21/09/2017To those this message may reach, greetings,It is with sorrowful heart I have taken notice of the horrific incidents which have unfolded in London today. As we wait for more information to come in, it is wise for national leaders like Myself to be reserved in their comments and maintain a healthy, down-to-earth attitude to foreign and domestic policy. Although I cannot speak on behalf of all Inimicians, I would like to extend My personal condolences to the families and friends of those who have been affected by this disaster, and I also extend an open hand to the British government, offering them any help Inimicus might be able to give in bringing those responsible and their associates to justice. The means of our combined intelligence forces are available to offer aid.This afternoon I chaired a meeting of the Imperial Anti-Terror Command, which sees no reason to change Inimicus's threat level, which will therefore remain at level 2 of 4, meaning there is a limited threat of terror. Inimician police forces will continue to work closely with the IATC, Imperial Wardens, Imperial Guard, and the Inimician army, to counter threats to our national security. For now, I would ask Inimicians to remain vigilant, but never to be scared or frightened by terror. We stand with our British cousins and wish them every success in overcoming the tragedy that has befallen them.
ARTABANOS: of the Centurians, Legatians, Quaestorians, Imperatorians, Rosarians, and Praestorians Divine Emperor and Supreme Lord; Ruler of all Inimicians, Supreme Autocrat; Defender of the Inimician Faith; Duke of the District of Telum; Commander of the Inimician Armed Forces; Grand Cross in the Imperial Order of Inimicus; PRAISE!
" Derectans. I have just been informed by our embassy in London that five of our fellow citizens have been killed in the terrorist attacks occurred today in the British capital.Their names were Pablo Santana, aged 43, who worked as an economist in HSBC; Teresa de Rodrigo, aged 23, who was visiting her brother at university; and Ioannides Scheriatis, aged 32, his wife Juliet Harrison, aged 31 and their son Alexios Scheriatis, aged 3, who were on holidays in the city.I would like to extend my condolences to their families. The whole country is in grief after such a terrible loss. Four days of official national mourning have been decreed.Terrorism is not something we should turn a blind eye to. We all need to cooperate in order to prevent massacres like the one we have witnessed today. It is our responsibility, to honour our dead. Therefore, our government will be collaborating thoroughly with the British investigations.My prayers are with Britain and Derecta. Prosperity through Progress!"
Statement from the Federal Office of the Duxburian Union, Office of the Aelir:This is Dante Maximillian, Steward of the Duxburian Union. After considerable debate, I've decided to support Marc Grenouille for Premier in tonight's Commission election. The Commission has been so broken for so long, it is time to try a new approach with fresh faces and ideas. When you go to the polls, please don't abstain, give change a chance. We need a Europe that works for everyone. Through greater cultural exchange, we can come to a better understanding of each other. Through better support for those who are struggling, we strengthen the whole region. Through better access to markets and jobs, everyone can enjoy a better standard of living. Therefore, I endorse Marc Grenouille for Premier!
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National Weather Satellite Network Handed Over to NOAARHODENHEIM- The Ministry of Defense transferred control of Fremet's weather satellite network to NOAA today.
The transfer comes as NOAA begins a complete overhaul of its weather prediction system.
The MoD said today that no longer having to maintain this network will increase its efficiency and allow it to focus on other matters.
NOAA stated that they are delighted and that this will decrease the lag time required to communicate weather prediction results to the public,
and increase effectiveness of its emergency response system.
The public should not notice any real difference, with the exception of a slight increase in the accuracy and speed of weather forecasts.
The handover is expected to be completed by the end of next week (13.2.16).
New Defense BuildingTRONDHEIM - The Fremetian Ministry of Defense opens a new building in Trondheim today. The 16.5-hectare (41-acre) complex on the southern edge of Trondheim replaces dozens of sites, some of them 18th century townhouses, spread throughout the capital. It cost 4 billion Francs. Built around the air force’s 1930s headquarters, the new complex includes a command-and-control centre combining the headquarters of the Fremetian Army, Navy, and Air Force under one roof. The facility includes gardens and a sports centre, with the roofs of the buildings covered in solar panels. The new centre has walls that can withstand a missile strike. More than 9,000 officials will work there. The complex will be known as the Fünfeckgebäude.