manner inconsistent with its status as a province of this Republic."  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Thursday 19.02.2004

SR SPACE PROGRAM
GJØTEBORG — Amidst the current crisis facing the European Space Consortium (ESC), the SR Chanceller, Åge Ovesen Høgh-Guldberg (Høgre Party), announced yesterday plans to start SR's own space program together with Germany. "It has been almost two years since Germany, which includes the SR states of Oldenburg and Holstein, sent the first artificial satellite in orbit. But nothing more has come of it.  Read More...
CRUZAN PLANS TO LEAVE THE REPUBLIC
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Cruzan Stateminister, Karl Wesley Johansen Turnbull, has suggested yesterday to the Cruzan Parliament to pass an act to dissolve the union with the Republic of Florida-Caribbea (F-C). In a speech to the Cruzan Parliament yesterday, he said: "Clearly, this union with Florida is no longer working. Florida has violated our sovereignty again by sending the Guardia Nacional to these islands and thereby violating the mutual defense terms of the condominium agreement.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 19 February, 2004 (29 Pluviôse, CCXII) — TRADGEDY IN THE BIG EASY

NOUVELLE ORLÉANS, St. Onge, Louisianne — What should have been an atmosphere of festivity and revelry has turned to ash as yesterday a firefight exploded on the streets of Nouvelle Orléans during a parade by the Cortège des Muses, the only all female group to participate in the Mardi Gras parade.  Read More...

edit BBC World News — 16 February, 2004 — Irish ESC Delegation Walks Out On Talks [By Seosamh Burns]

LYON: Irish Chief Delegate to the European Space Consortium (ESC) Rísteard Ó Dubhgall announced at a press conference yesterday that the Irish Delegation were considering leaving out on the consortium if the current deadlock naming and colours was not resolved within the next month.  Read More...

edit IBAP — 10.02.2004 (19 Pluviôse, CCXII) — CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage — From the steps of the capitol, President Jean-François Young engaged in a phone conversation to President Gildersleeve (St. Onge). Flanked by banners of RepubliComm and CNEL, President Young spoke calmly of domestic matters until CNEL and RepubliComm were able to make the transfer, from a Aero-Stat relay to the newest jewel in the heavens, Lingua 1, orbiting Louisianne.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Tuesday, 10.02.2004 — CRUZAN OBJECTIONS AGAINST SENDING THE GUARDIA NACIONAL

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of the President in Florida-Caribbea has been compelled to act to recent events in the Cruzan Islands. One of these events is the mass exodus of Hispanic citizens from the islands, which the President has seen as a deliberate act of ethnic cleansing committed by the Cruzans.  Read More...

edit From EuroNews Digest — 10.02.2004 — BALTIC LEAGUE EXPANSION: ANY IDEAS? [Editorial by Markus Volkove]

The two applications for Baltic League membership in rapid succession have created wildly different reactions. The Belarus bid was widely expected to be submitted within weeks of the new government's formation, and submitted it was. On the other hand, the application from the RPN came as a complete surprise, both for outsiders and the political élite of the republic itself. So what chances do the countries have?  Read More...

edit BBC NEWS SERVICE, AMERICA DESK — OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT — Monday, 09 February, 2004

Instability and ethnic violence within the National Borders of the Republic are unconscionable, as are baseless accusations of fraud and payola. It has become clear to the President that the people of the Cruzan Islands, particularly los Nordicos, are incapable of policing themselves by executing their own internal policies, instituted under the Condominium.  Read More...

edit BBC World News — 7 February, 2004 — BICEPHALIC BABY DIES AFTER SURGERY

SANTO DOMINGO, Republic of Florida-Caribbea — An historic operation was performed Friday in the Dominican Republic on a bicephalic infant. Bicephaly is a condition where an organism, in this case a human, develops a second head. The surgery was designed to remove the second head, which has a partially formed brain, ears, eyes and lips. It is a very risky procedure because the two heads share arteries.  Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon — 5 February, 2004 — Ancient Tradition Marches On

On yesterday the fourth of February a party met in the Great Hall of Curth Rhuial to perform a historic ceremony. Together the new Terruin of Kemr and the High King of Dunein renewed the Oath of King Mark, binding the government of Dunein and the throne of Kemr in union for a new generation. The Oath, in its present form, was written in the fourteenth century, but can be traced back to the ninth century when the oath was sealed between the sovereigns of Dunein and Kemr as a defensive pact against English-speaking invaders from the east. According to legend this oath was believed to be first invoked between the legendary Emperor Arthur and King Mark of Dunein three hundred years earlier.  Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE — Thursday, 05.02.2004 — CRUZAN RIGSOMBUDSMAN LOOKS AT ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Last Tuesdays documentary on Cruzan television, which claimed that two of the three Cruzan High Court judges were paid by Floridian Vice President Simon Eugenio Higgins-Calvo to rule in favor of the Floridian plan, has created a public outcry in the Cruzan islands. There are protest rallies in front of the Cruzan Parliament, the Green House, in Charlotte Amalie. The protesters are demanding that the referendum over the Floridian Plan be held again.  Read More...

edit BBC Transcript T4043ASR Nuovinie Voviet'erie, Kanal 1, Skuoda, Skuodia — 04 February, 2004

[Presenter] This year has been declared the Year of Slavic Culture and Language by Skuodias Ministry of Culture and Education. One of the first events of the year is today's opening of the Belarusian cultural centre in Skuoda. Markus Miruonove reports.
[Correspondent] The building at Guoteskeji pierouleke, 4 in Skuoda hosted the ceremony, with the white-red-white flags of Belarus hoisted high in front of the house. The opening was graced by the presence of the two countries Culture Ministers, Gyntarus Semajite of Skuodia and Uladzimer Abramau for Belarus.  Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon — 2 February, 2004 — Beloved Monarch Laid to Final Rest

On Friday last, lla Raw Bunent was closed as the Royal Family drove to Saint Caddags Cathedral. With gendarmerie escort, they were joined by a cavalcade of world leaders arriving at the Cathedral. The riverside street overlooking the Ysc was lined with respectful mourners. At the Cathedral applause arose as the new King Pedr was the first to step out of the motorcar. He was dressed in a traditional black suit and he still sports his now infamous hairstyle that has been the topic of conversation of royal observers for months.   Read More...

edit FSL News, Coburg — 26.01.2004

The Senator-President of Lessinischland, Michael Pfaber, has offered his greatest condolences to the people of Kemr, and the family of King Gereint. He said, in a speech given in front of the Senate: "We are, as all the world is, shocked at the death of King Gereint. In the eight years of my presidency, I have met Ill Terruin many times. I was awed to have met such a person, each time. He was a great ruler, and I pray for Prince Pedr, that he will rule as his father did."  Read More...

edit WITA WARSINIE — 26.01.2004 — ROYAL CONDOLEANCES FOR KEMR

WARSINA — The death this morning of king Gereint XIII of Kemr at the age of 74 has evoked emotional reactions all over the world, also in the RTC. In a special broadcoast that interrupted the regular programs of all national radio stations, king Witold IV expressed his deepest grief and conveyed his condoleances to the deceased king's family, as well as to the entire Kemrese people.   Read More...

edit BBC, MENYN — 26.01.2004 — MENYN RESPONDS IN GOOD KEMRESE FASHION

LLANGOTHRI — As the Isle awoke from yesterdays potations on the occasion of one of the nations best-loved holidays, Ffirling St. Dwynwen, the mood was shattered by news from Castreleon which heralded the Kings death. Flags were lowered immediately after Mrs. Glas announced the event. The statement was broadcast live on all local radio and television stations, and has since been rebroadcast every hour by various news outlets such as Ill Ogl Manaweg.  Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon — 26 January, 2004 — ANCIENT RITUAL ENACTED AMIDST GREAT SADNESS

CASTRELEON — A ritual nearly as ancient as the Kingdom was played out this morning, shortly after eleven. It's a unique and curious turn of ancient history and constitutional law that our Kingdoms largest province, Dûnein, is at once both a province like any other and also something of an independent country.   Read More...

edit ILL SUL, Castreleon — 26 January, 2004

ES MORID ILL RHUI! GWIW'LL RHUI!
CASTRELEON — Yesterdays jovial mood was shattered this morning just after 10 o'clock when, without any pomp or explanation, a contingent of guards of the Kings Regiment stepped out and tenderly lowered the standard at Curth Rhuial. A collective cry of grief and dismay went up from the crowd of observers who had been keeping vigil outside the palace for the past week. A voice was heard to shout out "Gwiw'll Rhui!" (Long live the King!)  Read More...
THE NEW KING
With the death of King Gereint XIII, the succession passes to his grandson, Pedr ffeil Padern. Prince Pedr reluctantly accepted the title of Duke of Kemr after the death of his father in 1990. Although the royal succession is automatic, his acceptance of the title of 'Ill Terruin, King of Kemr Byr and lla Ferch, Companion-Commander of the Imperial Order of the Round Table', awaits to be announced.  Read More...

edit Minsk Times, Minsk — 25.01.2004 — ONE WAY TICKET FOR BELARUS NOW

MINSK — The new power in the Belarusian parliament, the PNA (Partyja Narodnaha Adradzhenija - The Peoples Renaissance Party), is going from strength to strength in the seim as more and more deputies are joining up with it. It looks as if many more of the candidates were sympathizing with it than appeared in the lists. As expected, the PNA formed an alliance with the Respublikanskaja Partyja - The Republicans - which brought the alliance to forty votes.  Read More...

edit LA SUL, Esca — 25 January, 2004 — LOVERS CELEBRATE ST. DUINS DAY

ESCA — Lovers celebrate St. Duins day in Esca by dressing up in their best finery and promenading around to all the little coffee houses and patisseries. Though the mood of the nation is tense, the day is a happy one and people can set aside the disquiet for a while.  Read More...

edit PTA, Prák, 22.01.2004

Prague — As it was shown in preliminary research of Royal Statistical Bureau, the electors preferences has not changed in last five years. Many commentators add, as they did not changed in last three decades. It seems, that Bohemians are pretty enough with "švajn-knétl-kraut" (pork-dumpling-cabbagge) and have no intention to change it. The international situation also does not insists no shifts.  Read More...

edit LA SUL, Esca - 21.01.2004 - ILL TERUIN STRICKEN BY PNEUMONIA

Esca — Speculation over the monarchs recent hospitalisation has run rampant over the last several days. While the Palace and Royal Castrysc Hospital are tight lipped regarding the kings illness and its severity, several physicians we contacted have responded to queries regarding the circumstances surrounding recent events.   Read More...

edit IBAP, Le Caillou — 2 Pluviôse, CCXII (21 Jan, 2004) — by Darlène Moisson

After Mondays Caucus in Le Caillou, President Guillame Henri Claintaun has thrown in his hat. After a poor showing and public backlash for his desires to run for re-election, President Claintaun has announced his support for his wife, and his retirement for public life following his term of office.   Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon - 19.01.2004 - ILL TERUIN OUT OF HOSPITAL, RETURNS TO PALACE

Castreleon — King Gereint XIII returned to the palace today by ambulance. The event was witnessed by several hundred onlookers and a rousing cheer went up as the monarch stepped out of the ambulance. He was accompanied by Lady Catren, his physician and a medical team. The king was visually moved by the expression of goodwill from the public and responded with a cheery wave.  Read More...

edit BBC News, Eurodesk — 17.01.2004 — LESSINISCH ELECTIONS IN PROGRESS

COBURG — The Lessinisch Senate reconvened today to elect its president. The Senate convened two months ago to elect the Speaker of the Lower Senate, and has convened twice in December, to elect each of the deputy Speakers. There are three main candidates: Social-democrat leader and incumbent Michael Pfaber, Nationalist leader Yajob Coffou, and Christian Democrat leader Hans Meier.   Read More...

edit Ill Gwg, Llangothri, Ynys Menyn — 16 JAN, 2004 — DÂLI'N YNYS SUSPENDS SESSION, ISLE SHOCKED BY NEWS

Llangothri — Mrs. Greid Lladda, Pratwr of the Mans parliament, Dâli'n Ynys, has suspended the ongoing session as news of ill Terruins illness came from Castreleon. "The situation is very grave, and time should not be wasted in electioneering and populism at the moment", she said, referring to the fact that this session is the last before the general election slated for the second of February.  Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon - 16.01.2004 - GRAVE ILLNESS IN ROYAL FAMILY - NATION STRICKEN

CASTRELEON — Word has come from Castreleon that Gereint XIII, Ill Teruin (King of Kemr), has been hospitalised in a private ward in Royal Castrysc Hospital at Castreleon. Initial reports indicate that his condition is serious but stable. Public reaction have thus far been muted. Small crowds of people have gathered both at the hospital and the Curth Ruyal, presumably as a sign of respect for the Monarch.  Read More...

edit IBAP, Le Caillou, St. Louis, Louisianne — 08 Jan, 2004 — By political analyst Franc Dubois

President Guillaume Henri Claintaun hit the campaign trail today, kissing babies, giving speeches and hitting every whistle stop on the train lines of the department. While this seems the standard picture of a campaign, it's far from the truth.  Read More...

News from 2003

edit WITA WARSINY, 20.12.2003 -- Sacz about the Belarussian elections

In a belated reaction to the success of democratic forces in the Belarusian parliamentary elections held earlier this month, chancellor Jan Sacz has expressed his deep satisfaction with the result. He told the press: "This is an important moment, both for us and for Belarus."   Read More...

edit IBAP Dec, 19, 2003.

SALEM, LES PLAINES, NAL (IBAP) - The Martin County Commission has been told by letter that two Sioux Falls people would like to start a new town that would be renowned for its use of Kemrese Sign Language.   Read More...

edit BBC World News - America Desk - 18 December, 2003 - Letter to the Editor originally published in Le Jour of St. Louis

Dear Editor: Amidst the hovels of the impoverished people of Deseret stands a little girl, blonde haired, blue-eyed, clutching the ragged remnants of a doll. This picture is seared on the mind of those who've seen it, a sweet child, with parents who would be law abiding citizens, if only a peace could be secured.   Read More...

edit IBAP, 18 December, 2003 (28 Frimaire, CCXII)

Zarahemla, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne - Today at the Reed Smoot Aerodrome President Jean-François Young and President Padrig Maughan held a press conference to announce the end of military operations against Deseret Zionist Movement.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service, Russia Desk - 14 December, 2003 THE VOTE IS COUNTED! SO WHAT NOW?

MINSK - Yesterday, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Republic of Belarus, Sp. Alaksandar Mahyla, has announced the final official result of last Sunday's vote which has decided the make-up of the Belarusian seim for the coming five years (see inset).   Read More...

edit IBAP - 6, December, 2003 - 14th Frimaire, CCXII

Porc-Epines, Nouvelle Navarre, Louisianne - Today there was celebration among the 350 inhabitants of Porc-Epine, the final town in the Navarran attempt at modernization. Maria Rosa Garcia was priviledged to be the first to make a telephone call, and she called her mother in four hundred-fifty kilometer away Brest.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY, 05.12.2003 -- Akwiała marathon

OLWARZYN (WSAP) -- The winner of an "akwiała marathon" in the Galician town of Olwarzyn has been unable to accept his prize, because he literally drank himself to death. His five competitors ended up in hospital.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION - Wednesday, 26/11/03 - HACIENDA OWNERS CHASED AWAY

CHARLOTTE AMALIE - Francisco Capistrano found his mother, Veronica, who was a wheel-chair user, lying in a pool of blood. Her throat had been slit open. The mother was the first victim at the family estate near Crab Island's town of Hoppesby in the Cruzan Islands. That was last summer after the referendum. Last September, Francisco found his father, David, in the estate's sugar mill. He had been massacred by a steel pipe.   Read More...

edit IBAP - 24 November, 2003 - Fairfax & Loudoun Counties of Virginia, NAL, Suffer Health Crisis

ALEXANDRIA - Health officials have rescinded the warning that was issued last week, having contained the crisis.   Read More...

edit IBAP - 18 November, 2003

FAIRFAX, Virginia (NAL) - Provincal health officials announced today that an outbreak of Tuberculosis has been officially recognized in County Loudoun and County Fairfax.   Read More...

edit IBAP - 28 Oct, 2003 (5 Brumaire, CCXII)

First President Young and the Council were all surprised this morning as they left their respective Paris-sur-Mizouri residences; finding the tires of their vehicles had been removed and replaced with Cinder Blocks.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Thursday, 16/10/03 -- JUNIOR EUROVIDERE SONG CONTEST A SUCCESS

GJØTEBORG - Croatia's talented little pianist, going by the name of Dino, won the first ever Junior Eurovidere Song Contest, which was held yesterday in the Gøteborg, Hovedstadsområdet.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Thursday, 16/10/03 - THE EMPRESS'S LAST VOYAGE

MOSKVA -- Empress Dagmar, or Czarina Maria Fjodorovna, as the Russians call the Danish born princess, will finally be returning home to Russia. The coffin with her earthly remains have since 1928 been located inside a sarcofage in Roskilde Cathedral. But the sarcofage, which is owned by the Danish Royal House, will not be following her on her last trip to St. Petersburg. A ship of the Royal Scandinavian Navy will in August 2004 escort the princess's coffin to Saint Petersburg, where she will be reunited with her husband, Czar Alexander III, in Peter-Paul Cathedral.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Tuesday, 14/10/03 - MARKET DISCRIMINATION IN THE CRUZAN ISLANDS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE -- The Cruzan newspaper, Skt. Croix Avis, reports that discrimination is increasing in the Cruzan Islands as the native populations are increasingly discriminating against Castillian Floridian businesses in favour of SR nationals (both Cruzan or non-Cruzan) or Lesser Antillean businesses.   Read More...

edit IBAP: 13.10.2003 (22 Vendemiare, CCXII) Voile, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne

President Jean-François Young and President Padrig Maughan stood today in the town square of Voile, one of the principal cities in the newly-acquired western territory. In a press release, Young and Maughan announced the plan to build several world class ski resorts to rival the resorts of the French and Lombardine Alps.   Read More...

edit BBC World News, Coburg 10.09.2003

The elections for the Lessinisch Lower Senate were held today. Senator-President Michael Pfaber, of the Thuringian Social-Democratic Union (TSDU) is expected to retain his premiership, but there is certainly a potential for it to be lost to the Lessinisch National Leader, Yajob Coffu. Indeed, his Lesinix Nacional Partae (LNP) has steadily been growing in polls, holding, at the last count, 30% of the vote.   Read More...

edit The Star - 8 October, 2003 - Delighted Rail Fans Converge on Baltimore

GEORGETOWN -- Rail fans and history buffs were astounded last month to learn that the famous Rail Zeppelin is to make its new home in Baltimores Railway Museum, and that several short trips are planned for enthusiasts. The rail zeppelin, developed by Dr. Franz Kruckenberg in prewar Germany, set a rail speed record on 21 June, 1931, maintaining an average speed of 142.9 mph over a 6.25 mi stretch of track between Karstadt and Dergenthin.
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edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Friday, 10 October, 2003 - MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR MAY 14, 2004

KJØBENHAVN (COPENHAGEN) - On this particular Friday, the whole Commonwealth will come to a standstill. Crown Prince Frederik will be marrying Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen Cathedral, the Kjøbenhavns Domkirke.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - Thursday, 09 October, 2003.

WILD ABOUT MARY; by Lisbeth Lumby Kajsdatter
COPENHAGEN -- People celebrated in the Amalienborg Slotsplads, the square at the Amalienborg palace complex, while we waited to wave our hands and yell hooray to the newly engaged couple. But we did not get a real kiss. "No, Mom, I couldn't see if she had tears in her eyes," said a young girl in her mobile phone while she left Amalienborg Slotsplads together with thirty thousand others at 12:10 yesterday.  Read More...
STUFF QUEENS ARE MADE OF; by Olav Hergel Rasmussen
COPENHAGEN -- Did Mary Elizabeth Donaldson pass the most limelighted examination of the Scandinavian language that any person has ever gone through? Yes! Do they love each other? Yes! Is she made of the stuff that Queens are made of? Definitely!   Read More...

edit WRW1, 07.10.2003, 14:05 -- Mąd par ora (The world in an hour) - Political unrest in Belarus

[RADIO TRANSCRIPT] Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, it is 14:05. This "The World In An Hour", I am Waldemar Fiorarz. [...] The leader of the opposition in Belarus, Uladzimir Kotau, is under heavy attack from his political opponents. [...] About the situation in Belarus, I will speak with Mrs. Onute Staniszkiene, director of the Institute for International Relations of the Academy of Sciences, who is known as the RTC's chief expert on post-snorist societies.   Read More...

edit 4 October, 2003; PNA UNDER FIRE, SEEKS RTC SUPPORT

MINSK -- The leader of the People's Renaissance Party (PNA - Partyja Narodnaha Adradzhennia), Sp. Uladzimir Kotau, is fervently criticized by his political opponents, and seeks to secure support from the RTC. Criticisms came after Sp. Kotau's speeches in the wake of the win in the municipal elections in Maladzeczna last week, where Uladzimir Kolas (PNA) received a narrowly sufficient 51,3% vote to defeat the pro-SNOR's PBD candidate Uladzimir Czarnych, who only gathered 46,5% of the vote. The PNA has also literally overwhelmed the town's seim, grabbing 23 of the 50 seats. Sp. Kotau did not hesitate to refer to this election, seen by many as a crucial rehearsal before December's' general election, as to 'a historic win'.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY, 04.10.2003 -- NEW GOVERNMENT IN LATVIA; by Marek Pietrzyn

RIGA -- Latvia's former junta leader Viktors Alksnis, winner of the parliamentary elections last August, has announced that the formation of a new government has come to a conclusion. Presumably queen Valentina will take the oath from the new ministers next Monday.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 25 September, 2003

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN
The Office of the Chamberlain announces that Her Majesty, the Queen, in the Rigsråd (Council of the Realm) that is scheduled to take place at 10 O'clock on Wednesday the 8th of October 2003 in the Residence Palace of Amalienborg, intends to give Her consent that His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, marry the consultant, Miss Mary Elizabeth Donaldson.  Read More...
ROYAL WEDDING THIS SPRING
It's over with all the guessing. It has finally happened. The Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson is making their three year long love affair official. Although everybody had an inkling of what was going to happen, the Royal House still mannaged to surprise us all.  Read More...
CRUZAN "NO" TO THE PESO
Another sovereignty issue has been resolved in the Cruzan Islands when the Cruzans voted "no" to Florida's proposal to replace the Guinea-West Indian system of dalers, bits, and styvers, with the Floridian system of pesos and soles. The result of the referendum yesterday showed an overwhelming 67% "no" to the proposal versus only a 30% "yes".   Read More...

edit IBAP, 23 September 2003 (6 Sans-Culottide, CCXI)

Hammond, St. Onge, Louisianne
IBAP -- A training mission today went awry over Louisianne resulting in the crash and destruction of the Spretu fighter. At press time the Lousianne Air Force (AAL) has not yet disclosed the status of the pilot and training officer.  Read More...
Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage, Louisianne.
IBAP -- For the first action of the new year, the Council announced today an offer to purchase approximatley 1,000 km^2 of mountainous Tejan territory for the price of 10 million écus (at the current exchange rate of 1 écu 44.83/g/silver).   Read More...

edit THE STAR, Castre Geory, Ter Mair (Georgetown, Maryland); 20 September 2003. -- American Bureau of Oceanic and Atmospheric Studies Preparations Pay Off.

As furacano # 9 passes over the Georgetown area late Thurday the night, skirting by the Capital region, local authorities are left picking up the pieces. Data from Bureau aerostats stationed along the eastern coast, in conjunction with information collected by Floridian storm trackers, allowed prognosticators to project the track of the cyclone as it approached the American coast the week last.   Read More...

edit Toulouse, Osage, 15 September, 2003 (28 Fructidor CCXI).

(IBAP) -- In response to the upcoming Sans-Culottides, another shipment of produce and grain for the ailing Tejans, as well as clothing is now ready. This large convoy was collected in large part by the humanitarian services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   Read More...

edit Le Caillou, St. Louis, Louisianne, 15 September, 2003 (28 Fructidor, CCXI).

(IBAP) -- Pierre Chamois, PR Director of RepubliCom announced today that in honor of the 1 Sans-Culottide a launch of a telecommunications test-satellite will be launched.   Read More...

edit Paris-sur-Mizouri, 15 September, 2003 (28 Fructidor CCXI).

(IBAP) -- President Jean-François Young, accompanied by the six Provincial Presidents announced today their joy at the upcoming national festival. "It is a happy day for all Louisiannans, knowing that our friends and family of Baie de Biloxi and Mobile are able to celebrate these days with us.   Read More...

edit EL REINO HOY, Santa Fé, 14 September, 2003:

A New American Country? -- Though Her Majesty has many things to attend to, one of the first official proclamations makes good on a promise made earlier this year to grant the lands known as the "Disputed Territory" to the Mormons of Deseret for a homeland. The official government statement indicates that the grant was made in recognition for the role the Deseret freedom fighters played in ousting the regime of the Dictator, Jorge Bush.   Read More...

edit 14 September, 2003: VIOLENCE BREAKS OUT IN MALADZECZNA AS TWO RALLIES MEET MID-TOWN

MALADZECZNA -- Violence swept across downtown Maladzeczna as two rallies clashed over the upcoming municipal election. The People's Renaissance Party - Partyja Narodnaha Adrodzhennia - staged a rally in support of Zmicer Kollas, the candidate for town mayor, and the PNA's list of candidates for the town's seim. They received leave from the town's authorities, according to Spadar Kollas, and maintained perfect discipline as they marched down the city's main street, Wilnanski Prashpekt to Ploszcza Niezaleznasci, where the rally was to take place. "We behaved perfectly well, and had all the necessary papers signed by the mayor herself, Spadarynia Szauczenka" - says Sp. Kollas. When the rally arrived at the central square, they found their way barred by policemen and the square occupied by the pro-SNORist Belarusian Well-Being Party (Partyja Bielaruskaha Dabrobytu).   Read More...

edit Baie de Mobile, Principautés Lointains (PL), 13 September 2003 (26 Fructidor, CCXI).

(IBAP) -- The last of the rubble was cleared today from the former site of the colonial administrative center. The building was destroyed in bombing attacks over the past 20 years.   Read More...

edit Lille, France, 12 September, 2003 (25 Fructidor, CCXI).

(IBAP) -- Today Jean-Pierre Jeunet announced the launch of his latest film: a war-story centered around the events of the Great War.   Read More...

edit Zaräémlà, Nouvelle Cournouaille, 12 September 2003 (25 Fructidor, CCXI). By: Harold Kohler, IBAP, Nouvelle Cournouaille.

(IBAP) -- Appearing before a crowd of television reporters the Louisiannan Army escorted the last of the Zion Freedom Movement to Gendarmerie waggons to be taken to trial for their part in the destructive terrorist acts against the state. Already, Alta California is clamoring for extradition.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service - 10 September, 2003 -- DIVISIVE TENSION IN MOGHUL REGARDING THE SOUTH

Herat -- For the last five years, the southernmost portion of the Moghul National Realm has been in the grip of a number of warlords - warlords of religion, ideology, and economics. The only thing that these warlords can agree upon is that they do not want to be governed by the central government in Herat. The southern region of Moghul, possessing all of the seacoast, ironically also harbors a greater number of SNORists than does the north and center of the country.   Read More...

edit THE DAILY OREGONIAN: Sunday, 24 August, 2003

KAMLUPS (TK'AMLUPS), OREGON - Fully one third of the population of the city of Kalawuna (Q'alawuna) - thirty thousand people - have been evacuated from their homes as the conflagration that has been raging for days in the region entered the city limits today.   Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE, Quebec City, New Francy: Friday 22 August 2003

Chevalier de Charest (PDNF), leader of the Intendant's Council, stunned neighbouring North American government officials yesterday by releasing a statement saying that New Francy would pass legislation reinstating the so-called "Shining Hearthland" policy.   Read More...

edit ILL GWG; Llangothri - Thursday, 21 August 2003 -- NO AÞROFA FOR MENYN, SAYS GOVERNOR

The Rheithur for Menyn, Mr Cenydd mab Llawreint, has come under fire from nationalistic forces on Menyn once again as he has for the second time in a row denied that the Island's authorities are going to fund the creation of the Institute of Menyn, or Aþrofa an Fenyn, as eager patriots have already christened it. During the journalist packed press conference yesterday morning at the town hall, mab Llawreint read out the text of the press release, notwithstanding the protesters who unfurled a huge banner bearing the words Taw an Fenen y hjaiþ, taw an Fenen y henef - "Menyn has a language, Menyn has a soul".   Read More...

edit LA VOZ de los CRUZADOS, Charlotte Amalie: 15 August 2003

FROM: RIGETS TIDENDE, 12.08.2003
The Cruzan High Court has ruled that the results of the Referendum was indeed a "yes".  Read More...
FROM: RIGETS TIDENDE, 14.08.2003
The Cruzan election results for the Cruzan Parliament show: 19 seats for the Conservatives and 16 seats for the Liberals.  Read More...
FROM: RIGETS TIDENDE, 18.08.2003
After long negotiations with the Floridian government, the proposed plan to resolve the plight of the former privateering companies has been modified to Florida's acceptance.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY, 14.08.2003 -- Latvia turns back the clock

RIGA – Yesterday's parliamentary elections in Latvia seem to have caused a major political earthquake. With 98.9 % of the votes counted, it has become clear that the ultra-right People's Movement for the Kingdom (TKK), led by ex-general Viktors Alksnis, has become the undisputed winner of the elections: the party of the former junta leader will be represented by 29 deputies in the Saeima (out of 100), 24 more than its current five.   Read More...

edit WITA WARSINY, 13.08.2003 -- Parliamentary elections in Latvia

Today, 1.6 million Latvian voters have the opportunity to choose a new parliament. The main theme of the elections are: will the centre-left government of prime minister Osvalds Talmanis once more receive the confidence of the people in carrying out its economic reforms, or will Latvia make a switch to the right?   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 06/08/03 -- TRIAL OVER REFERENDUM RESULTS JUSTIFIED BY CRUZAN HIGH COURT

The Cruzan High Court yesterday has ruled after the preliminary hearing that the case brought forward by several prominent no-voters of last week's referendum is justified. The results of the referendum showed a 52.7% acceptance to the Floridian Plan.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 02/08/03

FALSE FIRES IN FREDERIKSTED
Earlier reports of fires breaking out in Frederiksted after the conclusion of the referendum in the night of the 30th of July turned out to be false.  Read More...
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY IN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

In front of the Groenhus, the Cruzan Parliamentary building, three flagpoles had been erected; two short ones on either side of a taller one. Yesterday morning, on the parade ground in front of the building, there were three formations of troops as well; SR's Prinsens Frikorps in the left side, Florida's troops on the right side, and the Cruzan Gendarme in the middle with its own band of musicians. Just behind the flagpoles were Governor Rivera and his staff.  Read More...
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN THE CRUZAN ISLANDS
The Cruzan refendum over the Floridian plan is over, but that does not mean the issue over Cruzan sovereignty is. The Cruzan Constitution requires any changes of sovereignty to be approved in a referendum with a 75% yes vote and with more than 50% voter-turnout. In the recent referendum, the voter-turnout was indeed way above 50%. But the yes votes were were only just barely 53%. The question is, was the referendum also about a change in sovereignty?  Read More...
FORMER PRIVATEERS STILL IN TROUBLE
The plight of the former privateering companies is still unresolved. The SR government has been working on a plan that will allow the former privateering companies to return to transport and shipping and granting them monopoly rights over all transport and shipping to and from the Cruzan islands. This plan, however, has not been well received by Florida.   Read More...

edit ILL SUL - Health Update - 01-08-2003

ESCA, Dûnein - It was reported in the most recent Journal of the Royal College of Physicians that the hospital deaths of several people in Kemr could be prevented in each year if physicians "thought outside the box" more in treating patients who complain of extraordinary symptoms.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION - 31-07-2003

LA HABANA - What to do with all the Pirates? With the cessation of tensions between the SR and the Republic, the SR have ordered the disbanding of their privateer fleets that have harassed Floridian shipping. In cooperation with this order, the Navy and Air Forces of Florida have ordered a similar stand-down to our privateering fleets.   Read More...

edit CRUZANOS HOY! - 31-07-2003 - "La Votación es ... Sí"!!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE - Floridian Governor Rivera welcomed the news of the Referndum results with a smile that has taken years off his recently anxious face. Speaking informally from the portico of the Palacio Verde: "This is the culmination and fulfilment of many long years of work here in the Cruzan Islands. It is well known that I bought the governorship of these Islands in 1959, when I was a 33 year old junior Congressman from Miami district 6 in Florida. I fell in love instantly with this land, though I was not Governor between 1962 and 1969, and have long tried to improve the lot dealt the Cruzados by the annexation of 1946."   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION, 31-07-2003

MIAMI - At last the Cruzan Referendum votes are totaled up and the answer is a resounding YES, if by a slim margin. With this vote, President Bush's "Caribbean Plan" can take its full effect at last, which is the cause for much celebration in Miami this morning.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 31/07/2003

IT'S YES, SLIGHTLY
Results of the Cruzan Referendum show a 52.7% yes to the Floridian Plan. A very tiny lead for the yes voters.  Read More...
DANNEBROG IN THE CRUZAN ISLANDS TOMORROW
The royal yacht, Dannebrog, a squadron of four DVG [Det Guinea-Vestindisk Compagnie] ships, and two troop transports will be arriving in the Cruzan Islands tommorow for the official flag raising ceremonies expected to take place in Charlotte Amalie.  Read More...
PRIVATEERING FLEET DISBANDED
The privateering fleet that has until recently been operating in the Caribbean has now formally been disbanded. The fleet was in charge of harassing Floridian shipping.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 27/07/03

POLLS SAY: IT'S CLOSE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Recent polls over the Cruzan referendum, set for this coming Wednesday 30th of July, for or against Bush's Plan, shows a very close race. Currently, a very slim majority of the decided are against the plan. Most are still undecided.  Read More...
READER'S FORUM
Floridian president Jaime Bush's "Plan" for the Caribbean has elicited strong reactions from our reader's throughout the Rigsfælleskab and beyond, and we have the mail to prove it. With less than a week left before the Cruzan referendum for or against the Plan, we have recieved over 4000 letters from our readers, a new record.  Read More...
WEEKEND TOUR OF THE CRUZAN ISLANDS BY THE CROWN PRINCE
His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik, has landed in Charlotte Amalie today and will begin his three day tour of the Cruzan Islands.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION - LA HABANA, FLORIDA 27-07-2003

Vice President Simon Eugenio Higgins-Calvo and Governor Alonso Rivera of the Cruzados will meet with Crown Prince Frederik of the Scandinavian Realm during the princes weekend trip to the Islands. Key topics of their meeting will undoubdedly be the upcomming Referendum, set for 30 July, 2003, and the effects that it will have on the region.   Read More...

edit Sydney, NSK, Saturday July 26 (ACB) - ALL-BLACKS PUT ALL-WHITES TO THE SWORD

The All-Blacks have beaten the All-Whites 50-21 in the Interacial Cup match before more than 82.000 people at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney.   Read More...

edit 23-07-03, RAGUZA, Dalmatia (APD)

At a special meeting between the heads of state of the members of the Community of Dalmatophone States, and the representatives of the various rebel groups in Upper Volta, an agreement has been hammered out which will see the transformation of Upper Volta from a unitary state into a federation.   Read More...

edit 19.07.03, RAGUZA, Dalmatia (APD)

The official results of the Parliamentary elections held on 13 July have been released. Following is a list, by party, of the number of seats won by each party.   Read More...

edit 11.07.03, INTERBALKPRESS: TRST, Croatia.

A general strike began in Trst and other cities this morning, notably Ljubljana, Celje, Maribor and Trbovlje, hometown of Slovenian President-in-Exile Tomaz Hostnik. The strike began an hour after the factory workday began, with physical sabotage of machinery followed by street demonstrations.   Read More...

edit 11.07.03, APD: RAGUZA, Dalmatia.

In a surprise move, Dalmatian Prime Minister Aurial Ybl has called for a general election, fixing the date at 13 July. Analysts were surprised at this morning's announcement, and speculation is rampant.   Read More...

edit From the news desk of La Agença Naçonau de Auvixara de Montrei (ANAM), 09.07.03

Corno de Auç, MONTREI: The oil tank fire at the Compañia Duc power plant yesterday continues to burn today. Firefighters are helpless in the face of this disaster, they have been concerned with controlling the grass fire sparked by the explosions, but are unable to fight the main fire.   Read More...

edit From the news desk of La Agença Naçonau de Auvixara de Montrei (ANAM), 08.07.03:

Corno de Auç, MONTREI - Two of the three remaining Fuel Oil tanks owned by La Compañia Duc exploded today at 4 PM today. The cause of the fire is still unclear, but it is known that six propane tanks have exploded, and the burning oil tank contains 1.2 million gallons of No. 6 fuel oil. Several oxygen tanks in the vicinity remain a danger.   Read More...

edit BBC Newsbrief, Esca, 03 July, 2003: Legalisation of "Privateers" Sought by Scandinavians.

Employment Minister Stenfeldt of the Scandinavian Realm visited the English and Kemrese admiralties this week in an attempt to secure employment for his country's surplus "privateers" by petitioning the legalisation of said activity within the FK.   Read More...

edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 03/07/03

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS SPREADING
It all started in Charlotte Amalie, the Cruzan capital. The Cruzans have for the past two days demonstrated against the Floridan peace plan and are demanding a referendum. They've got it, and it appears to be scheduled for the end of the month. But now the demonstrations are spreading like wildfire after it has been learned that Florida will not respect the result of the referendum should the Cruzans vote to remain a sovereign state.  Read More...
THE FK UNDECIDED ON PRIVATEERING
Employment Minister Stenfeldt returned today from London. He was there to urge the English and Kemrese governments to change their stance on the legalization of privateering in order to secure jobs for those in the private military industry, should the Floridian Peace Plan succeed.   Read More...

edit RAGUZA, Dalmatia (APD) 03 July, 2003.

In response to the recent address by the Floridian head of state, Prime Minister Ybl issued a counterstatement of his own. Firstly he confirmed the previously announced siezures of Floridian ships and holdings in Dalmatia.   Read More...

edit Excerpt from a press conference at Palacio de la Nación in Miami, 02.07.03:

"My fellow Floridians, it has been reported this afternoon that Dalmatian forces have illegally seized Floridian ships in European waters, and that Dalmatia has placed a unilateral embargo on our goods in a poorly calculated response to civil disturbances in the Cruzan Territory.   Read More...

edit BBC Newsdesk, Far East Bureau; Fuzhou, 30 June, 2003. Futainanese Royal Elections, by Catren Penrhys.

Today, Futainanese people go to the polls, to vote in the elections of the highest official, the King. Here in Fuzhou people are flocking to the polling stations. The current incumbent, King Sun II, is highly tipped to win, in at least Fujian and Taiwan, over the Cantonese issue. Many feel offended by the Cantonese government's comments regarding Futainan, and support the King's hardline stance over the issue.   Read More...

edit EL PAIS, 29.06.03, MADRID - War Crimes Tribunal to Begin Monday in Mexico City (Mejico).

On a quiet pre-dawn this last week, a sleek airship descended from the heights over Veracruz, bearing a famous head of state and his entourage. However, there were no fanfares, no pomp, and no crowds waited to see the show. In stead, an armoured train was waiting to bear its cargo to Mexico City.
This airship originated somewhere in Cuba and bore Tejan strongman Jorge Bush to an apparently prearranged transfer in the Mexican coastal city.   Read More...

edit APC, Valladolid, 27 June, 2003; by Andrés Rincón de la Vega.

Some people are insisting that the League of Nations have one working language and that this language should not be an existing national tongue; it is argued that adoption of such a neutral interlanguage will ease communication and reduce paperwork. One of the main proposals is Esperanto. Created by Zamenhoff, a Venedic oculist, in late 19th century, Esperanto is considered one of the easiest-to-learn of the interlanguages.   Read More...

edit 27.6.03, APD.

METLIKA, Dalmatia - The recent discussions about the creation of an autonomous territory within Dalmatia for ethnic Slovenes seems to have been solved. After a meeting with Prime Minister Aurial Ybl, Slovene President-in-Exile Tomaz Hostnik said the strong personal autonomy in Dalmatia is quite sufficient...   Read More...

edit 22.6.03, INTERBALKPRESS.

OUSEK, Independent State of Croatia - Croatian Regent Tomislav Pavelic made his annual beginning of summer speech on Saturday. The content of the speech was mostly for domestic consumption, calling for the population to endure the hard times befalling Croatia with heads high. "You, my Croat brothers, you are the strongest, the best nation ever to set foot on this planet by the grace of God."   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION - LA HABANA, FLORIDA 15-06-03

President Bush announces his Government's plan for future peace and continued stability in the Caribbean region. In a well attended press conference at the Palacio de la Nación in Miami this Saturday afternoon, President Jaime Bush announced his Government's answer to the violence and posturing of foreign powers.   Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE, 14.06.03 "HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EUROVIDERE SONG CONTEST"

RIGA, BALTIC LEAGUE (omnipresse) Last week, the Eurovidere Song Contest, held here in historic Riga, was won by the Turkish entrant. The song, a techno-traditional Turkish song, seemed to have managed to cross the usualy treacherous cultural gap.   Read More...

edit ILL MONITOR, Dodge City, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne 9 June 2003, (20 Prairial CCXI)

Tejans in their hundreds and thousands are being turned away at the Louisiannan Border. But Amnesty International and other human rights groups happily concur that there is no need to be concerned, because the Tejanos are being turned away, arms laden with wheat and rice.   Read More...

edit BBC-Asia Desk, HONG KONG, 01-06-03

From wire reports -- SARS on the decline?
Some of the City's top docs are declaring "an end to the immediate emergency" of SARS in the Hong Kong region.  Read More...
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News has broken this morning that Cantons forces staged a surprise withdrawal late yesterday from Hunnanese territory. In their wake, they are leaving behind a devastated country and an impoverished people who have no access to clean water and stable food source   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION, La Habana, 31-05-03

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With the fall of the judge's gavel on Thursday last, the fate of four condemned Scandinavian special operations soldiers were sealed.  Read More...
2
Floridian forces received an unexpected blow this week as they were on the verge of toppling the last defenses of Port au Prince (Hayti).  Read More...
3
Rumours have blossomed that President Jorge Bush of Tejas is now living in exile in la Habana.   Read More...

edit Houston, Republic de Tejas, Monday, May 26, 2003 (6 Prairial, CCXI)

An Air Louisianne airliner en route from Mejico City to Nouvelle Orleans was forced to make an emergency landing at Houston/Bush International Aerodrome after several gas bags ruptured following an attack by unidentified assailants. Air Louisianne PR Representative Miguel de Saint-Saens spoke in a press conference from Nouvelle Orléans three hours after the unscheduled landing.   Read More...

edit IBAP: Strasbourgh, Jervaine 20 May, 2003 (30 Floreal, CCXI)

In a happy announcement to the public yesterday afternoon, the Right Honorable Christophe Albert Ignatius Martel, Louisiannan Ambassador to Jervaine, announced the marriage of his son, Anson Louis Grosjean Martel to the daughter of a local noble, le Comte Michel Arthur Heinrich St. Julien.   Read More...

edit Eu Aulon News Brief -- 19.MAY.2003

Yesterday's attack on Las Vegas sent Alta California Troops scrambling to take back the city after Tejano troops surprised it, reports from the front lines indicate Tejano troops are being overwhelmed by Alta California special forces units. Most reports indicate the troops had "given up easily", and the city is almost entirely taken back by Alta California.   Read More...

edit L' ESTRELLE, -- 19 May, 2003 -- CAN WAR BE PROSECUTED ANY MORE POORLY - War correspondent Jean Marc y Vontes has filed a new report on the "war" in Deseret.

Sâ Martî, Neuvelle Cornouaille (LA) -- Having travelled the length and breadth of Deseret with the Freedom Fighters, the so called "Rebels", it is clear to this reporter that the Tejan military machine has long been broken. There are no recognisable lines, no supply trains, few weapons and little to no military discipline in the ranks.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DEL REINO, Santa Fé, 18 May, 2003.

VICTORY IS AT HAND! - Rumours abound these past two months regarding the wars in rebel infested Deseret, the northernmost province of Tejas. As usual, the foreign press is pouring forth gallons of ink and wasting breath in false claims about our grand Armys valorous actions in defeating the rebels in these lands falsely claimed by California.   Read More...

edit SPECIAL REPORT: Anson Dubois (IBAP): 13 May 2003 (23 Floréal CCXI); Reported originally in "The Morning and Evening Star" Abondance, Nouvelle Cournouaille.

After spending four months among the Deseret Freedom Fighters, I'd like to dissipate the cloud of misunderstanding that has existed about the DFF and other groups in the Disputed Territories. In the recent past, beginning with the destruction of the CNEL rocket and later the bombing of the LDS Church headquarters complex in Zaräémlà, some confusion has been raised as to the nature of the Deseret Freedom Fighters.   Read More...

edit Ciuá de Montrei, Montrei (May 12, 2003): CRUISE SHIPS POSSIBLE HAZARD?

The Local Environmental group, Gent En Açón (People in Action, GEA) have begun a nation wide protest against the Capital's tourist board to invite cruise ships into the protected Bay of Montrei. The group claims that cruise lines allow their crews to dump ballast as well as sewage from their ships into the bay, introducing possible health hazards into Montrei's pristine waters.   Read More...

edit NEWS IN BRIEF, Georgetown, Maryland: May 12, 2003.

TWO WARS DOWN, ONE TO GO? That's what everyone in Philadelphia is asking today, now that two of the world's three hotspots have cooled down somewhat. As of last week, the war in Hunan is over, leaving Canton, their Commonwealth allies and other foreign friends victorious.
The news from Tejas is now official: Tejas is no more. As of today, Mejican forces and their Californian allies have mopped up the last of the serious resistance to the invasion.   Read More...

edit IBAP, Paris-sur-Mizouri, 12 May, 2003 (22 Floreal, CCXI)

This past week has been one of tumultuous weather, BNM, le Bureau Nationale Meteorologique, said. Over 300 cyclones have been confirmed across central Louisianne, concentrated mostly in Southern Nouvelle Cournouaille, Osage, and Saint-Louis, though some have been confirmed in Nouvelle Navarre, Northern St. Onge and across our border along the Mississippi.   Read More...

edit Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage: 12 May, 2003 (22 Floréal, CCXI)

First President Jean-François Young and the Council expressed outrage at the actions of Floridian troops in Port-au-Prince, Hayti, who sank the Louisiannan airship "La Constance". "Our vessel was on a diplomatic and humanitarian mission, seeking to support the people of Hayti with grain necessary for survival!"   Read More...

edit THE STAR, Georgetown, Maryland -- May 11, 2003.

With the apparent end to hostilities in the Texan wars, it is reported that Mejico will invite the exiled heir to the throne of Texas, Maria Isabella, to return home once the conquered territories are set straight. She has stated her desire to return as soon as possible, in order to help set right what has been done in Texas over the last few decades.   Read More...

edit Agencia Mejicana de Noticias Mundiales, 11.05.2003 -- Tejano Death blow dealt by own hand! Cruel acts exposed!

CIUDAD MEJICO -- Treading carefully to avoid the mines and booby traps set out in the southern and western suburbs of Santa Fé, special operations forces from Mejico and California cleared a path for military investigators to enter the conquered city and take posession of the Palace and other government buildings.   Read More...

edit Agencia Mejicana de Noticias Mundiales, 10.05.2003 -- Santa Fé falls to western allied forces this morning! City is deserted, early reports indicate foul play!

CIUDAD MEJICO - Mejican forces crossed the border of the Military Province on May 5 amid much pomp and expectations of victory over the crumbling state that was once ruled by the notorious Jorge Bush. At the same moment, Californian foces moved east from their positions along the lower Colorado.   Read More...

edit Ill SUL, CASTRELEON, 01.05.03: REVELATIONS OF HORROR AND APOCALYPSE IN CHINA!!

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Hong Kong -- The recent news blackout in China the past two weeks has suddenly disapated and the news is bleak indeed. It is reported by haggard reporters and agents in China that Canton has used some sort of atomic weapon or weapons against their Hunanese adversaries.  Read More...
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The news from Chinese East Africa is little better. Continued fighting amongst the Zulus and Chinese authorities erupted this past week into an all out civil war. Attacks made against South Africa were repelled by the RAF and crack groud troops from around the Commonwealth. It is reported that subsonic and other energy weapons were used by Cantonese forces in Africa as well.  Read More...
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The King of Fujian, Taiwan and Hainan has condemned the Cantonese actions in Hunan as 'unneccesary and barbaric'. It has been demanded that Hunan governance be handed over to a joint Chinese League administration. He has also called for Economic sanctions to be placed on Canton.   Read More...

edit Montrei, the weekly journal Streuia Nort; Editorial, April 30, 2003 -- Tejas, funnier than a three legged goat, by Paulo Arenas.

While the Tejano news agency continues to issue bold face lies about Montrei and the position of the Montreiano government and people, the defense Minister has issued a statement proclaiming: "Montrei has never and will never take the side of Tejas, who has violated Alta California's sovereign rights as a nation and invaded its territory.   Read More...

edit Eu Aulon News Brief; Tijuana, Alta California; 30 April, 2003.

In a bold military move by Mejican, Alta Californian, and Montreiano troops, the Tejano forces who had crossed Mejico's sonoran state to invade the southern AC State of Baja California have finally been defeated. Despite a move made by Tejas to divert AC's attention away from its relatively unguarded southern state by an invasion of Las Vegas, the tide has turned and Tejas has been defeated thirty miles from the fortified naval city of San Diego.   Read More...

edit Agencia Mejicana de Noticias Mundiales, 30.04.03

CIUDAD MEJICO - The Mejican government announced this morning that, acting in concert with its Californian allies, it has crossed the Rio Grande into Tejan territory. The spearhead of the invasion centered on the eastern half of Tejas, which fell "like a child's hut in an earthquake," according to one military official.   Read More...

edit El País, 29 Abril, 2003.

SANTA FE - Viva la Nación! Recent propaganda from the yellow press of California and the lapdog Montreianos is pouring as freely as sour Sonoma Valley wine this week. El Aulon, touted as a reliable source, has been uncontrovertibly proven to be a source of nothing but lies.   Read More...

edit CNEL, Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage, Louisianne April 29, 2003 (9 Floreal, CCXI):

Scientists, curious to see the effects of space upon a body have announced another launch from 'le Cygne.' This launch, planned for early summer, will launch a life form into space, whjere sceintific instruments will monitor the reaction of a living organism to space. The capsule will orbit the Earth, with a landing planned for an as yet undisclosed body of water.   Read More...

edit OMNIPRESSE NORTH AMERICAN DESK 28 April, 2003.

QUEBEC CITY (NF) Today the latest representatives to the Intendancy's consultative council were sworn in. It is to be the monarchist leaning Partie Ducal (PDNF) who will form the new majority after 9 years of being the Loyal Opposition to the Partie Patriote Laurentien (PPL).   Read More...

edit LBC 'Newsday': from Embassy Row, Hong Kong (Eng.), Canton; 25 April, 2003 (5 Floreal CCXI).

Ambassador Beaulieu of the Louisiannan Embassy announced today a closure of the Embassy district for the duration of the flu epidemic. "All employees of the Embassies will lodge within the confines of the enclave for the duration of this plague."   Read More...

edit IBAP: Growing Industries in the République de la Louisianne - April 23, 2003 (3 Floréal, CCXI)

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage: The National Space Committee's (CNEL) director, Jean-Louis Cattin announced today that protracted negotiations with an unspecified computer company in the Irish Union (An t-Aonstát Éireann) have reached a satisfactory end, and that shipment would be completed soon.   Read More...

edit BBC, Australasia Newsdesk, 13.04.03, Pete Arnette, staff writer. GIVE US A BLINKIN FLAG ALREADY!

A flap has evolved in Australasia over the details of the flag. Several camps have gathered supporters and are in the process of petitioning the Government for action on creating a new flag.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 10 April, 2003 (20 Germinal, CCXI):

HONG KONG -- L'Embassade de la Louisianne today apprehended a 'sleeper' unit which had been disrupting the communications of the Embassy, as well as disrupting power and water supplies. Special Forces of the Louisiannan Army stationed at the Embassy in this time of war were able to apprehend this man.   Read More...

edit ILL SUL: America in Review, 4 April, 2003.

01/04/2003 Press Release from the office of His Excellency Jorge Bush, the President and Regent of the Kingdom of Tejas
"It is with great empathy that we have taken the news of the illegal destruction of Louisiannas rockets by the Deseret Rebels operating from bases in sovereign territory of the Republic of Tejas.  Read More...
LA VOZ DE LA NACION, La Habana, 31-03-03
"The world can no longer ignore the plight of the Floridian Nation! Too long has the global community allowed power hungry European empires to meddle in the affairs of inoffensive American nations. These activities must stop now!" Such was the thrust of President Jaime Bushs Address to the Nation, broadcast last night from a throng packed Lions Stadium in Miami.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 04.04.2003

Baton Rouge, St. Onge (LA) -- In a special session of the Bicameral St. Ongin Legislature, Opposition Party Minority Leader, Senator Alberto Ribeira of Natchitoches called for and received support in a vote of No-Confidence against Presidente Marie-Claire Gildersleeve, citing alleged acts unbecoming a public officer.   Read More...

edit ILL SUL: Scandinavia in Review, 4 April, 2003.

22/03/2003 - Berlingske Tidende: Copenhagen, Denmark SR. Fifty Years of Tsingdav and Hetvotjeng
The city gates were wide open in both cities, Asian and European, yesterday as, true to tradition, hundreds of motorcyclists from outside passed in unison through the gates of the cities to gather in amusement parks and mark the beginning of the amusement park season. But this year, it's a little different. The opening not only marks the amusement parks opening for the season, it also marks the 50 year anniversery of the exchange between Tsingdav and HetvotjengRead More...
24/03/2003 - Sankt Croix Avis: Akra, Gadangmeland SR. -- Jaime Bush: Next Stop, Lousianne and the NAL
Unconfirmed reports are coming in citing a build-up of Florida-Caribbean forces along the border with Louisianne and NAL. President Jean-François Young of Louisianne has ordered troops to guard the southern frontier. He has also stated that should the NAL provinces of Cherokee, Mobile or Jacobia need aid, "Our armies will be your armies; your freedom, our freedom."  Read More...
26/03/2003 - Østindisk Stifts: Moulmein, Monland SR. Dansk Østindisk Compagnie (DØC) says Canton is Still Port-of-Call
The SR government has stressed its neutrality in the recent rise of hostilities between Hunan and Canton and will not get involved in the conflict. DØC will, however, continue to use Canton so long as its anti-piracy activities are unhindered by the conflict.   Read More...

edit ABL, Hammond, St. Onge, Louisianne (03.04.2003):

Reports received today from observation craft indicated increased movements of troops in Florida-Caribbea. Local militias throughout the Trans-Pontchartrian region have begun training sessions every second day as a preventative measure to possible invasion.   Read More...

edit RADIO TRANSCRIPT 2388: The Roberto Gonzales Show, RADIO EL PASO, 02 April, 2003.

"And we're back, and have you heard the latest out of California? National University's own infochiquita Perrrrrlita Esquivel is on the warpath, marching right next to Attack Chihuahua, El Gran Generalisimito himself, Defense Whatsit Jonz Bonírva. And amigos, when she moves _anything_, she's saying a lot - ay que picante! Hey El Paso, what's that old number one favorite on the California hit parade?   Read More...

edit RADIO TRANSCRIPT A645-1, the Frankie Ozarque Show, Radio Pontchartrain, Nouvelle Orleans, St. Onge, (Rep. Louisianne), 2 April, 2003

"Good Morning, Nouvelle Orleans! Frankie Ozarque here - spinning down the tunes for you this morning! Coming up in the next half-hour I'll be playing the debut single from Zaydeco Warrior, but first let me introdcue this morning's guest, Senator Alberto Ribeira, Opposition party minority leader from our own Saint-Onge. How's the family in Natchitoches, Senator Ribeira?"   Read More...

edit 02.04.2003 - Sankt Croix Avis: Akra, Gadangmeland SR -- Mikael Jacksen, Cruzan PM-in-Exile says: Get the Facts Straight, Bush!

The other day, Florida-Caribbean president Jaime Bush held his Address to the Nation speech. Among other things, he called the SR a power hungry European empire meddling in the affairs of inoffensive American nations. I'm not sure what president Jaime Bush is talking about here, but "power hungry European empire" is not what I'd call the SR.   Read More...

edit RADIO TRANSCRIPT 13324; From: the "Perlita Esquivel show", KESO radio (Universidad Nacional de Alta California - UNAC), 01.04.2003:

"My, my folks, it looks like that fiery airbag Roberto Gonzales is up to his old tricks on Radio El Paso earlier today. As always he moves his mouth a lot, but says nothing. I thought i'd take some time out of today's show to respond to his comments. Of course being an Alta California Woman, i have no real opinion on this matter, according to Sr. Gonzales, as we all know. Let's take a choice paragraph of his and break it down, shall we?   Read More...

edit BBC AMERICA -- 01 April, 2003 -- Oregonian Official Statement

"The Government of Oregon considers this act to be unacceptable. The Deseret Freedom Fighters Oregon branch hereby loses its representative, and is reclassified as a criminal organisation, and all Deseret ethnic organisations shall face review. Alta California and Tejas are requested to work together to end the war and Oregon is willing to mediate.   Read More...

edit RADIO TRANSCRIPT 1432; From: The Roberto Gonzales Show, RADIO EL PASO, 01 April, 2003.

"And we're back. Well, we've all heard the news by now. California is on the warpath, as is usual. And did you notice the laughable attempt to drag Imperial Spain into their position? Heloo! Imperial Spain is no more, amigos! Hasn't been in more than a century!   Read More...

edit Eu Aulon News Brief - 1 April, 2003:

MONTREI, MONTREI -- His excellency, President Felíp Paulo San Clemént decreed: "Due to the rising tensions between Tejas and Alta California as a result of the recent terrorist action by Deseret Freedom Fighters in the Sovereign Republic of Louisianne, Montrei is forced to take a position of neutrality in this conflict.   Read More...

edit ANNAC News Brief -- 1 April, 2003:

ANNAC -- Recent comments made by the Republic of Tejas concerning the disputed territory rightfully belonging to Alta California as set by Spain during the colonial era has the government of Alta California in a fury. "Statements made by Tejas that if Alta California acts against "Deseret Freedom Fighters", that it is an act of war, is intolerable", according to Defense Minister Jos Bonaêrva.   Read More...

edit LA VOZ DE LA NACION, La Habana, 01-04-2003

La Habana, 31 March -- "The world can no longer ignore the plight of the Floridian Nation! Too long has the global community allowed power hungry European empires to meddle in the affairs of inoffensive American nations. These activities must stop now!" Such was the thrust of President Jaime Bushs Address to the Nation, broadcast last night from a throng packed Lions Stadium in Miami.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service, America Desk -- 1 April, 2003

Press Release from the office of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Tejas: "It is with great empathy that we have taken the news of the illegal destruction of Louisiannas rockets by the Deseret Rebels operating from bases in sovereign territory of the Republic of Tejas.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 01.APR.2003 (11 Germinal, CCXI) -- By Harold Kohler, religious news correspondant Zaraemla, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne

Speaking from the steps of the Church Administration Building President Gordon B. Hinckley of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed concern over recent events. "While these people were at one time members of our Church, they now are not, nor have they been for several generations."   Read More...

edit APD -- 1 April, 2003 -- DIPLOMATIC CORPS ENLARGED

Raguza, DALMATIA -- In light of the expanding relations between Dalmatia and Louisianne, the Dalmatian government has dispatched 15 new diplomats to her embassy in Louisianne to fill such new posts as Business and Air Attaches and several other minor diplomatic posts.   Read More...

edit Agencia Nacional de Noticias De Alta California (ANNAC) -- March 31, 2003

The recent destruction of a Louisianne rocket by Deseret Freedom Fighters has compelled the government of Alta California to declare the disputed North Eastern territory of Alta California a higher priority in its security plan than the disputed border with Tejas.   Read More...

edit APD -- 31 March, 2003 -- PAN BALKAN DEFENSE ORGANISATION FORMED

Skopye, Bulgaria -- The heads of state of eight Balkan nations have signed the final documents relating to the formal establishment of a Pan-Balkan mutual defence organisation, known as the Balkan Defense Agreement.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 31 March, 2003 (10 Germinal, CCXI) -- By Marc le Noir

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage, Louisianne (IBAP) -- Record numbers of reporting agencies showed up to the National Space Committee of Louisianne (CNEL) headquarters this morning for the joint news conference of the Ministry of Internal Affaires and CNEL. Jean-Louis Cattin, CEO of CNEL appeared visibly shaken and genuinely concerned at the news.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 28.MAR.2003 (7 Germinal, CCXI) -- By Marc le Noir

Paris-sur-Mizouri, Osage -- In a press conference at the headquarters of the National Space Committee of Louisianne (CNEL) Chief Jean-Louis Cattin announced that a second artificial satellite will soon take its place in the heavens.   Read More...

edit IBAP, Nouvelle Cournouaille -- 27.MAR.2003 (6 Germinal, CCXI) -- By Marc Pelletier

After this most recent snow storm has ended, the people of Abondance are finally digging out. Snow tallies at the Mormon Conference Center reached surpassed 1.5 meters, but 50 miles to the north, where the heart of the storm passed, in Abondance, the total reached almost three meters of depth.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 24.03.2003 -- From: Do Ge GwongDung/Aleatoric Natal Agency of (R)evolutionary Canton (ANA(R)C); NEWSFLASH from the InfoWar Desk of Hugo Wolfgang Zang-Helbloem

Saturday Citizen-President Chang Hsueh-Liang stepped down from power citing the need to re-find/re-fine his personal connexion to the Tao of _Wu-wei_ ["effortless effort"] and "the Music of Nature." He has gone into an undisclosed mountain retreat where he is unreachable for further comment or communications. Reluctantly "with a heavy bittersweetness in my heart and spasmodic nervous farts in my brain," General-Strategist Hanuman Zhang has become the new Provisional Citizen-President.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 24.MAR.2003 (2 Germinal CCXI) -- By Marshall Smith

Zaräémlà, Nouvelle Cournouaille -- Speaking from the historic tabernacle, Gordon Bitner Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, brought closure to the 172nd Annual General Conference of the church.   Read More...

edit Interbalkpress -- 24.03.2003 -- [Interbalkpress, based in Budapest, is the only independent news service in the Balkans (and the least biased)...]

BELGRADE, Kingdom of Serbia (from Interbalkpress wire service reports) -- Acting on a tip from Dalmatian police, the Serbian Royal Gendarmerie made several arrests of several prominent Serbian businessmen yesterday on the grounds of suspected illegal arms sales to Iraaq.   Read More...

edit FujianNET News -- 24.03.2003

All three parliaments of Fujian, Taiwan and Hainan have agreed on a decision to send troops to aid Canton, in an attempt to neutralise an invasion from Hunan, consent from the King is expected in a matter of hours.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 24.MAR.2003 -- 3 Germinal CCXI

Paris-sur-Mizouri (Republique de la Louisianne) -- Following reports of aggresion around the world, a heightened state of alert was declared. In a press conference, President Jean-François Young spoke for the Council, citing reports from airships that had recently passed along the southern three provincess of the NAL.   Read More...

edit IBAP -- 22.MAR.2003 -- 1 Germinal CCXI -- By Marc Chamois, PsM Journal

PARIS-SUR-MIZOURI (Louisianne) -- Jean-François Young today announced his disdain of the aggression of the Hunan Republic against the Cantonese people and declared a state of embargo against the aggressors. "No wheat, no technology, and no money will leave our country to travel to the hands of the Hunan."   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service, East Asia Desk -- 22.03.2003 -- Autonomous Tao of Canton and Overseas Allies -- HUMAN INTEREST STORY from the InfoWar Desk of Hugo Wolfgang Zang-Helbloem, quoting and editing other journalistic and citizen-government sources:

In a colourful, modern Tao Ritual in the capital's Shaolin Temple, a pair chosen for their "hopeful, futuristic symbolic value" joined Citizen-President Chang Hsueh-Liang and General-Strategist Hanuman Zhang. A precocious, semi-feral female child of "undetermined-but-vaguely IndoEuroAsian heritage, approximately 9 years old" and her "little furry friend" - a chimpanzee named Ma-Lau Pang-Yau, liberated from an illegal East African animal research laboratory, who is surprisingly fluent in a mix-up of Chinese Sign Language and Gea-Mimo/World Sign-Language.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 21.03.2003 -- Autonomous Tao of Canton and Overseas Allies NEWSFLASH/EDITORIAL from the InfoWar Desk of Hugo Wolfgang Zang-Helbloem:

An equally steady trickle of Cantonese agent provocateurs, spies, covert operatives, commandos and partisans are escalating the skirmishes and raids well beyond the Canton-Hunan borders deep into the Hunan Empire Itself.   Read More...

edit BBC Radio News Service -- 03.21.2003 -- Transcript #434301

I, Hanuman Zhang, relays the response of Citizen-President Chang Hsueh-Liang of the newly declared Autonomous Tao of Canton & Overseas Allies: "We, the free citizens of the Autonomous Tao of Canton and Overseas Allies declare Resistance to the Hunan Empire's Occupation!"   Read More...

edit FujianNET News -- 21.03.2003

Military Engagements have been observed along the Canton-Hunanese border. The Cantonese government confirmed that Hunan had been the agressor, which was also confirmed by the Hunanese Emperor, His Highness Wang Zhenli. He said: "I, as the Emperor of Hunan and all China, have ordered a reclamation of Canton for our great empire. We will crush the resistance, and reclaim our rightful land."   Read More...

edit BBC, ESCA, Kemr -- 21-03-2003 -- DIPLOMATIC SNAFU AVERTED -- ROYAL VISITOR TO ESCA WELCOMMED WITH ACCUSTOMED POMP.

The timely arrival of His Majesty King Rodry of Saern in the Armorican Islands seems to have derailed a certain diplomatic snafu for His Majestys Government in Castreleon. News broke at midweek that thirty so-called "Brythoniaid", who claim to be an oppressed Celtic minority in the Province, were holed up at the Armorican Embassy in Pluidudno pending an asylum hearing.   Read More...

edit DAGAT CUZOT -- Jerusalem -- 21.03.2003 (17 Adar, 5763)

In a rare appearance before the international press, `Iraaqi president Saddam Hussayn declared an ultimatum at 07:00 local Baghdaad time against the neighboring state of Al-Basra. Since its secession in the aftermath of the Gulf War, the Ecotopic Arab Republic of Al-Basra has never been recognized by Hussayn's government.   Read More...

edit BBC World News -- 21.03.2003 -- From Hanuman Zhang, comrade-citizen/general strategist of the radical, new glorious Autonomous Tao of Canton & Overseas Allies

Whether they maybe 7 or 23 or 9 million, the recently formed-&-declared Autonomous Tao of Canton & Overseas Allies openly, warmly, extends its moral & sociocultural support to these few - as well as other - oppressed native peoples living under the Occupation and Coercion of any and all Imperialistic Military Aggressors/Terroristic Criminals.   Read More...

edit ANC, PLUIDUDNO, Kemr -- 21.03.2003 -- KING RODRY VISITS "BRYTHONIAID"

Pluidudno -- This afternoon, his majesty King Rodry of Saern arrived in Pluidudno in a swift airship with several noted scholars from the University of Landrewan. Arwyra verch Dervael, secretary to the ambassador, confided that the ambassador had recieved a rather curt telegram from the King at dawn today, ending with the phrase "let's sort this bloody mess out, shall we?".   Read More...

edit BBC, Esca -- 20.03.2003 -- From the Office of the High King at Esca of the Dumnonii:

It being the 19th day of Ogronio in the 2756th year since the founding of The Eternal City; Gerontius ix ill Lupus being king under the August Constantinos xi:
To my Brother Kings Caractacus of Caesaria and Rodricus of Sarnia, beloved of the Gods, most puissant and noble Monarchs; AND to the Most Honourable Ambassador of the Confederated Kingdoms of the Armorican Islands to Ill Terruin, Master of the ancient and noble Principality of Cambria, Mr Dewrad ap Dywgarth;   Read More...

edit BBC, Castreleon -- 19.03.2003

FROM: Office of the Justiciar, at Castreleon
TO: Office of the Ambassador of the Confederated Kingdoms of the Armorican Islands, at Pluidudno
RE: LLO FRITHONIEID
It is the General Position of the High Senate at Castreleon that the Government not involve itself in the internal affairs of the Province of Dûnein. As such, there is no official position vis a vis the thirty persons claiming assylum at your Offices.   Read More...

edit BBC World News Service -- 19.03.2003 -- From the Wire

The Governor of Hetvotjeng has reacted with apallment at this news regarding the mistreatment of the Brythoniaid, and expresses the hope that, if the refugees are genuine, their desires will be respected and their wishes respected.   Read More...

edit ANC, PLUIDUDNO, Kemr -- 18.03.2003 -- "BRYTHONIAID" CLAIM ASYLUM!

Pluidudno -- In a shocking dawn revalation, the Arvorec Ambassador to Cambria, Dewrad ap Dywgarth has announced that the government of the Armorican Isles has accepted the application for asylum of a hitherto unknown group calling themselves "Brythoniaid".   Read More...


News from 2002

edit THE SUN, Monday, December 2, 2002. Larry Nivven, Staff Writer.

LONDON. A story reported last month in The Sun has exploded into the international Press this week after German Sciences Minister Emereich Stolzel boggled the world with the news that his country launched a rocket into space and placed an artificial satellite into Earth orbit.   Read More...

edit LA SUL, Sunday, November 24, 2002.

YSCA. An air of riotous celebration still fills every Dumnonian city street and village green. Surely the Gods have favoured Dumnonian causes since revealing the Infamy and Trechery of the illegally elected Cintamurios to our Highkingship; and have granted Victory to the honourable fitz Mynnig of Durrow.   Read More...

edit CAMBRIA IN REVIEW, November 24, 2002.

LONDON. In the aftermath of coronation celebrations across the Duchy of Cornouaille and antiregime protests in Paris, the Duke of Corouaille, the illustrous Msr. Jean-Marc Grandsire has been recalled to Paris by the French President and has been relieved of all duties.   Read More...

edit APD NEWS: REYKJAVIK, Scandinavian Realm. November 22, 2002.

THE WAR IS OVER! -- Dalmatian Prime Minister Aurial Ybl has signed a ceasefire agreement with Sanjaki Revolutionary Council headman Ajatallah Mustafa Izetbegović, putting an end to the year-and-a-half long war between the two countries.   Read More...

edit APD NEWS: LÜDERITZ, Kongo. November 22, 2002.

It would seem that a new world record has been set in Kongo for highest-scoring top-level football match after Vorwärts Lüderitz defeated Kinszasa Dinamo 149:0 in a Kongo Premier League match last Saturday.   Read More...

edit BBC OVERSEAS BUREAU. November 20, 2002. Convicted Murderer Sues Jail Because He Can't Sleep

Winipeg, Les Plaines (NAL) -- David Wright, 65, is attempting to sue the prison where he is being held in Winipeg because the guards keep him up all night.   Read More...

edit CAMBRIA IN REVIEW, November 20, 2002.

LONDON. "CAN THE CORNISH SHAKE THINGS UP OR CAN THEY!?" That was yesterday's headlines in every London paper, and undoubtedly a similar sentiment was expressed by our cousins in Wales as well. The recent "elections" of Governor for the Dunein province (and High King of Dumnonia) were shown to be a sham when it was revealed that royal-elect Mr Jocko Cintamurio Romanos of Exeter was party to a little ballot box stuffing and "raising the dead" before elections on Octobre 15.   Read More...

edit TREWRO CORRHESPONDENT, 31 October, 2002.

With the unexpected death of Marcus viij Castrabruglio, High King of Dumnonia and Rheithur of Dunein in late August of this year, an election was called by the Tinners Senate for October 15th.   Read More...

edit TREWRO CORRHESPONDENT, 31 August, 2002.

Early this morning, the Province was shocked to hear of the unexpected death of their High King, Marcus viij Castrabruglio of Pensang. Castrabruglio reigned for seventeen years, having succeeded Constantine xxij Matamoros-Jowanes in the black winter of 1985.   Read More...

edit TREWRO CORRHESPONDENT, 26 August, 2002.

A Sant Yvés businessman has appealed a court decision made against him after he was ordered to pay £10/- and threatened with a jail sentence for a parking offence.   Read More...

edit La SUL d' Esca, 22 August, 2002.

BILEDUNO. ARGYLES fan Ambros le Galés, 16, of Pontcolen demonstrated just how football crazy he is when he withdrew from a family holiday to Paris so he could watch a match with his chums.   Read More...

edit BBC News/Commentary release, Kemr, Friday July 12, 2002.

TREWRO - The results are in, and the numbers are not encouraging. St. Perran's University Department of Linguistics have released the most comprehensive study of the languages in the Province in half a century: "Ystatus le Cante: il Moranz le Nusteor Cante" (State of the Language: the Death of Our Language).   Read More...

edit From the Arvorec Broadcasting Company's Internal Affairs Correspondant Paedryc Calad. Sunday, February 24, 2002.

KING ADEANAD MURDERED BY WIFE - King Adeanad III of Ceyser was murdered last night in the Royal Palace by his wife, Queen Gwemeth.   Read More...


News from 2001

edit From the Arvorec Broadcasting Company's Internal Affairs Correspondant Paedryc Calad. Wednesday, November 28, 2001.

HAVAENEC SEPARATISTS BOMB GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE. THE FALKLANDS - At 1600 GMT the residence of the Governor Lord Aedyn apNerthyn for the Ynyasaw Havaenec (known also as Islas Malvinas and Falkland Islands) was bombed by a device left in a carrier bag in the foyer. As of yet, no group has claimed responsibilty for this act, although the YHR (Ynysaw Havaenec Ryth) are suspected by sources to be the culprits.   Read More...

edit APD Eurodesk Press Release, Friday September 21, 2001

Raguza, Sep. 21 (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl condemned the attacks in Philadelphia and New Castreleon in the harshest terms on state radio yesterday.   Read More...

edit BBC News Flash, New Castreleon SLC, Friday September 14, 2001

NEW CASTRELEON, SLC, Sep. 6 (BBC) - Reaction to the attacks just a few days ago on the Solemn League and Covenant has been pouring in from world leaders thick and fast.   Read More...

edit BBC News Release, Kemr, Monday August 6, 2001

ESCA, KEMR Aug. 6 (BBC) - One hundred and twenty two years of controversy within the Province of Dûnein come to an end this week with the abolition of the Dumnonian Language Boards made official by Act of the Tinners Senate this morning. The controversy began in 1879 when the Tinners Senate overthrew the "Tyrrany of the Brithenig Language" in the Province...   Read More...

edit BBC Wednesday, July 18, 2001

CASTRELEON - Riots broke out in Castreleon this weekend, and sit-down protests being held held outside the Tibetan and Taiwanese Embassies in Scotland, England and Kemr are still continuing. This following the announcement of the Olympic Committee to allow Lhasa to host the Olympic Games in 2008.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Wednesday, May 30, 2001

TRAPCZA, DALMATIA (APD) - In a surprise move, several divisions of the Sanjak army poured across the Dalmato-Sanjak border into the province of Dardania in the early hours of yesterday morning, advancing in some places close to 19 miles before units of the Dalmatian army could make contact with lead elements of the Sanjak forces.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Wednesday, May 23, 2001

CZIETA DA NARUL, DALMATIA (APD) - An enormous conflagration erupted at the Dalmanaft petroleum refinery near Czieta da Narul yesterday morning, and by evening more than three quarters of the facility was ablaze.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Wednesday, May 23, 2001

TIRANA, ALBANIA (APD) - Dalmatian Prime Minister Aurial Ybl arrived here today for an emergency meeting with Albanian President Isa Zogu to discuss the purchase of large quantities of petroleum products from Albania's refinery at Ballsh to relieve the strain created by the destruction of Dalmatia's largest refinery near Czieta da Narul.   Read More...

edit APC News Release, Tuesday, May 15, 2001

CARTAGENA, CARTAGENA (APC) - Foreign Affairs Minister Lemaitre has pointed out to President Jaime Bush of Florida-Caribbea that the humanitarian aid which Cartagena has been sending to Ha‹ti is not intended as an act of provocation against Florida-Caribbea. Lemaitre also pointed out that the policy of the Bolivarian Commercial Organisation (BCO) is one of neutrality during a hot conflict.   Read More...

edit Reuters News Release, Tuesday, May 15, 2001

MAY 15 (Reuters) - The comedy and linguistics team of Joe Greenberg and Doug Adams is no more. Greenberg, 85, died a week ago of cancer; Adams, 49, on Friday of an unexpected heart attack. They were best known for their masterwork "Hitchhiker's Guide to the World's Languages", which followed the fictionalized adventures of a group of planet-hopping travelers, joined by a British everyman named Arthur Dent.   Read More...

edit Omnipresse News Release, Sunday, May 13, 2001

COPPENHAGEN (Omnipresse) - The winner of the 2001 edition of the Eurovidere song contest is Halb-Korv, a group from the province of Viru in the Baltic League.   Read More...

edit BBC Press Release, North American Bureau, Sunday, May 13, 2001 [Dan Pollock and Jill Lawless, Staff Writers]

MONTREI, MONTREI (BBC) - Acclaimed English author, Douglas Adams, whose cult science fiction comedy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" drew millions of fans, has died at the age of 49.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Sunday, May 13, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl has accepted the Helvetian apology, which acknowledges that Dalmatia was not in fact responsible for the assassination of the Royal Family.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Sunday, May 13, 2001

MITROVICA, DALMATIA (APD) - Artillery fire from Sanjak landed in this Dalmatian border town late last night, damaging the city's combined rail and bus station and a small greengrocer's shop next to it.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Sunday, May 13, 2001

PONTUL AF SANAYA, DALMATIA (APD) The second leg of the Dalmatian football championship finals was played at this central Dalmatian town on Friday, which saw the home side, Sansku FK, lose to Biafiar Anxiara 0:3.   Read More...

edit Ageintz de Nötzech de Jelbätz via Llo Themp, Castreleon, Saturday, May 12, 2001 - Pfeter Santz Johan, Political Correspondant. HELVETIAN REBEL LEADER PRESIDENT

WÄREN, HELVETIA -- In a landslide victory Johann Elchäsch, who leads the Partzetz den Livertzatzen den Jelbätzen, was recently elected president in the first free elections since King Geröntz dissolved the Schanatz in 2000.   Read More...

edit Ageintz de Nötzech de Jelbätz via Llo Themp, Castreleon, Saturday, May 12, 2001 [Pfeter Santz Johan, Political Correspondant]. REVOLUTION IN HELVETIA

AWEINTZ, HELVETIA (ANJ) - "La revolutzon pfoplär a wecht! Nonch se a besün den rätzonen, kalmen e wigilentzen en dafjandan la livertzatz e eil walör natzonäl!" is the cry heard in Aweintz this morning, and indeed across the country as revolutionaries proclaim their victory: 'The popular revolution has triumphed! Now we need reason, calm and vigilence in defending national freedom and values!'   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

GORAJDA, DALMATIA (APD) - A group of 17 ethnic Serbs left this small central Dalmatian town headed for Montrei in western North America after a 35 minute advertisement was aired on TV-Gorajda.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - The State Enterprises Department of the Ministry of Finance and Commerce announced today that they are looking for domestic or foreign investors to purchase several state-owned firms as part of the new Social Credit government's economic rationalisation plan, which includes privatisation of many public companies.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

CZIETA DA SARAY, DALMATIA (APD) - The bus and tram drivers' strike in this city of 130,000 entered its 60th day this morning with no end in sight. Union spokesman Skender Xhafer said the latest contract offer made by the city's public transit company, Kompania da Fekerul da Czietaya da Saray (KFCzS), is insulting, and refused outright to put the offer to a vote by the members of the union.   Read More...

edit Agença pora la Aubixara Naçonau, International Bureau, News Release, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

MONTREI, MONTREI - (AAN) - MYSTERIOUS "ADVERTISEMENT" APPEARS IN GORAJDA, DALMATIA - AAN, the national news agency of Montrei remains baffled as to who is sending "advertisements" to the town of Gorajda in Dalmatia.   Read More...

edit Interbalkpress News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Budapest Hungary, Monday, May 7, 2001

GORAJDA, DALMATIA (IBP) - A 35-minute long television "advertisement" is being regularly aired in the southern Dalmatian town of Gorajda in which the majority of the population are ethnic Serbs. The advert opens with beautiful panoramic scenes of Montrei, a country in western North America, after which scenes of pleasant Montreiano life are shown.   Read More...

edit Sandzacka Novinska Agencija News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Saturday, May 5, 2001

NOVI PAZAR, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF SANJAK (SNA) - The Speech of Ajatallah Mustafa Izetbegović, given at the Square of the Martyrs, Novi Pazar, on occasion of the Day of Independence:   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Saturday, May 5, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Foreign Affairs Minister Radu Lupul laughed aloud at a press conference in which it was announced that Helvetian authorities claimed that the note found with the corpses of the Helvetian royal family was written by a Dalmatian. The note read "halvacianei esmeren slugayea da nos!"   Read More...

edit La Agença pora la Aubixara Naçonau news release, Saturday, May 5, 2001

MONTREI, MONTREI (AAN) - NEWLY APPOINTED TEJAS AMBASSADOR VISITS MONTREI - The newly appointed ambassador of the Republic of Tejas, Antonio Cuevas, visited the capital of Montrei today in order to assure the Montreiano government and People that Tejas does not intend to turn Montreianos more towards favour of Tejas and away from that of Alta California.   Read More...

edit La Agença pora la Aubixara Naçonau news release, Saturday, May 5, 2001

SAN MIGUEU Forest, MONTREI (ANN) - MISSING BODIES FOUND - The remains of ten missing persons, believed to have been abductees, were found today in a small deteriorating house deep within the heart of the San Migueu Forest Thursday. It is believed to be the work of a previously unknown serial killer.   Read More...

edit La Agença pora la Aubixara Naçonau news release, via BBC, Saturday, May 5, 2001

ARENA, MONTREI (AAN) - NATIONAL ARBORETUM RECIEVES GRANT - The National Arboretum received a grant of 10.000.000 aulóns, or nearly £600.000, today from the "Organizaçón Naçonau pora la Conservaçón de Arbous Nativas" (ONCAN, National Organization for the Conservation of Native Trees).   Read More...

edit Ageintz de Nötzech de Jelbätz via Llo Themp, Castreleon, Saturday, May 5, 2001 [Pfeter Santz Johan, Political Correspondant]

WAREN, HELVETIA (ANJ) - BODIES OF THE ROYAL FAMILY FOUND - The bodies of the Helvetian Royal Family have been found in Lärgotz Forest, outside Waren.   Read More...

edit Ageintz de Nötzech de Jelbätz via Llo Themp, Castreleon, Saturday, May 5, 2001 [Pfeter Santz Lukas, Home Affairs Correspondant]

KASTELNÖW, HELVETIA (ANJ) - CIVIL UNREST IN KASTELNÖW - Earlier today the Fourth Tank Division was dispatched to Kastelnöw, an industrial centre on the border with Gaul, after rioting broke out in the city's main square.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Friday May 4, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Cardinal Biszencu Franseskicz, the head of the Catholic Church in Dalmatia, has formally requested Cardinal Paul of Waren, the Helvetian prelate, to distance himself from the intirim military government of Helvetia in the interests of the unity of the Catholic Church.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Friday May 4, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Foreign Affairs Minister Radu Lupul sent a formal letter of protest this week to Fikret Hadzibegović, his counterpart in the Islamic Republic of Sanjak, after units of the "Holy" Army of Sanjak entered Dalmatian territory for the third straight day; and in each case, units of the Dalmatian Border Police engaged the Sanjak troops.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Friday May 4, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Defence Minister Serxhan Yonesku announced the following policies after a 22-1 vote in Parliament, which will take effect immediately:   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Friday May 4, 2001

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl, along with Hungarian President Istvan Eszterhazy and Muntenian Chancellor Gheorghe Raducioiu have ratified a framework for the establishment of a mutual defence treaty between the three countries.   Read More...

edit Il Journals article via Il Giornale, Milan, Friday, May 4, 2001

VATICAN CITY - The recent political crisis in Central Europe between the Kingdom of Helvetia and the Republic of Dalmatia has been a cause for great concern in the Vatican.   Read More...

edit Arvorec Broadcasting Corporation News Release, Friday, May 4, 2001 [Trevec'h ap Peder, Central Europe Correspondant]

WAREN, HELVETIA (ABC) - HELVETIAN GENERAL DEFIANT - The interim military ruler of Helvetia, General August Delföntz has issued a statement indicating defiance in the face of what military spokesmen have called "thinly veiled Dalmatian threats".   Read More...

edit Ageintz de Nötzech de Jelbätz News Release, Friday, May 4, 2001 [Pfeter Santz Lukas, Home Affairs Correspondant]

WAREN, HELVETIA (ANJ) - DELFÖNTZ CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE - General Delföntz has today met with Cardinal Paul of Waren, in order to discuss closer cooperation between the Catholic Church in Helvetia and the interim military government in wake of the tragic assassination of His Royal Highness King Geröntz by Dalmatian terrorists.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC, Thursday, May 3, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl has expressed concern over the motives of the Helvetian authorities in trying to foment a crisis between Dalmatia and Helvetia, especially at such a critical time as this, when, according to Ybl, "Islamic militance in Sanjak is in a position to threaten Christian Europe".   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Wednesday May 2, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl expressed his outrage at the accusations made by Helvetian authorities that a Dalmatian citizen was responsible for the assassination of Helvetian King Geronts II and has demanded an immediate apology from the Helvetian government.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via London Times, Wednesday May 2, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Dalmatian Border Police troops arrested three armed Serbian guerrillas just inside the Dalmatian border with Sanjak after a brief exchange of machine-gun fire in which one Serb was killed and two were injured, according to Dalmatian Minister of Internal Affairs Marczelu Szeymesz.   Read More...

edit Arvorec Broadcasting Corporation News Release, May Day, Tuesday May 1, 2001 [Trevec'h ap Peder, Central Europe Correspondant]

LANDREWAN, CEYSER (ABC) - HELVETIAN KING ASSASSINATED - At 1900 hours GMT on Monday King Geröntz II of Helvetia was assassinated while giving his traditional May Eve speech. His Majesty did not even get past greeting the people assembled in the King Rötzer Square when a shot was fired from the crowd. Although the gunman has not been caught, it is assumed that he was a Dalmatian terrorrist.   Read More...

edit Arvorec Broadcasting Corporation News Release, May Day, Tuesday May 1, 2001 [Marya verc'h Aedyn, Home Correspondant]

LANDREWAN, CEYSER (ABC) - BABY BURNED TO DEATH - Monday's Belthaen fires are supposed to have been a signal for hope and rejoicing that spring has returned. For the unfortunate apDubenn family of Landrewan, Ceyser, the joyous spring festival turned into disaster.   Read More...

edit Arvorec Broadcasting Corporation News Release, May Day, Tuesday May 1, 2001 [Althen ap Marc'h, Religion Correspondant]

LANDREWAN, CEYSER (ABC) - HIGH PRIEST DENIES INCITING XENOPHOBIA - The High Priest of the Holy Cenethelyon Rite, the established Pagan church of the country, His Holiness Talc'han XII has denied the truth of a statement which was leaked to the Cambrian tabloid Ill Sul. The statement, allegedly a transcript of a conversation between His Holiness and an aide, calls all Cambrians "thick barbarians who think that just because their ancestors used to speak Latin they're better than us".   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Tuesday 24 April, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - Prime Minister Aurial Ybl condemned the arrest of fifty journalists by the gendarmerie of Nouvelle-Francie at the Monarchist Leage summit this week, saying this was "clearly an act against the dissemination of the truth".   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Tuesday 24 April, 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA (APD) - The first passenger train to cross the Dalmato-Croatian border in several years arrived in the Croatian capital of Osijek after a nine hour journey from Raguza.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Tuesday 24 April, 2001

UŽICE, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF SANJAK (APD) - Open fighting has broken out in the streets of the northern Sanjak border town of Užice between Sanjak government forces and members of the Serb minority in Sanjak after two weeks of near rioting in the city.   Read More...

edit Omnipresse news release, Tuesday April 24, 2001

QUEBEC, NOUVELLE-FRANCE, 24 April (omnipresse) - Order has been restored in the capital of the Intendancy after three days of rioting. The Intendant of New Francy, the Honorable Onésime Talon, commended the gendarmerie for its peacekeeping actions during the monarchist summit; while at the same time expressed the need to investigate the arrests of about fifty journalists to ensure that no improprieties were commited.   Read More...

edit La Agença pora la Aubixara Naçonau News Release, Sunday April 14, 2001

MONTREI, MONTREI, Apr. 14 (ANN) - Easter celebrations in Montrei turned dangerous as fireworks used to celebrate the Easter holiday ignited wildfires in the hills above the capital of Montrei as well as in other parts of the country.   Read More...

edit Reuters Wire Release, North American Bureau, Mon. 9 Apr., 2001

GEORGETOWN, S.L.C., Apr. 9 (Reuters) - Damaging winds gusted across the Northwest Territories and the northern parishes of Louisiana yesterday, damaging buildings and overturning vehicles. Flood preparations were underway as river waters began rising; due to the storm driven rain and melting snow.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC European Bureau Mon. 2 Apr., 2001

NOVI PAZAR, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF SANJAK, Apr 2 (APD) The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Sanjak, Firket Hadzibegović, has accused the Kingdom of Serbia of inciting the Serbian minority in northern Sanjak to disobedience.   Read More...

edit Axhencia da Presa da Dalmatia News Release, via BBC European Bureau, Monday 2 Apr., 2001

RAGUZA, DALMATIA April 2 (APD) Biafiaruri da Dalmatia (BD), the state-run railway company of Dalmatia have announced in Raguza today, simultaneously with Hrvatske Drzavne Zeljeznice (HDZ), BD's Croatian counterpart, that agreements have been finalised regarding the running of passenger and goods trains between Dalmatia and Croatia.   Read More...

edit BBC News Release, Kemr, Monday March 12, 2001

CASTRELEON, KEMR Mar. 12 (BBC) - While Kemrese government officials insisted the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was under control, 25 new cases were reported Sunday - the highest daily total so far.  Read More...

News from 2000

edit Reuters Wire Release, North American Bureau, Thurs. 9 Nov., 2000

PHILADELPHIA, S.L.C. Nov 9 (Reuters) - Amid increasing turmoil, bipartisan charges of election fraud, and the threat of civic unrest, ballot recounts continue in the Northwest Territory and the southern ridings of Jacobia province, where 25 Convention seats -- and the General Moderatorship -- are still undecided two days after the general election.  Read More...

edit BBC Wire Release, Kemr, Sat. 6 May, 2000

CASTRELEON, KEMR May 6 (BBC) We have received reports of an assasination attempt on HM King Geireint XIII at his Palace early this morning. Details are sketchy at this time, and it is not known whether ill Terruin is alive or dead. The Royal Family's spokesmen have made no comment and the Government has said little other than "the situation is under control". The University of Glastein has been unable to contact Prince Pedr, the heir to the throne, who is said to be en route to Castreleon and Curth Rhuial. One thing is confirmed however. A government spokeswoman has stated that Cos Nustr is claiming some sort of involvement in the attempt, but in what way exactly is not yet clear.   Read More...

News from Before 2000

edit BBC Transtemporal News Services -- 01.01.1999 -- Is no news really good news?

Erewhon, Empire of Emitemós -- Newspapermen everywhere are asking the same question: Is no news really good news?  Read More...


edit Lla Sul -- 14 July, 1898 -- Shipwrecked Man Rescued After Several Years

Pernauigasot c' om perry vor, et durant ke domonis.se az al isel, rompus sa la sew llonga. Gouiuefas y pluzeor ans; et-z-eliverasot-el la Armada Reyal.  Read More...

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Every member of Ill Bethisad is welcome, and encouraged, to write new news items. There are several ways of doing that. The "traditional" way is sending it to the Conculture List (of course, you need to be subscribed to it). From there, and if the article is dated prior to 31 December 2009, it will be picked up by Padraic and added to the general News Page. Articles subsequent to that date should simply be entered here in the Wiki, for example in the file News 2010.

Alternatively, you can upload it to your own webspace and notify Padraic, or send it to Padraic directly.

It is also possible to enter a news item directly in this wiki. In that case, there are two things you'll need to do.

First, create a subpage of this News page. The ideal format for that is News/DATE, where "DATE" should be the year, the month and the day, without slashes or hyphens, and single-digit months and days preceded by a 0 (i.e. YYYYMMDD). For example: News/20060107 for a news item dated January 7, 2006. To make it easier for you: if you want to add a news item with today's date, click here.

After that, incorporate it on this page. If you edit this page, all you need to do is adding your new page like this (following the example given above): {{:News/20060107}}. If you save it, your new article has been added. Remember, new items appear on top of the page!

At last, Padraic will add it to the external News Page and substitute your text with only the first few sentences of it and a link to the new location.

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