Friday, March 02, 2007

AP Headline and Story of the Day

Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein

The story's great, too, so I have to provide a couple of excerpts:
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein.

According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers wandered 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

Liechtenstein, which has about 34,000 inhabitants and is slightly smaller than Washington DC, doesn't have an army.
(A belated tip of the cap to PF for passing this one along.)


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