A small mid lake island near the Norwegian city of Fagernes has been annexed by Neustern. A discreet naval expedition from the autonomous coastal city state took control of the island on Thursday morning. No resistance was encountered. The mission was lead by the Supreme Controller (head of state) of Neustern. A permenant military and scientific presence is already operational on the island which has be christened Lesser Neustern. A scientific experiment to introduce ants from Neustern to the island has already been concluded. A commemorative plaque has been erected on Lesser Neustern to celebrate this stunning imperialist development. Gary Farrelly, Lesser Neustern.