Řots’s King Bēserets Sot not dead yet; brother designated heir presumptive

(Kotōlets/Nekkar, 13 December 2015) – According to prime minister Vervets Bekřa Nureet, His Most Serene and August Majesty Bēserets Sot, Lord and King of the Lands of Řots and Emissary of the Four Gods, is indeed gravely ill, as rumours have been claiming since last week’s detection of a sudden increase in activity around the royal estates outside Kotōlets.

“His Majesty’s situation is currently stable, but he isn’t able to speak anymore, which complicates matters at the court, as everyone awaits orders that don’t come”, the prime minister said. “It is unclear how long this situation will continue. Doctors say it is certain that at his age, His Majesty won’t recover from his current condition, but as to whether the end will come tomorrow or after a few weeks or even months, they cannot give an estimation.”

During his stay at the royal court, the prime minister found out that the King does indeed not have children. The King’s younger brother Prince Verteř Storm was presented as the heir presumptive. “Apparently he has offspring, so the line of succession to the throne of Řots seems to be secure, although I got the impression that the Prince’s child or children are a subject that has to be avoided in discussions at the court”, the prime minister said. “Things would be easier by the way if the Prince were to be appointed regent while His Majesty is incapacitated, but apparently it’s only the King himself who can appoint the regent, and as he is incapable of doing so, there will be no regent.”

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Health of Řots’s King Bēserets Sot ‘rapidly deteriorating’

(Kotōlets/Nekkar, 5 December 2015) – Since this morning, officials in both Nekkar and Kotōlets, including prime minister Vervets Bekřa Nureet, have been seen running around more busily than normal and several obscured limousines were reportedly driving towards the heavily secluded royal estates outside Kotōlets. No official statement has been given yet, but according to unofficial sources the health of His Most Serene and August Majesty Bēserets Sot, Lord and King of the Lands of Řots and Emissary of the Four Gods, is rapidly declining.

King Bēserets Sot ascended the throne in 1961 – and that is the only knowledge about him that has been confirmed, as then prime minister Tip Verteř Ēbāt attended the ceremony and presented the official announcement of King Nařret III Tip’s death and King Bēserets Sot’s succession to the Řosu Git. Speculations about the King’s birthyear vary from 1910 to 1935, which makes him anywhere between 80 and 105 years old, old enough to make an imminent change of head of state likely.

The composition of the current royal family is unknown as well, and, most unusual, the name of the crown prince or crown princess has never been made public; during the reigns of the previous Kings and Queens, the name of the heir apparent or presumptive was always announced. The lack of this knowledge has made governments increasingly nervous in the past couple of years, as uncertainty about the King’s successor among the nobility could lead to a very old-fashioned war in the streets of Řots. “We cannot have unworldly counts and dukes holding unexpected joust tournaments in the busiest shopping streets of Kotōlets”, former prime minister Ēbāt Bander Mōr said already in 2003. Former prime minister Kar Basil Ītase tried to find out more only two years ago, but was unsuccessful.

Neo Delta opens new national park in a crater site

MALOJDEH – The Department of Parks and Recreation of Neo Delta in the Ministry of the Environment of the country has announced the inauguration of its most recent national park in the state of Attu Perza. The Sidera Crater National Park is the largest of Neo Delta and encompasses the entire area of the Sidera crater site, where an asteroid has crashed around 50 million years ago.

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Sidera Crader from the viewpoint of the park. Source: Pixabay.

The park hosts the Astronomy Center of the National University of Neo Delta, it also has several trekking routs and a viewpoint of the entire crater in one of its borders. The entrance of the park is through the town of Sidera, less than 2 hours from the Malojdeh International Airport and the East Zaudge Airport. It is open to visitation from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., from Tuesdays until Sundays.

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Map of the Park from OGF.

17 college students confirmed dead in riot over Farax recognizing Goytakanya as an independent nation

FREMONT- 17 college students from Fremont University have been confirmed dead today after Fremont Police shot bullets and tear gas into a protest group protesting Farax’s decision to recognize Goytakanya as an independent nation. A crowd of about 2,000 protested occupied and blocked Henry J. Simmons Boulevard in downtown Fremont. “This is a horrible incident, my heart goes out to all those who lost their lives in this. It is sad this conflict has to happen.” Prime Minister Marvin Tumbon released this statement.

The riot occurred when about 2,000 citizens and college students decided to attempt to repeal Farax’s decision to recognize Goytakanya as an independent nation. “Goytakanya is too small to be able to have a steady economy or be worth investing in, it can only survive if it is part of Suvuma,” Matthew Ross, one of the protesters who survived, states. Farax has been divided over whether to recognize Goytakanya as an independent nation and many are opposed. On November 12th, when Farax officially recognized Goytakanya as an independent nation and promised trade and assistance to the country, people opposed to it were outraged. “Here we are, wanting to give military assistance and trade to a country with people who we don’t even know. For all we know these people could be terriosts!” states Mary Rodghan, the leader of the group, Goytakanya United, a Farax-based association opposed to letting Goytakanya be independent.

The members of Goytakanya United including Mary Roghan where even more outraged yesterday when the Farax Government released this statement. “We are accepting Goytakanyan refugees and we have created direct flights to Bhagurah in light of the Goytakanyan refugee situation the world is currently facing.” Goytakanya United has worked day and night to convince politicians in the Farax Parliament to repeal Farax’s decision to recognize Goytakanya as an independent nation and stop giving assistance to Goytakanya. Most of the politicians have not responded but some of them have. Theodore C. Yuwen states. “There’s is no point to repealing Farax’s decision. Goytakanya has been chained to Suvuma too long and deserves to be free. Let Goytakanya be free to make it’s own decisions. People like you are only trying to hold Goytakanyta back and let Suvuma hurt innocent Goytakanyans.”

The shooting also sheds light on the problem of police cruelty in Fremont. The Fremont Police Ministry has gained more power over the years and has became more aggressive with that power. “Fremont policemen have been shooting more and more people as they gain more and more power,” says Ron Venton, a journalist for The Fremont Times. Many people have been outraged by these incidents, such as the near-killing of 11-year-old Tom Graden last month. This has also raised the question of police being racist. “I have observed that Fremont policemen have been punishing poorer residents of Fremont for more minor things compared to letting higher income Fremont residents go without as much punishment,” says Ron Venton. Additionally Fremont has higher arrest rates than cities such as Tuphenas with similar urban nature. Many Tarheil residents have petitioned online to pass province legislature requiring the enforcement of the current rule that Tarheil police are not allowed to use discrimination in their policing decisions. Opponents to this petition state, “How would you enforce this? You can’t enforce what a policeman thinks and it would be too expensive anyway!”

Many people hope that the violence in the Goytakanyan conflict can stop before it escalates into something worse, like a war.

“The eyes of the world are on Suvuma”, says Neo Delta president; calls for respect of human rights

Neo Delta regrets expulsion of ambassador from Suvuma as hundreds receive him in Taiago.

TAIAGO – Hundreds of Neo Deltans and Goytakano refugees received the ambassador of Neo Delta to Suvuma, Gretoj Befi-Duk as he landed on Taiago International Airport, in Brugas, last Monday. The ambassador is seen as a hero by many, who believe the act of the government of Neo Delta of recognizing Goytakanya as a sovereign country was courageous and should be followed by other countries.

Crowd awaits for Neo Delta ambassador in Taiago
Crowd awaits for Neo Delta ambassador in Taiago

The government of Suvuma, in turn, decided to expel the ambassador of Neo Delta to the country earlier this week, going through with its decision of cutting diplomatic relations with Neo Delta over the opening of a Goytakano embassy in Malojdeh last month. The Suvumese issued a harsh message this time, as the sixth nation in the world decides to recognize Goytakanya’s independence. Several other nations have supported Neo Delta’s decision, with the former minister of Řots calling for the recognition of the country by the international community.

President of Neo Delta, Dainu Gok-Plat, asked that Neo Deltans traveling to Suvuma would reconsider the trip as its embassy in Suvuma was closed and attacked by Suvumese civilians. The president also said that she is extremely concerned over the safety of Neo Deltans in Suvuma territory, as this week’s violent protests emerged against Neo Delta. According to her, a special ship is arriving in Suvuma in the next couple of days to take the willing Neo Deltans to Taiago, since flights between the two countries have been suspended, she also added that “the eyes of the world are on Suvuma and human rights must be respect at any circumstance”.

Former foreign minister of Řots asks world nations to recognise Goytakanya

(Nekkar, 9 November 2015) – Former foreign minister of Řots Koras Ipat Vabere has called upon the nations of the world to issue a formal recognition of Goytakanya. Suvuma expelled the ambassador of Neo Delta yesterday, following the recognition of Goytakanya by Neo Delta last month. Amid heavy riots, the Suvumese military escorted the ambassador off Suvumese territory in what is the country’s latest protest against the recognition by third parties of the small island nation of Goytakanya.

“The Suvumese government may think that other nations will abstain from recognising Goytakanya if they are treated as Neo Delta has been treated just now, but this kind of behaviour is really not done in international diplomacy”, the former minister said. “I therefore call upon all governments to recognise Goytakanya as an independent nation and force Suvuma to deal with the situation in a civilised manner. We cannot have one country dividing international politics and forcing countries to take sides only because it can’t get over the fact that one tiny Suvuman island gained independence forty years ago. The entire area could have been a lot more prosperous for both sides if Suvuma itself had recognised Goytakanya a long time ago.”

Only six countries, including Řots, have full diplomatic ties with Goytakanya at this moment. “Goytakanya has been independent for several decades, this number is far too low!” Koras Ipat Vabere says. “I cannot imagine that Suvuma has such a tight grip on the rest of the world that it is succesfully able to bully other nations into abstaining from recognising Goytakanya. This situation should change fast!”

The foreign ministry mentioned that it was discussing the status of Goytakanya with ‘several other countries’, but didn’t want to specify. Last week, the incumbent foreign minister Bāpēr Irve Ulař backed our neighbour Neo Delta in its dealings with Goytakanya and Suvuma. Koras Ipat Vabere was foreign minister in the second cabinet of prime minister Storm Bāvakos Nařret (2006 – 2011).

Analysts try to predict the future of the Řots-Neo Delta relations as new prime minister is sworn

MALOJDEH – As the new prime minister of ŘotsVervets Bekřa Nureet, is sworn, Neo Delta political analysts try to predict the future of the relationship between the two neighboring countries. One of the most controversial decisions of the new prime minister of Řots was the choice for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country – Bāpēr Irve Ulař. The decision has been seen by some as a provocation, since Bāpēr Irve Ulař is considered a persona non grata by certain political groups of Neo Delta.

Back in 2007 Bāpēr Irve Ulař was the director of the Urana Larin Kik-Institute, in charge of foreign diplomatic strategies of Řots when the institute ordered the erroneous arrest of Neo Deltan diplomat Saran Fida-Pord by the military police of that country. Saran Fida-Pord was the Neo Deltan Ambassador to Khaiwoon at the time and she currently serves as Neo Delta Foreign Affairs Minister.

Analysts fear that the participation of Bāpēr Irve Ulař in the government might cause some discomfort among Neo Deltan politicians and diplomats. Though most view the situation with caution, several analysts believe that this shall not harm the strong Řots-Neo Delta relations. The fact that one of the first initiatives taken by the new government of Řots was to back Neo Delta in the Goytakanya-Suvuma conflict was seen as an attempt to please the most suspicious Neo Deltans.

History

Neo Delta and Řots are two of the most important countries in southern Astrasia. The histories of the two nations have always been connected, but there have been important conflicts in the past regarding the demarcation of the borders between them. Since this conflict was solved decades ago, Neo Delta and Řots grew closer together, signing multiple bilateral agreements and creating an important economic bloc, the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA).